Jim walks through the saloon doors of Sloman's Slo-Dance Bar, a neon sign of what appears to be a couple tangoing signaling its location. The music changes abruptly from "brooding" to "brooding with a mellotron" on the other side, and Jim is bathed in red light upon his entrance. He scans the place: dimly lit, filled with red couches and overhead light fixtures that the Long Island Diner Association keeps on retainer in case of any accidents. A woman at the door tells Jim, "You'll need one of these," handing him a white rose corsage, because it would be unnaturally non-quirky of her not to. Jim surveys the place again, taking in a woman in a slinky, low-cut dress sitting on a red couch. He turns to order his drink (a non-alcoholic beer? Is that a signal that he's experienced past battles with the devil's poison, or is Jim Prufrock a guy who really just likes to pee a lot?), and turns back to the red couch to find the woman gone.
Oh! But there she is, right next to him at the bar, asking, "What's your name?" He offers that his name is Jim, and she responds that her name is Mary. She asks him what he's doing in town, because she's the only one who hasn't read the truck driver scene and if she had she would realize that this is the exact same scene. She asks him what else he intends to do while he's there, and he lets her know, "I haven't seen that much of the town, so I don't know what else it has to offer." Mary gleans something from this completely subtext-free comment and pouts slightly until Jim feels compelled to recant: "I didn't mean it that way." Eh? "I haven't seen that much of the town, so I don't know what else it has to offer." How else can you mean that? I thought he meant it in the way of "I haven't seen that much of the town, so I don't know what else it has to offer," myself. Jim and Mary continue what's known throughout the television acting community by the technical name of "not very convincing dialogue." Jim, I think, flirts, and I think he does it in kind of a stilted way: "Since I'm new in town, could you tell me a little bit about this place." She tells him, "It's called Slo-man's. It's a slow dance bar. People come here to dance and have conversation." I guess Jim won't know exactly what it is she's talking about until the fourth century rolls around and bars are invented. And I'm sorry: I know I've been doing an almost Eminem-ish amount of self-indulgently talking about myself, considering I'm ostensibly recapping a television program I didn't actually appear in, but I've seen this show before. And this scene. And this place. It's Twin Peaks, this is One-Eyed Jacks, he's Dale Cooper, and sometimes her palms itch because she's Audrey Horne. I'm sorry if that lost any of you. But she's Audrey. But not even, really. She's older. With, it seems, more of an agenda. So she's "Taudrey." There you go. Let's try it out and see if it works: Taudrey tells Jim that one has to pay for a dance, and that one pays anywhere from $2 to $20, "depending on the dance. And the conversation."