Matt and Marissa meet at a secluded location on the pier. He tells her that a detective stopped by the NewNewport Group to tell him that the investigation into Johnny's death was over. I'd be relieved for Marissa if I liked her or cared at all about this storyline. As it was, the writers could barely be bothered to give it more than three scenes. The cops also gave Matt that crucial piece of evidence that didn't pan out whatsoever -- the letter she wrote to Johnny. He gives it to her. Then a client calls (on a Saturday night?) and Matt walks off to talk to him. But Marissa won't be alone: Volchok suddenly appears nearby. Now that Marissa is sufficiently protected by Matt, she's brave enough to confront Volchok and ask him why he's stalking her. He denies it, and then grabs her arm as she tries to walk away. Marissa protests, even though we all know she secretly likes guys who are desperate for her attention. He starts telling her that he knows she's going through some "weird stuff" over Johnny's death, but is interrupted by Matt the Non-Entity and Savior, who is quickly followed by a police officer. Matt tells the cop that Volchok was bothering Marissa, and Volchok starts mouthing off to the officer, which is never a good idea.
Meanwhile, Ryan is at the door to Marissa's trailer, her invitation in hand. But he doesn't go in, even though I'm sure it's unlocked.
The next day is Ryan's birthday. Seth is the first to stop by the poolhouse and give Ryan his best wishes. Ryan says that Sandy already called from Albuquerque, where he's on what Ryan assumes to be a business trip even though we all know that the NewNewport group has no business. Marissa, Ryan says, has not called, nor did he invite her to his party. Good. Seth thinks Ryan should tell Sadie that Marissa definitely won't be there, and see if she reconsiders attending in that case. Also, Seth promises, there will be a surprise at the party that could very well make Ryan's head explode. If it's a bomb, then I would like to change my opinion about not wanting Marissa to be there.
Julie and Marissa sit at the diner and have a pretend-to-eat-pancakes contest. Finally, Julie gets to the reason why she invited Marissa to breakfast: she wants to tell her that she's been seeing Dr. Neil for the last few months. "What have you had done?" Marissa asks. I don't even want to know the answer to that question, and shame on Marissa for asking! Oh -- she was asking what Julie's had done surgically. My bad. Julie explains that she's been "seeing seeing" Dr. Neil. They like like each other. He checked the "yes" box on the note she passed him and everything! Although Marissa's question just reminded Julie of the fact that she can probably get some good surgery done cheap now, which is one of the few advantages to dating Dr. Neil. "Oh my god. You've been dating Summer's dad," Marissa non-exclaims. Julie says yes, but that they didn't want anyone to know until they knew if it was serious. And until they got caught. Now that a surprise cruise has been planned, Julie's sure that things are very serious indeed. "Please tell me you're okay with this," Julie begs, not like anything would change if Marissa wasn't. Julie does what Julie wants. Marissa says it's weird, but that she's okay with it, adding, "I guess." As long as Julie doesn't "do anything." No one knows what Marissa's even talking about anymore, so Julie sends her away.