It's Life During Wartime down in the Coffee Trenches... and I think we all know trench-warfare is not all it's cracked up to be. Ryan seems to have some kind of "moment" with Gwen. Sort of. Or at least, *Sarah* seems to think so. Our favorite lovebirds spar in a verbal battle over Ryan's alleged intentions. Fortunately, truce flags are waved and the couple kisses and makes-up... Well, sort of...
Dun, dun, duuun! It's time for "The Talk." Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell are finally ready to fess up to Colin about the dreaded D-word... He surprises them with his easy breezy attitude (because, duh, he saw it coming). But there's still Kris to worry about, who is not taking the news so well. Maybe Grandma's apple pie will ease her sorrow?
The secret's officially out. Mr and Mrs. Mitchell are getting a divorce, and the thought of it has Colin feeling way overwhelmed. Nothing like a heart-to-heart with best friends to cheer him up-that is until the topic of Kris arises. Is Slake forgiven for his rendezvous with Colin's sister?
Coffee-swamp comrades, Gwen and Ryan, are fed up with their relationship woes... (what would *you* do if your very own girlfriend didn't have the decency to acknowledge your relationship or if she had your fate as a couple blowing in the wind??)... and now it's time to take action! Revenge always works, right?... Oh the games we play with our significant others.
It's Firebird VS. Enterprise. And just who do you think will win? Alex runs into her old pal and fellow Trekkie, Davis. As they reminisce about past summers from dorkier-days, fun-filled with B-movies and each others A+company, Davis and the Starship Enterprise get upstaged by - the Red Firebird - and its license-wielding-driver *Sam*, who whisks Alex, Tamsin, and Libby away to mischief in the park.
While the rest of the crew discusses Betty Boop and Georgetown's vampire attacks, Alex gets surly in the corner... well, maybe not so much surly, as lovelorn. Sam might take notice... but just where will the Firebird lead? And would the Enterprise get there faster?
After a disappointing encounter with Sam, Alex follows her fashion clogs... which lead all the way to Davis' window. Looks like a one-up for the Enterprise... but when the vino settles and the hangover sets in, does reality come crashing down?
Sam's two-faced behavior has been driving Alex crazy. (He's sweet in private, but as soon as his friends are around, all bets are off). So Alex has decided to play Janus herself... With this new shot at love, Davis pulls out all the stops for his Fashion Clog Goddess, Alex. But Alex's plan to make Sam jealous may have worked a little too well. The situation finally ignites in the Firebird and an incendiary ride home with Sam leaves Alex rethinking her choices... Can the situation rise from the ashes like a Phoenix??
Life post-divorce is not-so-fresh and not-so-fun for Colin, as he adjusts to living with just his Dad. And of course, Colin's "social network" has been at work, with his friends talking about his situation over their phone tree... which leads to Colin getting an unexpected visitor.
Remi has a meltdown in her treehouse - losing her grip because "Neverland is Gone". Meanwhile, Alex, Tamsin, and Libby have a hard time making the hard choices about Davis, life, the universe, and everything. They muddle through admirably, but find themselves missing the fourth element of their group.
It's time for "the talk"... the real one, about what to do next year. After graduating high school, Sarah is going away to college, and Gwen is staying behind for another gap year in the coffee trenches. Choosing how to continue is not easy. Do you want the pain of a long distance relationship or the pain of breaking up?
After years of being the "after school special", Adrian is finally trying to get his act together. Unfortunately, Chloe seems to be holding him back with her feminine wiles. (What ever happened to the lazy days of cake for breakfast and frantic nights of creative sex rivaling the salad days of Iggy Pop and David Bowie? Chloe misses that). When Adrian dares go to an interview instead of staying with her, she gives him a specially made coffee (that wasn't sweetener) that turns his career path in an unexpected direction.