On the stairs, Michael and Brian have an entire conversation without needing to raise their voices over the loud, pulsing music. Michael tells Brian that he bails every time something big happens. Brian bails on the conversation. Michael tells Brian that he's afraid to let anyone know that he loves them: "That you have feelings like the rest of us." Michael leans down to Brian's ear and says, "It's okay to be human, you know." I'd be all, "What? I can't hear you over the house beat! I refuse to hear corny gestures and clichéd writing when I'm trying to dance, motherfucker! I just wanna dance! I'm Brian Fuckin' Kinney, my motherfuckin' brother!" Because at this point, why not. We've seen this fucking scene three hundred times already. Might as well shake it up at some point. Brian says that the real reason he's bailing is because he'd rather get laid. To finish off the scene we've seen a million times, Brian plants a big one on Michael's mouth and then leaves. Ben's right there asking Mikey if Brian always kisses him like that. "About four times a year," Michael lies. "Usually when he's really drunk or he wants me to shut up." Or when you're doing drugs in a bathroom stall. Or when you're lonely. Or when he's lonely. Or when you're eating Chinese food. Or when it's Tuesday. Ben kisses Michael's neck and says none of the fifty things he has every right to say at this point.
Debbie's teaching Vic how to take an order. Debbie says it's as easy as reading an order and then making it. She tells Vic that there's never any reason to panic, and that she'll be there the entire time. She winks and pops her gum. She gives a thumbs-up and walks off.