Cut to the ladies room, where Lisa is washing her hands when Brenda walks in. Ooh! Catfight! This should be good. I need to go make some popcorn. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be much biting or scratching, and I have to admit that I'm incredibly disappointed by that. This scene would be so much cooler if one of them had adamantium claws. Anyway, Brenda rather calmly accuses Lisa of accepting a massage under false pretenses, which she describes as being "weird, dishonest, and kind of stalkerish." Yes, but is it any weirder or more stalkerish than silently watching a hooker give a blow-job? I don't think so. ["I believe the 'takes one to know one' principle is being applied by Brenda here." -- Sars] Brenda tries to make a graceful exit, but Lisa bursts into tears, sobbing that she's "such a wreck right now," and she's "totally losing [her] mind." This punches Brenda's deeply ingrained Sympathy For The Clinically Insane buttons, and she offers Lisa a Kleenex and the observation that Nate "is pretty good at making people feel crazy." "What was I doing sneaking around like that?" cries Lisa. "It's so desperate." "It's not desperate," says Brenda. "It's trying to get something you don't have." Lisa thinks she means Nate, but that's not Brenda's point. "You have Nate," she tells her newest replacement as The Most Hated Character On The Show. "I think you'll have him forever if you want him." Even so, Lisa still believes that Nate loved Brenda more than he'll ever love her. "He didn't really love me," Brenda whispers. "He was just trying to get something he didn't have." What, you mean like actual fun in a relationship? Or just the opportunity to spend time with someone you're not constantly wanting to see hacked into little pieces by a genetically-engineered mutant who actually has worse hair than you do?
Back outside, Claire and Russell are bemusedly watching Olivier and Zhora getting funky on a dance floor that's been set up in the corner of the gallery. Russell thinks Olivier looks like "such a fucking idiot," but Claire is just happy to see that he's "living life." And off that note, The Ironic Segue Fairy cuts us straight to Vanessa, who's zoned out on the sofa again watching Xena: Warrior Princess while Rico snores beside her. You know, to be perfectly honest, the recapper in me sort of resents the implied lifestyle condemnation inherent in that edit. I wonder if Kate Robin is still mad at me because I didn't like her last episode. If it'll make you feel any better, Kate, I thought this one was one of the best of the season. This show needs all the Chenowith it can get.