Commercial, and then they're at the diner, where Taylor is explaining to him that they are stuck in a parallel universe. She is very grateful for the fact that he's there with her in the parallel universe, and notes that probably he'd be happier if he were stuck in a parallel universe with somebody he'd want to date. "Ah, even in a parallel universe she never stops," he says archly. But seriously: Taylor, this is not how we do. He thinks probably that in the real world, they're either asleep or dead, and she pinches him and points out how, unless the advertisements were really misleading, Newport is nothing like heaven. By process of elimination, she deduces, they must be in a parallel universe. Ryan wonders why she knows this, but not why she is a madwoman to think it's true, which proves they're perfect for each other. She makes reference to a "tenth grade sci-fi phase" and says that in sci-fi, "alt universes are huge." Clearly, she says, the two of them are in a world where they don't exist. She assures him that she knows how to fix it, and he sighs: "Does it involve me dating you?" Which is the exact same amount of "funny" that Ryan usually is, but Taylor's so cute: "Well, well. Look who's funny in alt-world?" She explains that they have been sent to the alt-world to fix something: "Someone or someones we know are in trouble."
Holly comes running in, and she and Summer scream at each other about her engagement ring, and dance around. They are dressed like Julie Cooper and there is a lot of "Woo!" and things of this nature. Taylor notes that Alt-Summer is an idiot, and Summer makes a joke about how her fiancÃ©'s Hummer is "[her] job, bitch!" Che comes in, and I mean. I have tremendous respect for Chris Pratt. First of all, he is perfect in every way. He is also a canny and hilarious actor. I have never seen that show Everwood, because I am given to understand that it is about a boy who each week cries with his father, and then somebody gets AIDS, and that sounds like not my kind of thing, but I am fully prepared to believe that it is awesome. People I trust have assured me that it is awesome. And if ever I were going to watch it, I always said Chris Pratt would have a lot to do with that. And when Che showed up I found him to be perfect. But what's more perfect than Che? Alt-Che, name of Chester, who is like if Che were Luke. He is a moron and mostly speaks in barks and woofs and twitches, and is very date-rapey, and very very perfectly hot. So Chester tells Holly she's looking ripped, and then gives Summer noogie-kisses. The three of them are totally repulsive.