This episode reminded me of season 1, when Ryan was protecting Marissa at all costs and wasn't afraid of punching anyone. Gosh, I loved that punch!
Seth and Summer are showing they're still solid and happy, well, at least someone has to be! Since not even Kirsten is going back home. And what's up with taht friend of hers? I didn't like her in the first episode and I hate her right now. I dunno why, but I think she's not gonna let Kirsten go back home. This woman is very very weird.
As for Ryan and Marissa, tahe finally had their first fight, but I think there's more to this. And now they're probably attending the same school, new friends... I smell trouble coming.
All I can say is that this season already seems better than the last one.