M/C is still looking for Eliza. She finally calls out a riddle and when Eliza answers that she's heard it before, M/C realizes that she's in her room and panics. She heads in and finds the little girl under the bed, holding her box and gleefully asking what's in it. Under the bed is a crack place to keep this box that apparently means literal life and death. Once again, we are reminded what a top-notch fugitive M/C is. She freaks out and pulls Eliza out from underneath, yelling that it is her room and they are her things. Eliza yells that it's actually her dad's room, putting M/C in her place.
M/C finds Eliza on her bed with her face buried in the pillows. She unconvincingly apologizes for yelling, and for the first time looks like she has no idea how to actually handle a child. She goes on talking about how nice it is to be invisible, and getting no response, she finally asks about the books in Eliza's dad's study. When she asks if he was a science fiction fan, the girl replies, "Duh." Eliza shows her face to talk about how she and her dad used to read together, and so M/C makes the excellent decision to let her stay home from school and read. I'm sure Laura is going to be completely fine with that decision, although Laura didn't seem to mind Mae showing back up in her bedroom unannounced, so I can't really say.
Whitney and Steven are walking to a meeting -- I guess her gut told her he'd be a good salesperson, and not just a photographer, because she's filling him in on how to handle clients. I give up, I just don't get it. She tells him to lighten up, and figures out that what he needs to change is his tone. "We need to change that. It makes you sound like you know better." He shoots back, "How could I, when you know best?" Seriously, stalk and then insult your new employer. It's the way to get ahead. She then tells him the client will have "done their due diligence" and will know about him. I have no idea how, since she only hired him five minutes ago, but at least this explains that he actually will be there as a photographer. As they stand in front of the product-placed John Varvatos store, she tells him he'll need to explain his non-working years and also that he needs some new clothes. "Burnt-out is... out."
Fashion show montage! Only it's him trying on the clothes while she critiques. He looks like he's on death row. Call me crazy, but the fixing the collar and the spiteful banter can really only mean that we're going to have some sexual tension between these two, and I suspect sooner than later. They agree to make up a story that he's been shooting travel books in Japan, and as they talk, he looks at the price tag on the jacket he's wearing. He decides not to buy it and covers his shame with bad temper, informing her that he'll be dressed and ready to go, and I guess not there as early as she'd like him to be since they argue about time. I... I've already said it about three thousand times in fifteen minutes. I don't know.