Over at Westmonte, Lux hands the motorcycle keys over to Jones and declares them even.
Back at the station, a caller asks whether Cate and Baze dated in high school. Baze puffs up his chest and talks about how popular he was. Cate, he snarks, was best friends with a dictionary and went to prom with a thesaurus. Ryan shoots back, "Really? And who'd you go with? Herpes simplex 2?" Baze says Cate wasn't his type. She says it's because she had a brain. And then Baze's likability pie chart shrinks markedly as he refers to Cate as a "bookworm virgin in a padded bra." That was way harsh, Baze. The producer gives them the thumbs-up as Ryan again considers the best use for a straight-edge razor blade.
Over at the school, Lux comes upon Jones pathetically trying to fire up Bug's bike. He asks her for a hand starting it up, meriting a surly response. He assures her he told his dad he wouldn't testify and claims that he's not the bad guy in this situation. Lux trudges over to the bike, hops on, and starts the engine. She tells Jones to get on the back so she can show him something.
Radio station. Ryan tries to stick to a script of Leno-esque riffs on Cate and Baze's strange relationship. And he fails. Because Cate's had enough. She jumps down Baze's throat, telling him they didn't hang out in high school because he was afraid that she could see right through his popular jock act. Baze snarks that the only thing he was afraid of was her head gear. Cate says Baze is deflecting the real issues with juvenile humor. As they start to get into it, Ryan interrupts to take a call. The caller says he agrees with Cate and suggests Baze might be sexually frustrated. Baze quickly recognizes the voice as that of TOO. Cate takes another call, who says this is the best show ever on account of Cate and Baze's "crazy chemistry." She says she can't believe they left off in high school and asks if they're sure they haven't hooked up since then. Major awkward silence. And Cate covers really badly, like when someone in junior high asked if you had a crush on Bobby Jacobsen, and you were all, "Nooooooooo!" Ryan picks up the pretext, even as Baze corroborates Cate's denial. Reaction shots all around. And here's the dead air to which I earlier referred. Bring on the freaks! Commercials.