Things creak in the Ice Cream Shoppe. Kaitlin finishes off a vat of ice cream while Julie calls Frank and leaves a message for him saying that she and Kaitlin are fine (I'm sure he'll be thrilled to know that his little cockblocker made it through unscathed) and trapped in an ice cream store. Kaitlin insensitively asks her mother why she's even calling Frank if they were taking their relationship "down a notch." Suddenly, the ice cream store employee appears from the back room and reports that the door there is also stuck. What are you doing here, Ice Cream Store Guy? Really, what? It's the penultimate show and we're wasting precious seconds on you? Did Josh Schwartz, like, promise this guy and the mailman and G.E.O.R.G.E. guy that he would give them a small part on the show and now he has to shoehorn them all in or something? Kaitlin makes the best out of a bad situation and puts her order in for another ice cream cone. The ice cream store guy already knows what she wants, though, and says his name is Gary. Julie continues to call him "Ice Cream Guy" and asks if they have a ladder so she can try to escape through the roof.
While Ryan leans against a doorframe and exsanguinates, Taylor shows off her all-purpose, handy-dandy Personal Safety Device, which is a flashlight, radio, cell phone charger, compass, and siren all in one. A cell phone charger is considered a personal safety device now? What times we live in! Taylor also has bottled water, canned goods, a gas mask, and North Korean currency since "you never know." No, but after that giant long distance missile they tried to launch totally fell into the ocean forty seconds after launch, you can probably guess. Ryan turns the radio on, only to hear the news that the first fatality has been reported. A pedestrian was hit by a power line. Ouch. Ryan turns the radio off, and he and Taylor both react to this sobering news. Taylor wonders why her mother hasn't tried to reach her yet and worries it's because something happened to her. Is that a better or worse feeling than knowing your mother isn't contacting you because she hates you? Taylor wants to go to her house and check on her mother, which is not what Ryan wanted to hear. He lies that Seth texted him and said he and Summer are coming to the Roberts house. Oh my god, Ryan. So Taylor doesn't like the sight of blood, so what? She'll faint and then she'll get over it. I'm sure she'd much prefer that than the sight of you dying at her feet because your hero complex prevented you from telling her about your freaking medical emergency!