At the Walker Manse, Kevin is flabbergasted that Kitty is going to work for McCallister, or is even considering it: "It's completely absurd, you can't work for this guy!" When she laughingly asks why, Kevin says it's because McCallister is against gay marriage. Kitty comes back with one of those typically Brothers and Sisters Faux-publican defenses of her own opposition to gay marriage -- not that she has "a problem with gay people," or with civil unions, but that marriage is "fundamentally a religious institution that has nothing to do with the state." Kevin, agape, shakes his head, probably because he's as exhausted by the constant splitting of social-conservative hairs on this show as I am, and finally interrupts to tell her that "that's just a cover, that people like you provide for people like him, who hate people like me!" Well, seriously. Kitty patronizingly asks him not to "make it personal." Um...what else would you call it, Kitty? That's the substance of what Kevin says next, winding up with, "Don't take this job, Kitty, I'm warning you." He's about to say more, but she gets all pissy that he's "warning" her and tells him she doesn't want to hear it. Out she stomps.
At rehab, Sarah is filling Justin in on the argument we just saw. Justin says he's met McCallister before; he came to visit the base in Afghanistan. Sarah's phone is ringing as she explains Kevin's objections, "plus the nanny scandal," but Sarah thinks he's "gorgeous," so she's fine with Kitty working for him. Hee. She checks the phone and texts someone as Justin starts to say that McCallister put on an apron and made pancakes for the troops, but Sarah is too wrapped up in her own drama to hear it, which she basically says explicitly, then goes on to describe Holly elbowing her way into the Ojai power structure, then answers another text, then tells Justin to hang in there and jets off. Justin watches her go and shakes his head, confused. He's probably wondering where she got those chic dark-amber sunglasses, because they're awesome.
Holly arrives at Ojai for her meeting with Sarah. After a lovingly long shot of her car, which is a Chevy Malibu, so nice try product-placement team but no, Holly gets out of the car and looks around, grinning like she's got a mouthful of canary. The workers in the loading area whistle appreciatively at her as she sashays inside, past a sign that says the parking is reserved for employees.
Indoors, she's standing in front of Sarah's desk, requesting an office at Ojai. She wants "to be a part of this company." As Saul and Tommy cringe in the background, Sarah snorts that that's not possible, although Holly can vote at the stockholder meeting. Holly muses disingenuously that perhaps she made a mistake; perhaps she should sell her stock. No sooner has the sentence taken the air than Saul and Tommy leap into to agree that yes, that's probably best. Heh. Tommy puts on his busiest voice to mention a meeting he and Sarah have to go to -- based on Sarah's delivery of the words "that meeting," it's probably a bullshit excuse to end the face-off with Holly -- but Holly talks over Tommy to mention mock-innocently that she thinks one of Ojai's competitors might like to take the stock off her hands, then: "And that would make your stockholder meetings...pretty interesting." She grins her canary-eating grin and stares levelly at Sarah. Tommy looks at Saul, who pulls a "...Jesus" face. Sarah regards Holly with 80 percent sheer loathing, 20 percent admiration for the stones on her, and asks wearily what Holly had in mind. Holly starts to say that she has a number of projects she's been working on, but Sarah is immediately dismissive, calling the word "projects" "cute" and snapping that that isn't how business is done: "Everything is vetted." Right. Like the pension fund. And the land holdings. I understand not wanting to give Holly an inch, but the rigorous integrity of the Ojai organization isn't the right angle, I'm thinking. Holly, irritated now, asks if it's possible for Sarah to listen to anything Holly has to say "objectively." It's a ridiculous question, and Sarah should tell her calmly that it isn't, for obvious reasons, and that Holly has no right to expect different. But she doesn't; she murmurs with a fake smile that they'll find Holly a workspace, and heads out of her office, adding as she leaves, "Try to stay out of the way."