Elena tries to study, but is distracted by the loud music. We see a shot of Richard and The Tabbies dancing in The Tabbies' room. Elena dials the loft on speakerphone. She leaves a message for Noel explaining that she's not at a concert, despite the loud music, and he needs to get The Tabbies out of there. Richard storms out before Elena has finished the message, and complains that The Tabbies want Noel. Richard adds, "The N-Man always scores. First he sleeps with Felicity -- don't even try to deny it, because I saw the hickey -- and now he's going to get the muffins in the other room." A voice from the phone says, "Your message has been recorded." Elena says that it was Noel's phone, and Richard realizes that it's Ben's phone, too.
Ben sits on the street in front of the loft, waiting for Lauren. She finally shows up, carrying a huge bouquet of flowers, and apologizes for being late. Lauren says that it's sad, because Jack has been like a father to her. Ben looks stricken, and Lauren apologizes for her unfortunate choice of words. Lauren says that Jack talked about Ben all the time, and starts bringing up various events Jack discussed with her. Ben remembers most of them.
Cut to Noel walking down the street, talking to one of his interviewers on his cell phone. It doesn't sound like Noel got that job. He spots Ben talking to Lauren across the street, and stops, watching them. Cut back to Lauren telling Ben that his father loves him very much, and then she starts crying. Lauren and Ben hug. Noel sees this from across the street, and looks upset, since he thought that Ben was supposed to be out with his father, and is instead out with some chippy. From Noel's standpoint.