The gang is sitting in a red banquette in the @Bar. "If only he didn't turn around -- why did he have to turn around?" Elispa whines. Jack, her hair looking more woofly than normal, says, "It's okay. You'll forget. [beat] One day." Rim shot! This little lady's ready for the Catskills. "No. I won't. Ever," Elispa whines. Audrey imparts wise advice from her dad. "My dad says if you're ever intimidated by somebody you should imagine them naked." "But I wasn't intimidated by him. Until now," Elispa says bitterly, and swills her drink. Jack asks if he was intimidating, saying she is curious, since she works with him, too. But before the girls can indulge in any serious dick trivia, Mikey sits down and cheerfully informs the group that he once saw his mom naked. "Can we not talk about this, please?" Elispa whines. Sure, why not, considering that YOU'RE THE ONE THAT BROUGHT IT UP. Barto graciously interrupts with, "Yeah, isn't Jill coming by with Allison?" "You mean Allison Blunderland?" Mikey says. Barto says they agreed to stop calling her that. Mikey says Barto agreed, he didn't. (Barto is looking very Velvet Underground with the large bags under his eyes in this scene.) "Is that his new girlfriend?" Elispa asks. "No, don't say that," Mikey protests. "She's NOT his new girlfriend. She's more of a casual, let's-hope-she-goes-away-soon type of gal." Am I sensing homoerotic rumblings here or is that just my inner Advocate speaking? Barto says she's not bad. Mikey interjects that she's opinionated, judgmental, and irritating. Barto says she's unimpressed by Mikey Russo. Jack says that maybe Mikey is just intimidated by her, since she's obviously very intelligent and successful. Mikey interrupts with, "BLAH BLAH BLAH she's evil." The girls giggle appreciatively at Mikey's rapier wit. God, there must be a lot of heavy drinking on this set for the actors to get through their dialogue, dontcha think?
Jill and Allison approacheth. Jill makes introductions. Allison meets Jill; how-dee-dos ensue. Allison meets Elispa and says, "You're the ex!" in a bizarre, chirpy tone of voice. "And you're the current," Elispa says. Allison meets Audrey. "You're the dancer! You're so tiny!" she exclaims. "Thank you. I think," Audrey says. "Well, it is really great to finally meet all of you," Allison says. They all make noises of assent.
Cut to exterior of @Bar. "They hate me," Allison says glumly. Jill says they don't. They play this yes-they-do no-they-don't game for a little while longer. Allison says, "Sometimes I think I say too much -- of the wrong thing. It's this problem I have." And all that lawyer-training which involves negotiation sure wouldn't cure ya of that, sweetie! ["Or the therapy sessions at the Tourette's clinic." -- Sars] Jill says they just need to get to know her better. I think Audrey could donate a few units of collagen to Allison's chicken lips. Allison decides the way to win Jill's friends over is to throw an enormous dinner party and invite them. Jill is obviously enchanted by her can-do spirit, if his grin is any indication. He kisses her and puts her in the cab.