Back at the birthday party, Jonah is hightailing it out of there with his buddy in tow. Just as they're about to escape, Sarling comes hurrying out after them. Sarling, being the crafty man you would expect, offers Jonah's friend -- who is slightly larger -- some dessert inside while he gives Jonah some "career tips." He asks Jonah where the tape is as if it's some sort of wonderful drug. Jonah understands the situation, but tells Mr. Sarling the tape contains footage of the event he can't sacrifice. Sarling is past all that and offers to buy Jonah's film for $25,000. Jonah is still being rational and not seeing the Hollywood magic happening in front of him as Sarling ups the offer each time Jonah expresses uncertainty. Mrs. Sarling comes out to get her husband just as his offer reaches $100,000 in addition to Jonah getting to write the feature. Mr. Sarling heads back into the party as his wife calls out to Jonah, "Remember to use that Lady Gaga song!" Jonah wide-eyed and mouth agape. Yeah, Lady Gaga puts that look on my face, too, Jonah.
Lauren on her way back from her dating debacle runs into Violet by the pool. Violet asks if Lauren's OK, to which Lauren starts spilling all her problems. When she hears about the indecent proposal, Violet offers her mom's advice to always carry pepper spray in L.A. They get into the details and Violet's like, "That's a lot of money." She takes a minute to reflect and laughs to herself before saying, "You ended up not getting the guy or the money?" This seems to strike a chord with Lauren before Violet sends it home with, "You and me -- we're good girls. It's just not as fun." And I have to ask, why is Ashlee Simpson-Wentz philosophizing? This does not bode well.
Jonah comes home with Riley excited about lots of voicemails from Gary Sarling's agent. Apparently, the girl he was putting his lips on was his daughter's best friend. Yikes. Lots of crossing of age boundaries here. Anyway, he tells Riley what the messages are all about and goes into a speech about how he called Sarling to accept the offer on his way home because he thought if he said yes to him, Riley would say yes to Jonah. He thought it would show her how serious he is about his career. Then, he changes gears after he sees the look on Riley's face. The whole speech was a lie. He doesn't want to end up with Riley that way. So, if I understand this correctly, Riley gives in to Jonah's integrity and gets over her fear that he won't be a responsible adult even though he just dismissed financial security for them both. I guess. "You are a grown-up. A very adorable grown-up," Riley says. "I do. I do. I do." Glad we settled that story arc. It was really pressing. By the way, did one of you kill Sydney?