Jimmy's apartment. (Which is also very blue.) Wearing (what else?) blue pajamas, he carries two bowls of cereal into the living room as Marissa makes up the sofa bed. He didn't even give her his bedroom? He admits that he didn't get around to buying the cookbook, and they agree that it's best to play it safe in that case. He asks how it is sleeping on the sofa, and she insists that it's fine. He claims that it's just temporary. Perhaps until he realizes that it would be nice to give his recently near-dead daughter a real bed to sleep in? She tells him she can handle it. Jimmy asks if Marissa talked to her mom, and she just shakes her head in response. Jimmy apologizes; Marissa wishes he'd told her. Jimmy knows, and insists that things will be different. The doorbell rings, and Jimmy cheerily tells Marissa not to get excited: the phone company is installing "an actual phone line" and so it's a "very big day." He opens the door and is visibly displeased to see a grinning Luke. Marissa, meanwhile, backs out of sight. Luke pretends to admire Jimmy's new digs, but Jimmy cuts him off with a curt "Not buyin' it Luke." Luke cuts to the chase and asks if he can talk to Marissa. Jimmy's all, "No. You can't." Hee. Luke "come on"s Jimmy and weasels for just a minute or so. Jimmy reveals that Marissa told him what happened, and that she doesn't want to talk to Luke. Luke whines at him again; why does he think his charms (or lack thereof) will work on a middle-aged straight man? Getting increasingly desperate, Luke shit-mouths, "I mean, if anybody knows about bein' in the doghouse --" Jimmy cuts him off: "Don't say it." Luke earnestly asks what he can do, and Jimmy's all, "You can leave." Luke asks Jimmy, "Tell her...sorry?" Jimmy agrees, and then closes the door in his face. Marissa is pleased and oddly bashful. This episode is kind of weird.
The Harbor School. Marissa drifts through the hallway with her head down. Ryan intercepts her, and she perks right up. He asks how the carnival meeting went, and she sarcastically responds, "Very exciting." She says she might get out of her meeting early, and then explains that they're voting on cotton candy versus funnel cake. He says, "Cotton candy. No question." Which are her "thoughts exactly." I told you this episode was weird. Who prefers cotton candy to funnel cake? Please don't send me emails. Ryan can't do anything today, though, because he's got soccer practice. Marissa is surprised, as he explains that he's trying out for the team, because getting involved in school might not be a bad idea. Marissa agrees, and announces that now they both get out at 5. They agree to meet in the quad after school; between now and then hijinx will inevitably ensue.