At The Lighthouse, Sandy stands on a brick wall and looks really, really short. Is Peter Gallagher that short? I imagine they'll keep Ben McKenzie far away from such height-emphasizing (or, more appropriately, lack-of-height-emphasizing) props. He greets the representative from the liquor board, telling him about the "craziest thing" that happened when he opened his mail and read about the reneging of the license. Liquor Lackey is all, "Yeah." Sandy asks, "Crazy, yeah?" and Liquor Lackey says, "Yeah, your license has been reneged." Sandy whines that The Lighthouse can't succeed without a liquor license: "This is Newport Beach -- everyone here's a borderline alcoholic!" Liquor Lackey explains that the temporary license was issued before the newly appointed Liquor Commissioner became involved. He asks if the name Steve Paiser means anything to Sandy, and it doesn't. Liquor Lackey points out that the name would mean something to Jimmy Cooper; Jimmy was Liquor Commissioner's financial advisor before Jimmy stole $250,000 from him, which forced Liquor Commissioner back into the workforce. So. Liquor Lackey's advice to Sandy is to ask Jimmy to step down. And also to have his eyebrows trimmed, since Liquor Lackey's eyebrows are very precisely groomed.
Ryan watches television at The Non-Beautiful Blue Bachelor Pad while Marissa offers up lunch options: "Mac and cheese or mac and cheese." Weren't they just at the pier for lunch? And wasn't she just pretending to be eating an ice cream bar? It's the same day, because she's still sporting the Wall of Hair. She leans over the back of the couch to kiss him, and then slides over onto his lap, claiming to have "forgot[ten] how fun this was." He's all, "Pretty fun." Ryan suggests that lunch can wait, to which she responds, "We are having a pretty big dinner." And it took me a while to realize that that was not supposed to be some oral sex joke, but was actual commentary on the fact that they're having dinner out at The Lighthouse. Marissa should not have both tears and jokes in one episode; it's just not fair to the viewing audience. A knock at the door interrupts their mackage; Ryan suggests that it's Jimmy, and Marissa points out the obvious -- that Jimmy might actually have a key to his own house. He may be spineless, but he can at least manage that.