The next morning, at his house, David asks Mike about the trip. Mike says that he didn't really get a chance to see much of the city, and David laughs, "Well, in a way, I'm glad. It gives me a chance to show it to you, myself." Control Freak Alert! David asks, "Can I --" and Mike finishes, "-- get me something to eat?" David tells Mike that he just finished his sentence. Mike shrugs and apologizes. David tells him that it was nice. Mike says that he's been thinking about David's offer, and that, even though he loves David, he's just not ready. David, hurt, says that he understands: "All the excitement, the adventure of taking off with your friends to New York. Being with Brian. All the memories, the history -- I can't compete with that. No, all I have to offer is me. Us. This home." What the hell is he talking about? Mike asks if they could still be boyfriends. David says that they could be: "But I don't want a boyfriend, Michael, I want a partner." Ouch. Michael, holding back tears, nods woefully. He walks out, after turning back for one last look. David, in the living room, fantasizes about walking into the shower and finding Mike. Fantasy Mike apologizes for waking him, and invites him to come on in. Fantasy David wraps his arms around Fantasy Mike and asks, "So, what are we going to do on this beautiful Sunday morning?" Fantasy Mike answers, "Well, I thought we'd make some breakfast, get the paper, and spend the rest of the day in bed." Cut back to Real David, who murmurs painfully, "Just what I had in mind."
Next week on Queer as Folk: At the diner, Debbie asks The Boys where David is, and Brian replies, "That ship has run its course, let it go." Debbie later yells at Brian for ruining Mike's life, and tells him that he owes Mike. Brian first asks what she wants him to do, and then offers to throw Mike a surprise party for his thirtieth birthday. Melanie tells Ted that she feels like Lindsay's shutting her out, and Ted snaps, "Look, I don't want to hear this. The minute you start telling your friends your relationship problems, it's the end." Too true. David shows up at the party, and since Brian's smirking, I figure he had something to do with it. See you next week.