Dancing. Dancing. Nobody has a son. Justin finds Mel and Lindsay -- the meddling lesbians who make poor decision after poor decision -- who tell Justin that Brian's looking for him: "It's your big night, sweetie. He wants to be with you." Okay, sure. Justin gets a moment of happiness and hope and goes looking for Brian.
Michael tells Ben that Tibet's going to seem pretty quiet after this killer party with the dancing and drugs. Should Ben be doing drugs? Oh, it totally doesn't matter. Michael says he won't come to Babylon without Ben. He'll sit at home and knit. Ben tells Michael that he's not going to Tibet. So much for dreams. Now there's the cliffhanger. Michael no longer has Ben's abandonment for his excuse when he goes and fucks Brian next weekend. Whoops! Michael almost opened his mouth during that kiss.
Justin finds Brian, of course, in the back, fucking some guy in a blue light. If Brian doesn't find what he's looking for right away, he just finds someone else just as good. Everybody's replaceable. And it's over, right there. I think he's fucking the actor who played Rage in the skit. Brian Kinney finally gets to fuck himself. His character arc is complete. To finish hammering home the point, Björk's "Human Behavior" cranks up. It's almost a shout-out to Omar G, but not quite.
Because when Justin comes back out, he finds Ethan standing there in the middle of the party. I love how main characters can always see right through a crowd. How the crowd is respectful of sightlines for main characters. Dude, lay off on the black turtleneck for at least one night. It's a fucking party. Ethan tells Justin that he can't practice Beethoven anymore because he can't stop thinking about Justin: "I try to forget about you but I can't. You're all I think about." Does he think he's the first one to come up with these lines? Brian's finished fucking and strolls back into the dance hall. He gets a great view of Justin and Ethan going to town on each other. So does every other main character, including Michael, who watches Brian watch Justin kiss Ethan until Ethan sees Brian. Then Justin and Ethan watch Brian watch them while Michael watches and Debbie watches nearby. Ethan always kisses like he's in pain. Justin and Ethan very slowly walk out of Babylon together, keeping their eyes on Brian the entire time. It's not an episode of Queer As Folk unless someone's taking a long walk away. Three seconds later, Brian dances up to the hottest guy in the room. They will sleep together and everybody's exactly where they were when this episode started. I'm ignoring the Ted and Emmett thing, since I'm hoping that Season Three, Episode One will begin with "We were really drunk and that was a bad idea."