Despite her stated distaste for small-town gossip, Judy wastes no time getting all up in Christina's business. She grills her on her family life and finds out that Christina and her "father" argue a lot and that he wanted to send her away for the summer. Um, I hesitate to ask where, and Christina doesn't tell us. ["Seaside Heights?" -- dig Sars with the Jersey humor] She does, however, share her desire to find her mother and mentions the picture of the church in Ocean Grove. Judy excitedly mentions that Ocean Grove is only "two towns away." Wow, what are the odds? I'm so incredibly floored by the coincidence of Christina ending up in this town. Yep. Astounded -- that's me. Dr. Ben comes in and mentions that he's spoken to Harland, who gave Christina the go-ahead to stay in Point Pleasant for a few days.
Down on the boardwalk, Judy and Christina are hanging out when Jesse walks up to stare vacuously at Christina. She stares back at him coyly, and no one even notices when Judy takes off to give them some privacy. Or maybe she left because she's just as bored as I am. There is a very, very shallow attempt at philosophizing when Christina wonders aloud if "things happen for a reason." Jesse says he's heard that in church, but he doesn't believe it. He wishes he did, though. Perhaps he thinks he would get laid quicker that way. Finally he leaves, but not without inviting Christina to the big pagan beach party.
Dr. Ben is examining a patient: the fetching Dina Meyer, who will always be Lucinda from 90210 to me. Here she plays Amber, Paula's mother, who reveals that Paula's father took off on her and that, basically, Paula's been a bitch ever since. But never mind that. It's inappropriate flirtation time, as Dr. Ben examines her chest while spewing hackneyed dialogue like, "You always had all the boys in town willing to kill for you. I think Logan became a cop just so he could show you his gun." We learn that Dr. Ben has never schtupped Amber and that she wishes he would. But even though Ben hasn't gotten any since his daughter died, he's too noble to sleep with Amber now.