Noel sits at Epstein Bar, drinking a beer and chewing on a stirrer. He notices a lady at the end of the bar looking in his direction, and he tries to subtly glance behind him to see if she's looking at someone else. She gets up and walks over, and offers to buy Noel a drink. Noel accepts. Boy, his hair looks awful. It looks like a wig. The woman sits down, and they exchange introductions. The camera pans out, and we see Noel and the woman chatting amiably.
Ben walks down the hallway. Javier appears out of one of the rooms, carrying Mami, and telling Mami to "say hello to Benjamin." Javier makes the cat wave a paw at Ben, who says hello back. Javier says that Ben's new girlfriend seems nice. Ben says that she's not his girlfriend, but "so what if she was?" Javier responds, "Uh huh." Ben says that he doesn't owe Felicity anything. Javier repeats, "Uh huh." Ben asks Javier if he has anything else to say but "Uh huh," and Javier replies, "It's what I say when I don't have anything nice to say." Javier says that he doesn't want to take sides, because he loves both of them, and after what Felicity did, he knows Ben wants to hurt her, but this isn't the way. Ben says that he's not trying to hurt her. Javier: "Uh huh." Ben says that he doesn't care what Javier believes, and walks away. Javier makes a face, and continues to pet Mami, and then tells Mami, "Don't take his side. I'm only trying to help. Oh, now I get a silent treatment. Fantastic." Maybe there could be a Javier/Mami spin-off. Actually scratch that. I think Javier is best used sparingly. I don't know if I would care to see a whole show about him.
Lauren and Felicity talk in the living room. Lauren asks gently if Felicity is the ex-girlfriend Ben talked about. Felicity smiles and says that she is. Lauren asks how long they went out. Felicity says that it was about a year and a half. Ben returns and joins them. Felicity says that Lauren said that Jack Tripper is doing well. Ben says yes, and then there is the awkward pause to end all awkward pauses. Felicity finally breaks it by standing and saying that she's going to help Meghan in the kitchen. I know that Ben is angry, but if he's so angry that he can't be civil, he shouldn't have showed up. It's not like he didn't know that Felicity would be there.