Pam tries fruitlessly to convince the world-weary Eric to not give up on life. She finally gets a reaction from him when she tells him that Sarah Newlin is still alive. Sarah has settled into a new life as the lover of a guru. Sookie and Bill set their plan into motion to use her as bait for the Hep V vampires. Lafayette and James spend the night bonding and getting high. A shootout ends in tragedy when the Hep V vampires find Sookie.
When Cory’s plan to get his students to communicate face to face fails, he takes away their cell phones and assigns the class to prepare a disscusion about whether technology has made people better. The whole class is having trouble communicating, except for Maya, who was the only one in the class without a smartphone. Riley, Maya, Lucas, and Farkle then go to the library to do their research, and this opens up their eyes to a world without phones. Maya also discovers that she is a talented artist when given just a pencil and paper. This ultimately sparks a connection between Riley and Lucas. However, Cory desperately tries to keep them apart, once he realizes it was he who prompted these emotions into Riley. At the end of the episode, Cory gives Maya a smartphone, and says to use it to communicate to him about Riley; he also buys Maya an art kit.