Back at Lady Heather's Lair, while the phone rings in the background, Jimmy announces that maybe he shouldn't go, either. Lady Heather moans, "What? What is wrong with the family?" It's Cotillion -- the most important event of the year -- and is she the only one who gets it? Caitlyn enters -- though sadly not on the back of China, the prettiest, if alopeciac, pony -- just in time to announce, "I get it, Mommy." She holds up the phone -- it's Mr. Fisher, and he's called three times already! Lady Heather says it's no time for business talk, ordering Caitlyn to tell Greg that he and Jimmy can talk at Cotillion. Jimmy looks dismayed, but agrees to go. Ever the model member of the Newport community, he doesn't want them to be late.
At the country club, Seth approaches a group of girls, asking whether they know Anna Stern. He then hears his name, and turns to see Anna approaching, fixing her glove and wearing a cheap-looking dress. He's all, "Wow!" and she's all, "Ya think?" He does think, which will make what he has to tell her even harder to say. He valiantly tries: "Anna, just know in life, there are peaks and --" She cuts him off to conclude, "Ryan's not coming, is he?" Seth says she took the wind out of his sails, but Anna shakes if off. Seth sweetly asks if she's okay, and she says that she is. He smiles and looks bashful.
Ryan enters the kitchen of the Big House, still reading his magazine. I can't see what it is, but I'll just bet it's Future Architects of America Digest or something like that. Sandy is in the kitchen too, and they do the whole "I thought you were going to Cotillion!"/ "No I thought you were going to Cotillion!" thing. Ryan says, "Yeah, no," and Sandy very enthusiastically exclaims, "Yeah! Me neither!"
Suddenly Ryan and Sandy are in the den playing videogames together, and Ryan complains that Sandy is stabbing him. In another great line, Ryan says, "Just don't touch any of the buttons, follow me through the forest, and, uh, maybe we'll both make it out of here alive." Sandy asks why Ryan didn't feel like going to Cotillion, and Ryan claims that it wasn't really for him. Sandy asks, "What? Waltzing and orchids? What could be more you?" Well, seeing as he's from Chino, the answer to that question would obviously be "Satanic rituals and weeds." Ryan proposes that he doesn't really fit in, and Sandy has news for him: no one does. He guarantees that every person at Cotillion feels like a fraud; they've all got secrets, and they're all terrified the guy next door will find out. In Jimmy's case, literally. Ryan asks what Sandy's secret is, and he responds that sometimes when the sun is coming up, and the surf is good, "and [he hasn't] pissed [his] wife off quite as much as [he has] today," he kind of likes this place. Ryan expressionlessly looks over and says, "You just stabbed me again." Hee.