Andrea's kitchen. Andrea files her nails with a potato peeler, stunned at the sight of Regina cooking. Regina promises to clean everything up, but Andrea's really shocked because she didn't realize it was a functioning kitchen. Regina: "Oh, come on, you must have cooked breakfast for hundreds of young men." And then they kind of bond. Regina is envious of Andrea's life of restaurants and clubs and business travel. And Andrea confesses to once a year buying Good Housekeeping, for the issue with 100 holiday ideas. That's Regina's favorite issue. Regina thinks Andrea could make the kitchen fun to use by hanging a pot rack over the stove. Andrea can't see herself doing that, and Regina confesses that Howard does those things for her. Andrea thinks having a man with a tool-belt is hot, and decides that she should get one of her own. Regina: "Howard has shingles."
Newly house. Chloe is telling Sam about how Todd broke up with her. She tells Sam that she's certain he's seeing someone else. Sam thinks Chloe couldn't possibly know that. But Chloe knows because that's what Todd always does -- waits to dump a girl until he's already started seeing someone else. He did it when he left his previous girlfriend for Sam, and he did it to Sam by seeing Chloe for a couple of weeks before breaking up with Sam. Well I'll be damned. Commercials.
The party has started at Andrea's mostly empty apartment. Howard and Dena stand around the food. Regina walks up with another platter. She's disappointed that even Sam didn't bother to show up. Howard just thinks they're all fashionably late: "Some of these people, these glitterati, they don't roll in until at least 8:30." He loses some bread in the fondue, and Andrea compliments his new suit. Regina jealously pulls him away. Andrea complains to Dena about the appalling lack of guests, and Dena tells her that there are definitely more people coming. And then the doorbell rings. It's Frank. He's incredibly grumpy, and he's only there because his wife kicked him out while their daughter does homework. On a Saturday night. That's one dedicated little girl. Dena tells Andrea that now everybody has arrived. Andrea asks Dena why she didn't tell her about the paucity of guests: "I know fifteen Eurotrash partiers who could be here in five minutes." Dena: "It's Sam's birthday party, you can't fill it with strangers." Andrea: "She has amnesia." Dena: "Start dialing."