After the break, Roy announces that Joe has arrived to see Victory. She is so intent on her work that she doesn't even look up from the sewing machine. Joe -- Mr. My-Work-Day-Is-So-Grueling -- has come to take Victory to lunch, but she's not interested; for a change, she's the one consumed by her career! There's an uncomfortable tension in the room, because after Joe throws his coat and scarf in Roy's face (quite literally), Roy is in no mood to laugh at Joe's icky insinuations about how many "spectacular dresses" Joe has had the pleasure of removing. Victory shows Joe the dress she has put together for Chloe, and Joe makes the mistake of calling it "cute." As it's supposed to be an evening gown for a sexy young star, "cute" is not the word Victory wanted to hear (even though it's the nicest word anyone could apply to this shiny, gold, strapless mess). Back to the kitchen table she goes, to start cutting some orangey metallic fabric. Looks like Joe is going to need that coat and scarf back.
At Bonfire, near the elevators, Nico runs into Mike, who suavely name-checks this show's major cosmetics-company sponsor as he makes pleasant work-related small talk. Nico is suspicious, of course, but Mike says he just wanted to give her a compliment: "Weren't you the one who came up with the whole Jake-Gyllenhaal-shirtless-on-the-beach concept?" Pardon me, Mike, but I believe I'm the one who came up with that concept. Repeatedly. I never made any money from it, either. Nico falls for Mike's innocent act, so she's caught off-guard when he remarks that she must be looking forward to the shoot. "Excuse me?" says Nico, and Mike replies, "Well, you like the young ones, right?" He winks and walks away, leaving Nico to wonder whether that was just a really good guess.
In her office at Parador, Wendy is working hard planning the big Bombay Highway premiere party. Fire-eaters! Elephants! She wants the whole Indian culture shebang. Sal thinks she's going overboard with the expenses. He also points out that event planning isn't part of her job. But Wendy is set on making sure this movie gets the promotional push it deserves, owing to her quaint notion that a movie studio's job is to "help audiences find the good ones." Sal may be right to worry about Wendy's job security. Wendy avoids further questioning by rushing out to Victory's to check on Chloe's dress-in-progress.
Nico chews out Hector and the Lawyer Lady for not protecting the company secrets like they said they would. How did Mike find out about the lawsuit? Hector suggests that perhaps Nico's "accuser" has been spreading the news himself. Aha.