In the Unisex, Renee and Ally rudely gossip with each other through their stalls while Cindy spends several years washing her hands. What is Cindy doing in the Unisex in the middle of the day? Her case is over. Why is she there? Maybe she was in the neighborhood and she wanted Mark to see her sassy polka-dotted georgette blouse. At the sinks, Renee tries to convince Ally that it's okay to date two guys at once and to lie to them, too. She's saying that dating is about lying in order to get a second date. She turns to Cindy for support. Renee's told guys that she's still a virgin and that she's "never even seen a peppermint stick." Cindy gets all mad, assuming that Renee knows her secret. She runs off with Ally on her heels.
Ally drags Cindy into her office and assures her that Renee doesn't know her secret. Cindy is outraged by Richard's lack of ethics, since he obviously told Ally. Ally advises Cindy to tell Mark the truth. Cindy says, "I didn't ask you what you think, Ms. McBeal. And forgive me, but public opinion has never been a big influence in my life." Ally says that Mark's in love with Cindy, that everyone can see it. Cindy looks all bittersweet sad, yet hopeful.
Ally tells Elaine her dating plans for the week. She forgot what day it was, so she's double-booked herself for the evening. Elaine takes fiendish pleasure in this until Ally realizes that she has plenty of time to meet Michael for dinner and then Jonathan for drinks. Ally runs off and crashes into Mark, who looks really cranky. He says he's getting a vibe that Cindy's about to dump him. She wants to have a serious talk and it sounds ominous. Ally does her stupid Freudian slip of the week: "There might be circumcisions you don't know about. Circumstances!" Shut up, Ally.
Florence Henderson, whose character's name is Shirley Grouper, gets off the elevator with her lawyer. She yells, "This is ridiculous!" as Nelle leads her to the conference room.