Tommy and Saul are in the midst of their "longstanding dinner," which looks to be of the liquid variety. My favorite! Saul is bemoaning his retirement. He doesn't set an alarm, but still wakes up at six. Tommy laughs, he knew Saul would miss the action of Ojai. He tells Saul that whenever he wants to come back to his old job, they want him. Saul pats his hand and changes the subject. He asks after Julia, who is fine, and then about Holly. Tommy claims they are conflict free. Saul scoffs, but Tommy swears she is a great partner who carries her share of the work and really wants the company to succeed. Saul changes the subject again.
Holly and Rebecca are making good use of their bottle of wine. Holly is so relaxed she has slumped into her chair in a very awkward angle. She asks Rebecca about Justin. Rebecca giggles, "Mom!" Holly slumps further. Seriously, she is almost horizontal. It's weird. Rebecca talks about Justin and how he is opening up about Iraq. Holly inquires about the sex and Rebecca looks as horrified as anyone would be at the thought of talking to your mom about your sex life. Rebecca sheepishly admits that they aren't having it. Holly lifts her head up enough to ask, "Really?" and take a sip of wine. Then she slumps back down. Rebecca admits that it was mutual at first, but now she thinks the lack of sex is because of her. Holly thinks it is normal that Rebecca would want to wait since all the paternity issues and affairs and whatnot probably affected her on a deep psychosexual level. Rebecca doesn't think she is that messed up. Holly says that she's not. She has a nice caring boyfriend and she's not at all like her mother. All plusses in her book!
Scotty has been cured of his couch-bound ailment long enough to be hauled onto a tour bus by his parents. He is not happy with their purely tourist itinerary. They did the wax museum and now are on the doubledecker bus that goes up and down Hollywood boulevard. Kevin grimaces at the thought. He excuses himself from the phone call. His cocktail party of destiny awaits. Scotty wishes him luck! He can't wait to celebrate and get off the tour bus. Kevin wanders into the cocktail party, straightening his jacket, smiling, and trying not to swagger too obviously. He grabs a glass of wine and looks around the room at his future minions. He spies Skinner across the room and they make a beeline for each other. The senior partner knows he has worked really hard, but he wants to give Kevin the heads up -- he didn't make partner. Skinner was outvoted. He is really sorry. Kevin looks like he is going to die or cry. Or at least sink into the carpet. While not entirely unexpected, still... Poor Kevin!