He VOs about how much he hates his suit as he sits in a fancy hotel bar. Lenore walks up and welcomes him to the majors, then explains his next client: A natural blonde with a great body and lousy life. We see Jessica walk across the lobby as Lenore says this woman will meet him upstairs in room 435. Ray sees Jessica, though, before she gets into the elevator. He hides as she walks by, and VOs that God's laughing his or her head off at him. Ray calls Jessica's cell phone and she lies that she's at the mall with her mom. He's running up the stairs as he tells her nothing's wrong with the kids; he just wanted to see how she's doing. She walks toward her room, exasperated that she's bugging him right now. She has no idea what he wants, but he gets all sad and nice, saying she's a pretty good mom and he's a pretty good dad, too. He's walking toward her room all the while, and she asks why he's saying all this. He says it's sometimes good to tell people the truth. They're both teary-eyed as they seem to somehow connect. They get off the phone, and he stands in front of her door for a moment before leaving her. How's he going to explain this to Lenore? Or maybe she already knows who Jessica is? That's my suspicion.
Ray's eating honey in his yard, as he says he used to have a plan, a wife, kids, a house, a job. But now he just has his dick. "A dick and a dream." Which is the American way. Tanya's reading Women Who Run With the Wolves when she sees another fly on the table, and smashes the book down on top of it. I don't know anything about the book so I don't know if that's symbolism or what, but I'm thinking Lenore better watch her back.
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