Although they are finally happy with each other, Marissa and Ryan are forced to stay apart by their respective parents, Julie and Sandy. Dean Hess pressures Seth and Summer into showing The Harbor School spirit which leads them to devise a covert plan to bring Marissa and Ryan together. They help Ryan plan a romantic evening for Marissa, but get caught by Taylor in the process. Under torchlight Ryan and Marissa share the evening on the beach. Meanwhile, Caleb's will is read, leaving Julie stunned and Jimmy in trouble.