Lauren asks what David is doing in his dad's office again as she leaves her application on Dr. Mancini's desk. He says he was just in there to see if his dad wanted to go to lunch. The look on Lauren's face says she doesn't buy it, but she doesn't care because now she can ask David for help getting a recommendation. Lauren geeks out that she could be working with the guy who invented the transcatheter aortic valve. I'm so jealous, Lauren. David advises against working with Michael, saying he goes through interns like ex-wives and can be brutal. Lauren tries to get schticky when she says "brutal" is watching David and Ella drink by the pool while she has to study. David walks away. I would too, David. I would, too.
At Coal, Violet goes up to Auggie in the kitchen to give thanks for getting her the job. She's wearing her mother's dress and looks really happy. She pulls out a pair of sunglasses as a gift. Auggie's eyes go wide with fright. He immediately asks for someone to cover for him and leads Violet away so they can talk privately. He says he can't accept the $200 glasses and she doesn't owe him anything. Violet doesn't argue and puts on a smile as she takes the rejection and leaves.
Back on the set, now the music video looks like the type of party I would throw if I liked things that suck and Taryn is dressed like Hedwig's mom in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Riley shows up and Ella jumps up to try and keep Riley from interrupting Jonah's "genius." They bitch at each other a little bit until the take is over and Riley heads straight for Jonah to try and share excitement over this opportunity with him. He's in his professional mode. Riley doesn't seem to get the hint until he flat out tells her he's busy and rejects her dinner proposal. Riley walks off upset and embarrassed. Ella smiles.
In Dr. Negligent's office, Michael is looking over Lauren's application as she sits across from him and says everything looks good. Then he asks why the admissions office has her red-flagged. Lauren tries to assure him she's doing everything she can to straighten out her finances, but Michael is cold about it. His interns will have "no time for extra shift at Starbucks." He says he'll be in touch with her. Lauren gets up to leave and for some reason thinks to ask if David found him. Michael freaks out about David being in his office, but catches himself before he lets Lauren know something's wrong. She leaves none the wiser.