The morning after the cutting of the power, Ava wakes up early. She rolls over in bed to discover Derrick sleeping there. Now that's a one-night stand to regret! Oh, I'm sorry. Is it too early in the recap for an incestuous pedophilia joke? Ava goes up to Nikki's room, but Nikki isn't there. Ava calls her name. Jay comes into the house and says that Nikki's outside. Ava starts to run out there, but Jay advises her, "I know last night was rough, but you can't make it happen. You have to let it happen." Susannah calls out to remind Ava that they have that airport meeting with a famous designer in about two hours. I seriously think the wardrobe and hair departments hate Merrin Dungey. She now has her hair in a ponytail or bun or something with these tendrils hanging down in the front, but the tendrils are like, the size of Cleveland and they look like wings. Get a bobby pin or a barrette or something and tame those things before the ocean breezes pick her up and sail her off to Catalina.
Nikki stands outside and stares at the water. Three teenage girls walk down the beach giggling. What self-respecting teenager would be awake that early? One girl breaks off from the pack and walks over to say hello to Nikki, who is all squinty, even thought it's totally overcast and not sunny at all. ["That facial expression made her look like she was having a colonoscopy, like, if the hair and makeup departments hate Dungey, the lighting department must LOATHE Kay Panabaker not to put up a filter or something." -- Wing Chun] Friendly Girl asks if Nikki just moved in, and Nikki says that she lives in Kansas. Friendly Girl just says, "Oh." Awkward silence. Squinty Nikki. Finally, Friendly Girl says goodbye and runs back to her friends. Nikki squints after them, which causes a giant wrinkle to pop out in her forehead, and some sort of weird lump appears. She really is a strange-looking child.
Jay and Johnny jog down the beach together. Are we sure that those two aren't involved? Like, maybe Ava turned Johnny against all women? Anyway, Bradin catches up to them and asks for advice about women. Boy, did he pick the wrong two guys to ask! Johnny immediately advises Bradin to think about something else, like baseball. The interesting thing is that the captioning had him saying, "If she's pregnant, it's her choice what to do about it." I guess they changed the line at the last minute, which was a good decision, because that is highly inappropriate. Jay thinks what Johnny said was still inappropriate, and they really need to decide which one of them is going to be the immature, goofy one, because they've been making that Jay so far. Bradin says that it is about a girl. Jay points out that he and Johnny are not exactly experts, but Johnny tells Bradin to spill it. Bradin asks, if a girl is really hot, and a guy doesn't have a chance, should he ask her out anyway? Didn't he have a girlfriend back in Kansas? Did he just dump her when he moved? Because while that would make sense, it's not what most teens would do. Johnny thinks Bradin should go for it. Jay thinks Bradin should play it cool and let the woman come to him. Again, their advice goes against everything we know about these two, and should have been reversed. Johnny and Jay decide to race up the stairs for some unknown reason, and Bradin does the bad-actor thing of pinching the bridge of his nose to indicate...some emotion. See: Wiggins, Wiley in Dazed and Confused.