Julie and Melissa discuss summer plans. Melissa is going to L.A., because if she goes back to Tampa, she'll get back into her rut. Melissa suggests that Julie go to L.A. with her. Julie says it would be fun.
Julie is crying on her bed because she's sad to leave. Kelley asks if she's excited to go to L.A. Julie says she's scared, and has a bad feeling. Kelley points out how fun the whole adventure will be, and says she's jealous. And she tosses Julie a roll of toilet paper so she'll stop picking her nose. Well, she was! Julie gets excited about going to L.A. Kelley sounds remarkably insincere in her exhortations. Julie looks at her nails.
Julie is on the phone with her dad, telling him she's going to L.A. this summer. In an interview, Julie says that realizing she's in control of her own life makes her not "rage and rebel." Julie apologizes to her dad, and he admits some wrongdoing as well. Mr. Mormon wants to know if her roommates have talked her into "a different kind of life" as the camera swings inexplicably to a shot of the messy hallway. Is her dad worried that her roommates have made her messy? Is the mess supposed to symbolize her messy soul? Julie says she is choosing her own life. Aw, they made up. Closure. Julie skateboards and then climbs a tree. As Melissa's dad would say, that's what white folks do when they're happy. I can see where he would get that impression from watching this show.
Time for Danny and Paul closure. Danny talks to Paul on the phone. In a confessional, Danny talks about how much he loves Paul. Julie plays the Danny and Paul song. It's basically like every other song she's ever sung. She really needs to buy a guitar tuner. Danny listens and smiles, and when the song is over, claps. He tells her it was "the sweetest thing anyone's ever done for [him]." He's even crying a little bit.
The roommates want to have a last-night slumber party. Julie cuddles Matt. Danny and Kelley jump on the beds. Julie continues to maul poor Matt, who is saying the Lord's Prayer. He could just tell her to stop. Not that it has stopped her before. Kelley tells Julie to cut it out. In an interview, Julie says that Matt is "gorgeous" and she "can't not be attracted to him." Okay, as many times as I've said "we get it" in this recap, I still don't get what Julie sees in Matt. The end of the scene shows Jamie and Melissa cuddling, Danny and Kelley cuddling, and Julie and Matt not really cuddling. What's ironic is, if you read the New Orleans book, Julie reveals that she made out with Jamie while everyone else was asleep that night. But that doesn't fit the storyline, so it's not shown. Interesting.