Elsewhere, Sonja watches the gawkers watch her as she struts through a hip restaurant on her way to meet Claudia. Claudia suggests she at least smile when she makes such public appearances during her supposed triumphant comeback. Sonja strikes back in the most expensive way, ordering a bottle of Veuve and a menu of the chef's choosing. Claudia reminds Sonja that it's been six months -- a virtual eternity in the modeling business. She says she needs assurance that Sonja won't fall off the radar again. Sonja claims she won't, but refuses to elaborate as to why she left the scene. She claims that her Versace booking is proof that things are back to the way they were. Claudia isn't convinced. She tells Sonja this is her last chance. Sonja leaves in a huff, bursting into tears just as she gets out the door.
Model apartment. Chris works off some of that stocky figure in Cole's room. Cole explains what a fickle business modeling is, saying he's been called too fat, too skinny, too tall, and too short all in the same day. Chris's phone rings, and he's off to take some more pictures to build his book. Before he goes, he tells Cole that the next couple of weeks will be make-or-break for him. Claudia is only covering his expenses for a month, and his father's only holding his job on the farm for two weeks. Cole wonders why he would risk it all. "I don't want to spend the rest of my life slowly turning into my father," he says. "This might be my only chance to avoid that." Cole gets a twinkle in his beady eye and decides to set Chris up with the right photographer instead of one who just happened to be free. Chris wonders why the sudden charity. Cole explains that he's doing it more for Raina than for Chris. Chris accepts.
Upstairs, Marissa joins Raina as she primps for the next morning's shoot. Marissa wants to go out, but Raina thinks they should rest up for the Versace shoot the next morning, even though they're just background models. Marissa disagrees, but changes the subject to ask Raina about her supposedly cute brother. She forewarns Raina that she's invited Alex to the benefit and says it should be a lesson not to keep things from her. She tells her to get ready, because they're going out for a drink.
Uptown, Isaac storms up to Vivienne's door to ask her why she sandbagged him on the job that day. He thinks that wasn't part of the deal and feels humiliated, since he had to beg Claudia to send him on the go-see in the first place. She tells him matter-of-factly he wasn't right for the job and says it's all part of the game plan. He lays it out there -- he needs $3,000. She tells him to show her how much he needs it, and all sorts of icky foreplay ensue.