Paging Carter Baizen, he makes everything better. So yeah, Rufus runs home to yell at Lily for accepting a visit from her son, whom she's known since he was a child and possibly the only person on this show who even understands her, and she just tells Rufus to stop being a dick. "He's trying to make amends, take responsibility. What else is there?" How much time you got? Rufus has whining to spare. Eventually Lily just overrules his trophy ass and tells him Mama says Chuck's coming to FNO and if Rufus wants waffles to stay on the menu he better fall in line, resulting in this amazing piece of dialogue: "Well, Jenny keeps telling me it wasn't his fault. Maybe it's time I believed her."
Maybe it's fucking time you believed her? Yeah, there's a fucking revolutionary thought. This is so gross, it's such a gross storyline. I mean, it's real, it's gross because it's real, but let me see if I can explain. I'm a big proponent of "You're not old enough to do it until you can talk about it." But the other side of that coin is, "If she's old enough to talk about it, she's old enough to make her own decisions." Maybe if you hadn't thrown her ass to the wolves and Terry Richardson the second she threatened to eclipse you as an artist, I'd feel differently. (I did give Bart a pass when he did this shit with Serena, because she was begging for it.) But the fact is that your daughter's sexuality stops being your possession the second she has one.
The nuclear family didn't exist a hundred years ago. Neither did anorexia. Do the math, it's not that fucking complicated.
Chuck loves profanely the Carlos Miele dress Ivva has chosen for tonight, and for good reason: It's phenomenal. But anyway he has to go see his lawyer, so by all means buy them all because you clearly have no idea what a red-carpet fashion event requires, growing up in that podunk one-horse town they call Paris. Here's Hector Elizondo now to help you out, and a car waiting outside. At least in this scene Clémence Poésy looks at beautiful as we know her to be, which hasn't been the case heretofore.