Outside, Nico wraps up the tale of how things went south with Kirby. She can't understand why he would want to hurt her after they'd been "so intimate." Wendy explains that, being twenty-five, Kirby has "nothing to lose," and points out that what Nico and Kirby shared was not "intimacy," but rather nudity: "There's a difference. Intimacy is what you have with Charles." Looks like Wendy is over her admiration for Nico's spirit of adventure. Victory wants to know what will happen with Charles; she thinks Nico should tell him the truth, but Nico and Wendy agree that it would only make things worse. Wendy adds that calling Kirby for an explanation would also make things worse. As Nico and Victory hug, Wendy hails a cab, which she encourages Nico to take. Nico guesses correctly that Victory and Wendy want a chance to gossip about her. Wendy assures her that this won't happen, but of course that's exactly what they do as soon as the cab door closes. Women! Can't live with 'em, can't make TV shows without relying on stereotypical notions about 'em! In the course of said gossip, Victory guesses that there must be something going on besides just great sex with Kirby, because she herself would never jeopardize a marriage for sex alone. Wendy, accidentally condescending, tells Vic she can't truly understand what Nico's going through without being married herself. Then Wendy hops in a cab, leaving Victory feeling stung.
When Wendy gets home, she finds Shane in the laundry closet, sorting socks. After the evening's conversation, she is primed to appreciate how lucky she is to have a hot and faithful husband who puts the kids to bed while she's out having post-work drinks with her bestest girlfriends that she hasn't seen since they all went shopping at lunch. So she basically jumps Shane on the spot, and they proceed quickly to laundry-room sex that, honestly, I think the show could have cut away from long before it actually did. I didn't need to see their underpants fall around their ankles to get that intercourse was imminent.
Victory, at home, opens the door to find Joe standing outside, pursing his lips at her. He wonders if they're "okay," or if he needs to show his devotion by "join[ing] the posse for Boggle night." Oh, come on, like Victory is smart enough for Boggle. She rolls her eyes and says, "Don't be an ass." Too bad she's saying it four episodes too late! "For now, I'm willing to see my friends on my own time," she concedes, without adding that friend-time will have to be her #1 priority if she wants to avoid allegations of cheating from her GFs. When you roll with the Lipstick Jungle Patrol, you gotta step up. Now Victory wants to know why Joe has never been married. He gives her some business-talk-y explanation of how he doesn't like to enter into "merger negotiations" unless he's satisfied that they will lead to a lifetime investment. If Victory were looking for insight into Joe's emotional capacity, she'd probably be repulsed, but fortunately she was just looking for a good answer she could steal and use as her own. So she accepts this response and moves into the making-out portion of the evening. (Apparently Joe doesn't categorize sex as a "merger negotiation.")