Night has fallen at Amanda's party and a crowd has gathered at the steps of the mansion where Ben is getting ready to make a toast. He doesn't always drink beer, but when he does... He spends his toast complimenting Amanda in his geeky, cool way and sets up the big moment. He reaches for the ring box and Amanda perks up. He opens it for her and... WHAAAA? No ring! A keychain? What is this -- middle school? A gorgeous, white Bentley convertible pulls up the driveway. This is middle school! Amanda is noticeably disappointed. As am I.
At ULA, Lauren has decided to check herself out of the hospital. That's how good a doctor she is. She could probably even perform surgery on herself. As she's leaving, DJ Dumbass calls out to her from an ER bed. He's all bruised and bloody. Still, he feels he can be a smartass. He sarcastically compliments her bedside manner. Lauren closes the curtain around his bed so she can jam him in his bruised kidney and let him know he got what he deserved in case he's serious about pressing charges against David.
Auggie chops his finger with a knife in the kitchen on account of being drunk. Violet sees this and pulls him aside. She knows that Riley has driven him to this and Violet thinks that as long he lives near her, he'll keep turning back to the bottle. Shit, I would, too. Violet needs to get away from haunting reminders, too. She thinks they should leave LA. Auggie can't be bothered with this right now. He has fingers to chop.
Ben opens a jewelry box to reveal an insanely sparkly necklace. Only thing is: he's showing it to Ella. And for some reason, he decides to put it around her neck. Of course, Amanda sees this from the doorway, she and Ella lock eyes and Amanda walks off upset. Of course.
Ella chases down Amanda to apologize and make it very clear there was nothing going on between her and Ben. "Ella, in what universe would you think for one moment that I was threatened by you." Snip snap. Ella is speechless, as I'm sure she was going over all the universes she is aware of in her mind and could turn up nothing. But see, what about inverse universes? By their very nature if something is not possible here, it would be possible there. This whole insult concept -- while very cutting -- is not well thought out. "I mean, you're a junior publicist with a barely-there career. You're a nobody in this town." Ouch. And it doesn't stop there. Amanda points out Ella does not measure up as her protégé and only succeeds in attracting men. "But they don't stay long, do they?" Amanda, stop this. Stop hurting my Ella! Ella tries to break in and say she wasn't trying to do anything, but Amanda isn't through. "Oh, come on. No one wears a dress that short without an endgame." She sends Ella off to go see if the party planner needs any help, which in publicist speak just means "go away." Ben shows up to reiterate he was just playing with Ella and he only has eyes for Amanda. Cool, cool eyes. He levels with Amanda that he knows she hated the car and presents her with the necklace. Amanda admits she was expecting something more, which makes Ben realize how uncool he has been all along. Amanda, however, plays it off as if she really wouldn't be interested in a marriage proposal anyway. That's dash cunning of her.