Because Marissa is brilliant, they have ended up in a restaurant frequented by Luke and his cronies, who walk in like they own the place (if one of them would deign to own a service establishment), obnoxiously yelling, "Hey, what's it take to get a menu?" Marissa insists that she'll handle them, but Ryan wants to do it himself. Marissa asks, "And ruin your popularity?" before ordering Seth and Ryan to sneak out the back door. She takes about twenty minutes to gather her stuff, and heads over to greet Luke and his friends sweetly. Meanwhile, Ryan and Seth nearly make it out, but a waitress catches them at the last minute: "Hey! Front door!" She then stands by with her hands on her hips, ensuring that they'll follow her command. Ryan, in an attempt to look even less discrete, covers his face with his hood, and thugs right out the door. Seth, meanwhile, is not so lucky, and slams a busboy in the nuts with his skateboard, causing all manner of crash-y calamity to break out in the diner. As Luke and he make eye contact, Seth quick-talks, "Hey, guys. How you guys doin'? You like the food here too? It's pretty awesome." Hee. Luke tells him to "Shut up, queer," and Seth seems for a moment like he'll rise above the insult before muttering under his breath, "At least I don't shave my chest." He doesn't mutter quietly enough, though, and Luke angrily rises from his seat while one particularly gape-jawed friend looks on in amazement. Seth attempts to explain: "I just said, 'You look nice in a sweater vest,'" insisting that it was a compliment, but Luke's not having it and claims, "I'm going break you, Cohen." But here comes Ryan, all hooded and up in Luke's face. Luke feigns surprise that Ryan's back, strips off his hood and tells him, "You're a little far from 8 Mile." Well, someone needed to say it. Marissa "Luke, don't"s him, causing Luke to ask whether she's "spokesperson for the geeks of America or something." Ryan laughs and casually asks, "You know what I like about rich kids?" Before Luke can answer, Ryan throws a punch and finishes up, "Nothing!" As Luke peels himself off the table, Ryan and Seth make a break for the door, Seth screaming, "That was awesome!" Ryan fumbles with unlocking his bicycle, and Seth blocks the doorknob from the outside with his skateboard while Luke hurls insults at him from the inside -- clever insults such as "pansy" and "deadbeat." Finally, Seth and Ryan are off, Seth hopping on the back of Ryan's bicycle as Luke gives chase. Meanwhile, Marissa sits at the table in the dinner, pushing a strand of poorly crimped hair behind her ear and pouting.
Episode Report CardJoanna: B | 354 USERS: B-
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