Joe comes home to find Victory in her new dollhouse, lining up her shoes. She seems to have gotten over her disappointment about the separate bedrooms. It turns out Joe missed dinner because of a "late meeting" and didn't bother to let her know, but Victory lets that slide, and she only pouts a little when he says he now has to go return some calls. He makes a date with her for tomorrow night: the art auction, followed by a black-tie dinner. Victory agrees, and Joe starts to walk away, but then she pulls him back and they make out in a manner I can only describe as "violent." I don't get these two at all.
Things are still awkward in the Scottish hotel bar, where we rejoin the non-conversation in action. Kirby tries to make small talk, asking about Wendy's kids. "Teenagers are a handful, huh?" he says amiably. "I'm sure you can relate," Wendy snipes. She can't help herself. She sees Nico and Kirby exchange hopeless looks and apologizes. Kirby tries to make things better by telling Wendy how glad he is to finally meet her, and by thanking her for the job. It doesn't work. There's not enough cuteness in Kirby's face, or beer in Wendy's pint glass, to make this conversation endurable for Wendy. She excuses herself, saying she's "suddenly very tired," and heads to her room. Kirby makes mournful eyes at Nico.
After the commercials, Nico apologizes for bringing Kirby on this trip, and warns him that it won't be the getaway they were hoping for. Kirby tries to look on the bright side, observing that Wendy was nice to him before she realized who he was. He announces his intention to go home early, and won't hear any apologies from Nico -- he says he had a great time taking pictures today. "And it's gonna be okay," he tells Nico. "She's your best friend. She'll deal with it." Wendy thanks Kirby for being "such a trouper," and he says, "I'm not giving you any excuses to get rid of me." You know, now that he's getting regular sex with Nico, Kirby is really a very reasonable guy.
The next day, Wendy is sightseeing at Holyrood Palace. (I can tell that's where she's supposed to be because the closed captions indicate that she says so, although she doesn't.) She's also on the phone with Shane, who says he's surprised he caught her -- he assumed she'd be out shopping with Nico. Instead she's standing in the middle of a tour group, shouting into her cell phone. "Look, honey, I've gotta go," she says. "The tour guide's giving me the evil eye." She hangs up, and the guide begins the next presentation on the tour. Yes, Wendy was holding up an entire tour because she couldn't walk five yards away to talk to Shane. I'd be giving her a dirty look too -- but I think this is supposed to be one more "funny" example of how the Scots hate Wendy for reasons unknown. As the guide talks, Wendy interrupts his spiel to draw feeble "comic" parallels between Elizabeth I and Bloody Mary and herself and Nico. This is the most painful scene of the entire series so far, and for the first time ever I find myself wondering: Isn't it time we checked in with Victory?