Less Than Zero
We cut to some greasy-spoon diner that the set decorator has tried (and utterly failed) to make over as a charming little bistro. They didn't even bother to hang all the artwork. Some paintings are just resting on counters, leaning against the walls. Perhaps they blew all of their budget on the loft and had to lay off the decorator. Jones works here, and as she operates the grill, Naomi and Beau wander in and take seats at the lunch counter. Naomi tells Beau that she's heard the sex rumor from a couple of places now and wonders what he's been telling people. Beau says that he doesn't have to lie about sex, so Naomi wants him to tell him what really happened that night. This causes Josh to reach into the future and pull out some lines from Pacey's fights with Joey in season four of Dawson's Creek and complain that she can't make up her mind about whether or not she wants to have sex, which has nothing to do with any of this. Naomi asks Beau why he's so angry, and he snarks back, "Jeez, Naomi, I wonder," which is the male equivalent of "If you don't know, I'm not going to tell you," so you guys should quit complaining that women won't tell you why they're mad at you. Naomi says he didn't answer her question, and stomps out. That was a stupid argument. Why would Beau refuse to allay Naomi's concerns that they had sex when she was unconscious? It's obvious as hell where this is going, and the way Beau heightens Naomi's fears that he took advantage of her here is ridiculous and unrealistic. Despite the fact that he's upset that she's running hot and cold on the sex issue, if Beau had half a brain at all, he wouldn't be letting her even think they engaged in sexual activity if they didn't. Jones, of course, overhears all of this.
Back at the loft, Jones watches a video of some guy talking about what he's heard. He says he heard that Naomi passed out, but that Beau had sex with her anyway. Jones looks incredulous, as if it was beyond any possibility that a rumor about drunken people having sex could ever take on the connotations of rape. Travis says he heard this rumor from four different people as he pastes up a bunch of video screen-caps on the walls of the loft, because he is the lamest "artist" ever. Jones begins to look worried and asks if the word "rape" ever came up. Funny she should ask that. Elsewhere, Sheila and Naomi are talking about the events of that night. Sheila suggests the possibility that Beau had sex with Naomi when she was unconscious. Naomi thinks she'd remember, but some other random friend points out that she was drunk, and now Sheila seems to recall Beau bragging about bagging Naomi when he came downstairs to leave the club that night. That isn't exactly true, though he did let the skeevy guys draw an incorrect conclusion.