Still on their date, Summer and Dan hit the dance floor at the bar. Note that The Ironic Law Of Nightclub Dancing is in effect here: the more fun you're having, the dorkier you look. There are a few other people on the dance floor, and here KK and JS and LT and I started talking about how, if we were on this date and this was our one chance out of the house, we'd be trying to talk to as many non-classmate people as we could. I know I'd talk to as many strangers as I could, and then I'd borrow their cell phones and dial up even more strangers, just to hear some different fucking voices. Maya and Ben join Summer and Dan at the club. Since Maya is a professional dancer, she knows how to cheat The Ironic Law. Summer continues to bop around and squeals "aieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyiiiii!" Wow! More enthusiasm than you can shake a stick at. More than you can twirl a baton at if you were a majorette on crack.
Back at the house: more drinking. Who needs Hall Passhes? We got drinksh! Here'sh to Mike Fleissh! Natasha and JockDan are waiting around for Summer and Dan B.'s date to end. "They've been gone for like, six hours," says JockDan. Yet more shots of Natasha looking distressed. They had to have kept her around an extra day just to shoot all this Worry Footage. She voices over that she thinks Summer can get pretty wild, especially when she's been drinking. "I like Dan a lot, and I feel a little threatened," Natasha says. She finally goes upstairs and falls into a pouty sleep.
The Hall Pass people return. Ben and Maya have a swell time, because they're swell people, and yadda yadda whatever. Summer and Dan B. hug in the living room. "Dan is very flirtatious," says Summer, "but I have a boyfriend at home that I love a lot and I wouldn't want to do anything to jeopardize that." I'll give Summer ten bucks if she says that within earshot of Natasha. Twenty bucks. Dan B. voices over that he really digs Natasha, and "I would never disrespect her by trying something with Summer." He walks into Natasha's room and wakes her up, and then lies there smirking while Natasha coos about how she missed him. "Dan came up and told me he really liked me!" she says in voice-over. The way Natasha says "Me!" is echoing in my ears. "Me!" "Me!" "Me!"
The next day, Patricia, Natasha, and Maya are walking around the house leaving envelopes and little flowers on the guys' pillows. "We’re throwing a cocktail party tonight, and we're inviting the boys!" says Natasha, in an interview. Oh great, a new annoying echo: "The boys!" "The boys!" "The boys!" "Me!" "The boys!" It's like The Aspiring Actress Dance Mix in my head, courtesy of DJ Nastypants. Sarah says that this whole business of inviting just the guys seems very childish to her. Maya is interviewed saying that she came up with a compromise: "Why don't we have a fashionably late party for the girls!" The idea is that the girls can come, but a half hour later. We see envelopes being placed on Holly's and Amy's and Sarah's beds. Okay, so the guys are invited to a "compliment party," and the women are invited to a "fashionably late party" -- now, who's invited to the "awkward small talk party"? Or the "waiting to use the bathroom party"? Or the "pass out at 11:30 party"? This is such an existential social scene. "Ooh, 9:30 this evening -- sounds like fun!" says Summer sarcastically as she opens her invitation. "Whatever," says Nicole.