Renata really enjoys her food; they're grateful to be the ones to feed her. She tells them all about this Caroline, lovingly. Caroline who comes on lunch, Tuesdays and the occasional Thursday. Caroline, whose children are beautiful, every single one of them blonde. Caroline, who takes such good care of her. Thor appears, having recognized her name from the computer and asks for a moment.
"Renata Thurber. You did the hair for Mame! And Follies, and Company!" He smiles at her and she asks if he's a dancer, and he smiles for a second before nodding: "I'm an understudy." She grins, and pokes one finger at him, like she's about to give him an apple. This grand lady.
Up at the station Zoey's shivering, thinking about kids and getting old and dying. People forgetting you're even alive, or not caring anymore. Jackie tells her there are more reasons than that to have kids, and Zoey's eyes lock on her face before she realizes what she's doing: "Just as many not to..." She feels Zoey looking at her face and makes a deal with herself: "I have two girls." In return for what Zoey gave her last week, in Maternity. A slow smile creeps across Zoey's face; she gets so excited about every little thing that you can tell has no idea what a serious gift Jackie just gave her. "That's all you're getting," Jackie says, without looking up.
Jackie's on the phone, letting it ring; Eleanor grabs her and drags her outside, won't brook no for an answer, and they sit outside on the curb, and she gives Jackie her secret: Sarah Kohri. "You don't do anything half-assed, do ya?" Sarah is beautiful. "I guess I shouldn't be surprised. You are pretty sophisticated." That's such a great response! Eleanor can do anything. I think if you were coming from a situation where being gay was not totally normal, this would seem really lame, like a shocking reveal that wasn't one, or a twist that isn't one, but remember that 99% of this entire show is gay. It is literally what is keeping lesbians employed in this dicey economy.