COMMERCIALS. The premier party winds down. Everyone's saying goodnight. Hey we've still got 9 minutes to go. Are you ducking out early? That's kind of rude.
Weird goodbye party memorial thing for Sydney. Auggie's making a toast and all he can muster really is Sydney was "a woman who was never boring." Jonah takes the opportunity to steal Sydney's thunder and announces his and Riley's engagement, even going so far as to make the comment that it's funny that on the day Sydney should die, he should start living. Really? Ella walks away in disgust. Not at the oblivious audacity of the comment, but at the thought of seeing Jonah off the market. David tries to mack on Ella before she can get away and he gets shot down. Violet stops Auggie and asks him out to coffee. Auggie declines. These kids got no game.
Closing montage. Let's try and keep track of it all, shall we? Jonah and Riley get it on in a bathtub. Lauren crunches some budget numbers. David researches a priceless painting. Auggie heads out on a motorcycle. Ella texts Jonah to apologize for walking out on his announcement. David breaks into a mansion. Ella hooks up with a mysterious brunette chick. Lauren decides to go through with the hookerness. David steals the painting, cat burglar-style. Ella is being watched by the investigator who interrogated David. Dr. Mancini stays wide awake with a guilty conscience in bed with his wife and son. Violet steals the memorial photo of Sydney. And the shocker. Auggie stops in a deserted alley to burn some bloody clothes. Why, Auggie? It's always the quiet, boring ones with steely eyes who claim to have a vendetta against a phantom assailant.
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