Cut to the staff locker room where Murphy walks in to find Mr. Happy and asks how he is. McManus is like, "The truth? I miss Diane and Emerald City, I'm constipated and have basically fucked up my life." Whoa, Tim! Way to bring the conversation to a dead halt. Just say you're fine, mmmmkay? Murphy asks if he's like to go for a beer. Nope, Tim's got a date. Murphy, "Every time I ask you to do something you're busy. You mad?" Given the opportunity to discuss himself further, Tim replies, "When Glynn fired me, you took my job -- you should've quit." Bellyaching? Anyone? Tim leaves for his "date" with briefcase in hand. On his way out he stops to gaze into Em City with the look of a little boy in front of a pet shop.
We see Said sitting in Martin "Vinyl Lionel" Quern's office with a look of morbid fascination as he stares at the heavy make-up on Querns's cheeks. Blend, people! Blend! Querns deems Said a "pain in the ass" and says he doesn't want violence. He's making changes in Em City and feels the moment has come to quote from the book of Said. Ahem. "I can't seem to forget you. Your Windsong stays on my mind." After which, he says, "The book didn't hold my interest, I found it to be self-righteous...you can go. Said leaves, and the point of this scene whizzes past my apartment.