Anyway, Alex basically tries to explain this to Joss: That it's fine for her to just be friendly with the guy on the elevator, and it's fine that Joss doesn't get to have that relationship with him. Because to Alex he's just some nice guy, but for Joss "just some nice guy" is the only thing Olivier cannot be. No matter how many times she tries to be friendly, funny, quirky, sexy, intimate, emotional, bantering, posturing, silly, cerebral, proud, strong, professional, talented, or anything else, she's not getting in there.
And a small part of that is that Joss doesn't see people that way, as "just people" rather than, I dunno, carnie marks, which is why she never gets that reaction -- but most of it is that (speaking of borderline sexual shitstorms that happen all the time for these exact growing-up reasons) you can't be real friends with your own professors in college, but everybody else is fair game. Alex's "nice bracelet" moment would be fraternization with Joss, who sleeps with every boss, which is no good for anybody -- and everyone in the situation understands that except Joss, which is why we're even having this conversation. Because she deserves to, and she's never gonna get there on her own because her game is too good. Being Joss is a performance based on what works, so it always works, so there's no reason to change... But then, every problem started out as a solution.
April bats her eyes, like this. She puckers up her lips, like this. But it is no help. Richard has a business to do. And just as he's putting on her coat for her, who appears across the street? A GHOST!
Richard: "You look like you've seen a ghost!"
April: "I think I am just sauced. Just kidding, it was an actual ghost."
Man, I was really hoping she would get over this ghost shit. But when a ghost actually appears, it becomes more difficult to do so. I cannot wait for when she tells them about this latest ghost adventure and Savannah just straight hurls a wine glass at the wall.
Karen: "Thanks for fixing this camera. It was a real imposition and I am crazy and kind of an asshole for calling you."
Newsome: "That's fine, I've got nothing going on other than to fix things for paranoids that lie to my face about shit and endanger my job."
(They laugh because sometimes that's all you can do.)