And back at the Roberts (not the Cooper) mansion, Taylor is trying to figure out if a long-distance relationship between her and Ryan could work. Summer isn't paying attention, instead reading a tabloid. She's upset to hear that The Valley's "real-life Jake broke up with real-life April." That is some ballsy meta, there, obviously referring to the breakup of the real-life Seth and the real-life Summer. I guess it's good that they've got a sense of humor about it, though. And I do think we needed some kind of closure with The Valley. more so than with BULLIT or Frank, really. Taylor is surprised that The Valley is still on, to which Summer says it just got picked up for five more seasons, her voice full of jealousy and bitterness. "You know, these teen dramas, they just run forever," she concludes. Unless the creator of the show gets too big for his britches and abandons the show to focus on other stuff that doesn't pan out, leaving his breadwinner in the less-than-capable hands of Regis's daughter, in which case it burns out really fucking quickly. Oops!
At this point, Taylor is disgusted with Summer. She says that when she left Newport, Summer cared about the environment and personal hygiene (Taylor's been concerned with Summer's personal hygiene since this season began. It's starting to get weird), and now all she cares about are crappy TV shows. "What happened?" Taylor asks. Summer sighs that the earthquake happened: it closed down the comic book store and destroyed the Cohen house. Seth moved into her bedroom and she decided not to join G.E.O.R.G.E. for some reason and then neither of them had anything to do with their days except watch TV. There's a rustling sound under Summer's bed. She goes to investigate, and finds several small bunnies! Pancakes had babies, and Summer didn't even know she was pregnant. Or that she was even female, which is pathetic. Either they have a penis or they don't, Summer. Come on. "Oh my god -- I'm a bad crack mother!" Summer realizes. Cute kids, though.
While waiting for Sandy and Kirsten to arrive, Seth and Ryan take a walk on the Berkeley campus. Seth tells Ryan to look at all the new faces he'll be punching in just a few short weeks and adds that Ryan might even find a new girlfriend. Hopefully, he won't punch her. Except that Seth's pretty sure that Ryan's still hung up on Taylor Townsend. Ryan escapes this conversation to get coffee from a random kiosk in the middle of the college campus. Some guy walks up and hands Seth a G.E.O.R.G.E. flier. Seth mentions Summer and how she was going to join the organization, and the guy knows all about her. Wow, either G.E.O.R.G.E. is a really small organization, or they were just super-thrilled at the prospect of adding a hot girl to their ranks. Or both. The guy gives Seth a flier to give to Summer, saying he'd "hate to see someone like Summer just waste their passion." This would mean more to me if the guy actually knew anything about Summer or her passion or if we knew why Summer changed her mind joining G.E.O.R.G.E.