Jack's house. Jack appears in the kitchen to find Lynn wrapping breakables in paper, trying to ingratiate herself by saying that she made coffee. Jack doesn't really seem to want any of her joe, and after she thanks him for letting her sleep on his couch the night before, Lynn finally seems to appreciate the situation, saying that she knows it's "funky." "'Funky'?" says Jack contemptuously. Lynn promises that she'll be gone soon, and as he makes to leave, she remembers to tell him that Marin was there. Jack manages not to click his heels in excitement, and takes off.
In New York, Sam and Jane are taking a walk, on streets remarkably unmobbed for Black Friday. Possibly because it's really September, and they're in Gastown, but anyway. Jane enthuses that New York in autumn is perfect, but that if he were there in summer when the A/C is broken, he'd get a very different impression. Sam asks if that means she's inviting him back, but before they can follow up on this question, Jane runs into a friend, Margery. They blah about some book party that's coming up. Sam goes to put his hand on Jane's hip, but she actually slaps it away. Margery finally notices Sam, and gives Jane a look like, "Who's the beefcake?" Jane ignores the look, and Sam introduces himself, taking off his glove to shake. Jane ends the encounter in a hurry, and once she and Sam have turned their backs, we see Margery appraising Sam from behind and apparently not finding him lacking. Sam asks Jane, "What was that?" Jane awkwardly apologizes for the "work talk," but Sam explains that he wants to know why Jane didn't introduce him. Jane waves off the question, saying that he'll probably never see Margery again, and that, for the week that he's in town, she wants to keep Sam all to herself. Man, and just when they'd bonded over her smut, too. Trouble in urban paradise!
Jack comes looking for Marin at the Inn, but Patrick says that she went for a bike ride in order not to "lose her mind -- her words." I don't think she has the quad strength for the ride that would require.
Jack finds Marin on the one road in Elmo, riding without a helmet. He pulls over and climbs out of his car, already looking at her voraciously, but Marin's trying to be cool, saying that she met Lynn. Jack says that Lynn told him she had. Marin says that she's pretty: "Quite a surprise. Not the pretty part, the old girlfriend part." Jack -- not taking his eyes off Marin; James Tupper is really selling the way you can just stare at someone you love because the mere sight of him or her makes you so happy -- says that Lynn surprised him too. "How exciting for you," says Marin, totally calm, like there may have been a cut scene where she prepared for this bike ride by chasing four Valium with a bottle of wine. Jack seriously tells Marin that it's not like that with Lynn, and that she's just there for the day to get her stuff. Marin gets a bit jittery at this: "So it's not--" "It's nothing, except incredibly bad timing," says Jack. Marin shuffles and shifts at this. Jack says, "I've been dying to see you." "You have?" breathes Marin. He asks if she didn't get his message, and she explains about her phone: "What did it say?" Jack repeats the message, but with fewer words, leaning in to kiss the hell out of her -- even whirling her around and pressing her into the side of the car. It's so hot. Marin can't stop smiling, even as they're kissing...