Over at Julie's darkened house, Austin invites Julie to join him in the closet that houses the circuit breaker, but she transparently claims to be "good" where she is, out in the living room. He insists that she needs to learn how to fix this problem herself. She joins him and, standing behind her, he reaches around like a guy guiding a girl through her first game of pool, and shows her how it's done: just switch the circuit breaker off, and then on. The lights blast into life, and suddenly Austin and Julie are standing way too close together. Also, Austin is wearing a little black tank top. Julie is completely disarmed by his proximity, and laughs nervously that he could have just told her what to do, seeing how simple it was to fix. He flirtily agrees. Circuit breaking is sexy. They're standing there, silently looking at each other, when Edie strolls in wearing a form-fitting white dress and looking so fine. Julie springs into "guilty schoolgirl" mode, explaining that Austin was just there helping her with the lights, because she "overloaded [her] circuits." Edie, all-knowingly: "I can see that." Austin: "So she's doing this big science project, and she needed me to explain how electricity works. I think that's called irony." Rory-I-mean-Julie and Jess-I-mean-Austin exchange a glance that's all bubbly with chemistry. Edie asks Julie for the CD player Susan borrowed "back when [Edie] could stand [Susan]." Julie reports that Susan's taken the CD player down to the hospital for Coma Mike's listening pleasure. (Much ballyhoo was made on the boards about how the CD player should have burned up back when Edie torched their house, but for the sake of moving on, let's just say that it was in Susan's trunk at the time of the fire.) Edie rolls her eyes over Susan's "Florence Nightingale act," and then sends "Science Guy" Austin home to mix up an "experiment" of gin and vermouth for her.
Episode Report CardEvany: B+ | 961 USERS: B-
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