Shaggy and his hot-orange shirt pump coins into a soda machine. Eric appears beside him. "Want to borrow a dollar?" he hisses, madness glowing in his eyes. Shaggy declines. "You sure you don't want to borrow a dollar?" Eric drawls dangerously.
Heath and Steven have collapsed on the basement couch, coughing. Heath's phone rings; he answers and hands it off to Steven. It's Shaggy; he nervously insists that Eric left after returning the disk to Lizzie. When he hangs up, we see that Eric is holding a shiny silver staple gun to Shaggy's head. "Good boy, [Shaggy]," Eric cackles. "Good boy." He pulls the trigger. The gun clicks, Shaggy flinches, but nothing happens. "There weren't even any staples," giggles Eric insanely. He's wearing the symbolic Small Floppy of Steven's Deflowering on a chain around his neck.
Steve and Heath cheerfully exit the elevator. The captioners claim one of them says, "I had no idea she was Chinese!" I didn't hear it, so if it was excised during editing, that's a huge shame because it's a funny non sequitur. And informative, because I didn't know Little Bo Peep was Chinese, either. Shaggy frantically whispers for Steven to flee, but he doesn't understand. "Well, if it isn't the whack-ass buster," Eric sneers, standing up and startling Steven. Wow. Eric needs to marry me with that silken tongue. Lizzie bolts into the common room, stunned that Eric is still hanging around trying to crack Steven's skull. "Wait, this is a fight, isn't it?" she gapes. Heath is all proud, because his little boy's about to become a man. Steven asks where Eric wants to throw down -- a parking lot, or a warehouse? No, Eric wants to fight in the common room, surrounded by plush cushions and a television and a Trivial Pursuit box. Tough as strawberries, they are. Shaggy, Ron, Rachel, Larice, Greg, and Kyle scramble into the room to spectate; each side's goons make macho. "Steve, I've got the guns, ready and loaded," Ron booms, flailing his fists in an attempt to look trigger-happy with his weapons of street justice. "Ain't gonna be no thang," Eric mutters. "Ain't gonna be no thang."