At the Scarlet A Ranch, Dawson thunders down the stairs and peeks in on The Flash and TaMAHra in the den, sitting closer together than they need to and discussing the layout of the warehouse for a possible Café Cuckold, and The Flash has his dippy Clark Kent glasses on, and they both have big glasses of white wine in front of them, and then Dawson cuts through the kitchen and peeks in on Gale and the visiting reporter in the living room as they tell more war stories and drink more white wine, and The Flash comes into the kitchen behind Dawson and asks all accusingly, "What are you doing?" and instead of saying, "Watching my parents' marriage disintegrate and waiting in vain for an explanation," Dawson says, "Nothing, nothing," and as Gale offers the visiting reporter another glass of wine, The Flash nonchalantly asks Dawson what Gale is doing, and Dawson says, "Same as you," and Gale comes into the kitchen and asks, "Same as who?" and The Flash says "oh, nothing -- nothing" while pouring himself and TaMAHra more wine. Gale opens fire: "So, Mitch, do you really think that you are going to buy this condemned building to open up a restaurant?" The Flash: "Yes, I do." Gale: "Who are you fooling? It's clear what's going on here." Gale objects to The Flash jumping down her throat for having a guest over and accuses him of hitting on TaMAHra and of letting his "Thursday night escapades" overflow into the weekend, not seeming to care that both of their guests as well as Dawson can hear this outburst, and Dawson interrupts and wants them to explain Thursday nights, and The Flash tells Dawson to go to his room, and Dawson says no, and Gale says, "Honey, now," and Dawson, remembering valuable lessons from the first week of Bad Blocking 101, flaps his arms to denote frustration and leaves the kitchen as The Flash tells Gale, "I'm planning on opening a restaurant. Now, you know this." Gale wants to know how he plans to buy the building; The Flash tells her he got a loan. Gale says, "Well, that's good, because I am getting tired of indulging in [sic] the dreams of a man who can hardly look me in the eye," and cut to the visiting reporter squirming on the couch as The Flash apologizes for "being such a burden to [her]" and says, "While you've been in there playing with Gary or Bobby or whoever it is this evening, I've been indulging [sic] some of my own dreams," and cut to Tamara cringing at the Leery family's misuse of the verb "to indulge" and its adherent prepositions as Gale spits, "And those dreams, they involve Dawson's English teacher," and The Flash nearly shouts, "They involve a damn restaurant -- not everything is about sex, Gale, at least not to me," and hypocrisy, thy name is The Flash, and The Flash storms back into the den and a half-drunk Gale storms back into the living room after grumbling, "Great," and sloshing half a glass of wine onto the cutting board.
Episode Report CardSars: D | 381 USERS: C+
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