Woody's. Mike and Brian have found not one guitar, but two, and having a blast on stage. I haven't seen Brian this happy, like, ever. He and Mike are drinking straight out of a bottle of Absolut, falling all over the stage, and wailing a song the lyrics of which go, "Just because you love/ Doesn't mean I can't have my way/ Just because I'm leaving/ Don't mean I don't want to stay." I think that about sums it up. Shut up, David. They're both pretty good on the guitars, if that's actually them playing. The crowd at Woody's loves it. David walks in, glares at them in disgust and consternation, and stomps out. They don't see him. I wish I hadn't.
The next morning, Brian's recovering on his couch while TLFKAM tries to go over potential questions he might be asked at the hearing. Brian moans. Do they have to do this, now? TLFKAM's like, yes, now! Brian sighs, fine: "But. Gently." On cue, Justin turns on the blender. TLFKAM tells Justin to knock it off. Justin meekly apologizes, and brings over some horrific-looking green goo for Brian to drink. Handing it over, Justin tells him, "It's a secret recipe that my alcoholic grandmother used to make." Brian takes a whiff and groans, "Jesus, it smells like a dirty jockstrap." TLFKAM guffaws, "Well, in that case, you should like it." Justin laughs. Brian takes a sip and gacks, "The secret is, she pissed in it." Ha! Justin shakes his head and says he's just trying to help: "You know I'd do anything." TLFKAM's running of patience, and swears, "Let's just pray the arbitrator's gay and thinks [Brian's] cute." Don't think that won't work, either.
All of a sudden the loft door opens. It's Lindsay, with Gus, the Wonder Baby. Doesn't anybody ever call before they come over? My God, that baby's cute. And he's wearing a long pointy elf cap and sweater in this rainbow knit, and he's all wide-eyed and giggly, and I think I'm in love. What do you think the odds are that he's straight? TLFKAM and Lindsay stare at each other in shock. Then there's the whole, "I'msorryIdidn'tknowyouwere I'llcomebacklater don'tleave IwasjusthelpingBrianwithhis Iknowhetoldme" conversation. It's just a little awkward. Lindsay brings the baby over to TLFKAM, and coos, "Look who's here, honey." TLFKAM hugs and kisses Gus, and Lindsay mutters, "He misses you." And he's not the only one, apparently.