- 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. Steve asks Julie what she wants (she wants to be with Randy, of course). Understanding fully, he then tries to impress on her that it is not a person's exterior that counts, but rather what is inside them, and that she should follow her heart. Julie seems heartened by Steve's advice and thanks him.
- Sadly subverted later when Julie reunites with Tommy and tearfully breaks up with Randy when he comes to see her. Randy proves to be just as savvy as Steve when he correctly deduces that Julie has given in to peer pressure.
- After Randy catches up with Julie in the bathroom at Suzi's party, she agrees to meet him outside. In a rare moment of tenderness, Randy impulsively gives Julie a quick kiss before slipping out.
- A blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment at the prom where Fred holds Julie by the arms protectively, shielding her from Randy and Tommy's brawl.
Heartwarming / Valley Girl