Juliet's getting a pedicure as she bitches about Natalie on the phone to Astrid; she pauses for a moment to ask the girl, "Is that really the way they did women's toenails in 1789?" Heh. Astrid then apparently tells her Something Important, and Juliet asks, "But why would she need a tampon if she was pregnant?" I was hoping she was being all dramatically ironic here, but the exaggerated reaction of shock with which she follows up that question put paid to that. Well, it's not like we thought she was exactly Hercule Poirot, anyway.
Sometime later, Patrick and Karen are coming down the Darling stairs; Karen is leaving for lunch with Ellen (who's where? Does she actually do something) while Patrick is imploring her not to say anything to Ellen that would "hurt her feelings." Karen has about as little patience for this crap as I do, so Patrick tries to tell her that if she screws up his marriage, it will screw up his campaign, and she'll have "Dad" to deal with. Karen: "If you don't get Freddy into the club, you will have Dad to deal with. As far as your campaign goes, I like New York the way it is." HA! The Karen I like is back. Guess she got the memo about Brian leapfrogging her. But Patrick, you're waaaaay in the back lately. Seriously, as far as Karen goes, bitchy for a reason is fine with me, as long as it has nothing to do with Nick, because that's just dumb. Anyway, realizing she's serious, Patrick calls her back and says he's going to try to get Freddy in, but he can't promise anything. He's alternating between holding up his palms and tenting his hands in exaggeratedly precise movements, and is Billy Baldwin paying homage to Edward Hibbert with his stage business here? Anyway, Karen's like, "Can't you? Can't you promise?" Hee. She has a point, Politician Boy.