Chase Place. Patty at the table. When Graham comes in, she asks, "How was the class?" Graham says, "Strange." "Patty wants clarification, but Graham already has his head in the refrigerator, and he says: "Do we have any more of that spicy mustard?" Okay. This is simply brilliant, as we have to go back, I think, two episodes, to the very beginning of episode nine, for Rayanne's observation that spicy mustard is purely recreational, and all about sex. This, my friends, is Winnie Holzman's first, insanely subtle, clue that Graham is on the road to adultery. Not knowing that Graham is becoming enamored of another, Patty thinks that now would be a good time to open mouth and insert foot: "Did you feel like people were more advanced than you were, or something?" Graham wants to know why she'd assume that, which is a good question, since she of all people should know what a good cook he is, but she goes on, "Graham, it's okay if you hate it. I mean, it would probably make more sense to take the tuition money and hire one of those headhunters." Wow. She's awfully weak, isn't she? Anyway, they go back and forth until Patty realizes she's jumping to an unfounded conclusion based on nothing; or, you know, she doesn't so much realize this as much as Graham ends the conversation by leaving the room. I hate Patty.
In bed, later, Graham says, "He never showed." Patty flips on the light. Graham spins a good yarn: "We were all just sitting there waiting. And then this kind of...loud woman starts complaining, which sort of broke the ice. She had one of those flip phones in her purse. ["Remember when very few people had those? How quaintly 1994." -- Sars] She even had Stefan Dieter's assistant's number, you know, the kind of obnoxious person who has everything. So she calls him. And it turns out that Stefan Dieter had been rushed to the emergency room with food poisoning. But supposedly not from his own food, these tainted shrimp, at some book signing. Then this woman, the obnoxious one, got them to reschedule the class for Friday." Patty: "How strange." Please note that he describes this new woman as loud once, and obnoxious twice, and methinks the Graham doth protest too much.
Boiler room. Jordan Catalano comes through the door and pops some breath mints into his mouth. Awww. Then, one of his idiot friends comes in behind him, and asks if he's going to Buffalo Tom on Friday: "Tino found out they're playing at Pike Street, Friday, like, unannounced." As they discuss this important turn of events, we see that Angela is down the stairs and around the corner, hiding so that Jordan's moron pal won't see her. Jordan comes downstairs, where Angela is pretending to read her Geometry book, and flashes his smile, and says, "I was hoping you'd be here." And the guitar of puppy love strums away. But then Angela asks Jordan if he's going to see Buffalo Tom on Friday, and he's all, "What? Huh? Who? Where? What do you mean? Who? What? Why?" Angela gets the picture: "No reason." And the lip-mashing starts. Oh, man, he is so totally controlling her. Rayanne is, like, so right, or whatever.