Fall Pilot Season: Do Not Disturb
Back from commercial, Neal almost walks in on Rhonda and Billy. Wow. That was quick. For a second, it looks like he suspects something, but then Billy leaves, and Neal brags about turning down Tasha, making Rhonda all flustered and guilty. She tells him to keep it up, and ushers him out as Billy comes back for seconds. On his way back upstairs, Neal asks Molly how often those two are in the office with the door locked -- Molly says that what he's implying is racist. Wait, is that the comedic twist? That the two black characters are having a relationship, and therefore bucking the more recent cliché of the interracial romance? And anyone who suspects them is only saying that because they're black? It's so crazy that it just might -- no, it still doesn't work.
Nicole finds a magazine with Molly's picture on the cover, and insists that Molly call her agent for her. It turns out that she's actually thought through her desire to be a model -- apparently, as long as people pay to take pictures of her, she's still a young, carefree spirit who's finding herself, and not just a hotel employee. It's a fairly insightful self-analysis, but then, she's a really shallow character.
Neal gets trapped in an elevator with Tasha, who, even after being told about his current life goal, still does her damnedest to seduce him. A few seconds later, she has her legs wrapped around him as he carries her down a service hallway. After a moment of self-realization, he manages to pry himself out of her vise-like grip, only to catch Rhonda and Billy coming out of the electrical room, his original destination. He accuses them of messing around, but Rhonda somehow manages to convince him they were working and make him feel even guiltier for slipping up. As a bonus, almost getting caught made the whole thing twice as hot for her. Damn, she's evil.
Okay, now Gus is taking Larry to a bar where everyone "looks gay," to teach him how to flirt again, despite the fact that Larry has been with Victor for five years. Larry targets a broad-shouldered guy in a corner booth, and makes eye contact, throwing him a nod and getting one back. Then the guy comes over, and reveals that he knows who Larry is, and that he's Victor's friend from yoga. Awkward! And potentially relationship-ending! Hooray for Gus!