Season 2 kick starts 9 months later, on the last day of school in '95. Everyone's psyched for vacation and tomfoolery. But Life gets shook up when two key kids are caught smoking pot on campus and summarily expelled. Um, Have a Good Summer.
Just when you thought the rumor-mill couldn't take any more excitement... Laura-the-Goth has sex with... Trip? Yes, Trip. Or at least such is the word on the street. Maggie is devastated. Ryan is flabbergasted. And Travis wants in on the action. And, oh poor Laura, now she's under the microscope and totally objectified. No matter how you slice it -- everyone is angling on her with their own agendas. At least one good thing comes out of it: Maggie realizes Sarah+Jake's make-out/kissing-session could have been way worse. Is there some forgiveness in the future...?
What's better than making out under a big tree? Um, duh, a birthday party with brownies and lots of teen angst. Okay... there might be some making out under the trees, too. Travis can't keep his hands off who?! Maggie disapproves, as usual and Slake gets an unexpected show with his brown bag special.
Carly's birthday continues... and Sarah finds herself in the world's most awkward conversation ever with Gwen. What is going on here? Does she like her or not? Or does she "like" like her...? Wait, can that be right? Sarah's confused and needs a friend, but everyone's all wrapped up in themselves. Maybe the weirdos can give her some advice, or is Laura-the-Goth too wrapped up in Travis? Wasn't this birthday party supposed to be...fun?!?!
Sarah and Gwen strip down for a swim... but only after Gwen's stunning effort to catcall any perverts out of hiding. It's just the two of them and they wouldn't have it any other way. And when a bike ride along the canal ends with a game of truth or dare in the grass... let's just say: It's getting serious now. Sunshine, Bugler, a five dollar gallon of "wine" and spiders crawling up your back, oh wait, those are just goosebumps...!
So, is it "to be or not to be"? This game of "truth or dare" quickly turned into that kind of moment. Very Shakespearean - except there's no highfalutin language clouding the air, just a question to be answered. Sarah doesn't want to lie but she's certainly struggling to figure out what the truth is.
Sarah, Maggie, Yasmine, and Hunter have a girl sesh in the kitchen - lots of OMGs and spoonfuls of yoghurt to help the gossip go down - and a revelation about one Mr. Adrian surfaces. Everything is quite delightful until Gwen calls the house looking for Sarah; everyone's confused and Sarah stumbles out after she stumbles over her explanation for leaving. No one seems too phased tho' since Maggie and Yasmine have some drama for drama queen Rox... and it's something she won't be pleased about.
We find out where Sarah was running off to... Gwen's been waiting patiently for her. But now the impatience on both sides is about to surface. Sarah's vulnerability rears its ugly (and quite loud) head outside the theater. The evening showing is on... perhaps some movie magic will smooth these relationship ripples out?
Maggie and Yasmine take on mission impossible: dropping the bomb on Rox without having it explode all over their friendships. Good luck girls. Hm, how will Adrian - the man of mysterious and questionable dating tactics - climb out of this hole?
Everyone knows Rox is a master gabber. She has some serious chops this girl - a case of the Lamb Chops that is. This is like the freakin' song that never ends. Meanwhile, Chloe is artful in her use of blabber... wait, is she forgiving Adrian or twisting the knife?
Kris just got back from camp, joining the picture perfect Mitchell family dinner that's coming apart at its seemingly sewn seams. Did that make sense? It's okay - not much is working out tonight. Colin has no appetite for his father's cheesiness and is finding his attempt to get Mr. Mitchell to spill about his other woman just no gouda. Colin's crew shows up just in time to make the tension slightly less... sliceable. Guess where the kiddos are headed tonight.