The band breaks up in a tiff, and this subplot sets the stage for William's epic rendition of "Paradise City." William says he knows the song and takes the stage. I can't believe Guns and Roses let them have the song; then again, it's not the whole song- it's the chorus and bridge and one verse. He falls down because a girl flashes him, then springs up, microphone jumping into his hand, to finish one more chorus. All geeks should have a crowning moment of awesome. Where's my crowning moment? I want my Guns and Roses moment of epic.
Cut to the bathroom: Kenny has to pee. Notice that he doesn't wash his hands after. The sink is right there. Why didn't the director have him wash his hands? Denise admits she told a girl Kenny was a dendrophiliac. Synchronicity: one of my sister's friends was talking about how she calls her neighbor "Treefucker" because she's seen him in the trees in his gerry-rigged tree climbing gear, sitting in the crook of stout branches.
Mike talks to the kid from STAND BY ME, all creepy and growed up. Jerry O'Connell wears a frat shirt that spells "DIK" (hee).
Amanda's still looking for Preston, talking to two stoners (Jason Segal performing cunnilingus on a slice of watermelon). Thelma gets some props from one of the stoners: "She was a hip, hip lady." Back inside, Mike tries to get back with Amanda in front of everybody. Wrong move. Love Hewitt gives her typical self-righteous hurt face and speech. This is why I dislike her. That freaking cadence- who could like that? How is that a viable choice?
Oh Mike, you're so much better when you're a bleach-blond, vampire-doctor in Forks. His rejection is sealed when someone from the crowd yells, "Fag!"
A slew of obnoxious guys hit on Amanda, which completely screws it up for Preston. He follows her and blurts out that he loves her. Amanda reams him out, kicking her self-righteous hurt up to a painful eleven.
William approaches Mike to lure him to the pool house trap, but all of a sudden Mike is sympathetic. Nice use of "I'll Make Love to You."
Back to the bathroom: They're singing "The Right Stuff," very cute. Kenny cracks on Denise's shoes: "Do they serve an orthopedic function?" If Kenny's goggles were brass, he would've been Steampunk and ahead of his time. He kisses her while they're laughing, and even though they're taken aback, they go back for more.
You know, Yearbook Girl doesn't actually get many people to sign her yearbook. Amanda realizes her mistake and that Preston wrote the letter. Mike and William continue to bond in the piano room. Mike apologizes for one of his many thuggish actions against William (which is made funnier because the incident is later revealed to have happened at graduation).
The police show up, and the band- newly reunited- doesn't get to play a single song. Everyone runs helter-skelter out of the house. Mike runs to the pool house with William following. They are ambushed by the X-Philes (so credited on IMDB), who put them in a suggestive pose.
Klepto-kid steals a police car.
Back to the bathroom: Kenny and Denise in the awkward aftermath of sex. Party hostess interrupts their after-dim and throws them out. Denise leaves first and Kenny follows her in his van. Hey, Oz had a van, too. He apologizes (which is unfair because she started saying the shitty things first). Cute, she apologizes. They kiss in the street. I'm all for a wet-tar, late-at-night, in-the-street kiss.
William wakes up in jail and puts the blame on Mike, after much prompting from the police officer. I got nothing.
Amanda remakes her life. You can totally tell she's serious about getting to know Preston and getting to know the real her because she's changed her hair from down to a side braid. She's also throwing out old photographs of Mike and her.
ETA: Amber Benson also shows up as a stoner chick, which puts the icing of the BUFFY alum cake.