Melissa and Jamie are sitting inside on a loveseat in deep conversation. Melissa says that there are "sides sprouting up." Jamie says that it's so third grade, and it is, but hasn't he ever seen an episode of this show before? That's kind of the point. In an interview, Melissa says that Jamie feels he has been "victimized in this little triangle," and he "doesn't believe that he has done anything wrong." Well, he really hasn't done anything to them. He's been kind of a jerk at some points, but he hasn't been overtly mean to Danny and Kelley. Okay, I feel a little bad for him. He seems so upset about it. Jamie says that he wants to tell them that "they harbor jealousy" and "harbor such, like, distaste," when in fact they are the ones with the issues. Okay, sympathy for Jamie? Gone. Why does he assume that they are jealous of him, unless he thinks that he is so great that others cannot help but be jealous? In the (somewhat altered) words of the great Carly Simon, "You're so vain, I bet you think this show is about you." Jamie says that he wants to talk to Kelley and let it all out, because Kelley "has never articulated her issues with [him]." Then he asks Melissa whether she knows what the problem is, because he must be oblivious to it. Melissa has no answers. Do any of us have answers, really?
Danny asks Julie to skateboard downtown with him. Julie persuades him to skate uptown instead, because she wants to go to a coffeehouse called Neutral Ground, where they are holding an open-mike night. Danny says he'll go if she calls Baxter first. Julie dials the phone. In an interview, Julie says that she's not happy with her life at this moment, and that she wants to branch out and see what else is out there. She totally invites herself over to Baxter's house to watch The Sopranos, but he doesn't seem to mind. Is she even allowed to watch that show? In an interview, Julie says she knows the world is out there, but she can't taste or touch or see it, and she won't be happy until she does. She hangs up the phone and walks down the hall saying, "Stupid, stupid, stupid!" No, she's not calling Matt. She's referring to herself -- she doesn't even know Baxter! I'm kind of sympathetic to Julie at this point -- she really has missed out on a lot due to her upbringing, and I think she is just now realizing exactly how much.