In another room, Angela is sitting with Darlene, who is upset. She's crying because "Nobody talks to me that way." Angela, who I think should grow some fucking balls right about now and take Jeffrey downtown, tells Darlene not to let Jeffrey get to her. "There's just so much hate in his voice," says Darlene. Then she starts crying more and puts her hands up to her face. Angela interviews tearfully (but not too tearfully -- for real, someone just made her mom cry; shouldn't she be more upset?) that this is the worst thing that could have happened. She says that Jeffrey is an ass. Not her or her mother. That's interesting that she says that. It's like she's trying to convince herself. I'll make it easy: you're all asses.
Vincent tells Jeffrey that Darlene is crying. "You broke her down. What can I tell you?" Jeffrey says that he was just being honest. God, that's tired. Here's the thing: people who are our parents' age are our elders. Be nice to them, and in turn, maybe other people will be nice to our parents. It's fucking easy. Vincent interviews that Jeffrey is a crybaby and that we are now seeing his true colors.
In the other room, Jeffrey's mom tries to talk Darlene down. She says that Jeffrey is very emotional. It is so freaking uncomfortable. Imagine getting to her age and still having to make excuses for your son. I guess "having to" is the operative phrase in that sentence. Anyway, it's all a bit of a humorless event, this watching grown poseurs being mean to chubby Midwesterners and rich and overly-plucked Baby Boomers making excuses for them. I wish my inner Neil Simon would be a little less Lost in Yonkers and a little more The Star-Spangled Girl right now. That's a fun show.
In the workroom, Pam goes to Jeffrey, hugs him, and says, "It's gonna be okay," as she starts to cry. Christ! Can I see some fucking clothes already? Jeffrey tells her not to cry. I have to say, if I talked to someone the way he'd spoken to Darlene, my mom would really leave me to save my own ass. My mom won't even lie and say I'm not there if someone calls her house that I don't want to speak to. But every family's different. In mine, we don't mind eyebrows so much. Jeffrey interviews that his mom is amazed that he was able to come back from junkie-suicidal-homeless-guy world to his current land of milk and honey and runway projects. He doesn't want to disappoint her by not seeing "Project Runway through to the end." It's kind of hard to care about you making your mom proud when you're so rude to other people's moms.