Ryan, meanwhile, does chin-ups in his wifebeater. I have no idea why, and in this case it absolutely does not matter as long as he keeps right on doing it.
At the Big House, Seth is questioned as to Ryan's whereabouts. He claims not to know, and then adds, "He did say something about going down to Mexico and gambling on cockfights," and then rambles on about the jurisdiction of the O.C. police. Sandy admonishes Seth to stop joking and answer the questions. Seth insists that he did answer the question and sadly states, "I did not know the guy. I never got the chance!" Aw. The eyebrows look concerned.
Back at Lady Heather's Lair, Lady Heather enters Jimmy's study, all proud that there are eggs for him to eat. She asks for a check because she's taking Caitlin to the stables, and Jimmy questions whether Caitlin really needs a pony; he thinks Caitlin won't even like horses in a couple of months. At this, Caitlin storms into the room all, "What? I love China. She's the prettiest pony." I'm assuming the writers weren't going for "cute" with that young actress. Lady Heather shuts down Jimmy, explaining that they're not giving up China. She sends Caitlin out to wait in the car, and then massages Jimmy's back, complaining that work is making him tense. He sees this as an opening to fess up about his problems, but she cuts him off: "You know I don't like to talk about work." He slowly begins to tell her that he's made a few mistakes and she insists, "Jimmy. You don't have cancer. No one is dying. Whatever it is -- whatever you've done -- I'm sure you'll fix it." She then rushes him to write the check because she doesn't want Caitlin to be late.
Marissa, meanwhile, is going on to Luke about the amazing Sukie, who she claims waxes in such a way that it's painless. Maybe Luke should try Sukie on his back instead of the razors. Because either he's incredibly flexible, or someone else does it for him. Probably there's a maid under contract whose entire purpose is to shave Luke's back. Luke is having trouble handling both Marissa's description of the whole waxing process and his eggs at the same time. Marissa insists that it's very hard to get an appointment with Sukie, then suggests that Luke come along with her and get a manicure because "they're not just for girls." Luke wants out of this conversation, and encourages Marissa to go without him. He promises that they'll meet up later because "Holly's having a..." He looks around all sneaky-like, and we're supposed to believe these kids actually attempt to hide from their parents the fact that they party? Seeing that the coast is clear, he finishes up: "Holly's having a thing." Because a "thing" is so much more discreet. "Thing," in this case, obviously means "mole removed."