Elsewhere at the party, Caleb nervously rubs his hands together in front of the Christmas tree. When Sandy appears and asks if he's got time to talk, he curtly responds, "Nope." Sandy urges him, "Come on, make some," and then hands over a piece of paper, explaining that it's the geological survey of The Heights which Caleb commissioned and mysteriously managed to fail to turn over to Sandy's office. Caleb says he doesn't have time for this, but Sandy thinks he does. While Caleb shifts around uneasily, Sandy summarizes that because The Heights are "seismologically unsound," the entire area is uninsurable and worthless. Caleb's all, "As is your theory." Sandy points out that there's no way Caleb was going to get a building permit, and if he's such a savvy businessman, why not commission the survey before he bought it? Exactly! Caleb asks what Sandy wants, and Sandy just wants to buy The Heights back. For a dollar. Caleb thinks he can't be serious, but Sandy is serious; he slaps a dollar into Caleb's hand, wishing him a merry Christmas.
Poolside. Anna and Seth sit cross-legged on the deck in a tableau strikingly reminiscent of the birthday-cake scene Sixteen Candles. Anna asks if he's ready for his present, and he kids, "All right, I'm ready. Hand me the keys. I'll figure out how to drive a stick eventually." Anna commends his humor as well as his ability always to ruin the mood. He proudly responds, "That's what I do." Anna hands over a booklet and chews her nails while he looks it over. As the camera pans over the gift Seth reads aloud, "The Adventures of Seth Cohen and Captain Oats. Volume I: Confidence." Aw, that's cute. He disbelievingly asks whether she made it, and she scoffs that she bought it on eBay. When Seth calls it amazing, she shrugs bashfully. Seth points out that his character in the story seems so handsome and awesome, and Anna jokes that she "took some liberties." Seth suggests that Anna also "dumbed him down a little bit." Across the pool, Summer watches them, looking wistfully lovely. Anna looks sad to see her there. Seth continues complimenting the gift.
Jimmy and Kirsten hit the dance floor, which seems a bit like rubbing salt in Sandy's wounds after last week's revelation . When Jimmy asks how Seth's doing, Kirsten supposes he's fine, although it's hard to tell with him sometimes. Jimmy asks if Seth ever does things that make her question herself as a parent, and she responds, "Well, there was the model home, and Tijuana, and a thing with the Range Rover and an IMAX movie that I didn't quite buy." And you can't beat that continuity, either. Yay, writers! Jimmy suggests that they're kids, and are supposed to do stuff and get in trouble. Kirsten points out that their own parents would have had heart attacks had they known what Kirsten and Jimmy were up to. Jimmy scoffs that they were good kids, and Kirsten agrees, "We were good kids. And we have good kids."