Nicole, on the other hand, is foaming at the mouth a little and decides to go talk to Patricia. She finds her and says, "Somebody came up to me and said that Natasha and you are holding a cocktail party? And only guys are invited!" Way to be subtle. Patricia busts out laughing and says it "hasn't been confirmed yet." "You guys are going to get a reaction out of it," says Nicole. "What kind of reaction?" says Patricia. And here's when neither of them say anything for a few moments and perform this really prolonged drama with their facial expressions: Patricia is all, "I'm going to keep smiling sweetly like I don't know what you're talking about," and Nicole stares incredulously like, "You don't know what I'm talking about?" and then Patricia lets her smile slip just a little, like, "Of course I know what you're talking about, and you know I do, and I know you know I do, but I'm going to smile sweetly again and what are you going to do about it, dumb-ass?" And then Nicole's eyes widen all, "Huh? What did you -- huh? Whuh?" And then Patricia smiles sweetly. "What kind of reaction?" says Patricia again. "You're just going to get a…reaction!" repeats Nicole. Patricia says in an interview (which is shot ambiguously enough to make it look like she's speaking directly to Nicole), "We're adults now, we're not sixteen -- who gives a damn if you're not invited to a party?" Um, the uninvited people who have to stay in the house and aren't allowed to go anywhere else while the party is going on? They might give a damn.
We see Ben and Maya out on their date. They appear to be having an intelligent conversation. This, of course, gives me nothing to work with.
Back at the house, Nicole is still bugging her eyes out in disbelief at Patricia, who calls Natasha in. "Remember when we were talking about Martini Monday?" says Patricia. "Yeah?" says Natasha. "Did you tell anybody?" Natasha nods. "Apparently it's causing some drama in the household," says Patricia. Natasha's face explodes into cartoon bewilderment. Little question marks and exclamation points circle her head. Her eyes pop out on springs. You can hear the hinges of her jaw as it drops open: "Really?" Nicole tries to explain the problem: "If you come up to people? And you're like, 'We're going to have this exclusive party, but you're not invited'?" Does she understand that Natasha and Patricia understand? Nicole doesn't understand that it's possible to understand without giving a shit. "I didn't think people would be hurt," says Natasha. "I thought that I would, like, eliminate the hurt even more by telling people up front." Nicole gives Natasha a look as if to say, "You don't understand?" Yeah, Nicole doesn't understand. She'll never understand. Burberry scarves have no powers of comprehension. A little later, Natasha is telling Patricia that the party is "a silly idea that everyone can't take." Patricia says that just because someone's upset they're not invited it's not going to force her to change her plans. "Fuck it!" whines Natasha. "Like, I don't want to do it…this sucks." Patricia looks at her quizzically: What are those? Emotions?