Perfect as their Laguna love affair may have appeared, Raquel and Alex are headed for heartbreak. Raquel tells Tessa that she doesn't want to lose Alex but he feels "super-pressured" and he can't handle her right now. In between skateboard runs,...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Seems like the girls in Laguna have a lot in common, so why is there so much trouble between the ladies?
Things get heated at the bonfire when Alex and Rocky determine the fate of their relationship.
This week the cast talks about volunteering their time, we go over to Cami's place, and the Laguna crew show us their favorite friend photos.
Perfect as their Laguna love affair may have appeared, Raquel and Alex are headed for heartbreak. Raquel tells Tessa that she doesn't want to lose Alex but he feels "super-pressured" and he can't handle her right now. In between skateboard runs, Alex tells his friend E.J. basically the same thing -- things are getting too exclusive and she's pushing him too hard to be the ideal boyfriend.
Kyndra and Cami want to see Derek and Tessa on the outs, too. The schemers reminisce about the days before Tessa came along when they used to be "shopping buddies" with Derek. Kyndra mentions that Raquel looked upset at school and wonders if she and Alex broke up.
On a chilly day, Raquel meets Alex on the beach for a much-needed talk. He tells her he doesn't like the way that she pressures him and gets mad about everything. He wants freedom. Insisting that she doesn't want to act like a married couple anymore -- that she's willing to change because he's worth it -- Raquel asks Alex for a second chance. Afraid to break her heart, he gives in.
Later, Raquel recaps the conversation to a shocked-but-pleased Tessa who reports that things are great between her and Derek. Meanwhile Alex and his friend Stephen go for coffee and run into Lexie and her friend Rachel. The girls whisper about how cute Alex is and ask if he and Stephen will be at the bonfire. The guys promise to be there and it's obvious that some flirting is in store.
Leaving, Alex tells Stephen about his talk with Raquel, saying that he feels bad breaking up because she obviously wants to stay together. Stephen warns him that cute girls and a hot bonfire could mean bad news for his relationship.
Everyone shows up for the bonfire. To avoid feeling awkward around Kyndra and co., Tessa and Raquel walk off, saying that their boyfriends are being cold. Alex tells the girls around the fire that things between him and Raquel are "dwindling down."
Raquel returns and asks Alex to go on a walk. She tells him that she knows he's unhappy and, after much prodding, Alex admits that things aren't working and that it's too late to fix their relationship. He returns to the group a single man, and quickly starts to mingle with the girls, getting Lexie and a friend's number while Raquel looks on. He may be busy making post-bonfire plans, but it looks like Raquel's flame for Alex still burns strong.