Griffin is in a bar, drinking a beer with his good hand. He makes a phone call, I guess to his mom, and says that his dad can't help him. His mom won't let him stay with her either, and he hangs up.
Claudia is at "The Bauer" with Ross. She feels like she needs to rehearse more, but Ross tells her there's no time and reassures her that she'll be fine. Claudia says that she won't win or even place in the top three. Ross tells her to relax, but she has walked away.
Bailey and Holly are watching television. Bailey furthers his transformation into Brandon Walsh by doing a really bad Marlon Brando impersonation. Next thing you know, he's going to start calling everyone "bro." There's a knock at the door and Holly goes to get their Chinese food. Except it's John, her sort-of boyfriend who lives across the street from the Salingers. Bailey totally eavesdrops on their conversation, and he hears Holly pretty much break up with John over him. Holly comes back in the bedroom and says it was her crazy neighbor.
Kirsten and Charlie pull up to the curb in the proverbial bad part of town. They go into a store and Charlie starts yelling for someone, because there's nothing like calling a lot of attention to yourself when you're trying to score some illegal drugs. A guy comes out and Charlie says, "The eagle has landed." The guy says, "The fat man walks alone." Then they do a secret handshake. The guy invites them into a back room, where he keeps the good stuff. Drug Guy asks to see Kirsten's prescription so he knows what dosage to give her, and reveals that he and his wife went through the same process. See, he's not a bad guy! Drug Guy bitches about how the drug companies are all about making money, as opposed to all those other companies who just give stuff away for free. He asks for $600 and Charlie hands it over. Does anyone else see this ending badly?
Ross finds Claudia outside the performance hall. Claudia asks if she could ever be as competitive as she was before she quit. Ross tells her that she knows she can't, but he doesn't understand why it matters now. Claudia says that Ross promised her that she would play Carnegie Hall, and Ross reminds her that she made the decision to be a normal kid, and that it was the right decision. Claudia kind of stares at him and then leaves.
Charlie and Kirsten leave the store. Charlie is all high on life until Kirsten discovers that all of their newly-purchased drugs are expired, and Drug Guy ripped them off. A drug dealer who lies and cheats? What will they think of next? The door to the store is locked and they start pounding on it. I know that when I'm in a bad neighborhood, having just gotten ripped off while purchasing illegal drugs, my first instinct is to attract as much attention as possible to myself. Not that I've been in that situation, understand. Anyway, Kirsten notices that there is a police officer next to their truck, and that a boot has been placed on the tire. Charlie begs to just be given a ticket instead of the boot, but the officer says that Charlie has unpaid parking tickets. Charlie almost tells her how he just lost all his money, but instead begs for mercy. She says no. Let me get this straight. We're supposed to feel sorry for them because they just lost all their money buying illegal drugs to try to make another child when they've already got two kids at home? Plus, poor Charlie can't even pay a stupid parking ticket? I am so finished with this storyline.