Vonda and the Vondettes sing a song about change while Ally tells Jonathan all about how groovy Larry was in the conference room. Then Larry comes into the bar with Nelle, who is way overdressed. Ally runs off to make a scene, and Elaine takes the opportunity to make eyes at Jonathan. Ally claims she needs to talk to Larry about their settlement conference. She takes him aside and tells him that it's inappropriate to date Nelle when he's married. Larry informs her that he's divorced. She does her stupid giggle and he mocks her facial expression hilariously. Nelle walks up to reclaim Larry. Elaine has cocktail-garnish sex with Jonathan, sucking on her maraschino cherry in front of him until Ally chases her away.
Mark and Richard are having another heart-to-heart. Richard is saying, "Women should be obscene and not heard. Fishism. And Cindy is obscene..." when Cindy walks through the door. He makes a frightened noise and then tells her, "I was just trying to represent the homophobic viewpoint, 'cause I know it's out there." He leaves. Cindy asks Mark if he thinks of her as a freak. He says he thinks of her as aberrant. She reminds him that the other night he thought of her as a woman he wanted to continue seeing. Mark just busts out with, "I could never be sexual with you, Cindy." He admits that he may be influenced by others' opinions. She says they should be adult about it and admit that it's not going to work. They say goodbye. Cindy opens the door, and eavesdropping Richard falls through it. She says she wants to thank him for everything he's done, and she does so by grabbing his head and giving him a long kiss on the mouth. There's a weird growling sound effect as this goes on. Then Richard runs through the lobby with the noise of a pig squealing. I guess it was supposed to be funny that Cindy took advantage of his homophobia. Maybe I just have a lame sense of humor and that's why I didn't even smile.
Still at Fish & Cage, Nelle asks Ally if Larry's shown up for their meeting yet. Ally imagines biting off Nelle's head and spitting it out. Then she yells, "You're late!" at Larry, who's just walked off the elevator. Nelle winks at him, making a chiming sound. Ally drags him away. Ally's so cute when she's unwarrantedly possessive. No wonder men call her the most amazing woman on earth.
At their settlement meeting, Larry has Ally apologize to Kimmy. Ally does so very reluctantly. Then Larry agrees that Ally will pay Kimmy's attorney fees. He actually has several funny lines in this scene. I'm not going to transcribe them because, at this point, you're probably recording the show and then fast-forwarding through everything but his scenes, anyway. Instead of being relieved to get off with such a light settlement, Ally is upset like the little whiny baby she is. She yells at Larry. He remains calm. She says "Nelle and void" instead of "null and void." She says that he'll probably see Nelle that night. He says, "Actually, no. I'll be with her mother." She tells him to go. He says, "I don't want to go. I want you to ditch the father and son act. I'll declare Nelle void. We can have dinner tonight." "Done," says Ally. Okay, I was wrong. Robert Downey, Jr., is hot. He made that scene work with a costar who couldn't possibly inspire any chemistry at all. He is hot lust on a stick.