Wendy approaches assistant Josh with a number of requests. The main thing she wants is for him to send Shane's demo CD -- now labeled "Shane McCormick Demo" -- to David Hernandez; the other two tasks are just there to draw attention away from the CD-sending. But Wendy can't manage to be casual about it; she's actively nervous, and it's pretty hilarious. Once again, I find myself loving the Brooke. I never thought this would happen to me.
Immediately after turning this job over to Josh, Wendy drops in on Nico to tell her how nervous it made her. Nico has a harebrained scheme of her own -- one that requires her to tell Wendy that she's still in contact with former sexual-harassment accuser Kirby. Just the idea that Kirby has called Nico on the phone is so outrageous to Wendy that Nico decides to let her believe that's the extent of their contact. She explains that she feels bad for getting Kirby fired, and begs Wendy to find him something to do on a Parador movie set.
Unless you're paying lots of attention to the costumes, you might not realize that the next scene is supposed to take place on a different day. It is the next day, in fact, and Victory wants Roy to stop fussing over her. She claims she has recovered from the shock of the Bragini incident, and she has a busy day ahead. Roy reminds her that she has an appointment with a potential investor, Diego Quintero, but Vic blows it off and tells Roy to reschedule. Then the doorbell rings -- it's Reese, and she's contrite! "Please don't kill me," she whimpers. I think Victory should leave that to Roy. Fashion Assistant Cage Match!
We go to commercial with another one of those pathetic teasers for the rest of the episode. Get this -- after the ads, the show will offer further developments in a plotline that has already been established! This is groundbreaking stuff, people. Groundbreaking. Don't change the channel!
When we get back to Victory's, Reese is not wrestling with Roy. (We never get to see anything fun.) Instead, she is weepily confessing that it's her fault Bragini stole Victory's designs. She hands over the sketches she stole and tells her sad tale, with equal measures of self-loathing and self-pity: she panicked when Victory started laying off her staff, and she passed Victory's work off as her own because she cracked under the pressure of a second interview with Bragini. But she only showed him the sketches once, she swears! He must have memorized them! "I feel so horrible," Reese blubbers. It's a mesmerizing performance (from the hilarious Kerry Butler). Reese is a much better villain than Janice Lasher, and I'm hoping they'll find some reason to bring her back. Actually, they should just spin them both off into their own show. And Roy too. Who wouldn't watch that?
Shane is in Wendy's office, sulking, when Wendy walks in. He's there because he got a call from David Hernandez's office expressing interest in his demo. Wendy starts in about how he's so talented and she just wanted to share his greatness with the world, but Shane resents Wendy's going over his head, and accuses, "You did this because this is what you want for me." (He draws the "yeeeeeew" out deliciously. Sigh, that accent...) "I don't want to be offered a job just because I'm your husband," Shane spits. But he softens a bit when he learns that Wendy used a pseudonym for the submission. I don't know how Hernandez (or his assistant) managed to leave a voicemail message without finding out the truth -- Shane's outgoing message doesn't state his full name? Hernandez didn't use the full name when he stated his business? -- but whatever. Shane still claims he's not interested, but Wendy convinces him to pursue the job -- not for her sake, but for his.