Fall Pilot Season: Privileged
Rose suggests they talk about something more interesting -- Megan. She lists off pertinent details about Megan -- that she went to Yale and wrote her thesis on phallic imagery in James Joyce. Megan's like, "wow, you guys totally Google-stalked me." Rose giggles and asks if she has a boyfriend. Megan informs her that she did in college but that her sister Lily stole him. Dayum! She goes on to say that she thinks the girls are really lucky to have the close relationship they do, and that she wishes she had that with her own sister. Megan tries to steer the conversation back to The Great Gatsby by asking if they know what a flapper is. Rose is like, well I wore a flapper dress to semi-formal last year! Oh, youth!
The next day, Megan awakens in her palatial suite and her eyes fall upon a lovely breakfast tray replete with fruit, croissants and coffee. Damn you, rich people! After scarfing a breakfast pastry, she joins Laurel for a status report. Megan starts laying out her study plan in detail, but Laurel interrupts to inform her that she's being "graded on their grades," assuring her that she doesn't care how they get the grades, as long as they get them. They must get into Duke. She then excuses herself to attend to the seating arrangements for the fundraiser tomorrow night. Megan observes that she doesn't know how Laurel juggles all of her responsibilities -- she'd go mad. Laurel replies that it's merely the appearance of sanity. As she walks out, Megan sits down at her laptop and types "Notes on Laurel Limoges -- appearance is everything." Um, I don't think that's what she meant, dumb-ass but way to set up a future episode in which someone happens upon your ill-conceived and completely imperceptive notes and rightly outs you as a self-righteous wannabe writer asshole!
Megan waltzes into the kitchen and starts chatting with Marco, who is not, in fact, there. Rather, she comes upon some random "good looking" young guy and asks who the hell he is. Polite! He tells her he's the official omelet taster. She believes him at first -- because apparently Yale doesn't teach people how to detect sarcasm -- but realizes he's just kiddin' around. Marco enters and is all, I see you've met our neighbor. As Hot Neighbor blathers on about random bullshit, Marco pantomimes over his shoulder, effectively saying "He's rich and powerful! You need to bone him!" Hot Neighbor reveals that his dad's in publishing and Megan's like "Oh, that's perfect! I'm a writer! Maybe he can help me publish my Great American Novel!" Then she asks where Rose and Sage are and Marco tells her they're at their photo shoot. Megan's all, maybe I'll go down there and we can get in some studying on their breaks. She's relentless, this girl. Hot Neighbor says she should give it a rest and offers to give her a tour of her new town. She accepts.