Panel 1: We start things off with Mike telling a reluctant Elly that she can trust him with the Mom-mobile because he is responsible and junk.
Panel 2: The me that didn't sympathize with her ragging on Martha because she's a reminder that she's too weak to set boundaries doesn't sympathize with her standing there like a shivering pillar of shite watching him run off hooting in glee.
Panel 3: He plays loud headache music on her stereo.
Panel 4: He and Gordon pick up what Elly can only see as floozies at a fast food joint.
Panel 5: Dark-haired Girl puts a CD in the stereo.
Panel 6: We find the group at the beach changing in the car because the change room is closed for some reason or another.
Panel 7: More headache music is played because teenagers hate love and mother and kindness.
Panel 8: Achievement Unlocked: Second Base GET!!!
Panel 9: Later that night, Elly is grateful that he finally brought back her ride.
Panel 10: She stares the Eyeless Sideways Frown Of Utter Defeat because it can't rat him out for having a social life.
Summary: It's hard to feel sorry for a woman who digs her heels in when it don't mean shit but who also folds like Superman on laundry day when firmness is mission critical.