The night of prom, Zoey is wandering around the empty campus when she gets a phone call from Chase.During their conversation, Zoey turns around to see that Chase has returned to PCA.After making a clumsy entrance, Zoey and Chase share their first kiss.Zoey then realizes that the reason she didn't love James was because she was in love with Chase the entire time.Their relationship is finally revealed when Stacey tries to kiss Logan and he unthinkingly declares that he doesn't want to kiss Stacey as he loves Quinn.At the prom, Zoey and Chase announce their relationship to their ecstatic friends.
This leads to Zoey's eventual break up with James when she admits "something's in the way".
When she offers to return the necklace, James insists that she keep it, saying he will still love her. Dateless for the prom, Zoey stubbornly refuses to attend despite the efforts of her friends to cheer her up.
Quinn and Logan decide to choose each other’s dates, and pair each other up with Dustin and Stacey respectively, so to not arouse any suspicion of them dating.
At the prom, they find themselves miserable with their dates.
Zoey's boyfriend, James, gives her a necklace with the inscription I love you – James.Zoey, however, is still unsure about how she feels about James.