Ben struggles with the espresso machine at Dean & Deluca. Javier watches him for a minute, and then walks up and tells Ben that if he doesn't respect the machine, he'll never get quality mochas. Ben protests that he respects the machine. Javier says that Ben clearly has contempt for it, and that he should turn the knob the way that he himself would like to be turned. I just went to a bad place in my mind for a minute there. Okay, I' m back. Javier adds, "If you were to be a knob." Javier demonstrates how to use the machine, and adds that he doesn't drink coffee, but you will never find a better mocha maker. Ben thanks him. Javier yells at Ben to put his hat on, and Ben heaves a sigh before handing off the mocha to a customer. Noel walks in. Ben says hello and asks if something went wrong with Todd. Noel say that Todd has apparently stabilized, and Ben is happy to hear it. Noel says he needs to know what Felicity was like in high school. Ben says that they weren't really friends in high school. Noel explains that he thinks Felicity is having "some mid-freshman crisis," because as long as he's known her she's been "a pre-med workaholic," and then Todd showed up and reminded her what she used to be like. Okay, Noel has known Felicity less than six months. Ben looks puzzled and asks Noel if he wants a coffee on the house. Noel wants a mocha. Ben goes to make it and says that he can sort of relate to Noel's issues, because Julie is going through "that whole thing with her mom." Noel apparently got the memo. Ben explains that Julie sent her mom that tape, so Ben asked her what happened with that, and Julie snippily said, "Nothing!" and then barely talked to him the rest of the night. Ben's imitation of Julie's snippery is hilarious. Noel asks what's going on with the women. Ben doesn't know. Noel suggests that they are acting a little crazy. Ben agrees. Noel sips his mocha and says that it's excellent. Ben laughs and thanks him.
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