Season 1 Episode 2

Eric Visits

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Oct 02, 2001 on FOX

Episode Recap

Lizzie drops a bomb on Steven as they walk across campus. She shows him all of the gifts from her boyfriend, Eric, and then tells Steven that she's going to break up with him when he comes to campus later that day. Steven hides his excitement in front of Lizzie, but gushes in front of the guys. He plans to move in on her once she dumps Eric. Ron shows up with a keg of beer left over from another floor's party. They have to return the keg later that day, but they can keep the beer, so they load as many containers as they can find with the beer. Rachel rushes over to tell the boys that Eric is here. They all go over to meet him and size him up. Eric appears to have no idea he is about to be dumped. Rachel and Marshall discuss this and it leads into Marshall confessing he feels as if girls never notice him. Rachel suggests a pet, like a snake, to help spruce up his image. Steven comes over to see how things are going with the break up, and Rachel and Marshall don't know because Lizzie's been in the room with Eric for a while. Eric comes out of Lizzie's room in his underwear. It appears as if he's just had sex with Lizzie. Steven then gets roped into showing Eric where the shower is. After showing Eric to the bathroom, Steven runs back to interrogate Lizzie and kick start her into breaking up with Eric. She admits that they haven't broken up, but they did have what seemed like "goodbye" sex. As the gang continues to drink, Ron admits to Lloyd that his favorite movie is You've Got Mail and suggests they watch it together – so they can bond. Steven sees Lizzie alone, and she says that she finally broke up with Eric. Steven goes to the bathroom in a good mood, and in the middle of taking a shower finds Eric crying in the next stall. He's devastated by the break up. Steven feels bad for him and takes him back to his room to comfort him. Marshall and Rachel go to the pet store to try out different pets. The only one Marshall can afford is a fifteen dollar bird. Steven gives Eric some of the beer. Eric tells him of all the good times he had with Lizzie – that are now over. Steven bonds with Eric and says that Eric might still be able to get Lizzie back. Meanwhile Marshall takes his bird to the quad to try out his new look. Unfortunately, someone spooks the bird and it "beaks" Marshall in the eye. Ron and Lloyd get into a punching match when Lloyd doesn't like "You've Got Mail." They both feel sick and head for the bathroom. Steven and Eric stay up all night making a present for Lizzie at Kopy Town. Eric takes them to Lizzie. Ron and Lloyd pour out the beer – they've learned that binge drinking is not good. Marshall and Rachel show up; Marshall's eye is cut up from the bird attack. Rachel thinks it's a good look for him. Lizzie tells Steven that she got back together with Eric. Steven thinks it's for the best. Lizzie and Steven see Eric off. Steven keeps Lizzie's pillowcase with Eric's face on it for his own and falls asleep nose-to-nose with his new buddy, Eric.