Zoey wanders the supply room, talking angrily to herself about how she can't find the right syringes to give Sarah the antibiotics she needs, and then finally summons Sam in there like a distracted bizarre whirlwind and lectures him, amazingly and at length, about how this room needs to stay, "like, Container Store organized." Or else they are -- channeling Gloria -- all completely screwed. And so where are the 19-gauge needles? In the bin marked "Tongue Depressors," he says, locating them instantly. She spazzes out a whole lot more, still very Gloria, and then leaves him there to fix everything up, because the countdown has started. Out in the hall, she gives Sarah a weird little gesture and heads over to the bathroom with her.
After a second of strutting and big-bopper music, Thor lunges at her, begging to talk about boys without her judging. She looks at Jackie, who has just cut off her path to the bathroom, and then with a long-suffering martyrdom gives him leave to babble. Long on stuttering, short on info, and he drones off into oblivion.
Jackie gives Eleanor the message, and then admits that it sounded somewhat like she was talking to Eleanor herself at the time. "Yeah, well, one in every port," Eleanor says, a bit brittle, and Jackie looks sidelong at her. "I'm just saying," she starts, and Eleanor throws her hands wide: "Well, yeah, I know. I know." She walks off, feeling stupid and embarrassed in front of her friend, after all that giggling and planning and kissing and hugging and Silly String, that her relationship is maybe no more real than any of the others. Jackie just wants to hate Sarah, like she did the other day.
Jackie grabs Zoey, who has just won free of Thor, to wait for cab outside with an old lady in a wheelchair. Zoey sighs, and goes to the bathroom to wash her hands. She hurls herself against the door, once through it, startling Sarah once again. "Okay. I have to get a cab. I'll be right back. If someone comes in, just tell them you're here to go to the bathroom." Her naked yearning to impress Sarah, to impress Eleanor, to be a part of something, but more than anything: To be totally awesome. She deserves like one day where she's actually cool.
Outside, Lenny asks what she's doing later, and Zoey -- mind on her mission -- says darkly, "It's safer if you don't know." He laughs, and she goes on. "Last week I thought I'd be living in my parents' rec room with a newborn, so I'm feeling like I should grab everything by the balls, but it's confusing because I don't think I'm really a ball grabber? I don't know." The old lady and Lenny stare at her, she notices him. "Why are you listening? What do you want?" He asks her to dinner, and she agrees but only on the way to leaving him there with the old lady -- "I've got some shit to take care of" -- and when they're alone, even the old lady can't quite deny the charm of Lenny as he celebrates, kneading her shoulder with delight.