I love how the fact that she accidentally drove Eddie crazy is now a weapon in her arsenal. And you know her ass will do it again if she has to. Gloria acknowledges Jackie's insights in that way she sometimes does, where it's as important to her as it is to the show that we understand she's conveying respect for and confidence in Jackie. One of the nicest things about this season, how they keep pushing that particular pleasure button for us.
Sam approaches to ask for time off, and Gloria screams in his face because it's a full moon. Then Zoey appears out of nowhere, in the sitcom rhythm specific to this show, strewing rose petals and thanks in Gloria's path for deigning to work the floor with them today. Gloria tries to be nice about the weirdness onslaught, but once Zoey starts offering her warm Skittles -- "Thor says they're in bloom" -- she's forced to chase her off with eye lasers.
Coop whines to Eddie, on a park bench, about how the campaign he apparently launched could have saved them all -- "I was trying to give something back... There was so much promise in the Face of All Saints... It's just gone to shit..." -- and Eddie is distracted and sympathetic as usual. On the bright side, Coop says once he remembers that Eddie's there, Gloria's talking about bringing him back. Coop, because he always thinks that Eddie is his anti-Jackie ally, immediately starts stacking jellybeans in that jar, all, "I think your biggest roadblock's gonna be Jackie, she thinks things are fine the way they are."
Eddie engages in their usual pathetic man-games, laughing about how Jackie doesn't call all the shots and whatever, and Coop is sufficiently calmed. Asserting male power over threatening female figures is, for him, the opposite of a boob-grab; it perfectly encapsulates the diminishing, distancing effect of his fake-feminist chivalry boob-grabber nonsense: Women! Can't hit 'em, can't let 'em talk to you like that!
Coop asks Eddie out on a man-date, but Eddie's going out with cute old Georgia, which Coop finds to be "the ultimate irony." Since it's neither "ultimate" nor, in any real way, "ironic," Eddie's a bit confused. "Well, I want to hang out with you, but you're busy because of me. It's ironic... Trust me." Love that little ivory tower dig at the end. "Trust me, I get irony." Which is great because the total main thing of Coop is how allergic to irony he actually is, and if he ever acquainted himself with it, he would explode from the constant compromises and contradictions that make up his entire life.