In That Was Then, This Is Now, where did Bryon and Mark go look for M&M? Did they find him?

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At first, when Bryon and Mark search for M&M, they do not find him. Mark eventually reveals that he has a suspicion about M&M's whereabouts: Red's house, where Red and other hippies live communally. Mark's revelation ends up becoming a significant turning point in his relationship with Bryon when the two friends go to Red's to look for M&M.

Bryon and Mark follow Mark's hunch and find M&M, who is in the throes of a bad acid trip that causes long-term damage. After this discovery, Bryon puts together various details of Mark's recent past: the money Mark has been earning, Bryon's instinctive desire to avoid learning more about Mark's source of income, and Mark's insight into M&M's whereabouts. These details all add up to the worrying possibility that not only is Mark dealing drugs, but he is dealing drugs to vulnerable children like M&M.

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M&M was not happy living at home and one night while he was cruising The Ribbon with Bryon, Mark and Cathy, M&M got out of the car at a hot dog stand and announced that "Not ever. I'm not going home." They did not see him for several weeks.

The day after Mark got Angela Shepard drunk and cut off her hair, he told Bryon that he knew where M&M was: He was at the hippie house that Randy, the VW van owner who had given the boys a ride, had earlier told them about. But when Mark and Bryon stopped by, M&M was not there. It was later, after Bryon had been beaten by the Shepards, that he told Cathy about the house, and the two of them stopped by again and found M&M, reeling from the effects of a very bad acid trip.

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