Nina Garcia party, featuring Nina herself! And in a dress like the starry midnight sky! Vivienne, with Isaac in tow, finds Nina for bisous. Nina immediately tells Isaac to join the guy at the turntables. Vivienne hands over his CD with a smug smile on her face as Nina wonders why she never booked DJ Isaac before. He mumbles that he's been busy and scampers off. Nina deems Isaac "Adorable!" Meanwhile, home girl can actually act. We're talking Emmy contender in comparison with Paris Hilton or Lauren Conrad.
Across the room, Raina is still pouting that she missed Chris's photo shoot. Cole consoles her, saying work should be her priority. As they talk, Claudia tells a photographer to snap pictures of them as the new 'it' couple. She beckons them to meet some VIPs.
But first, Raina spots Alex across the bar. She tells him to stay out of her life, that he's a liar and a criminal just like their father. He tells her that she and he have something in common: they're both trying to reinvent their lives. She promises to call their father tomorrow if he leaves immediately. She also plans to warn Marissa to stay as far away from him as possible.
And speak of the she-devil, Marissa is outside in a white blazer, and she seems to have forgotten her shirt! Nonetheless, she struts into the party with perfect cockiness, stopping only briefly when she sees Egan. He tells her he hates himself for making her look bad in the whole drug deal fiasco. She says the feeling's mutual. He grabs her arms and tells her he was thinking of her the whole time he was locked up. He presents a gold necklace to her. Naturally, she assumes he swiped it from someone, but he says he bought it the first week they met and has been waiting for the right time to give it to her ever since. She doesn't think this is an ideal moment, so he breaks it to her that he was kicked out of the residence and might not see her again for a while. He starts to make a dramatic rom-com exit, and it works like a charm. She plants a kiss on his cheek.
Outside, a group of goons confronts Alex(i).
Back inside, Isaac works the turntables as Claudia and Nina Garcia make googley eyes at Raina and Cole. Behind them, Chris walks in huffing and makes a beeline for Cole. He shoves and accuses him of setting him up with the drunken photographer. Cole thinks he'll change his mind when he sees the proof, but Chris says there won't be any proofs since he was out of that sketchy apartment faster than steam from a tea kettle. Cole brings out his Blackberry to show Chris the photos that launched his career. And, if we're being honest, they look like something in the back pages of the free gay magazine on the corner of Christopher and Bleecker to me, but apparently they're look book gold in this world, so let's just suspend that disbelief. Chris says Cole screwed him by not warning him what he was walking into. Cole counters that Chris screwed himself.