Cate guilts her producer that she's already destroyed things with Ryan and can't afford the same with Lux. The producer counters that Cate might just be able to fix things with Ryan in light of his confession that he still dreams about Cate. Having suffered several humiliations and rejections trying to get Ryan back, Cate's not convinced. She says that getting Bug this job is her one chance at working toward a family. She even offers to do whatever it takes, but the producer shuts her down.
Outside, Bug is discouraged. It's Lux who gives Cate Hell for promising something she couldn't deliver. She says she was stupid to think Cate would actually come through. Royal brat or just a teenager? It's hard to tell with that Lux sometimes.
Bar. Baze has called Abby over. He begins The Conversation by saying it's about Lux. Way to pawn any responsible for this mess you've gotten yourself in, jackass. Abby says she knows about Lux because she spoke to Cate, nearly sending Baze into an arrhythmia before she reminds him she's smarter than to talk to Cate about this sleazy thing they're doing. He asks her to sit down, and she orders a damn martini. It's broad daylight, sister! Pipe down. Before Baze gets into it, Abby spills about Cate's thwarted plan to hire Bug at the station. You can see the wheels turning in Baze's head as he dismisses all ideas about getting rid of Abby. She is proving quite the useful middleman -- at least until everything blows up in his face.
A bit later, Baze offers Bug a job at the bar, proving once again that he is cooler and more valuable than Cate. Lux questions his motivations given that yesterday he called Bug "a delinquent parasite." Baze says there's no catch and claims he's just trying to make things right. His only requirement is that she follows his rules.
That night, Baze doles out tasks for Bug, but the young whippersnapper has proven rather adept in his new role as barback. Not having to monitor Bug, Baze remembers that Abby is still at the bar (how many hours have passed? And, more importantly, how many martinis has she downed? Homegirl likes a drink). Baze makes no attempt to smoothly transition into the break-up speech and basically just smashes her over the head with it, saying he's not providing a good example for Lux. She starts crying about Baze making her ovaries hurt, but she's cut off when the phone rings. It's Cate. Baze runs off like a flash. Cate says she needs help as a therapist and tells Abby to meet her above Baze's bar ASAP. Easy enough.