The sun sets. Johnny emerges from a shower fully dressed, which makes a lot of sense. His mother runs up and tells him that he just missed Marissa, who left him a note, since she was apparently already planning on giving him her answer in written form anyway. That's probably not a good sign, but Johnny hopefully opens the envelope. How pissed off is the actress who plays Johnny's mother right now, showing up in episodes where she really isn't needed but not given the chance to do an emotional hospital scene when her kid got run over by a car?
Marissa stops by the poolhouse to give Ryan her answer. "I'm sorry," she begins. Of course, Ryan figures she's apologizing to him because she's going to be with Johnny after all, but no! She continues by saying that she's sorry she made him doubt her feelings for him. She acknowledges that this was her fault because she felt like she couldn't talk to Ryan about Trey, something they never really resolved until Kaitlin came back into town and brought everything to the surface again. And now that that's dealt with, Marissa would like it to all be over and easy for her again immediately. Ryan's not ready for that yet.
Kaitlin's enjoying an old horror flick on her black and white trailer park TV set when there's a knock at the door. It's Johnny, and he's inviting her out for a night on the beach. "Bonfire and tequila," he offers. Well, that's always a great combination. Kaitlin contributes a bottle from Julie's way-too-accessible stash, and they're off.