Julie tells Kaitlin that she told Frank they needed to slow down their relationship so she could spend more time with her daughter. Julie acts all proud of herself like it's special for a mother to spend time with her daughter. Kaitlin pushes her luck and asks for ice cream.
Taylor watches Sixteen Candles and calls a psychic hotline. Ryan comes knocking, and Taylor tells "Esmeralda" she'll call her next year and hangs up. Ryan comes in and gives Taylor her real birthday present, the poems. She says it's an amazing gift. Ryan apologizes for freaking out on her. He says he loves her again and he doesn't want to lose her. And to that end, apparently, they can go to Berkeley together. Taylor's eyes well and she's speechless. Ryan points out that that's a first. They make out and the world shakes. YES!
Julie and Kaitlin drop their ice creams and run for shelter.
Windows start exploding in the Roberts home. I guess that's Dr. Neil's final "fuck you" to Julie -- setting her up to live in a place with absolutely no earthquake protection. Ryan and Taylor head for the floor so the maximum amount of objects can fall on them.
Power lines explode all around Seth and Summer.
Really bad sound effects of glass breaking abound in the Roberts mansion.
Kirsten appears to be waking up from one of her depression naps on the floor of The Pav. Sandy runs to her while The Pav totally disintegrates. Is all of Newport made of paper or something?
A big piece of something falls outside the Ice Cream Shoppe.
The Roberts house continues to explode.
A freaking traffic light falls on Seth's car.
A huge cabinet with big glass doors teeters over Ryan and Taylor.
A lamppost full of menace hangs dangerously over Seth's car.
While Seth and Summer wisely vacate the vehicle that's about to be smashed and escape harm, Ryan decides to take one for the team and get squished by furniture. I can't believe they promised us an earthquake this episode, and we had to wait until the last five minutes to get it.