Brian catches up with Justin just as he's about to get into his car. Justin's all kinds of upset. Brian tells him that Michael is right, he doesn't "do" boyfriends, not his own at any rate. "You'll fuck anyone!" Justin cries, and The Coalition, although we feel badly for him, can't help a sharp, sarcastic, collective gasp. We're bitches, we know. Brian: "It was just for fun. We wanted each other, we had sex, what did you think was going on?" Justin thinks that he's been an idiot. I wanna hug him, and this scene is really painful, as the birth of a cynic always is. But the boy has to learn sometime. Brian: "I don't believe in love. I believe in fucking. It's honest, it's efficient, and you get out with a maximum of pleasure and a minimum of bullshit. Love is something that straight people tell themselves they're in so they can get laid. And then they end up hurting each other because it was all based on lies to begin with. Is that what you want? Then go and find yourself a pretty little girl and get married." But don't be getting any ideas about Daphne, Justin. I mean it. By this time, Justin is openly weeping. "That's not what I want," Justin cries. "I want you." Brian replies, "You can't have me. I'm too old -- you're too young for me. I'm twenty-eight." Justin corrects him: he's twenty-nine. "All the more reason," Brian continues. Brian gently tells Justin to go home, and watches his car pull away. I gotta say, both actors did an excellent job with that scene. Brian took away Justin's innocence and faith, and for once, he has to face the consequences of his actions. And he doesn't look too pleased about possibly sending another Brian out into the world, I gotta tell you.
Next week: Melanie's still pissed off at Brian for existing. Lindsey is still humoring her, and Brian still isn't. The Hot Dancing Gay Boys continue to shake their groove thangs at Babylon, and it looks like Justin has joined their ranks. On his off time, he's stalking Brian some more. Michael and Brian almost kiss but don't, and Michael runs into SOL in the 'hood, so he's having another great night. Ted might get laid this century, though. They don't show Emmett, but he better be in there somewhere. Daphne, too, darn it.