Eric on the phone. Missy decides to come up for the weekend. I wish I could fully relate the charming and romantic manner in which they address each other. I know that Eric "Ike Turner" Nies's technique consists of barking at Missy that she shouldn't say she's coming up for the weekend if she doesn't intend to do it, and then mapping out the plans for the entire weekend once she says yes.
Heather B., looking up from the pool game, shouts, "Eric, you happy now?" Eric gets all Melancholy Dane and says, "This is the worst part of it, you don't understand." Julie, showing off her newfound Vibe vocabulary, says, "Is she a skeezer?" and Eric says "Don't be calling her a skeezer, or you'll get the pool stick, believe me." Pen. In. My. Eye! Julie, to her credit, doesn't kill him immediately. For SOME reason, Heather asks him about Missy.
So, after Eric's high-school escapades with Drugs and the Police, he tried to convince Missy he was on the straight and narrow. So, from what I can deduce from his garbled story, he told Missy he was gonna go clean, but he didn't: "I wasn't in the right frame of mind, I was a bad boy and I needed to straighten myself up." So apparently Eric went down to Miami to party and was having at it, only Missy Wuz There, but he blew her off and generally acted like a big ass. Heather pipes up, "So you were the skeezer!" and Eric, to his credit, agrees.
Eric, in his interview, says he ruined the most incredible relationship of his life over partying and drugs.
Heather's telling Eric that Missy's seen him at his worst, and probably doesn't believe anything he says. Eric says, "So you're saying I've gotta convince her." Heather, actually being very nice, tells Eric not to commit to Missy -- that Missy might be keeping her options open based on her past experiences with Eric. Eric says indignantly that Missy's already doing that, that she goes "out with some dude!" Heather rolls her eyes and says, "Well, she is a skeezer!" Julie cackles.
Eric's interview. He tells us that he's trying to get Missy to see that he's for real. Yeah. A real big WHAT is the question.
Backward baseball cap. Eric's community service. Eric talks with a community worker about how important family is, and that's why he wants to work with kids, since when he was growing up, his father wasn't always there for him.