California! (You've been on our minds.)
School. Kirsten leads Seth and Ryan through a fancy outside walkway. Seth backstories that he doesn't "git it": shouldn't Lady Heather blame philandering Luke instead of Ryan? Ryan points out that Lady Heather doesn't know the circumstances surrounding Marissa's OD, and Seth asks why Ryan doesn't tell her. Ryan's just happy that Marissa's okay. Kirsten heads off to "check in with the Events Committee," promising to catch up with them later, and telling Ryan not to be nervous because he'll do great.
Ryan is flabbergasted at the expanse of the campus, all, "This is school?" Seth feigns enthusiasm for registration week, claiming it's his favorite time of year because other students aren't around to ruin it. At that moment, two students walk by; Seth points them out, all, "Except them." In interviews, Adam Brody has admitted that he adlibs many of his lines; I think we might have just witnessed one of them at the expense of some unfortunately placed extras. In any case, the boys walk by signage for the tennis court and swimming pool, and Ryan is amazed. Seth is surprised that Ryan didn't have both at his old school and Ryan responds, "Well, we had a basketball hoop." I'm sure the Chino Chamber of Commerce prefers that to the alternate and equally likely response, "Well, we had a stick and a tin can." They continue along their way and intersect with Kirsten, who is talking to two teachers. Seth greets the teachers by name, and they completely ignore him in response. This kind of rude treatment of her son from his educators doesn't seem to bother Kirsten, but it does bother Seth. As they walk away, he laments that his mother is more popular than he is. He then points out that Ryan has to get his school ID photo taken, and Ryan's all, "Mug shot?" Seth accuses Ryan of cynicism.
Speaking of mug shots (and shoddy contrivances), Sandy is currently having his picture taken as well. For some reason, the flash causes him to loosen his tie fanatically. Rachel is back, and moans, "Oh yeah!" before agreeing that the photo's "a keeper." Sandy asks when the retina scan is, and she deadpans, "Friday." He explains that he was joking, and so was she! Well, then, I guess, ha. Rachel says it's a good thing they didn't hire Sandy for his quick wit; as he admires his photo he jokes, "Well, God doesn't give with two hands." Hee. Rachel explains that Sandy needs to meet his team, which will consist of a researcher, two paralegals, and a file clerk to "do all the heavy lifting." Rachel awkwardly segues to the firm's "state-of-the-art gym," the existence of which surprises Sandy. She, meanwhile, is amazed that the public defender's office didn't have a gym. And do these people know nothing about anything? In any case, if you didn't see Sandy's response coming, you need to watch more television. Or, I guess, good for you. He says, of course, "We had a basketball hoop."