Meanwhile in the kitchen, we join Sandy and Kirsten mid-conversation as Sandy ponders how odd it is that he's never met Sean, since he's Kirsten's uncle. Kirsten says that he's not really her uncle, and that he works all the time. Sandy asks what Sean does for the company, and Kirsten says he's a consultant. When Sandy jokingly wonders if she could be more vague, Kirsten explains, "He knows people," to which Sandy's all, "You did it! That was more vague!" Hee. Kirsten adds that Sean works with the permit people and the union guys -- he's their "liaison." Sandy offers an emphatic "uh huh" at this revelation, and then says that he looked over the report and made some calls; he should hear back tonight.
Seth and Ryan join them in the kitchen, as Seth insistently claims that overexposure is a major source of conflict in new relationships. He says, "Summereth? Sethummer? You understand what I'm saying?" Ryan admits that he doesnt, but that's normal. Hee. With a hint of curiosity in her voice, Kirsten announces that Theresa called, and Sandy enthuses that he'd like to meet her. Ryan earnestly says that Theresa would like to meet them, too. When Kirsten asks why Theresa's in town, Ryan explains that she took the semester off to make some extra money, since her mother got laid off. Seth concludes that she's there for a while, and asks if Marissa knows. When Ryan explains that they "kinda bumped into each other," Seth laughs and tells Ryan, "You're the friend guy! Bringin' friends together!" Kirsten senses the sarcasm, leading Seth to commend her on her perceptiveness. He narrates that this "mysterious, caliente female" from Ryan's past just showed up in town with lots of time on her hands and no one to spend it with except Ryan. Sandy asks if Marissa is okay with the situation, and Seth waves off the question and says that Marissa and Ryan are back to being friends, leading Sandy to ask when they were ever friends. Ryan, meanwhile, pokes around in his cereal box. In my house, that means there's been a possible bug-sighting.