In Laguna Beach, it seems like there are always new relationships sparking up as others fade away. It's no different now, as Tessa goes on a date with Cameron's friend Derek at the same time Jessica and Cameron head different directions. Over...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Tessa goes on date with Derek, one of the popular guys, while Cameron and Jessica's relationship is on its last legs.
This week the kids school us on Laguna lingo, Nick W. invites us over, and the cast share some beach memories.
In Laguna Beach, it seems like there are always new relationships sparking up as others fade away. It's no different now, as Tessa goes on a date with Cameron's friend Derek at the same time Jessica and Cameron head different directions.
Over coffee, Jessica tells a friend that she knows about Cameron's winter formal hook-up and is surprised that Kyndra is naive enough to think that she wouldn't find out. Jessica goes on to explain that she is more angry that Kyndra talks so much trash behind her back and acts so friendly to her face. At the same time, Cameron tells Nick W. that he really likes hanging out with Jessica, but is annoyed that she is always accusing him of hooking up with other girls.
After pre-date preparation with Raquel, Tessa and Derek's date goes perfectly ?- until he asks her why doesn't hang out with Kyndra & Friends. Tessa explains she was hospitalized for three weeks due to an allergic reaction and once she got out, they ditched her. Derek jokes that he'll never hang out with those girls again, and then seriously asks Tessa out for another sushi date. Not wanting to end the night just yet, he invites her to his place and she accepts.
Meanwhile there's trouble in paradise as Cameron's date with Jessica doesn't go quite so well. When she half-jokingly says he'll go hook up with another girl after their date, Cameron complains about her nagging. She asks if he's willing to talk about Kyndra, but he denies that there is anything to talk about and the troubled couple spends the rest of their dinner arguing their respective points.
The next day, while Cami racks up $4,000 bill during an afternoon of shopping, she and Kyndra share their disgust for Derek and Tessa as a couple. Neither understands why any of "their guys" would hang out with Tessa and Raquel.
During a planned meeting at the park, Cameron ends things with Jessica, claiming that he doesn't want her to miss out on other opportunities. She's angry when he tries to turn the breakup around to relieve some of his guilt and sets him straight when she tells him things won't work unless Cameron changes. He admits he doesn't want her to be out of his life for good, but recognizes that things aren't working.
Afterwards, Cameron, Nick W. and Derek guys talk about their relationships. Derek says he's happy with Tessa, but he hates it when people start to gossip about his new relationship. Cameron agrees, saying that people always said he was dating Jessica when he was only seeing her. When Derek and Nick W. call him out, he eventually admits that he was dating Jessica and is glad that their relationship ended.
Derek hosts a barbecue, complete with Kyndra, Cami and Nikki. Before Tessa arrives, the gang teases Derek about dating her, and once she shows up, the girls say the party is boring and quickly leave. Upset by Kyndra and Co., Tessa tells Raquel that she doesn't like that Derek's friends rag on him for having a girlfriend, but Raquel assures her that this is just the beginning of a great relationship.