New York shots take us to a red carpet premiere at Lisa's gallery. Nick's checking out the art, when the subject of the piece he's looking at walks up and tells him he's in the artwork only because he owed the gallery owner some money. He calls the owner a "him," and Nick's like, "Who owns this gallery?" The guy's like, "Jeremy Darling." Nick is understandably pissed at Lisa for lying, and I am equally understandably pissed at her for not realizing this would happen in advance and maybe tell Jeremy not to invite anyone to the opening who knows he's a partner. That's just stupid. Secret partners need to be secret from pretty much everyone; not just the one person you're trying to hide them from. Is it possible Lisa's as stupid as Karen? God, I hope not. Nick leaves and calls Lisa over. She asks him how amazing this is, and he says it's amazing and too bad her partner's not here to enjoy it. She tries to play dumb, but he tells her to can it because he knows Jeremy's a partner. She says she couldn't have gotten it without Jeremy, but Nick tells her to save it for the art critic and storms out.
The next morning presumably, at home, Lisa's crying and Nick's in the living room folding the sheets he slept on. I find it odd that he would use sheets if he's going to sleep on the couch. That's sort of OCD; don't people usually just grab a blanket and a pillow if a fight drives them to the couch? She wants to talk about it, and he says they did talk about it and he told her no, but she obviously didn't listen. He storms out, with her yelling "Nick!" I know he's mad, but they are both guilty here. He shouldn't have told her what to do; she might have agreed and not worked with Jeremy if Nick had pretended they were actually equals and made it a discussion rather than a ruling.
Karen's eating with the brothers, and telling them how much it would mean if they'd come to the party, especially since her fiancé this time is so much more... Brian interrupts, "Black." She corrects: "Controversial." They're reluctant to go, so she accuses Patrick of listening to Tripp too much, even though he said he'd stop doing that. He says he's not listening to him, because he just rejected his four ideas for chief of staff. She tells them she never asks them for anything ever. Karen Darling? Is that you? I just cannot imagine there's anyone in Karen's life she doesn't ask for things always, so I think she must be lying. Or delusional. She adds a please, and Jeremy's the first to relent, because he realizes you can't control who you love. Brian agrees second, because he thinks Tripp will die before Karen, so he'll choose the one who'll be around longest. Patrick says he'll be there, too, but that no one better tell Tripp. They all agree.