Nico hears a bell ding as she's running toward the elevator bank, and calls out, "Hold that, please!," because people on television don't know how totally obnoxious it is to expect other people to hold an elevator for you. Especially when there are more than three elevators at your disposal. I don't care if you're the damn Queen of the Universe. You can wait for the next one. Happily, whoever's inside ignores her request, so Nico steps onto the waiting elevator right next to the one she missed, and of course, Hector is on it. For a moment I expect Hector and Nico to make out, but then I remember that this isn't Private Practice. Instead, they chitchat awkwardly about Nico's suit, and then Hector does something that makes me think this might be a Shonda Rhimes show after all: he hits the "STOP" button. Again, why do people on TV think that this is acceptable behavior? Other people are waiting for that elevator! Have your argument in an office, like grownups! Down with elevator etiquette abuse on television! Anyway, Hector tells Nico that he spent all night considering whether he might replace her, but concluded that he gave her the job at Bonfire for a reason. Still, he reminds Nico that her decisions affect other people, because she's part of a team, and she should act accordingly in the future. "It doesn't take much for a halo to turn into a noose," he adds nonsensically. Maybe that's what it said on his teabag this morning. Then he restarts the elevator.
The doorbell rings at Victory's house. When she goes to answer it, I notice that she has a blue screen-shaped thing on her wall that says "Happiness" in white letters. It looks like Picture Picture. Oh, if only that were Mr. McFeely at the door, come to show us a video about how hats are made or something, instead of Joe, come to continue their irritating flirtation. He has brought lunch, and also -- surprise! -- the purple hat. He bought it back from the old lady. "Oh, Joe," says Victory, pouting. She's all insecure because she met him now -- not two years ago, when she was successful and impressive. "Now I look like this needy person who always needs to be saved," she says. "What makes you think I'm saving you?" replies Joe, that smoothie. Then he pulls out the seafood, tells her to get back to work, and pretends to walk away. But the music kicks back in, so you know it's time for a big wet kiss -- even though the song now playing seems to be written from the point of view of a woman thinking about her ex being with a new girlfriend. Is Victory thinking about Reese right now, or is this episode just striking out when it comes to appropriate song choices? By the way, just as Victory and Joe kiss, the captions identify the song title and artist. They can't get Victory's line about the hat right, but they make sure we know whose voice is distracting us from what's happening on the screen! (I'm sure deaf people are really happy to have that information.)