Cut to a guy looking at a billboard for the prom. He complains ever-so-slightly swishily to a large female about the stupid ritual of prom. Tad, tulip that he is, calls the guy "queer bait," and some asshole friend of his asks if the gay prom isn't at the Dog Beach men's room. Y'all can just make your own George Michael joke. The dude flips up Tad's collar with a "See you there, sailor!" He should have added, "Can't you see we need a hand? Come and join your fellow man!" He makes comments about pounding and rear admirals, and asks, "Isn't just joining the Navy alone gay enough to get you thrown out of the Navy?" You're not supposed to ask those kinds of questions, kid. Because that leads to telling, and Lord knows we can't have that. Tad's losing steam, but his asshole friend makes a crack about "fairies and fat chicks." Carmen looks over at Veronica in distress, and VMVO wonders why Carmen would want to dump "such a charmer." Other than the woman-hating possible closet case self-loathing, I can't think of a reason. Except his hair.
Sometime later, Carmen walks with Veronica and says she doesn't know how long she can keep it up, and Veronica advises her to form an "exit strategy." I'm going to spare you a gay innuendo here, but only because I'm hitting up against a quota here, and need to pace myself. Carmen says she's going to end up a "downloadable national joke, right up there with Paris Hilton." HA! That'll teach you to show up late on set, you nasty cooze. There's also a possible Arrested Development shout-out in there about a video of "a Star Wars kid," which is a completely different George Michael joke. Veronica counsels Carmen to find something that would ruin Tad, so that she can threaten "mutually assured destruction." And that's a concept with which she's well familiar, considering the relationship she's in at the moment. Carmen thinks Veronica won't find any dirt on Tad, but Veronica says it'll be no problem, as long as Carmen is willing to get her hands dirty. Considering what she did to the Popsicle stick, I'd say that's a decent bet. Veronica tells Carmen to invite Tad for a romantic afternoon on the Neptune boardwalk.