Ryan finally arrives at school, where he asks Dr. Kim how he can change Marissa's situation. Dr. Kim says that the board reached its decision, and that it's a "fair" one (um...how, exactly?). Ryan says that there must be someone he can talk to, something he can do to change things. Dr. Kim says that it's out of her hands; Ryan will have to talk to the Dean of Discipline, who apparently functions under his own sphere of power that the Dean of the Entire School has not control over. Ryan asks to speak to him, then, and Dr. Kim doesn't seem particularly excited about the idea. "Please," Ryan asks, making sad puppy-dog eyes. No woman can resist!
Summer is sulking in bed about the bummer of a senior year she's about to have when Seth comes over. She tells him about Taylor's "feeding on" Marissa's "remains," which is a meal of approximately negative six calories, and says she wants to be the Social Chair to try to keep Marissa's legacy alive. Seth encourages her to do that, then. Summer says she doesn't have a chance against Harbor's Karl Rove. Seth is impressed that Summer knows who Karl Rove even is, and Summer says she picks up pieces here and there when her stepmother falls asleep in front of CNN. Good thing Stepmommy doesn't watch FoxNews, or god knows what opinions Summer would have subconsciously absorbed. Seth tells Summer that she can beat Taylor if she combines her inner rage with Marissa's Social Chair know-how.
Jimmy and the shady character meet again at the yacht club, where Jimmy promises again that he'll have the guy's money. Something new has been added to the mix now, though: Jimmy needs another loan of a hundred thousand dollars. The shady guy doesn't know whether he should just shoot Jimmy right there or marvel at the size of his balls to ask that. Jimmy says he needs the loan to get the money he owes: "I got a plan."
Ryan and Marissa enter the office of Dean Evil, who welcomes "Harbor's Most Notorious Couple." They take that in stride and say they just want a chance to tell him their side of the story. Dean Evil says he doesn't really need to hear anything from Ryan, since Ryan wasn't expelled, despite Dean Evil's best efforts. So they'll be focusing on Marissa today. Dean Evil asks Marissa why he's wrong about her, and Marissa replies that she's never been involved in "anything like this" before. This gives Dean Evil the perfect opportunity to tell her that she's totally wrong. You see, he moved to Newport from the vague, yet still inherently evil "East Coast" a few weeks ago, but he's already figured out that Newport loves to gossip, and that its favorite topic of conversation is Marissa. Wow, really? People must be collapsing into boredom-induced comas all over town, then. So Dean Evil knows all about Marissa's record of shoplifting, alcoholism, and ODing. Ryan protests that those things have nothing to do with what happened with Trey, and Marissa agrees that what's in her past is in her past and it's true, but, she slurs: "I mean, the shooting was different." Dean Evil says it's never different, and that he doesn't hear a "hint of remorse" in Marissa's voice about shooting another "kid." It seems that Dean Evil's little gossip fountain didn't watch the pilot, where it was established that Trey was "over eighteen." Marissa thinks for a second, and then says she doesn't have any remorse, which is a little different from what we saw in the last episode, when she said she couldn't sleep at night from the guilt. This week, though, Marissa is proud of what she did and would do it again if she had the chance. Ryan doesn't look particularly thrilled with that response, both because it pretty much puts Marissa's chances of getting back into Harbor at negative twelve, and because she's talking about his brother. Marissa tells Dean Evil to share that gossip tidbit with his Newport friends, and leaves. Ryan follows, but not before Dean Evil tells him to pass along the message that Marissa is never setting foot in Harbor again.