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Macy's over at Kristy and Monica's place, protesting about going on a triple date with three guys Kristy and Monica met the other day.
Kristy's exasperated, complaining that she'll hang out with Wes, but not this guy; but Macy explains that they're just friends, since they're both already in a relationship.
This makes Kristy think they're secretly pining for each other, since their love is forbidden. Macy just rolls her eyes at this one.
When the guys show up, Macy's date has already puked his guts out and passed out in the backseat, so Macy decides not to come. Good call.
Once the other girls leave, Macy wanders around their grandma's garden for a bit and finds an amazing sculpture—another one of Wes's.
As she looks at it, Wes comes up behind her, scaring her to death.
To apologize, he brings her to the World of Waffles restaurant, which is his special spot to go when he needs inspiration. And he buys her a pencil that smells like syrup. Where can we get us one of those?
They talk about his art and their families and how they had both felt like certain things were messages from beyond after their parents died: the EZ Products for Macy, and for Wes, the to-do lists his mom left everywhere.
Finally, Wes brings Macy back to Kristy's house, where she's going to spend the night. So, was this, like, a date?
Kristy and Monica didn't have a very good time with the guys, so Kristy is totally bummed out.
When Macy gets home the next morning, her mom is waiting for her. Uh-oh…
She tells her to come talk with her, and Macy's worried she's in trouble like Caroline used to be.
They chat about her jobs, and then her mom brings up the real issue: Mrs. Talbot has told her about Jason wanting a break.
She's concerned that she's spending too much time with her new friends and not enough focusing on her future.
Macy agrees to keep her priorities straight and realizes she still can't tell her mom everything, even though she wants her to.
She goes up to her room and finds a package on her bed, along with a note from Caroline explaining that she'd found it at the beach house.
It's the IOU Christmas gift—her last gift from her dad. She puts it, still wrapped, in her closet.