Oh, golly, Gunn and Gwen are pretty. They arrive at Morimoto's in a limo, and Gunn's wearing a dark suit with a gold-threaded vest and tie; maybe someone listened to my point about vests. Gwen is in a stylized kimono-style red dress, with her hair up. Gunn says he feels like James Bond, but wishes he had some secret weapons. They got out of the same limo, y'know. Couldn't they have talked in the car? They enter a house, pass through a fancy Total Recall-style body scanner, and then get wanded by security staff. The wanding isn't very thorough. The guards are probably getting paid by the hour. Finally, Gwen hands over her invitation. A clerk wands a barcode or something on it, and an understated alarm sounds, summoning the guards. Oops.
The guard says that "the electronic imprint on [their] invitation's been altered." Gwen calmly explains, "That's because I was struck by lightning. Really." For some reasons, the guards don't buy it. "See how my life sucks?" Gwen says to Gunn. A guard asks them to "step this way" without indicating which way he means. Then all the guards wait patiently while Gunn and Gwen have a quiet conference. Gunn figures that they should give up; Gwen suggests doing things "the hard way" and starts to pull off her gloves. Gunn says, "Keep your mittens on, Sparky," and suddenly calls out to Morimoto himself, who just happens to be nearby. The guards still don't make a move. Gunn greets Morimoto in Japanese, and Morimoto responds in kind. Gunn apologetically explains, "I didn't follow that last bit -- shot my entire Japanese vocabulary when I said hello." Morimoto says he appreciates the gesture, and starts to leave. Gunn quickly introduces himself and claims that they met at a zoo benefit last year. He makes up a story about a monkey, which I'd explain, but I think it's funnier to pretend that you can charm any bad guy by telling him a story about a monkey. Gunn also introduces Gwen. Still no move by the guards. Morimoto should rethink his "free valium for the security staff" policy. Gunn offers Morimoto a gift "in case [they] don't have an opportunity to speak later." He holds out a little box; Morimoto accepts the gift and opens it to find Gwen's jade tiger. Gwen hides her shock as Morimoto thanks Gunn and walks away. The guard finally wakes up and tries again to lead the interlopers away. Gwen and Gunn stare after Morimoto, who eventually turns and gestures to them. The guards let them pass. It's anyone's guess as to whether Morimoto heard that they were party-crashers but let them in anyway, or is just oblivious. Or maybe it's Morimoto who's on the valium.