Seth and Ryan compare and contrast this year to the previous one. Seth
tries to get Ryan to agree to go to the upcoming school bonfire. Marissa
comes up, and Seth tells her that they will be at the bonfire. He also gets
Ryan to walk Marissa to class. Summer comes up and tells Seth to stay out of
Ryan and Marissaís love life, since they are so combustible.
Sandy coaches Kirsten on golf. She tells him about Carter and his
involvement with the magazine, and it turns out, Sandy is a big fan of
Carter from his previous work. Sandy says that he would like to meet Carter.
He also discovers that Kirsten has found her ring.
Seth tells Marissa that she should ask Ryan for help with designing the
bonfire. Marissa agrees that she thinks it would be a good idea.
Julie calls Marissa and asks her to come home, but Marissa hangs up on her.
Lance shows up at Julieís office and tells her that she has three days to
get him her money, or he will show the tape.
Kirsten comes to the office, and the secretary tells her that Carter had
called in, saying that he would not be able to come in today. The secretary
also mentioned that she thought Carter was drunk in his message. Julie runs
out, claiming a personal emergency, and Kirsten realizes that the meeting is
cancelled. Kirsten heads to Carterís to take care of the situation.
Summer and Marissa chat over lunch when Ryan comes to hang out with them.
Marissa asks Ryan to help with the bonfire, and he agrees. Summer realizes
that Seth might be involved, and when he comes up to the table and quickly
exits, Summer follows him. Marissa asks Ryan to swing by Alexís place after
school to work on the bonfire.
Julie stops by Sandyís office and shows him the video of her porn tape.
Julie tells Sandy about her dilemma, and asks him for help. Sandy suggests
that she contact the cops, but Julie says that nobody can find out. Sandy
says he will deal with things.
Summer chases down Seth and yells at him for messing with Ryan and Marissa.
She warns him again to stay away from Ryan and Marissa, but Seth wonít make
Alex calls Marissa and asks her to hang out, but Marissa canít because of
the fundraiser. Marissa tells Alex she will just see her later.
Kirsten goes to visit Carter, who is ďcelebratingĒ his wedding anniversary.
Carter says that he wants out of the magazine, and Kirsten storms off.
Ryan talks to Seth about the bonfire. Sandy swings by and Seth inquires
about Sandy and Kirstenís marriage, but Sandy tells him everything is okay.
Ryan asks Seth if he can borrow Captain Oats.
Julie visits Marissa at Alexís. Julie begs Marissa to come home, and Marissa
slams the door on her.
Alex goes to visit Seth. She asks him about Ryan and Marissa, and when Seth
seems hesitant to say anything, she asks if Ryan and Marissa are one of
those couples who is always a couple. Seth lets it slip that Ryan and
Marissa slept in a tent together at the mall, and Alex is furious. Alex
storms out, and Seth comments that Summer will kill him.
Ryan stops by Alexís to visit Marissa. Marissa seems embarrassed about the
mess. The two set to work on the bonfire.
Sandy goes to Lanceís hotel and says that he is there to negotiate. Sandy
canít convince Lance to back off, so he tells Lance that he will be hearing
Marissa walks Ryan out, and Marissa tells Ryan that Seth suggested him for
the bonfire. Ryan and Marissa hug goodbye, while Alex watches. When Marissa
goes inside, Alex throws her beer bottle at Ryan and starts to shove him,
yelling at him to stay away from her girlfriend. Ryan asks Alex to walk
away, and Alex heads inside.
Sandy tells Kirsten that he is working on a case that he doesnít want to see
again. He asks for quality time with her, but Kirsten denies, saying that
she needs to go to work. Kirsten tells Sandy that Carter wonít be working
with her anymore, but asks for a copy of Carterís old magazine.
Ryan confronts Seth about the situation with Alex. Seth admits what he was
doing, and Ryan asks Seth to stay out of his and Marissaís relationship.
Marissa gets a message from Ryan, who says that he canít meet her that
night. When Alex asks Marissa about the call, Marissa lies again. Alex
confronts Marissa about the tent, saying that Marissa lied to her. Alex
Sandy tells Julie that he wonít be able to stop Lance without authorities
involved. Julie begins talking about Marissa, and Sandy tells Julie that
sometimes sending a messenger works wonders to straighten somebody out.
Kirsten goes to Carterís and sticks his old magazine in his mailbox with a
Summer and Marissa talk about Marissaís fight with Alex. Summer realizes how
Seth was involved in Marissaís fight with Alex, and storms off to confront
Julie visits Ryan and asks him to try to help her get Marissaís life back on
Ryan goes to Alexís, who is furious that Ryan is there. She tells him,
though, that Marissa is at the bonfire. Ryan leaves to go after Marissa, but
when Alex continues to threaten him, he tells her that if she has to work
this hard, itís not working.
At the bonfire, Marissa is in over her head. Ryan shows up and offers to
help. Marissa puts him in charge, and he instantly sets to work. Marissa
seems very proud.
Kirsten works at the office when Carter shows up and agrees to work for the
Summer shows up at Sethís and threatens to hurt him if he doesnít apologize.
They go to the pool house to start with Ryan, but when he is not there, they
figure that he is at the bonfire. They head there together.
Sandy goes to visit Lance again, asking him for the rights to Julieís movie.
He offers Lance a hundred dollars, saying that he will give him everything
he asked for within two weeks. Lance signs the rights over, and Sandy tells
him that if he posts the video on the internet now, he will go to jail.
Sandy calls Julie and tells her how the situation was resolved. He tells
Julie to get the money from Cal, which Julie is not happy about.
The bonfire seems to be going great, and as Marissa and Ryan congratulate
each other on a job well done, Alex shows up with two guys to beat up Ryan.
Marissa gets the guys to stop, and she and Alex decide to talk over their
issues alone. They argue, and Marissa tells Alex that her life is at Harbor.
Alex comments that she doesnít fit into her life anymore. They both cry and
apologize to each other, and decide to call it quits. Alex says that she
might go home and get back in school. The girls hug and head back to the
bonfire, where Alex apologizes to Ryan and heads off with her friends.
Summer and Seth show up, and Seth points out Ryan and MarissaóRyan has his
arm around Marissa. Ryan and Marissa start the fire at the bonfire together.
The four join up together, and Marissa thanks Seth for getting everything
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