Ryan finds Taylor sulking in some bushes. She asks him what the deal is with his present. "Are you trying to send me a message?" she asks. Yes, and that message is: improve your vocab skills. Nothing wrong with that. Ryan admits he's feeling weird about the Berkeley thing. Taylor tells him that she actually applied to Berkeley before they started dating, which seems to change things in his mind, and that she wanted to know how he felt about her before she told him. He says going to college together is a "big decision." She asks him if he would have said he loved her if he knew about Berkeley. Ryan doesn't answer. Taylor leaves. But first she has to face a room full of people singing "Happy Birthday" and a giant cake. Taylor steps forward to blow out the candles, then decides to run away instead. Still no earthquake.
Sandy tells Ryan that he and Kirsten will take care of cleaning up The Pav while Ryan goes off to think about stuff. Ryan walks two feet before he finds Kaitlin sitting on a bench, looking pouty. She points out that Julie and Frank are breaking up, and it's her fault. She has nothing against Frank personally (although she should), but she just didn't want to "rush into an insta-family." Unless it's with the BULLIT. Ryan says when he moved in with the Cohens, he thought it would only last a week, but it's four years later and he's still there. Ryan promises Kaitlin that whether or not things work out with Frank, he'll "always be [her] brother... in a completely non-creepy way." Kaitlin tells him to tell Taylor he loves her or else he's an idiot. Julie enters the scene to agree with this.
Seth shows Summer the video he took of her and Kirsten talking about him. He says he gets that she wants him to be passionate about something, but he doesn't know if filmmaking is it. He might be interested in being a film critic, however. "That sounds awesome," he says in face of Summer's disapproval of spending one's life watching movies and telling everyone how much they suck. That's right it's awesome, Seth! Summer doesn't understand you. But I do. Issues unresolved, Summer and Seth leave to rent An Inconvenient Truth.