So Marissa has to go get her. She finds two guys looking very guilty outside Volchok's van. Marissa makes up a story about leaving her jacket in the van and needing to go inside to get it. But they won't let her by, so she has to abandon the story, rush past them, and open the van door, shouting Heather's name. "Shut up, bitch!" one guy says. It's hard to control women when they aren't on roofies, isn't it, guy? Marissa will not be stopped! She looks into the van to see the roofies guy on top of Heather. The roofies guy just tells Marissa to wait her turn with Heather. Then he realizes that his game is up, and he and his friends give up on scoring some non-consensual non-teenage vagina for tonight. Marissa hops in the van and covers Heather's half-naked body. It's her good deed for the season!
Dawn shows up at Ryan's hotel room to show him the dress she just bought for the graduation ceremony. "I know it isn't like what Kirsten wears," she says. Poor Dawn has such an inferiority complex when it comes to mothers who are much better than she is. Anyway, the dress is "low-cut" and "sparkly," and more like an evening thing than what I would associate with a graduation ceremony. Also, it's ugly. Chloe, who's there because she has absolutely nothing better to do, urges Dawn to try it on and show it off to Ryan, but he says he doesn't have the time to see it, since he's taking an early flight back to Newport. And since they're on the subject of graduation...he was thinking about it, and he doesn't really think Dawn would enjoy seeing him graduate from high school. In fact, Ryan was thinking of blowing off the ceremony entirely. It'd be best if Dawn visited him later in the summer, really. And Dawn may be an idiot when it comes to alcohol and men, but she isn't totally stupid. She knows that Ryan is ashamed of her and doesn't want her to go to his graduation. "I may not have been the best mother in the world, but I have never been ashamed of my family," she sobs. And that's true, I guess, but mostly because Dawn was too drunk to feel shame. Dawn walks off, and Chloe shakes her head disappointedly at Ryan, as if she knows anything about this situation that would qualify her to judge.
After the commercial, Ryan is defending himself to Chloe, saying that his mother always gets clean for a little while, and tells everyone she's changed, then meets a "low-life", and goes back to her evil ways. But wait, Chloe says -- the newest "low-life" in Dawn's world is a guy she met in rehab who hasn't had a drink in twelve years and pays for Dawn to live in his apartment and even fixed up a car for her. So the guy is a sucker, I guess. Ryan is no sucker, though, and doesn't think that eighteen years of bad decisions can be undone with one supposedly good one. Chloe offers to drive Ryan to the airport, although she does have one stop to make on the way there. Gosh, I wonder where that could be?
It's 7 PM, and Kirsten has a dinner made, but Sandy is not there to eat it. Nor is he answering his cell phone.