Mia tells Wylie that he's going to have a great home and he suddenly starts to show a little life when he chews on a shoe of hers. Wallace Shawn comes in to retrieve Wylie, but suddenly Mia says that she wants to keep Wylie longer. He says that other arrangements have been made, but she insists that she wants to keep him...permanently. He says that she would need to schedule an interview, but she makes him sit down and interview her there. He won't let her call herself the owner of the dog -- she has to say "guardian" or "life companion." Urgh. Wallace asks her about her previous pets from childhood, and she jokes that Chinese families aren't even allowed to wear shoes in the house. He asks her how long her longest relationship with a human was, and she laughs that that can't be a real question. Thank God. He notices some plastic plants in her office, which she would totally never ever have. Come on! Also, Wallace Shawn sees Mia's fur coat, but she says it's fake and cheap and from Canal Street. With the interview complete, Wally tells Mia that she has been declined ownership of Wylie. She asks whether living with her isn't an improvement over eating off the street, and he replies, "Not from what I've seen." That's a problem with this show. Their actual lives aren't messy enough to warrant all the sturm and drang that occurs every time one of them gets a hangnail. They're all reaction with no action. Mia would never be rejected from adopting this dog. Mia screams after Wallace Shawn that she doesn't need him to validate her life.
Lily accosts Caitlin and asks whether she is really putting their brand in the hands of an upstart. Caitlin is. Come on, Lily, she's not really responsible for this. I guess people get blamed for shit they didn't do all of the time, but I would think she would at least attempt to remind Lily that none of this is actually her fault. Caitlin's assistant says that he has been researching spaces and the ONLY THING he could find was a "fabulous" space that is going for $75,000. Do it, Caitlin tells him. She'll borrow money from next quarter's budget. If she's even there next quarter.