The day after the ball, the Mall Rats are feeling the effects of what has happened. Salene is still furious at Ryan. Ellie is still missing. Ryan has a rude awakening in Lex's bed. Dal is upset when the farmers begin striking. Ebony confides in Tai-San about her true feelings. Ryan finally tells Salene off. Ebony takes Bray away to confide in him about her feelings, but Bray doesn't buy Ebony's truth. Lex helps Ryan deal with his pain, and they both end up drunk. Tai-San tells the others that a big test is coming for the Mall Rats. Ebony weeps in the sewers and is stunned when Trudy arrives with Brady.