Marissa finds Ryan in his new car, adjusting the mirrors and enjoying himself. She ruins that right quick by asking him whether he stole this car, as Volchok told her he's into doing that now. She offers to get Ryan the money to pay Volchok off, saying that since she's the one who brought Volchok on them, she might as well be the one to get rid of him. Ryan can't argue with that logic. Marissa says,"We're in this together, okay? One last time."
Oh, lookie! It's a commercial for the new MacBook. Seeing as how I bought an iBook less than two months ago, I hope the MacBook fucking crashes and burns and is riddled with bugs and errors that are only ironed out when I'm in the market to buy a new laptop.
The next morning, Dawn takes a cab back to Chino since her son apparently doesn't want to drive her back in the car she bought for him. Ryan and Dawn promise to see each other soon and say that they love each other, and Seth wanders in and says it meant a lot that she could be here for the ceremony. "I was being sincere," he has to add. When he finds out about Ryan's car present, though, his genuine goodwill dissolves into petty jealousy.
Kaitlin stakes her claim on Newport by remodeling Marisa's bedroom to her specific tastes, since she will be sleeping in it now. That makes sense -- it's not like the Roberts mansion doesn't have ten thousand vacant rooms for her to use. And really nice of her and Julie to run all this by Dr. Neil before making any permanent plans. It's only his house, right? Julie comes upstairs to find Kaitlin listening to bad music on her iPod mini. I guess Kaitlin couldn't get an iPod nano because of how her mother was poor for a few episodes. Kaitlin tells her mother that she's cool for letting Marissa go off on that yacht and skip college, like Julie had a choice. "It's pretty cool that you came back so she can leave," Julie tells Kaitlin. Yeah, more like "convenient." Kaitlin says that was one reason; the other is that now that Marissa has graduated from Harbor, she can go there and rule it. Yeah, because Marissa ruled Harbor what with her getting expelled from it and not having any friends except for her boyfriend and Summer and her boyfriend. She really Veni Vidi Vicied that place. Suddenly, Kaitlin's music turns back on, even though no one is anywhere near the iPod. Is Dr. Neil's mansion having a poltergeist going to be a Season 4 storyline? Because if so, I will watch it and love it. Until, of course, the poltergeist's girlfriend starts hanging out with this other poltergeist who loves surfing. Then I will hate it. Kaitlin slinks out of the room, and Julie takes a second to admire Kaitlin's ugly collage of male torsos.
Ryan screeches up to Marissa. Nice to see he's treating his new car so well. She hands him the pearl necklace so he can pawn it off and give the money to Volchok, saying that she sort of feels bad about giving away her mother's gift, but not so much so that she won't do it. What exactly makes them think that this plan will work? Ryan did what Volchok wanted last episode, and Volchok is still blackmailing him. Marissa tries to get in the car to accompany Ryan to the pawn shop, but he's not thrilled about the idea. He agrees to let her go, but only if she stays in the car. A pawn shop is no place for a young lady.