Puck and Cory sit with coffee on the curb and Puck asks Cory what it's like to be in the dirt. He says that it wasn't so fun for him about a week ago. Cory's all warbly and pouty and whiny again. Puck tells Cory to tell Rachel to "kiss [his] butt." Cory says she feels "helpless and weak" when she's with Puck. Puck starts bitching Cory out again for not standing up for him when they were kicking him out. Because he's done talking about it, remember? I'm just going to transcribe this conversation because it makes absolutely no sense the way they've edited it, and they just assume that I won't mind. But listen to this bullshit. Puck: "You were my friend, Cory. Could have stopped it. Could have put the brakes on and said, 'Oh, wait. I'm an adult. I'm gonna think. Let's not be harsh and just feeding-frenzy on Puck while he's gone.' And don't even get into what my mom dealt with. Oh. It's just awful for her, man." Cory: "I'm just stuck. Stuck, stuck, stuck, stuck, stuck, stuck." Puck: "You know, you guys played the cops on me, man. That really hurt my feelings." Cory: "There are so many people in the house that have been hurt by you, too." Puck: "You just have to get the funny in me or not. And, you know what? I prayed to God on the side of that house, that little altar that I made? I prayed to God to give me my life back. I want my life simpler. Four days after that I'm out of the house. So you figure it out. Is God right there with me, or maybe not?" Cory: "Puck! I miss you!" Cory collapses into Puck's arms. What the fuck was all of that? I ask you. The kid in the picture window, just like me, turns his back and goes back to his meaningful life of animal crackers and titty-sucking.
Back in Miami, Pedro has lunch with his two best friends, Alex and Jessie. Jessie is a girl and she's got lots of pictures in her wallet. Alex is Pedro's roommate, and is like Pedro's brother.
Pedro's shaving again, and talking to Alex in the bathroom. He says that he needs to talk to his sister, before he leaves, about Sean. Alex says that Pedro's T-cell count is probably more important. Pedro confesses that he hadn't talked to her about that, either. Pedro says he has to decide whether he wants a long-distance relationship with his family, or with Sean. He says he'd rather be with Sean. Alex asks whether, if something goes wrong or if Pedro and Sean don't work out, Pedro's going to be on the next plane to Miami. Pedro says it's a risk he's taking. I don't know why Sean can't move to Miami. Pedro's entire life is there.