Julie talks with her father about her dilemma regarding whether she should be with Randy or Tommy; she loves Randy, but her friends want her to reunite with Tommy. In turn, Steve, fully understanding the situation, tries to impress on her that it is not a person's exterior that counts, but rather what is inside them that counts. Julie seems heartened by Steve's advice and thanks him.
Subverted later when Julie reunites with Tommy and tearfully breaks up with Randy when he comes to see her. Randy, understandably, is not happy, and proves to be just as savvy as Mr. Richman when he correctly deduces that Julie has given in to peer pressure.