Seth whines to Ryan about the awkwardness between him
and Summer, and Ryan and Taylor both whine to Seth and Summer about their
awkwardness after Taylorís lie. Summer gets a phone call from Che, which she
ignores. Henri-Michel tries to call Taylor, which she ignores. Taylor tells
Summer that Henri-Michel is moving to Newport and has asked her to move in
with her. She is considering it. Summer says that Taylor needs to call Ryan,
just as the guys determine that they should probably call their girls.
Summer visits Ryan at work and tells him that she needs to talk to him. She
asks how Seth is doing, since he hasnít contacted her. Ryan lies and says
that Seth has had pink eye. When Summer asks why he hasnít called Taylor
yet, Ryan says that he is waiting for Henri-Michel to leave town. Summer
tells him that Henri-Michel is planning on staying in Newport.
Seth comes to visit Summer and finds Che hanging out at Summerís house. Che
says that he was waiting for Seth, and he tells him that Summer told him
about rejecting the proposal. Seth is hurt, but Che insists that he wants to
help. Summer comes home and asks Seth about his pink eye. Seth is confused,
but he plays along. Summer tells Seth that they are going to have a romantic
date that night. After Seth leaves, Che says that he thinks Seth is stronger
than he thought. Summer tells him to not leave town just yet.
Henri-Michel tells Taylor that he was willing to move to Newport to win her
heart back. Taylor is impressed that he would make such a bold move for her,
and she says that things never would have worked out with Ryan.
Will and Kaitlin hang out at school when Kaitlin notices another girl
watching them. Will introduces Kaitlin to the other girl, Lucy. She is in
band with Will and helping him to run a bake sale that Friday night. Kaitlin
notices that Lucy has a crush on Will. Will invites Kaitlin to come to the
bake sale, but she says that they will do something afterwards instead.
Julie calls Kirsten, who hangs up on her. Julie calls her again, but Kirsten
reminds Julie that she has a legitimate business to run.
Ryan goes to visit Taylor. Kaitlin tells him that she is not there, but she
might be with Henri-Michel. She reminds him that he needs to bring Taylor a
gift to apologize if he expects to be able to fight Henri-Michel for her
Summer and Seth go to her bedroom for their date. She has set up video games
for them to play, brought some of his favorite records in, and set up Thai
take out for them to eat. She reminds Seth that she really loves him and
wants to marry him someday, just not right now. Seth says that he has to get
some water and excuses himself.
Downstairs, Seth runs into Che again. He asks Che for help fixing him. Che
says that they will begin healing the next morning.
Summer calls Seth the next morning to see how he is doing. She finds a note
addressed to herself and opens it. It is from Che, who is informing her that
he is taking Seth into the woods to become a better man. Che says that he
will be able to help Seth, but Summer needs to help herself as well.
Che and Seth get ready to hike through the woods.
Ryan comes to Henri-Michelís hotel with a little teddy bear for Taylor.
Henri-Michel tells him that Taylor is out shopping for furniture for their
new home. He tells Ryan that they are moving in on Monday. Ryan begins to
leave, but Henri-Michel stops him to ask him about the teddy bear.
Henri-Michel tells him that it will be more fulfilling to win Taylorís heart
if Ryan wants to be his competition. He takes the teddy bear, telling Ryan
that he will give it to Taylor.
Spencer calls Kirsten asking to speak to Julie. She tells him that Julie
does not work there anymore. Spencer tells Kirsten that one of his friends
has chlamydia, and she needs to notify all of the people he slept with.
Kirsten refuses. Spencer reminds her that if Julie is not working there
anymore, it is Kirstenís responsibility.
Lucy and her friends confront Kaitlin in the bathroom and tell her that they
will beat her up if she comes to the bake sale. Kaitlin decides to go just
to spite them.
Taylor joins Henri-Michel at his hotel. He shows her Ryanís teddy bear,
which she throws away. She says that it makes her feel nothing. The two
Kirsten calls Julie and tells her about the chlamydia. Kirsten wants Julie
to take care of it, but Julie says that it isnít her company anymore. Julie
ends up talking Kirsten into driving her to all the womenís homes so she can
break the news.
Summer calls Taylor and asks her to come over and join her for a gourmet
dinner. Taylor agrees to do so. After she hangs up, we find out that Ryan is
with her. Ryan wants to be able to tell Taylor how much he loves her. Summer
reminds Ryan that he is not the most expressive man in the world, and she
tells him to not choke.
Seth and Che continue hiking through the woods. Seth seems to be having a
miserable time. Che tells Seth that they will be spending the night in the
forest. Seth is angry, but he has no choice but to comply.
Taylor comes over to Summerís and cannot find her. Instead she stumbles on
Ryan. Ryan apologizes to her and says that heís made a mistake. Taylor
reminds Ryan of how much heís hurt her. Ryan says that he thought their
differences were too big to overcome, but he has realized now that how they
feel is what is most important. Taylor asks him how he feels. Ryan begins to
stumble and canít answer. Taylor says that Henri-Michel is much more
expressive, and she leaves.
Seth and Che wake up the next morning, and Seth is crankier than ever. Che
reminds Seth that he has to break him down before he builds him back up.
Julie is all smiles after meeting with her first client. Kirsten realizes
that it is too good to be true, and she runs up to the client and tells her
that one of Julieís guys has chlamydia. The woman is furious, and she tells
Kirsten and Julie that they will be hearing from her lawyers. Julie tells
Kirsten that she will do better with the next client.
Taylor confronts Summer, who says that she did what she thought was right.
Summer tells Taylor that she is thinking about starting a non-profit
business. Taylor switches the conversation back to Ryan, saying that he
bought her a stupid teddy bear. Summer is surprised, and tells Taylor that
that is the nicest gift Ryanís ever given someone. Taylor is shocked. She
Ryan and Sandy meet up at the beach. Ryan tells Sandy about his problems
with Taylor. Sandy encourages Ryan to do something before it is too late.
Taylor runs into Henri-Michelís hotel room and goes to the waste can. No
teddy bear. Henri-Michel confronts her, and says that there is nothing wrong
with wanting a mementoóbut is it really Ryan that she wants instead? Taylor
says that she just wants to be with someone who loves her and is not afraid
to express it. Henri-Michel tells her that his poem that he wrote her will
do just that.
Che and Seth start a fire, and Seth tells Che that he found some berries
that tasted good. Che begins to laugh, and says that there is no problem
Kaitlin comes to the bake sale. Will is elated to see her. Lucy? Not so
much, but she puts on a smile anyways. Kaitlin asks Will to get her a drink,
and when he is gone, Kaitlin says that she is there because they donít want
her to be. The girls continue to threaten her, but Kaitlin teases their
outfits in response. When Will comes back, they tell him, but Will admits
that the band outfits are silly as well. Lucy runs off to the bathroom,
feeling sorry for herself.
Che tries to help Seth embark on his spirit journey. Seth imagines himself
at home alone. He opens his bedroom door and finds that it is leading to the
backyard. An otter is in his pool, and he promises it that he will help him
find his way back to the ocean. Seth wakes up and says that he has to get
home to Summer. Che asks Seth what his spirit animal was, and Seth says that
it is an otter. Che says that that is amazing.
Henri-Michel reads his poem for Taylor at the bookstore. Afterwards, Ryan
goes up front and announces that he has a poem to read too. After he reads a
little, he chickens out, but Taylor grabs his poem and reads the rest. She
loves it. Henri-Michel disappears, and Taylor goes chasing after him,
leaving Ryan hanging.
Julie and Kirsten go to dinner after a long day of telling women they might
have chlamydia. They run into Spencer, who admits to Kirsten that Julie made
him tell her that, and it is not the truth. Julie admits to Kirsten that she
did it because she misses Kirsten so much and just wanted to spend the day
with her. Kirsten is furious.
Kaitlin follows Lucy into the bathroom. She tells her that it is not her
fault that Will likes her instead of Lucy. Lucy tells Kaitlin that she has
been in love with Will ever since Will came to Harbor. She says that if
Kaitlin really cared for Will, she wouldnít tease the things that Will
likes, and because of Kaitlin, Will doesnít want to be himself. Kaitlin is
hurt. She walks outside and realizes that Lucy is right. She heads out of
the bake sale early.
Taylor comes to Henri-Michelís hotel room and finds it empty, with only a
note and Ryanís teddy bear left. Henri-Michel tells her that he does not
want to be alone in love, and he is leaving.
Kirsten calls Sandy and tells him that she is having dinner with Julie. She
says that she will never go into business with Julie again, but she is the
best friend she has.
Will and Kaitlin hang out at the beach, and Kaitlin tells him that they are
not a good fit, especially since he is such a dork. She tells him that Lucy
is a better fit for him. Will is insulted, and when Kaitlin tells him that
sheíll see him around, he says that she wonít.
Julie comes home and finds Che still at the mansion.
Seth tells Summer that he has found his spirit animalóan otter. Summer tells
him how cute otters are and that she wants to start a foundation to save
Che tells Julie that he had a dream where he, a frog, found happiness with
an otter. Julie doesnít quite know what to say. Che says that he has to
figure out how to tell the otter now.
Taylor comes to visit Ryan and tells him that Henri-Michel is gone now. But
she says that the words ďI love youĒ have way too much power over her, and
she needs to figure out how to be a stronger individual before being with
anyone. Ryan tells her that that makes sense. Taylor leaves.
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