On the front porch of Casa Grams, Billy Budd plays with a porch light as Jen comes out holding his mug of coffee with "just a touch of milk." As the camera pans around Jen's big old hocks sitting down on a wicker bench, Billy Budd says, "It's nice being off the boat for a night." Jen asks, "Do you enjoy that? I mean, being out at sea for such long periods of time?" and Billy Budd says, "Not as much as I enjoy cruising for jailbait, little girl." No, actually, he doesn't really say that. He does, however, admit to something equally sleazy and amoral, namely "saving up for law school," [tee hee! -- Wing Chun] and he leans forward suggestively to explain that his uncle who owns the marina in Bayboro (number of actual towns in Massachusetts named Bayboro: zero) got him the job. An astonished Jen says, "You're gonna be a lawyer?" Billy Budd demurs, "I know, you would have never guessed, would you?" and Jen says "no!" despite the fact that everything about Billy Budd's unctuous and smarmy demeanor practically screams "attorney," and then she stammers an apology because she "[doesn't] mean to be rude," even though she doesn't seem to mind being rude to Grams, and Billy Budd says, "I know. Appearance is everything," and Jen bites her lip and disses herself by saying, "Unfortunate, isn't it?" like, word, and Billy Budd smarms, "Not from where I'm sitting," and as their faces get closer and closer together Jen asks, "Are you flirting with me again?" and Billy Budd offers to stop, and Jen says, "Well, where would the fun be in that?" and Billy Budd says, "That's a good point," and speaking of good points, I challenge you to find any good points in the so-called saucy dialogue in this scene.
Episode Report CardSars: D | 380 USERS: C+
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