Kevin and Lily are at her apartment, watching Gilda -- which is an incredible film featuring Rita Hayworth at her most incandescent, and if you haven't seen it, go rent it right now -- as a grey and white cat leaps off the bookshelf next to the TV. It runs past Kevin and Lily, who are curled up on the couch with a bag of chips the size of the TV I'm recapping this on and another cat -- that one's orange and white. The grey and white cat runs into the kitchen or somewhere and we hear yowling and the metallic sounds of feline havoc being wreaked. (Wreaked? I wrote that and then second-guessed myself, thinking perhaps it should be "wrought." Apparently not.) Lily, like most experienced cat owners, is more or less oblivious to the minor kitty kafuffle, but Kevin looks around, vaguely concerned about noise and damage. Lily comments, "I want to live when it was okay to have hips and smoke." Kevin reaches for the chips and she passes the bag, apologizing for the presence of "Tippi hair" on it. I'm guessing the orange and white cat's named after Tippi Hedren. I wonder what the other one's named? Lily pets Tippi lovingly, and Tippi seems very content on Lily's lap. Kevin's not too fazed by the cat hair, and he digs in.
Suddenly there's an incoherent muttering sound from off to one side. We see a woman in her bathrobe sitting at a desk. I can't tell if she's using a computer, because she's in this little alcove of sorts, but it kind of looks like she's staring at a monitor. Lily responds to this unintelligible comment: "No, you're not bothering us." The woman replies, "Hgfnh." Lily assures her, "Ginger, I keep forgetting you're even here, okay? Don't worry about it." Ginger, who still hasn't actually looked in their direction, makes some little sound of what I'll call assent. Kevin asks Lily quietly how she can understand what Ginger's saying. Lily: "What do you mean?" Kevin: "Well, nothing I guess. But does she ever leave?" Lily: "The apartment? No. She's agoraphobic. You know, afraid of the world." Interesting an agoraphobic and a cloisterphobic. Kevin asks how she deals with that.