The kids start setting up for the big pagan beach party. They don't have to carry stuff very far since they're driving their cars right up onto the sand. Is there anywhere in North America where you're still allowed to do this? Ribcage tries to talk to Paula, but she viciously brushes him off, claiming she'd "never do anything to hurt Jesse." Why do I find that a little hard to swallow?
I doubt Jesse would care anyway, given how smitten he is with Christina these days. She bops up to him so they can stare at each other some more. That's always so exciting for other people to watch. Christina reaches out to touch the scar on Jesse's neck, and he tells her he got it from being crucified in Golgotha that time. Just kidding. He says he fell on "something" in a crazy old man's junkyard and that he died but was brought back to life again by the crazy guy. Okay, I'll give this story points for originality. It reminds me of the old advice that if you're going to lie about something, make the story so outrageous that no one will even think to question it. What does that have to do with the show? Nothing, really, but didn't your mind wander while you were watching this scene?
Paula comes up and hangs all over Jesse for Christina's benefit. She asks if Christina wants "to hook up." Christina asks, "With Jesse?" True, it's a pretty stupid question, but that still doesn't excuse Paula and her friends laughing idiotically at it. When Paula suggests someone named Terry that they can set Christina up with, we see the bonfire behind them flare up suddenly for no apparent reason. Christina runs off while Paula smirks at her. An aerial view of the bonfire reveals flames twirling around in that stupid Biohazard shape. Yeah, we get it, okay? Evil. Ooh.
After a commercial break gives us time to recover from the overwhelming shock of seeing that Biohazard symbol again, we are still at the bonfire. Jesse says the party is "getting weird," but I have no idea what he means by that. It looks like a completely standard, run-of-the-mill beach party, nothing special at all. Ribcage notes that Jesse was chatting up Christina -- you know, the one he "pulled from the drink." Now, honestly, what person under the age of eighteen talks like that? Hell, what person under the age of eighty talks like that? I expect him to start using phrases like "It's the cat's pajamas" and "twenty-three skidoo!" while jitterbugging up a storm. When Ribcage suggests that Jesse pursue Christina and ditch Paula, Jesse starts asking questions which suggest that Paula has made good on her threat to tell him that Ribcage has been hitting on her. Somehow I suspect she didn't share the part where she invited Ribcage over and seduced him, but maybe I'm just being overly cynical. When Ribcage calls Paula "trash," Jesse defends her honor -- what little of it there is -- and a poorly choreographed fistfight ensues.