Taudrey looks washed out and has really bad bangs and is wearing a flowered robe that also sings along with this 1982 soundtrack. She wraps it tightly around her and stares across the courtyard from her room at Martha's to spy Jim dancing around the sculpture. A montage of Jim rejecting the advances of The Trucker's Wife throws his attention to the business card on their refrigerator reading, "Highwater Trucking." This is significant to him until a knock on the door reveals Taudrey in a red negligee, sounding like she's reading her dialogue phonetically in the way ABBA sang English lyrics: "Aren't you going to invite me in?" Take a chance on her, Jim. Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance. If you change your mind, she's the first in line. Jim definitely does invite her in, but we cut back to The Three Product-Placed Ross-Dress-For-Less Suit-Wearers Of The Apocalypse for a moment to watch them learn that he ran their credit card, even though he didn't, really. But back in Jim's room, she's on his bed, beckoning, "Come here. Sit by me." Jim asks after the "come here, go away" nature of their troubled courtship, and she apologizes, "Waterloo, couldn't escape if I wanted to." When, in fact, what she says is, "I'm sorry if I'm coming on too strong. Guess I've kind of forgotten how to flirt with a man I'm attracted to. I don't get much of a chance. My boss has a pretty tight rein on us girls." But there's a chase afoot, so Jim cuts to it: "Mary " Who? Oh, yeah. "I know that Sloman is your father. And I also know that you must be terrified." He asks what she can tell him about Watermark, and The Three Product-Placed Ross-Dress-For-Less Suit-Wearers Of The Apocalypse watch with collective breath held as Taudrey finally volunteers, "BRB used to be a regular client of mine. Men come to me for dancing and conversation. They tell me things. Secrets they keep from the rest of the world. And in turn, I keep a journal. You never know when some casually dropped remark might come in handy." So I guess that's the Bible. Clever. But Jim needs to see it now, as in an hour it will be too late. She tells him it's wrapped in a pillowcase under her mattress. He's gone, and she turns around to spot the Bible as we go back through the looking glass and back to Chrome Heaven. Oh, look! It's Jameson Jones, who I believe I spent the greater part of "Storybook Hero" referring to as "Not His Lawyer." Snerk on this show's tangled web of webbish tangling. He walks in and dumps the package Jim sent to him, plugging in the disk and scanning through photos of ShadJackBlack's sculpture. One of the Rosses notes, "Junk. He took pictures of junk," and the only reason I even note that line is to voice my displeasure with how he says the word "junk." And then, seconds later, with how he says it again. Not His Lawyer takes a seat at the computer himself and notices that the Bible that appeared in Prufrock's pictures has now disappeared. How could Jim have not seen this double-cross coming? What other motivation would they have for naming a character "Not His Lawyer," after all?
Episode Report CardDjb: B | 482 USERS: C+
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