The next morning, Bradin paces outside the beach house, and in case the pacing wasn't enough to indicate to you that he is worried about something, he also grabs his head a few times, and then sits down and runs his hand through his hair. Now that's acting! Jay walks out of his room and makes some comment about breakfast. Bradin immediately lights into Jay, saying that Jay isn't his protector, and he can take care of himself. So by "take care of himself," he must mean "take a lot of punches to the face." Jay finally interrupts to say that he didn't go there for save Bradin, and didn't even know Bradin would be there. Jay starts to walk away, and Bradin pulls his shoulder around. Jay takes this as an invitation to threaten a fight, and again, nice parenting. Jay thinks that all this fighting is a reaction to losing his parents, but Bradin insists that's not it. Jay talks about how angry he was at Bradin's age, and Bradin scoffs at Jay's "sob story." Jay says that just because he hasn't been through what Bradin has doesn't mean that he doesn't get it. Bradin snots, "Are you done?" Jay says that the anger won't bring back his parents. Oh, for crying out loud. The only way that scene could've been more corny would be if Bradin broke down crying in Jay's arms.
Nikki writes furiously in her journal until Ava knocks on her bedroom door and enters. Oh dear Lord, what is Ava wearing? It's a cardigan sweater that she has bedazzled with some rhinestone rays radiating out from the collar, and then she has it unbuttoned down to her bra level with nothing on under it. Nikki guesses that Ava wants her to apologize about last night. Ava says it would be a start, because Nikki said some terrible things, and that Nikki's being angry and hurt doesn't justify them. Nikki points out that Ava was wrong, too. Ava agrees that she was wrong to lie. I just realized that the rhinestones on her sweater are actually buttons. I'm not sure which is worse. Ava explains that she's still trying to figure out how to be herself while incorporating the kids into her life, and she'll continue to make mistakes. Nikki smiles and says that she will, too. Ava thinks they should be honest with each other. Nikki says that she wasn't doing anything wrong with Goofy, and that she's not a little girl anymore. She adds that she can deal with Ava dating Kyle, and Ava smiles, since the thirteen-year-old gave her permission.