Back in the garage, Isabel changes the car from yellow back to black, and Isabel asks Kyle if he's feeling disappointed. He's excited, he says, that he got a college girl's phone number. Kyle asks what happens now, and Isabel asks, "How much do you love me?" And then they kiss and kiss. And then they don't, because it was a nine-second dream sequence. What "love" and its proving refers to is Isabel's continued need to watch the Rudolph movie.
Back at the chalkboard, Maria figures out in a super-hurry the location of the next Enigma clue, and they're off to the 24/7 that Kyle previously tossed casually off as the next clue. That's kind of excellent. Suddenly, Maria whispers a hushed, "Max!" She thinks she's found another clue, on a restaurant menu that is -- or isn't -- an actual restaurant menu. It turns out the party is at "Blue Moon Canyon." Two whole clues and exactly no "Fagabefe"? What's the big deal about finding this non-bash?
And back again to the Crashdown, where Liz enters the kitchen to find Michael floored. She tells Michael, "I thought you told Maria you were okay." Michael tells her in agony that he lied, and that his body feels "like one big bruise." Slackjaw enters the kitchen just at this moment, and demands to know just what's going in. Liz doesn't have to lie a smidge when tells her father, "He drank too much." So they transport Michael back to Liz's bed, as we join Max and Maria currently in the process of Maria telling Max, "Should have seen him standing there, all brave and noble. It was enough to make you fall in love with him all over again." Max stands accused, as if the second person "you" referred directly to him. It was just a general "you," Max. But Max is not convinced.
Montage! Kyle and Isabel fall asleep on the couch, Max and Maria walk into the enigmatic Enigma, which appears to be the result of a lifelong search for sparks and an open field. And, as John Doe's music strums up again, we find ourselves back in the Crashdown the following morning, Michael and Liz deciding they won't tell their respective mates about the bed-swapping that could once have made for an interesting narrative. Max and Maria stumble in, promising to tell the whole story of the best night of their lives that we will never get to hear. Abrupt credits. See you -- and this show -- again sometime around Easter's Sunday.