Renee is in an ill-fitting, off-white, double-breasted jacket among a bunch of shelves and boxes in a small office. She unpacks books to the tune of a bittersweet clarinet. In walks the Whipper. The Whipper wants to be a partner in the law firm that Renee's starting. Renee is at first suspicious, then flattered. They have a contest to see who can use the softest, most girlish voice. So far I think Renee's winning, although the Whipper's constant smirking is quite persuasive.
Nelle is at the Unisex's mirror, fondling her hair, which seems extra-blonde to me. Maybe it's because her eyebrows are unusually black and weirdly drawn. I find it distracting. In walks John. She smiles. He says, "Nelle!" and does the tongue-click-with-hand-shaped-like-gun gesture thing.
She gets mad. She says his greeting bugs her and likens him to a sophomore at the junior prom. John just rolls his eyes as he enters a stall, and Nelle rolls her eyes in a bigger arc than his. Then it turns out that he doesn't even have to go anymore, he's so upset by her attitude. He leaves the Unisex and she makes a face of disgust that makes me wonder why she dates him. Oh, and can I just ask how gross it is to conduct one's love life in the office restroom? Oh, forget it. I've already figured it out.
Ally, Richard, and Reesa are before Judge Walsh. The judge is saying that he's not going to force a minister to perform a wedding ceremony and that Reesa's behavior was immoral. Richard gets up and tells the judge that immorality is what keeps ministers in business. He says that no one complains about men gathering that last "rosebud" before marriage and that this is gender discrimination and that he won't stand for it. He says that women love sex as long as they reserve the right to "sue you afterwards." Throughout his speech, Ally rubs at her lower lip and then sticks her index finger into her mouth. I'm thinking that this little habit is getting out of hand. His Honor repeats that he's not forcing a minister to perform a wedding ceremony. Richard calls His Honor a gender bigot and asks him to walk a mile in Reesa's diaphragm. Outside the courtroom, Richard is pleased with himself and tells Ally that he was "in The Zone." She whines at him for a while and then tells Reesa that they need to appeal to the minister that afternoon. The two of them run off. Richard says to a passerby, "I was in The Zone." The passerby tells him, "Good for you." I giggle like an anime character.