From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now

  

by Tim Tharp

The Spectacular Now Chapter 12 Summary

  • Sutter and Ricky are sitting on the hood of the car, in a parking lot, downtown, at 2 pm on a Friday.
  • Nice.
  • Sutter's drinking, but Ricky says it's too early in the day.
  • Unfortunately for Sutter, he's got to go over to his sister's tonight, and he totally hates going over there.
  • Ricky can't come along to make it bearable, though. He's got a date with Bethany!!!
  • Why doesn't Sutter take this girl named Whitney, like he said he was going to?
  • Well, see, Whitney turned him down, telling him he was just a shallow party animal.
  • Ricky tells him he should ask Tara – then they could double date all the time.
  • Eh. Sutter doesn't want to give Cassidy the satisfaction of thinking she was right about him and Tara the night she broke up with him.
  • Ricky thinks it's weird she's dating Marcus, who's a big jock. Normally Cassidy makes fun of jocks.
  • But Sutter reminds him she's a political activist, and Marcus is really into volunteering.
  • Ricky gives Sutter a joint to take with him to help him get through the evening.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement