At the bar, Ted's drinking a beer, and getting ignored by the many blank-looking guys who walk past him. Not exactly the best way to boost one's ego. Ted asks one if he can buy him a drink. Mike, walking up: "Yeah, I'll take a beer." Ted looks hopeful, and then realizes that it's Mike. Ted asks him if he's on something, Mike makes a pretense of denying it, then asks Ted how he's doing. Ted replies, "Not so good. Eight straight -- or should I make that not-so-straight -- no-hitters." Mike spots Blake on the other side of the bar. Blake winks. Mike points him out to Ted. Ted thinks not. Mike tells Ted to go talk to him. Ted says that he'll just get shot down, and that he's leaving. Mike: "It's too early!" Ted: "Yeah, or too late, depending on what side of the dance floor you happen to be standing on." Mike tells him that maybe he should try going after "someone more like you instead of someone," as Ted puts it, "young and cute." Ouch. Mike says that's not what he meant, and he, Michael, can't find anyone who's interested in him, either. And Ted, with a voice and look laden with meaning says, "Yeah, but you could if you wanted. You're worth so much more than you know, Michael." Wasn't that the same argument Mike just gave him? Ted takes off.
Brian's on the dance floor, looking for the shiny-shirt twin. Justin and Daphne are on one of the staircases, looking for Brian. Justin spots Brian first. Brian's having no luck.
Outside Babylon, Blake catches up with Ted. Blake really is cute. Blake tries to have a conversation with him about how "intense" it can get in Babylon, saying, "sometimes it gets a little too intense in there for me, too." Ted tries to scurry off, but Blake won't leave him alone. Blake asks him if he's going home, and if he wants company. Ted starts to brush him off, but seeing his cute little disappointed face, invites him to come along. Ted's looking a little nervous, too.