Marissa's phone rings to break the moment, and she cheerily answers it. It's Luke, calling from a party that appears be held in the same house as last week's party. He's all, "Where you at, girl?" and "It's time for you to get your buns on!" And if we're really supposed to invest in Marissa as a character, we need to be given some reason to believe she'd date such a toolio. Luke tells her that another partygoer is so drunk that he can't "feel his feet," and some guy in the background yells, "There goes the left leg!" Luke whines that he misses Marissa, and that it's not a party if she's not there. With her back turned to Ryan, Marissa calls Luke "sweet," and promises to be there soon. Luke looks around dodgily before telling Marissa that he loves her, and she does the same at her end before responding in kind.
Ryan makes no pretense of looking elsewhere as Marissa walks back toward him. He asks how long she's "been with him," and she's all "Luke?" as if there's a whole list of other people she's "with." She claims that she doesn't know, and I'm sorry, but she's so the girl who keeps track to the day, or at least Summer is so the girl who would enviously keep track for her. Seth rolls up to add, "I know. Fifth grade, when you two got your mack on during our class trip to the Museum of Tolerance. Back of the bus. Classy lady." Marissa tosses a fry at him -- one less she needs to pretend to eat -- and asks what his problem is; what did she ever do to him? Seth says "nothing," which is exactly his point: he's lived next door to her "forever," and she's never said or done anything to him. Marissa "oh my God"s that he's the one who never talks to her, because he thinks he's so much better than everyone else. Seth is briefly flummoxed, and then concludes that if she's "talking about Luke, then yes. Because that guy shaves his chest!" Hee. Marissa insists, "He plays water polo!" to which Seth responds that they know, because "half the team tried to kill us the other night." Marissa bugs out her eyes at Ryan, who explains that he's "not too popular around here. And your boyfriend? A little bit angry." Marissa questions whether Ryan didn't try to hit Luke back, and Ryan admits that he hit Luke first. Marissa snits that it's hard to believe Ryan's not more popular.