Summer once again tries to convince Marissa to go to the college fair, but Marissa claims that she has to study for a Trig exam. You know she's lying because they don't teach higher math in public school. Summer's like, "Okay, whatever," and leaves the room. Marissa calls after her that she'll be fine, even though Summer didn't ask and probably doesn't care. I know I don't.
Sandy, Kirsten, Seth, Summer, and Ryan walk through the college fair. In a shocking display of physical affection, Seth and Summer are holding hands. The couple disappears, leaving Ryan with Sandy and Kirsten. He says it's weird being back in Harbor. Sandy recommends that Ryan take a look at Berkeley, where some "very pretty girls" are known to study.
Seth and Summer walk past a Harvard table. (Does Harvard really need to go to college fairs? They certainly weren't at my school's, but then again, we were public so all we got was an ITT table and some pamphlets from local community colleges. Used pamphlets.) Summer isn't too pleased to see that all the good schools are in the Northeast, where winter exists and makes Summer unhappy as she's already anticipating the jokes her name will make her the butt of. Suddenly, she spots Dean Evil and Taylor Townsend having an animated fight behind a sort-of-closed door. Seth doesn't see that as proof that the two are involved. Summer says she'll get Seth his proof, and walks off determinedly.
Meanwhile, Ryan, Kirsten, and Sandy are talking to the Berkeley guy about Ryan's college plans. The music turns ominous as Sandy sees Dean Evil slithering toward them. Sandy walks over to cut Dean Evil off, but not before Kirsten and Ryan notice. Dean Evil wants Ryan removed from the premises, but Sandy explains that he has Dr. Kim's permission for Ryan to be there. Dean Evil gets the last smirk as he says it's not like Ryan will get into any of the schools at this fair, what with that note on his permanent record. Sandy asks Dean Evil to take the letter off and not ruin Ryan's future as Ryan walks up and overhears Sandy say that Dean Evil is "killing" Ryan's "one shot." Because we can't succeed in life if we don't go to college -- a prestigious college, at that. Dean Evil agrees to take the letter off of Ryan's record, and even graciously extends him an invitation to re-enroll at Harbor. Except not, because we couldn't have such an easy conclusion in such a short period of time! Such things take at least another twenty minutes. Sandy turns around and sees Ryan watching them. Ryan takes off.