Once inside, she finds Nikki going through some clothes in Ava's studio. Nikki asks if Ava is just getting home from her date with Non-Puffy Nick Brendon. Ava says that she is, and tries to make some lame excuses, and then points out that Nikki should be in bed because she has camp in the morning. Nikki agrees and heads to bed to avoid further discussion on this topic.
Bradin surfs as Erica watches. He jogs up onto the beach, and she asks what's wrong with him today. Bradin pouts, and then tells her not to go out with Leather Jacket, because he heard him talking trash. Erica says, "It's really not cool to tell girls what guys say." Wuh? I don't know. I guess she thinks he's breaking the guy code or something. Erica insists that she can take care of herself, and runs into the water.
Nikki and Goofy go fishing on the pier. Goofy says that he heard that Founder's Day is going to be lame. Nikki thinks he's trying to weasel out of their date, and says that it's okay. Goofy says that they could watch the fireworks from his house, because his dad's going out. Nikki agrees, and Goofy says, "Then it's a date!" Nikki smiles to herself.
Derrick helps Ava prepare dinner, and I'm wondering who is paying for all these groceries, since Jay is the only one we've actually seen working at a paying job so far. Susannah walks in and tells Ava about her meeting with "the money people," which was inconclusive. Susannah says that she thought Ava had a date with Kyle, and Ava makes the excuse that she went to the model store with Derrick and then had to make dinner. Susannah thinks Ava blew Kyle off, and Ava makes more excuses. Susannah says that Ava likes this guy, and that she's doing what she always does when she finds a great guy: she's backing off. Ava says that she knew she shouldn't go out with the parent of Nikki's friend, and that she hates lying to Nikki. Susannah doesn't buy it.
The gang gathers for dinner outside and does that weird, silent, hand-holding pre-dinner prayer. Ava tries to sell everyone on Founder's Day, but no one wants to do it. Nikki lies that she's going with a female friend from camp. Ava wants to call the girl's mother, and Nikki says that she's out of town. Johnny coughs very obviously, like Ava didn't already catch that Nikki is making this up. Ava won't drop the issue, and Nikki accuses Ava of treating her like a baby. Ava says that she needs to know what Nikki is doing at all times, and Nikki stomps off.