Oh, gross. Peter "Good Christian" Benton "Rejoice" and Cleo "While By My Electric Sheep I Watched at Night" Finch sleep all cuddled up next to each other in bed. OH MY GOD YOU HATE EACH OTHER. We all see it; why can't you? We can faintly hear glass (or something) breaking, followed by voices. Finch stirs and wakes Benton, telling him to listen. Benton can't (or chooses not to) hear, and then says it's Kynesha "Braids" Nolastname. "Talking to herself?" she crabs, and Benton says she's probably watching TV. Finch leans against him and he whines, "Whaaaat?!" Finch reminds him that he brought Braids there, and that he should go deal with whatever is going on downstairs. He grumbles some more, and then moves to get up.
Downstairs, over a shot of a pair of hands collecting broken glass onto an also-broken picture frame, Braids is saying, "No, you don't know. This girl stay uptight." Braids's Friend points out that she "can't be too uptight" if she's letting Braids stay there by herself, and Braids complains that Finch gets snitty every time Braids wants to turn on a light: "A place this nice, she worried about the electric bill." Braids's Friend non-sequiturs that Finch "sure has straight teeth" (heh), whereupon Benton appears at the foot of the stairs and asks what Braids's Friend is doing there. Braids's Friends offers the non-answer that she's looking at Finch's photographs, which are displayed on a grand piano. The place is nice; Finch must have downloaded Terence Conran's whole website the night she put this pad together. Anyway, Benton treads on the broken glass and angrily asks Braids -- who's just returned with a broom -- the identity of her friend. Braids says her friend's name is Tiny, and that she got locked out. Benton asks Braids whether she went out, and Braids says she didn't. Benton flicks his glance toward the doorway, and then asks Braids whether someone else is wearing her boots. Showing no shame whatever at having been caught so easily in such a blatant lie, Braids drawls that she went out to check on her mom: "Tiny said she came back, was looking for me -- [she] was pretty messed up." Benton asks whether Tiny lives in Braids's building, and, learning that she does, tells her to collect her things so that he can take her home. He adds, all whipped, that Braids had better clean up the glass before Finch gets up. Oh, man. Whatever your problems were with Elizabeth, Benton, at least she didn't run you like Finch does. ["Dude, even Carla doesn't run him like Finch does, and she has grounds." -- Sars] Get out. Run far. Run fast.