Ryan finds Marissa squatting in his poolhouse. She's wicked pissed that Ryan didn't tell her about his fishing plans. Ryan says he was waiting for the "right time," which I'm guessing was going to be "never." He asks Marissa to understand that he needs to "make a change." Marissa storms off, not seeming very understanding.
7 'n 7's boyfriend pulls his convertible up to Julie's motel. He asks her whether her plan will work, and 7 'n 7 assures him that buddying up to Julie -- who has lots of contacts and nothing to lose -- is their road to riches, not like they weren't already doing pretty well for themselves, what with the fancy car and the expensive rehab stint. But whatever.
We see the depths to which Julie has sunk when she takes a beer out of her motel fridge and can't find a bottle opener. I hear rooms at the Ritz come with seven gold-plated bottle openers. She answers a knock at the door to find 7 'n 7, who tries to invite herself into Julie's room. Julie doesn't take the bait until 7 'n 7 tells her she ended up buying that condo -- for Julie. After Kirsten told her about Julie's situation, 7 'n 7 was "moved." Julie says she was moved, too. Right into a motel. Still, she knows better than to leave the motel for something that's bound to have strings attached to it. 7 'n 7 assures her that she doesn't want anything from her except to be allowed to crash there whenever she's in town. She hands Julie the keys, promising to keep it their little secret.
Seth and Ryan hang out in Seth's room for a change. Seth tells Ryan that his decision to trade high school in for schools of fish is stupid, but Ryan says it's the best option he has. Except for, you know, finishing high school and then getting a job, or finishing high school and going to whatever college will accept him despite Dean Evil's note, and I'm sure they exist. Seth says he has a "plan" to get Ryan back into Harbor. Ryan doesn't have much faith in it. They head to a dinner that neither of them wants to attend.
Marissa has similar feelings as Summer pulls her car up to the Cohen house. Summer tells her to try to make the best of things.