Victory and Roy go shopping for fabrics at "Om Saree Palace." The store's sign abbreviates "et cetera" as "ect." Finally, something that looks authentic! Designer and assistant are debating the merits of various sari patterns when a frumpy-looking woman enters the store. Victory, hiding behind rack of fabrics, identifies the woman as Lana Tamborelli, a fashion journalist who gave Victory's last show a lousy review. (Didn't they all?) "The headline of her review said 'Ms. Ford is running on an empty tank,'" grouses Victory. Oh, come on! That is so much better than "No Victory for Victory"! Now poor victimized Vic wants to slink out of the store unnoticed, but Roy isn't about to let his boss undersell herself. He strides over to the rack where Lana is "looking for something to cover arm fat" (hee) and loudly asks "Miss Ford" whether she thinks salmon silk will suit Chloe Jamison on the red carpet. (Roy, you have so much to learn. That color doesn't suit anyone. That's why they call it "salmon" -- to make it sound as ugly as it looks.) Lana spots Victory and greets her like an old pal, so they air-kiss and exchange superficial pleasantries and veiled professional barbs. Still, Lana is impressed by Vic's new gig. I wish I had a Roy. He'd probably come in handy at my upcoming college reunion.
On an elevator at the Matrick-Verner building (where, I guess, Bonfire and Parador both have their offices), Wendy tells Nico that Chloe Jamison jumped at the idea of wearing a Victory Ford original. Then she studies her friend's face and guesses that Nico called Kirby. Nico doesn't give any details of the unanswered phone call, but she does tell Wendy about the statement she's been asked to sign that makes Kirby out to be a "predator," resolving, "I can't destroy someone else's life just to save my own." And the lies! Don't forget about the web of lies! Wendy counters, "How about to save your marriage?"