Some old guy listens to rap music in the park. Julie and Jamie prepare for a skateboarding race. In an interview, Julie says that she and Jamie are "cool." They race. In an interview, Julie says that they can "have a little smoochfest" and it's "not a big deal," and then she jokes that it's "a good way to get to know someone." Then we get a really chopped-up conversation, but basically the gist is that Julie wants to make sure they will still be friends. In an interview, Jamie says that he came into this thinking that Julie was a "naïve, young girl," but she's actually the opposite. Julie tells Jamie that she likes him "as much as she could like a male without making it all sexual." Is that supposed to be a compliment? Jamie tells her the feeling is mutual. I'm actually surprised at how maturely they handled that. The scene ends with them skateboarding down the street, and Jamie is actually pretty good. I mean, he's no Tony Hawk or anything, but he's not bad.
Melissa is sitting on the porch painting on canvases while Matt continues to paint the chairs he's been working on for like three weeks. Matt asks if the painting really helps her "sanity." Melissa says it does. She's working on a little painting of a yellow chick on a blue background that says, "Scared." It's really good! I swear! I totally want one of those paintings. In a confessional, Melissa says that painting is "therapeutic," and it's "less emotionally invasive" than talking to a therapist. Isn't the point of therapy to be emotionally invasive? Melissa admires her painting. In a confessional, Matt says that Melissa is "so much more fun to be around and more solid, and a little more likeable." In an interview, Melissa says that she is "stepping far, far outside of the person [she] was when [she] first got there." Melissa continues to admire her painting. Hey, I would too!
Melissa shows Lionel all of the paintings she has been working on. She says that they are "all things that [she] feels about [herself] sometimes." Okay, I know I keep saying this, but they are all really good. In an interview, Melissa says that most people can't "acknowledge their flaws with words," but that painting makes it easy for her. We see a close-up of a painting of a dragonfly that says "Nasty." Lionel compliments her paintings. As he leaves, Melissa hugs him and says, "I'm an artist!" In an interview, Melissa says that being there has taught her that she "can try new things and [she] might possibly be good at them." Melissa lies down on the couch and then starts talking to herself, saying that she has to paint, but falls asleep instead. What was that about?