Chieftain. The members of the Algonquin Round Table are discussing Marin's article, Jerome explaining that it's what happens to women when they get older. Carl knowingly says that his mom just went through the menaissance. Ben says that they're thinking of menopause. Jerome doesn't care what it is, as long as it got Cheryl and Meryl out on the town. Some other guy says that "menaissance" sounds like the sauce they dip trout in, and Jane snits that it isn't a condiment. She explains that it's a movement -- that women want a man who takes charge. As Sam rolls up, beer in hand, Jane adds that today's woman wants a man who has brawn and brains. "And a Bentley, if possible," adds Cheryl; Meryl drinks to that. "I drive a plow," says Sam into Jane's ear. "How...nice," bitchfaces Jane. Cheryl and Meryl appraise Sam and apparently find him lacking, as Jane turns back to educate Carl some more: "Sometimes, a woman wants to be treated like a--" "Jewel," says Carl. "Yes, like a jewel," Jane agrees, but Carl's like, "No, JEWEL." And, indeed, Alaska's arguably best-known former van-dweller is in the Chieftain, asking someone to give her car a jump. The guys look like they'd start with the car and go from there.
After commercials, Marin's found her way back to the Chieftain. Jane points out Jewel, and Marin's like, "Did she come to see Jack too?" Yes, even though Marin was thrilled about the article before, now that Jack is mad at her, Marin's mad at Jane. Marin asks how Jane could have the article published without Marin's permission. Jane reminds her that, an hour ago, Marin was thanking her over martinis, but Marin fills her in on what's happened since then, asking whether Jane even thought about what this would do to Marin. Jane resentfully says that she is always thinking about Marin's career, and that Marin is going to have a spectacular life. Marin huffs that she doesn't want to be spectacular; she wants to be happy. Jane says that she has plenty of clients (rrrr) who'd kill to be published in The New Yorker. Marin: "Maybe you should go spend time ruining their lives." Ouch. She fights like Jack! Even Jane looks like that one knocked the wind out of her.
Marin stomps away, and right into Cheryl and Meryl, who wanted to say goodbye, and thank her. Marin protests that she didn't do anything, but they disagree, saying that Marin showed them that real men exist, and is sending them back to New York with the knowledge that they don't have to settle for guys who wear more jewellery than they do. Meryl says that Elmo is terrific, and both women are still over the moon about Jack. With one final stroke of Marin's ego as they say they can't wait for her new book, the girls are on their way back to the 516.