Back in Simon's room, Tripp and Nick watch him and talk again. Tripp says there are wolves at the doors everywhere, including a call he just got from Random House about an unauthorized tell-all book that's been commissioned on the Darling family. The author is, of course, Lisa. Because they haven't completely destroyed that character enough yet, so they might as well really and completely turn her into the villain. But, don't worry, she's not the bad guy of the title. Opening titles for the last time. And commercials -- one of which was an HP commercial (the Lauren one) that had a new addition at the end that was voiced by someone so familiar to me, from TV I think. If you know who it was, please e-mail me, because it's driving me nuts. I just watched the commercial at least ten times and spent way too much time on Google and YouTube trying to figure it out, with no luck.
Nick shows up at Lisa's gallery and interrupts her with a client. They still have the same haircut, by the way, despite their breakup. Awww. That's sweet. He asks her what sort of juicy things she told the editors to get them to sign on, and she said "just the truth." He offers to bribe her to keep her from writing the book, but she says she's not having it, because she wants to look out for herself and for Kiki so their standard of living don't go down. He asks if she knows who she's become, and she tells him to buy a painting or leave.
Somewhere else in Manhattan, Patrick and Krista Allen are laying in a fancy bed purring (no, really, she did that) post-sex. He gets all sappy about how she has made him realize happiness was possible, but she gets up to go to her kid's parent-teacher conference. He'd like an actual date, please, instead of this "just sex" thing they've been doing. She says there is an exhibit at the Logan Gallery she'd like to see, so they set it up. Then they kiss goodbye. Later, at the gym, Congressman Watley and Patrick are working out side-by-side. Watley asks Patrick how things went with his wife, but Patrick's not really into having such an awkward conversation, even if Watley is totally gay. Patrick leaves. Watley tries to make some weird threat about how they have to talk soon about the details of the biofuel thing, but it doesn't make sense because he already gave his vote and the biofuel project is pushing ahead, right? Or does it even matter?
Letitia arrives at Nick's apartment to see Brian. She thinks this place is absolutely horrendous, of course. Then she steps on cereal that Kiki spilled. Brian gets all depressed as they talk about the house, and how depressing it is with its smells of humanity and sounds of people living outside. Letitia has to drink vodka just to be able to bear it while she tells Brian that Andrea's not ready to welcome him back. Brian doesn't think he can take this much longer, but Letitia has some ideas for sprucing this place up a bit.