Sandy and Kirsten discuss the NewNewport Group. Sandy says he's always hated the thought of being a white-collar businessman, but since he shut down his law firm to run the company while Kirsten was away, he might as well do some good while he's at it. He wants to make sure Kirsten is okay with this. She whisper-talks that Sandy should do whatever makes him happy.
The lock-in will begin in twenty minutes. Seth tries to get Taylor Townsend to let Ryan and Summer in late, but she's not having it. She tells Seth to sit down, and addresses the crowd. It's time for trust falls! Taylor Townsend orders them to buddy up with someone they don't know, hopefully from a different race. Everyone turns to look at the only black student, who now has an embarrassment of buddy riches. Actually, since Harbor doesn't have any non-white students, everyone just starts hurling insults and shoes at Taylor. It's brutal. Or it would be, if the show paid more than one person to shout things at her. Taylor is rattled and upset. Seth grabs the mic from her and starts setting up a rousing game of Capture the Flag. The one student with lines starts lamely making fun of Seth, and more shoes are thrown, but Seth is used to this kind of treatment and isn't fazed in the least. "Thank you," Taylor says. Awww.
The Ryan Rover screeches to a halt near a beach campfire, which is surrounded by Volchok and his cronies. Johnny's already there, asking Volchok how he could do Johnny so wrong by stealing Casey. Volchok tosses Johnny on the sand, calls him a "little bitch," and then kicks sand in his face. Tonight's episode was brought to you by Charles Atlas, who reminds you that even a ninety-pound weakling can become a husky man by using the Atlas method. Ryan runs up and pushes Volchok off of Johnny, leads Johnny away, and then turns around and sucker-punches Volchok in the face. He warns Volchok to "stay away" from Johnny, when he should really be warning Johnny to stay away from Marissa. Good to see that Ryan's learned his lesson about not punching people out, though. He's not pathologically violent at all. Or pathologically nosy, either. Not, since Johnny is none of his business and yet, here Ryan is getting involved.