We open in the darkness of Seth's bedroom, where he and Ryan sleep. And all you HoYay! people can just call yourselves right back down, because Ryan is on the floor. The floor. From the bed, Seth whispers Ryan's name and asks if he's asleep; when no answer comes, Seth flips on the light and flops over to peer at Ryan, who is squinting at the harsh glare. Seth again asks if he's asleep, and Ryan moans a lack of response. Seth then reaches out to pinch Ryan's nose, causing Ryan to flip himself over jerkily. Undeterred, Seth concludes, "Yeah. I can't sleep either." He rambles on about how although Summer hasn't technically dumped him yet, it's only a matter of time. He wonders whether he should force a confrontation or "continue to be whiny and passive-aggressive until she realizes what a catch I am." I think I'd go with the first choice, but that's just me. Seth says Ryan's name three times with increasing urgency, and asks again whether Ryan is asleep. Seth chooses a different tack: he announces that he'll let Ryan go back to sleep now, since as bad as things are for Seth, they're even worse for Ryan. This finally catches Ryan's attention, as Seth explains that he at least is sleeping in his own bed and not "sleeping here on my floor...not sleeping." Ryan points out that the only reason he can't sleep is because Seth won't shut up. Seth agrees, but adds that it's also because Theresa is in the pool house, to Marissa's dismay. When Ryan insists that Marissa is fine with it, Seth sarcastically agrees -- the same way Ryan would be fine with it if Oliver were sleeping on Marissa's couch. Except those are two entirely different things: battered girl with no place to go versus a penthouse-sheltered, gun-wielding psychopath. And who would want Oliver sleeping on their couch? Next to Oliver, Theresa is...well, Mother Teresa. Ryan says it's cool, and then asks what Seth expects him to do? Kick Theresa out of the house? Seth suggests that Ryan should be at least a little bit curious about when she's leaving. When Ryan again insists that he's not worried, Seth sends him back to "bed...or...the floor." Both boys roll over to sleep, and tinkly music plays as we see a wide-awake Ryan, lying under a very comfy-looking sage green blanket. That blanket makes me sleepy. Ryan suddenly sits up and announces that he should talk to Theresa, to which Seth is all, "Let me come with you." How random and interfering and completely inherited from his snoopy-yet-well-intentioned father. In this scene -- which is supposed to take place in the middle of the night -- neither boy's hair looks the least bit different than it does at any other point in the episode. Why not with the delightfully rumpled? It's such a good look for them both. In any case, they head off together to harass their invited houseguest about when she's leaving.
Episode Report CardJoanna: A | 389 USERS: B-
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