Moments later, Baze has gone. Math offers to stick with Lux a little longer. She claims she's fine, but her face says otherwise when she turns around to behold the prissy princess (wearing pink and purple! actual colors found outside of the gutter! the horror!) at the next lunch table. She bucks up, sits down, and tries to talk to them. She takes a calculated risk, asking them if they're going to "that party." They go for it, talking about getting a birthday gift some kid named Jones. Lux pushes it by trying to give them advice on this tough cookie named Jones. They point-blank ask if Lux knows Jones, and she deflects, saying she thinks she's met one of them before. She tosses out some random places all teens go (movie theater, bowling alley, ice rink) before the girl skeptically says she used to take skating lessons. Another girl chimes in that she used to take skating lessons, too, and cocky Lux is all, "You weren't there." Ha! Lux says she's been off at boarding school at California, but she got kicked out after she got caught doing it with her boyfriend on the lab table. The skating girl is practically salivating, but the one that Lux blew off tells her to buzz off with her life story. She summons the other girl, and they leave. The skating girl stays behind and assures Lux that the other girl is a bit of a bitch before offering Lux one of her chips. Well then... she didn't exactly tell Lux to wear pink on Wednesday, but it's a start.
That afternoon, as Cate waits to pick up Lux at school, her phone rings. It's Baze, and he's pretty much frantic by now that he hasn't been able to get in touch with her all day. She's all, "Welcome to my world." In any case, they're both at school to pick up Lux, and they're both getting mighty territorial. Baze demands Cate and Lux come to dinner at his parents' house. She snaps that he didn't give her enough notice, and she's planned a dinner with Lux and Ryan. He shoots back to ask why Cate took Lux out of her old school and brought her here, and Cate says to get her away from criminals and gang members. She points to some dude riding up on a motorcycle: "People like that." As anyone could have seen coming a mile away, it's Lux's boyfriend. She walks up to him, and they start making out. Cate smacks Baze out of his stupor, and they march over to break it up. Cate goes from zero to screech in about 0.2 seconds, while Baze adopts his best stern father tone. Lux sniffs that they were just hanging out. Baze shoots back, "That's what you call 'hanging out?' Letting some random guy suffocate you with his mouth?" Heh. Lux says it's not a random guy, and Cate realizes that this is Bug the boyfriend she's heard at least a little bit about. Baze gets all Uncle Buck on Cate, noting that a boyfriend named Bug should have raised some concerns. Lux reiterates that no one needs to be concerned about her hanging out with her boyfriend. Furthermore, she has her own plans to have dinner with him. Cate nixes that in favor of her own dinner. Baze barely gets a whimper in about his own mandatory dinner before Cate starts yapping about being "knee-deep in ingredients" and yanking Lux into her car. As she drags Lux off, Baze asks what he should do about dinner with his parents. Cate snarks he can take Bug.