At the Non-Beautiful Blue Bachelor Pad, Seth and Summer work side by side on Marissa's bedroom. Seth successfully hammers a nail into the wall, and then turns to Summer for approval. With her hair casually pulled back, she looks particularly fresh-faced and pretty. She acknowledges his success: "Bob Vila's your bitch, Cohen." Not for long, though, as with his next hammer stroke, Seth punches a hole through the wall. When Summer reminds him that he has to "find the stud," he's all, "You mean like you did, Summer?" Hee. She feigns annoyance as she orders him to hand over the stud finder and he's all, "Oh, Summer. I think you are the stud finder." Summer wields the hammer in his direction, and he scurries to work. She also needs a level, and he doesn't know what that is except for "something you advance to in a videogame." She thinks it's funny that "the tool doesn't know about tools." Seth rebuts that his "people" aren't handy; he suggests that they just get a contractor. Summer threateningly raises a power drill in one hand and the hammer in the other, and God forbid she suffered a rage blackout with those things in hand. Seth quickly offers to paint, and she's all, "And here I thought you could only paint the ceiling." Well, that's a little risqué if it means what I think it means. Oh, and there's a nice little close-up of Adam Brody's jeans-clad ass in this scene. Thank you, O.C.!
We see a shot of the Orange County skyline, then pan down to see Luke sitting on the hood of his car, downing more beers, and listening to "Night Moves." His phone rings, and he's hopeful that it'll be Marissa, but it's just Ryan using her phone. And either Marissa's still refusing to talk to Luke, or both she and Ryan are too stupid to realize that imminent catastrophe might be averted if Luke was just allowed to apologize. Inside the car, Mischa Barton demonstrates a completely overdone reaction of "surprise," for no apparent reason. Presumably, she knew Ryan was calling Luke, so why act shocked that Luke actually answered? Luke insists that he's fine; he's at the park drinking beer and "rockin' out to Seger -- you know the drill." Ryan doesn't know the drill, or at least won't cop to it. If it were Steve Perry, though, he'd be all over it. Luke pleads with Ryan to tell Marissa that he gets it and doesn't deserve her forgiveness, since he's scum. He moans that all he ever did was let her down. Ryan begs him to tell him where he is; didn't he already say he was at the park? Ryan says that Luke can't leave without saying goodbye, and Luke's all, "Right. Goodbye." He freaks out on his car for a bit, throws a just-opened beer off the overlook, and calls Lady Heather, leaving a particularly drunken-sounding message that he's leaving the next day and he needs to see her and he's on his way! As he fumbles his way into the car, he screams that she at least owes him a goodbye.