I fail to understand why this show insists on playing songs with words in them while its characters are speaking. It's, like, the #2 rule in radio broadcasting never to speak over the song's lyrics for a reason. This is especially apparent when the song is really good and I'd rather listen to it than to the show's characters, which is just about all the time on this show, thanks to the great music direction and the not-as-great writing. Summer and Marissa jostle for position in front of Summer's mirror to apply their makeup. Apparently, Summer's stepmother's wickedness extends to only allowing her self-absorbed daughter to keep one tiny mirror in their entire mansion. Torture! Marissa exposits that Summer must be getting sick of having to share space with her. Summer denies this, and invites Marissa to the college fair, but Marissa turns down the invitation, saying she really isn't thinking about college right now, what with all the other problems she has, like being "homeless, going to public school, and totally broke." Uh...one of those things is not as bad as the others, Marissa. Get some perspective, please.
Marissa's cell phone rings, thereby proving that she's quite as broke as she claims to be. It's Julie, lounging poolside. She tells Marissa that Kirsten has some fabulous beachside property to show her, so their homelessness shouldn't last too much longer. It seems like a gigantic waste of time to look at places to live without having the means to afford them first, but whatever, Julie. She assures Marissa that she has a plan, and hangs up. The camera pulls back to reveal that Julie is lounging by her seedy motel's disgusting pool. A police officer leads a handcuffed perp around Julie's chair, knocking into it. He apologizes, making him the most polite California cop I've ever seen. Meanwhile, Julie should really take a lesson on smart money management from the motel owner, who has cut down on his water bills by relying on his motel's occupants to keep the pool filled with a reliably steady stream of semen and piss.
Summer spies on Taylor Townsend, whose tackily bejeweled Sidekick is texting the message "Lol U R SO NAWTY" to someone named "Dartman 4 u." Nice screen name, there, Dean Evil. Also, Taylor Townsend wouldn't last three minutes on the TWoP forums. Seth tells Summer that he still doesn't believe her suspicions about Taylor Townsend and Dean Evil. He thinks Summer just saw what she wanted to see at the dance. Summer says there is no way Dean Evil and Taylor Townsend making out was something she wanted to see, and takes off to follow Taylor Townsend, who has to be more supportive than Summer's boyfriend.