Lawndale High School goes on another field trip, this time to a local paint-ball course, with Helen & Jake as parental chaperones. The true savage nature of everybody's personality is revealed on this trip. Daria and Jane opt to sneak out toward another nearby tourist attraction that proves to be a complete rip-off.
Quinn needs a quick passing grade in English, and ends up writing an impressive essay(by Lawndale standards, that is), but fears that it might give her a reputation as a nerd. Instead it gives her a new following as a trendy intellectual, something that Daria, a true intellectual can't stand. Since desperate times call for desperate measures, Daria is willing to consider such measures in order to persuade her sister to give up this facade.
Willow and Coyote Yeager, some former hippie friends of Helen and Jake, come to visit the Morgendorffer household, causing them to doubt their own value system. Daria and Quinn stick around to use their protest activities against them, and so Quinn can flirt with their son, until Jane invites her to help Trent and Jesse sell their parents' old records at a flea market.
Whenever Jane isn't painting or creating other works of art, she like to run. So in order to spite the wrath of a tyrannical P.E. teacher, meet a cute boy, and keep herself and Daria from getting a failing grade in gym, she goes out for Lawndale High's Track & Field team and becomes an instant jock, much to the dismay of Daria, the quintessential anti-jock.