The repo man is back, and he's brought reinforcements! And on a Saturday -- that's dedication for you. Julie protests, apparently thinking that when they told her she had forty-eight hours to get her affairs in order, they meant forty-eight days. This really shouldn't be a surprise to her. But it is.
Marissa hangs out by Summer's pool. A doorbell rings, and she calls on Summer to answer it. But Summer ain't nobody's slave, and she doesn't appear to be home anyway, so Marissa has to get up and do it herself. She finds Johnny, Casey, and Dennis there. They want her to come with them to the dance. Dennis especially wants Marissa to be his date. I just realized where I know Dennis from -- he played Norton "tha N-Dog" on 7th Heaven! I didn't think he could actually be any lamer than that, but here he is. Amazing. They say they won't leave without Marissa, so she'd better come with them so that all their nights aren't ruined. Dennis makes a pouty face. What a kooky cut-up he is!
Seth and Ryan walk past Sandy in the kitchen as he unpacks a few shopping bags full of ingredients for the lamb ragout dish Kirsten will be attempting to cook tonight. It doesn't seem that complicated to me -- just broil some lamb and throw Ragu sauce on it, right? That's how we cook in my house, anyway. But then, I did go to public school. Seth and Ryan will not be joining their parents for dinner tonight, since Seth is going to the Harbor dance (theme: the beach), and Ryan is going to Marissa's to hang out with her and give her a break from the homework she isn't doing (theme: jealousy and disappointment). The kids leave, and Sandy notices that Kirsten seems sad. She wonders if selling off the Newport Group is the right thing to do. Sandy thinks so. Kirsten leaves to get some oregano.
Dressed for dancin', Marissa exits the house into the waiting arms of her new friends. Ryan and Seth drive up and notice the inconsistency of this and Marissa's claim to be spending the night studying. They de-car, and Seth leaves to get Summer because it's all awkward right here. Forgetful Marissa the Hot Boyfriend Neglector tries to explain that she didn't know she'd be going to a dance when she talked to him before, and that this has nothing to do with her being mad at him from yesterday. Ryan tells her to go to the dance, and she runs off to Johnny's poor people Jeep and they drive off. Seth and Summer come out and Ryan tells them he's okay. They leave for the dance. Ryan heads back to homeschool, where there are no dances because you can't dance alone.