Justin walks out to find Brian smoking in the back yard. Brian drawls that it all worked out. Justin says it's all thanks to the Senator. Brian tells him not to kid himself; the Senator's using him for money and votes, and she'll eventually move on to the next big cause. Justin reminds him that she called it a small victory. Brian: "Well, don't think that you've won. That it's over. Because the minute you do that, you're dead." He kisses Justin with a lit cigarette in his mouth. I'm not exactly sure how they managed that without serious mouth burns. Justin sighs, "Not as long as I've got you to protect me." Brian slings an arm around his shoulder.
Next week: Mike gets hit on at Babylon, leading to a group discussion on whether or not monogamy is possible in Gay World. Brian says no: "Not because we're gay, but because we're men." Hmm. Is there any response to that that won't get me in trouble? Probably not. Ted runs into Blake, who then ODs in Babylon's restroom. Demon demands to know where Mike's been. Mike gives the worst answer possible, that being, "Out." Demon tosses things in frustration. I count the days until he is out of my life forever.