Julia is sitting at Evan's table writing and Brian enters. He asks her if she's studying (does she still go to class?) and she tells him about the criticisms. Brian observes that they must be pretty harsh and asks to read them. He picks one up and says, "Idiot!" and starts laughing. Julia tells him that since he hasn't read her book, the criticisms could be valid for all he knows. Brian tells her he's laughing because the guy spelled "ineffectual" with an A. For some reason, Brian suddenly has a southern accent. He picks up another paper and makes a joke about the editor having the initials "P.U." Julia laughs at that lame joke and then asks how she is supposed to stay depressed. Except Neve Campbell says the line really, really fast like she couldn't wait to get out of this scene. Brian says the editors are just jealous because she's young and smart and...smart. Obviously, he wanted to say beautiful or something, because everyone falls in love with Julia. Also, that southern accent came back about halfway through that sentence. Julia gets uncomfortable (and I know this because Neve Campbell swallowed a couple of times) so she goes to bed. ["How much do I hate the 'critics must be jealous' explanation? A LOT." -- Wing Chun]
Bailey and Holly are having a date at a carnival. Bailey is carrying a stuffed bumblebee, and he asks Holly about her first kiss. She says it was with Theresa Harrison. Bailey is intrigued that it was a woman, but Holly says she was just practicing to kiss some guy. Bailey orders some cotton candy. Usually doesn't the girl carry the stuffed animal after the guy wins it for her? The writers must have thought the same thing, because they have Holly ask Bailey if a woman has ever won a stuffed animal for him before, and he admits that this is the first time. Bailey says, "I like you," and asks if she noticed that his "suave, charming levels are way up." If a date said that to me, I would probably run away. Or laugh in his face. Or both. Holly says he gets "serious points off for having to point that out." Holly says she likes him too, but not as much as he likes her, and that's why he's interested. Has anyone ever had a first date where you actually discuss how much and to what degree you like one another? Maybe I've just lived a sheltered life, but this seems like a strange first date conversation. Holly says she knows Bailey's type and lists off a bunch of qualities, but all you really need to know is that she's independent, driven, likes to take charge and kind of a rebel. It's nice of the writers to just tell us what she's like instead of investing time in actual character development. Holly says she doesn't just know Bailey's type -- she is Bailey's type. Funny, none of those characteristics really apply to Sarah, do they?