My fiction takes place in the middle of the episode, so here is the first part of the Recap of the episode.
We see Seth and Ryan talking about and planning a trip to Tijuana for the last summer fling before school starts and they mention that most of the other kids they know will be going too. (The parents all know where they are going, and think it’s fine. I don’t get that, but anyway). Then we see Ryan working, and Seth is hanging out with him. Seth overhears Marissa talking to Summer about the trip. Marissa has decided not to go to Tijuana, because she wants to stay home and spend time with her dad. Summer is upset, because she was planning on going with Marissa, and now she has no ride. Once Marissa leaves, Seth goes over to Summer and invites her to ride with him and Ryan.
The next day, Summer shows up at Seth’s house ready to go, and goes next door to try to talk Marissa into going with them. Summer and Marissa’s dad convince Marissa to go to Tijuana. Summer sits in front with Seth who is driving, and Ryan and Marissa sit in the back. As soon as they are on the road, Summer starts to complain.
Summer says, “We should be there in like three hours?’
Seth says, “No. The GPS says ETA’s three and a half.”
Summer says in a taunting voice, “Well, that’s because someone drives like an old woman.”
“I’m doing 70 in a 65 zone.”
“80 is the new 70”
Seth says in a mildly amused and slightly irritated voice, “What? Who talks like that?”
Summer even more annoyed says in a very sarcastic tone, “Who gets passed by a van full of nuns? Oh wait. Who? Cohen does!”
Seth says in a fairly calm voice, “Well, they have God on their side, Summer. Okay? I’m not gonna be Jesus.
Summer still annoyed says, “I’m gonna call Holly and see how far ahead of us they are, and she’s a girl.”
Seth says, “That’s weirdly insulting to your own gender.”
Summer says, “Not as insulting as it is to you.”
Seth concedes and says, “Point taken.”
Ryan offers a bottle of water from the back, which Summer takes. Summer says in a whiney complaining voice, “I’m so dehydrated. What is up with the A/C?! My hair is frizzing out. It looks like Howard Stern’s.”
Seth says in humorous voice, “See, strangely I feel like my Jew fro benefits from this climate.”
Summer says in a disbelieving and almost disgusted voice, “You’re Jewish?”
Seth says in an exasperated voice, “Yes.” Then trying the humor again, “That’s why I feel so comfortable in this desert heat.”
Summer says in a shrill unhappy voice, “GOD! This is a nightmare! I’m sweating to death like on a rickshaw, driving 10 miles an hour, listening to this music!”
Seth in a serious tone says, “Hey. Do NOT insult Death Gab.”
Summer still irritated says, “It’s like one guitar and a whole lot of complaining.”
Seth says in a pretty irritated voice of his own, “Who reminds me of someone else who’s doing a whole lot of complaining Summer. You! Now listen to me, I am driving this vehicle, and I’m gonna drive at the speed that I feel comfortable, okay. It’s my music. It’s my snacks…”
Summer interrupts with a condescending tone, “Kudos and Goldfish? What are you eight?”
Seth says in a calm voice, “Ryan, Marissa, say good by to Summer.”
Summer says, “What are you doing?”
Seth still calm says, “Leaving you at the side of the road.”
Summer shrieks, “No you’re not!” and she grabs the steering wheel while Seth is trying to pull over, and they fight over the steering wheel. While Ryan and Marissa in the back keep shouting at them to stop. They end up running off the road.
Next we see the four of them going into a hotel room with one bed, and a fold
out couch. It looks like a cheap hotel room, and Summer again starts complaining
the second they get in the room.
Summer says, “Eewww.”
Seth says, “It’s not exactly the honeymoon suite.”
Marissa says in a lets make the best of it type of voice, “Yeah. Well, it’s only for one night until the axle is fixed.”
Ryan says in a matter of fact way, “I’ve stayed in worse.”
Summer says, “That’s nothing to brag about.”
Summer walks over to the bed and looks at the quilt. She says sarcastically, “Sweet. Do we have to pay extra for the pubes? This is so gross you guys. I can not stay here.”
Ryan says, “Well, unless you feel like hitch hiking again.”
Summer talking down to him and pulling a feather out of her hair, “No. Thank you. I’ve spent enough time in a truck full of chickens.”
Marissa again trying to calm Summer down, and make her see the bright side says, “Well, Hey, we’re lucky that guy stopped for us.”
Summer still irritated and gesturing to Seth who is sitting on the edge of the bed says, “Yeah, well, we’d be even luckier if Cole Trickle here hadn’t driven us off the road,”
Seth really irritated says, “Who the HELL is Cole Trickle?”
Summer condescendingly says, “Tom Cruise. Days of Thunder.”
Marissa says, “Hey guys, can we try to be positive here?”
Seth says sarcastically, “Yeah. Okay. I am positive that this is Summer’s fault.”
Summer looking around the room says, “I am positive that I’m leaving this place with a rash.”
Seth says, “Oh, so you plan on making some extra money tonight?”
Summer glares at Seth and says irritated, “Uh.” She walks to the bathroom and says, “Eeww. This bathroom is so eeww!”
Next we see Ryan and Marissa talking next to a snack machine somewhere outside the hotel. They end up talking for quite some time.
Then we see Seth sitting alone on the bed. He turns on the TV and says to
himself, “Hey, static. That’s awesome.”
Summer comes out of the bathroom in a flimsy short nightie and says, “What are you doing?”
Seth says, “Almost watching TV. This is either Sponge Bob Square Pants, or JAG.”
Summer puts her hands on her hips, and says in a commanding voice, “Get off the bed. The sooner I go to sleep, the sooner it will be morning, and this nightmare will be over.”
Seth doesn’t move.
Summer says, “I’m not sleeping on that couch. It’s stained, and smells foul. You sleep there.”
Seth stays on the bed and says sarcastically, “After you’ve made it sound so appealing? Right. Have fun. Good night.”
Summer yells, “Come on! Get off the bed!”
Seth says, “Nope.”
Summer says in a whiney voice, “Be like a gentleman.”
Seth puts his hands behind his head and says, “Chivalry’s dead Sugar.”
Summer walks to the bed and pulls back the covers and gets in. She turns to Seth and says in a threatening voice, “You make a move… I rip out your jugular.”
Seth says, “Hey. Pillow talk.” And he turns off the TV.
Here is my fiction.
Seth lays down facing away from Summer, fully clothed, on top of the blankets, and says, “Good night Summer. Pleasant dreams.”
Summer sits up and turns towards Seth. She says in a loud voice, “Pleasant Dreams?!”
Seth rolls his eyes, but stays silent hoping Summer will let it go.
Summer says, “Yeah. Right. Like anyone could have pleasant dreams in this hellhole. It is so disgusting in here, that I’ll probably have nightmares of cockroaches or bed bugs, what ever they are.”
Seth says, “Okay, have a nice nightmare then.”
Summer is fuming and says, “This is completely your fault!”
Seth gets pretty angry at this comment and sits up to look at Summer when he says, “No, Summer. This is all entirely your fault. You are the one who grabbed the steering wheel while I was driving. You made us run off the road, which caused the car to break. So, you have no one to blame for sleeping here but yourself!”
Summer yells, “You were going to leave me on the side of the road! I had to grab the steering wheel!”
Seth crosses his arms and says in a clam voice, “I wouldn’t have really left you on the side of the road Summer. I’m sure Marissa and Ryan wouldn’t have let me, and besides all I really wanted was for you to apologize for all your complaining and mean comments.”
Summer starts to say something, but Seth cuts in with, “AND, even if I was going to leave you on the side of the road, grabbing the steering wheel when someone is driving is a dangerous and stupid thing to do.”
Summer yells, “STUPID! Are you calling me Stupid?!”
Seth sighs and says, “Well, do you think grabbing the steering wheel is smart? Maybe I should say it’s a dangerous and bratty thing to do.”
“Bratty! So what, you think I’m six now?”
“No Summer, I remember you when you were six, and you’re much prettier now. I do think you act like you’re six sometimes.”
Summer glares and says, “I hate everything about this trip. I hate your car, your driving, your music, this hotel, and mostly I hate you!”
At the end of her rant Summer punches Seth in the arm as hard as she can. Seth grabs his arm and says, “Oww.”
He glares at her, and she glares back. He says, “Okay Summer. That is IT.”
With that, Seth grabs both of Summer’s arms and drags her face down across his lap while she is trying to punch him again. The nightie she is wearing is so short, that when she’s across his lap he can see most of her panties. He’s momentarily distracted by the sight, but shakes his head as he brings his hand down on the center of her bottom with a loud ‘smack’.
Summer’s eye’s go wide, and she is silent for the first smack, but then when the second one lands she yells at the top of her lungs, “What the HELL do you think you’re doing?!!!”
Seth says in a clam voice, “It’s called… Smack… a spanking… Smack.”
“You can’t do that to me!!”
“It looks like… Smack… I can… Smack.”
“I’m gonna scream and Ryan will hear me, and come make you stop.”
“I think… Smack… that Ryan… Smack… would approve… Smack.”
Summer starts to struggle in earnest, and Seth who did have his hand on her back, has to put his arm around her waste to keep her in place, while he continues to spank her. He knows he isn’t spanking her very hard, because she isn’t yelling or making noises at each blow, but he doesn’t really want to hurt her. He just want’s her to stop being such a brat. Summer is completely furious that she can’t get herself out of his grip, and that he’s spanking her in the first place. She uses her fingernails to pinch and scratch Seth’s leg and back. Seth is glad he has his clothes on, but it still hurts, and it pisses him off. He stops spanking her and says, “You just don’t know when to give up do you Summer?”
Then he brings his hand down much harder than before. Summer sounds indignant and yells, “Oww! That hurt!”
Seth says calmly, “It’s supposed to.” Smack.
“Oww! I hate you.”
“Let me up!”
“Oww! Seth stop!”
Then Seth pauses and says, “You don’t grab the steering wheel when someone is driving.”
Then before Summer can say anything in reply, Seth brings his hand down ten more times very fast, and all Summer can say is a long ‘Oww’.
Seth pauses again and says, “When someone invites you on a road trip with them, you don’t complain the whole time. In fact you’re supposed to be even nicer than usual.”
Summer says in a pouting voice, “I was nicer.”
Seth brings his hand down ten more times, and Summer starts to kick her legs a little while she yells, “Oww. Stop! Please stop.”
Seth stops and says, “Okay Summer we’re done, but before I let you up, I’m gonna warn you, that if you hit me again, or if I hear one more complaint out of you tonight, I’m gonna put you back over my lap and give you a real spanking.”
Summer almost says, ‘What do you mean a real spanking? What do you call this!’ But she keeps her mouth shut. She’s positive that she doesn’t want Seth to do any more, because her butt is stinging all over. She feels Seth let go of her and she scrambles over to her side of the bed, and gets under the covers. She turns her back to Seth and thinks about what she’s going to do tomorrow. She thinks, ‘I’ll call my dad. No better yet, I’ll call Seth’s dad. Maybe I’ll call the police and file a report.’
Then she thinks about having to tell any of them exactly what happened, and decides that she probably won’t tell anyone, not even Marissa. Her bottom starts to feel better, and she decides it won’t be worth it.
Seth sits there, and starts to feel like a heel. He thinks, ‘Way to go Seth. Now she’ll hate me forever. Way to blow your chance of ever having her as a girlfriend. Why don’t I think things out better before I do them? Why wasn’t Ryan here to stop me?’
Seth wants to make it better some how, but he isn’t sure what to do. He lies down next to her, still on top of the covers, and says quietly; “You okay?”
Summer says in a pouting voice, “Like you care.”
Seth says, “I do care Summer. I care more than you know. I want you to be happy. I don’t like to see you miserable, but I also don’t want you to do dangerous things, or make everyone around you miserable.”
Summer thinks about it, and before she can stop herself she says, “I’m okay.”
Seth smiles and says, “Okay. Good night then.”
Here is the rest of the recap of the episode.
The next morning we see Summer and Seth eating breakfast in peace, and sharing
the newspaper. They look very comfy, and she even eats some of his leftover
toast. Then they both kind of realize at the same time that they are way too
Seth says, “So…. Tijuana.”
Summer says, “Yeah.”
“Think we should have woke Ryan and Marissa?”
“No. They looked so cute together. Vomit.”
“Hey, that’s a real sentimental streak you’ve got there Summer.”
“Trouser it Cohen. It’s too early for your so called comedy.”
Seth says, “You enjoy my comedy.”
There is a pause, and Summer doesn’t deny it. Then Seth continues with, “You know what else I think you enjoy? Me.”
Summer is back to being sarcastic and says, “Well, that’s because you’re mentally unstable.”
“Be that as it may. I think the facts speak for themselves. Might I remind you of a little something that I like to call: The time that you kissed me by the pool at my Grandfather’s birthday party.”
Summer says in an irritated voice, “What are you talking about?”
Seth says, “Mmmkay. I know that denial is a very powerful coping mechanism, but I just think Summer, that it’s time that we paid lip service to our lip service.”
Summer says very clearly, “Two Words. No Toung.”
Seth says, “Well, you did agree to take this little trip with me down Mexico way.”
Summer says, “I needed a ride.”
Seth trying to convince her, “We shared a bed.”
Summer says, “I wasn’t gonna sleep on that couch. It smelt like these eggs.”
“You ate my toast Summer.”
“I like crust Seth.”
“Face it. Our chemistry is undeniable.”
“You know what else is undeniable?”
Summer picks up a fork and yells, “The pain this fork is gonna cause when I jam it into your eye!”
Seth stares at her like she has gone insane. Summer looks a little embarrassed and puts the fork down. She says, “I suffer from rage black outs.”
Seth looks kind of scared and says, “I’m gonna get the check.”
The rest of the episode is centered on Marissa, but you can tell that Summer and Seth are a little more comfortable together. Marissa gets a call from her dad telling her that her parents are getting a divorce. Summer is really nice to Marissa, and convinces her to still go to Tijuana to forget about home life. Then once they are in Tijuana Marissa sees her boyfriend (who she has just given her virginity to in the last episode) kissing and dancing with another girl. This girl then tells Marissa that her boyfriend is well known for sleeping around with every girl he can get. Marissa now feels like she has no one, and she runs out of the dance place, while Seth holds Summer back from trying to beat up the girl who told Marissa about her boyfriend. Seth, Ryan, and Summer split up to look for Marissa. Summer finds her and call’s Seth and Ryan to come back to the hotel, but by the time they get there, Marissa has run out again, taking a bottle of Summer’s step-mother’s sleeping/ pain killer pills with her. Marissa ends up taking a bunch of the pills with some alcohol. She stumbles out of the bar, and passes out in an alley. Her three friends find her, and Ryan picks her up to carry her to the doctors, while Summer is comforted by Seth’s hug. That’s the end of the episode.