Everyone is shocked by the sudden death of beloved teacher Mr. Phipps right in the middle of his 70th birthday party. His death affects the gang in different ways. Jackson and Lauren decide that they are too young to be tied to each other and agree to start dating other people. Christian and Winnie, on the other hand, get more serious about their relationship. The carnivorous Lazzarini vows to give up meat, while Ashley develops an extreme phobia about germs.