The next morning, Seth enters the pool house bearing the telephone. When he announces that it's Eddie, Ryan waves it off, which works out, since Eddie has hung up anyway. Seth's all, "So, um, dinner last night? Entertaining for the rest of us, but...." Ryan's all, "Last night?" like nothing eventful happened, and Seth explains, "The whole, uh, dinner theatre telenovela thing you performed?" Ryan asks, "Tela....novela?" in a delivery that's more like, "Tela...nowhatnow?" Seth explains, "Spanish-language sudser. Telemundo, dude. Television. Victor? With the sexy handlebar mustache?" Comprehende? Ryan's all, "Nada." Hee. Seth asks whether Ryan still thinks of himself as the "friend guy," "befriending any tall beautiful woman who cares to dine with us?" He then says he's speaking from personal experience in pointing out that "the triangle's, uh, not a friendly shape. Okay? It's pointed. It's got sharp edges. Triangles hurt people, man." Ryan insists that there is no triangle, because he and Marissa aren't together and Theresa's just in Newport for work. Seth rebuts that both girls still obviously have feelings for Ryan, and that the only thing that's not obvious is how Ryan feels. When Ryan says it's complicated, Seth agrees that it is, "by the fact that there's an Eddie, and this Eddie still obviously has feelings for Theresa." Seth concludes that Eddie's existence makes the romantic triangle more of a "romantic rhombus." Ryan asks what he should do, and Seth doesn't know, but suggests that he do something soon, because otherwise someone will get hurt, and judging from Eddie's phone voice, that someone will probably be Ryan.
At the Newport Group, Caleb lectures Sandy on the dirty business of construction. Bids below cost! Mysteriously approved permits! Guys like Sean are the lifeblood of the industry! Sandy commends Caleb's touching speech, but turns down Sean's case, wishing Caleb well. Caleb starts in on how Sean is old and tired and will have lots of answers for the D.A., leading Sandy to preach that if you build your empire on quicksand, eventually it will sink. Caleb asks what about Kirsten, since she's complicit, too. Sandy yelps that Kirsten doesn't know anything about it, and Caleb explains that he kept it from her to protect her, but since she's the one who signs Sean's paychecks, they're all in it together. The eyebrows are displeased! Let's just hope no one ends up with the head of Captain Oats in his bed.