At the loft, Julie babbles on and on about which trains she's going to take to see her birth mother, like what is with all the train talk in this episode? Did the Metro Transportation Authority subsidize it? Ben thinks Julie should take a cab, and gives her some money. Julie doesn't want to take his money, so he gives her a kiss and says that she just paid him back. Is Julie a prostitute now? That was kind of icky. Ben says he wants to wish her luck, but he doesn't know if that's the right thing to say. Julie says it will be like meeting an aunt that she's never met. She looks in the mirror and exclaims that her hair looks like crap, and starts pulling clips out, because she looks like she's twelve. You wish, Julie. Ben tells her she looks great, and should put the clips back. Julie asks Ben to come with her. Ben nods and says he will. He holds up the toaster so that she can look in her reflection and fix her hair.
Blair and Elena hang out in the lounge. Elena is wearing the hair band that she thought was a skirt, given to her by Blair. Nice touch. Felicity watches them cuddle and kiss. Blair looks up and sees Felicity staring at them. Creepy!
Noel and Natasha arrive at her family's warehouse. Natasha says that her family worries about her being alone, and she figured that if they see Noel, they wouldn't worry so much. Noel says that he is a good RA, and Natasha clarifies that she told them he was her boyfriend. Noel walks after her and asks why. Natasha says that he's a nice guy, and adds that her family constantly pages her to check on her. Pretending that Noel is her boyfriend will get her family off her back, and it will get Noel a new vending machine, so Natasha thinks it's "a win-win." Noel asks about his self-respect, and Natasha tells him that he'll get it back in an hour. Or a few seasons. Same difference.
Inside the warehouse, a bunch of guys are watching television, smoking, and listening to "That's Amore." Natasha and Noel enter the room. Natasha introduces Noel around, and he gets big kisses and hugs from her family members. Apparently, Natasha told them there was a fire in the dorm and that Noel carried her to safety on his back. Which is funny, because then he did save Felicity from a fire later on. Natasha gets a page and takes off, leaving Noel alone with her family. Noel sits down at the table, where one of Natasha's relatives starts arm-wrestling with him. Noel has these two little humidity curls on either side of his forehead. I used to get those when I parted my hair in the middle and had bangs.