Ashley thanks him, and then starts talking about the drama with Soul Power, whom he says have not come to the table to help support and cultivate a new artist in the way that he believed they would. Ashley says that he's in a rough spot right now, and needs to support himself and his family. Barry says that he's really messed up to hear that Ashley isn't comfortable financially. Barry then ostensibly calls Soul Power and says, "Hey, dude, this kid said he ain't got no dough. He can't get the chance to produce the music he want to do. That's not gonna happen, man. He's gonna get a chance to do whatever the hell he wanna do, and I'm gonna cut him a check today. I don't want to hear no shit about it, I don't wanna hear from no lawyers, nothing. That's just the way it's gonna be." He hangs up the phone. He then tells Ashley that as long as he's down with them, they've got his back. I don't know why, but I immediately flash forward six months in time and imagine Ashley lying on the side of the freeway with no kneecaps or testicles. Barry says that Ashley will always have food or whatever else he needs as long as he's down with them. Ashley is thankful.
On the way home, Ashley calls Tiffany and says that Barry whipped out his "checkbook" and wrote him a check for $10,000. Ashley says that he doesn't have to take the crap job. Yeah, no shit. When Ashley returns to the house, Scarlet gives him a big kiss on the lips. Huh. Everyone's excited.
The next thing we know, it's Ashley and Tiffany's two-year anniversary. They walk to the beach, and Ashley presents her with a giant card and begins to serenade her with a song that he wrote. Okay, this part is kind of cute and maybe I like Ashley a little and all of this noise is not his fault. The noise that is his fault, however, is the song he sings to Tiffany:
She was a Hollywood model living in L.A.
He was from a boy band and she thought he might be gay
But just one look was all it took and they were making out anyway
It's hard to believe sometimes that we've come so far
Two-year anniversary, baby, look at where we are
We fell in love, we got knocked up, and you're so beautiful it breaks my heart.
So happy anniversary, we're gonna start a family
You and I were just made for each other
And I'm so glad that you're gonna
Be my baby's mama
Tiffany tears up a little, perhaps because the rhyme of "other" and "gonna" was rendered with such heartbreaking sincerity, and says that she loves Ashley and that his song was so classic. Awww, those crazy kids just might make it. They gaze on a sunset where there is a boat, and Ashley says that by next year he's going to own a boat and they'll celebrate out at sea. I can hardly await the horrible accident that will befall them!