Spring has flung in Newport where Marissa recruits Ryan to help her with Harbor Schools Pep Rally Bonfire. Alex accepts that her and Marissa are from two different lives and knows she is fighting a lost cause. Seth is stuck and misses last years good times while Summer disagrees and tells him its time to move on. Meanwhile, Julie still doesnt know what she is gonna do about her blackmailer and seeks some advice from Sandy. Kirsten wants Carter to stick with the magazine despite his reservations.