Emmett, Ted, Michael, and Katsuo find Melanie, still busy with her video camera -- still smiling, so still scaring me -- and ask her to translate. "Talk to Me-la-nie!" Ted tells Katsuo, in a loud voice. "Melanie speak all Axis powers." Humph. She would. Turns out that "kane" means "money." Katsuo is a male prostitute, and expects Emmett to pay him one of these days. Now Ted's wandered off, so Michael's the only one to hear this bit of news. Emmett comes back into the room and wraps his arms around Katsuo, who's still repeating, "Kane!" Emmett is oblivious. Mike walks up to them and tells Ted "kane" means..."love." Mike: "He loves the sound of your voice. It's like silent wind chimes and your smile is like cherry blossoms floating on a still breeze." Katsuo, poor bastard, looks like he thinks Mike might actually be helping him. Emmett looks like he's about to cry. Never underestimate the ability of male friends to completely screw each other over for kicks.
Lindsay and Melanie walk into the living room with Gus. Mike asks if he can hold him. Lindsay, handing him the baby, says that it's almost time for the "ceremony," and asks about Brian. Mike says that he couldn't make it, that, and Melanie finishes for him, "Something came up. And I can guess what!" First two guesses don't count. The Rabbi comes in, and Lindsay introduces him to the group. He'll be doing the bris. Emmett: "Oh, I love roast beef." The Rabbi is uncertain, but chuckles. Ted: " That's 'brisket.' I believe the bris is a Hebrew circumcision ceremony." Yup. The Rabbi describes the whole ceremony, and Emmett faints dead away at the words "remove" and "foreskin." Yeah, it's funny, but how could he have never heard of circumcision before? ["Or a bris? He's never watched Seinfeld?" -- Wing Chun]
The pool at either Justin or Daphne's house. The two teenagers are sitting on the diving board, playing with a remote-controlled boat. Justin tells Daphne that Brian said that all Justin was to him was "just a fuck." Daphne: "That's a shitty thing to say." But an honest one. Which leaves no room for interpretation. NO, really, Justin, it doesn't. Daphne looks too cute in a salmon-colored sweater and a criminally short black skirt. Justin's looking more and more like Dawson every day. Daphne says that when her last boyfriend dumped her, she didn't cry about it -- she just went out and got herself a new one. Justin: "When did you have a boyfriend? Third grade?" 'Kay, just because she's been hanging out with your tired ass lately, doesn't mean she's unattractive. Daphne tells him it was last summer. The two share a cigarette, because they're bad kids and just too cool. Well, Daphne is, at any rate. Daphne says that her ex got really jealous, and Justin should do the same thing to Brian. Daphne: "Go pick up some hot, hunky guy. You're not exactly a troll, you know." She looks down shyly when she says that last part, and I'm going to choose to ignore that, because really, gayness aside, Daphne can do better. At this point, I'm almost ready to concede that BRIAN could do better. Justin asks her to come with him. Daphne giggles, "What if some lesbo tries to pick me up?" That's what I love about teenagers -- no concept of the word "NO." Repeated emphatically, it gets results. Seriously. Daphne then goes off on a tangent about liking Melissa Etheridge, and whether or not that means anything. Justin laughs and says, "Maybe." Daphne pushes him into the pool, about an episode too late.