Frank gets bored two words in -- a major factor in this episode, and a trait he shares with the decision-makers on this show -- and tries to dick with her in a way that only makes sense if you've ever been drunk. "Are you bothered that Tim's not here?" Nicole answers -- quite well, I was impressed -- that it's disappointing that Tim is gone, being a strong player who got fired for a stupid reason. "Are you emotionally hurt?" Nicole answers -- again, brilliantly -- that there's no shame in mourning a fallen comrade; Kristine cried real tears when Angela left, and Heidi did whatever she does instead of crying. Frank -- making the drunk point that people who are drunk try to make, which only exists in their heads -- yells that she's "beating around the bush" by only answering his questions, and not confirming...whatever point it is that he's trying to make. (Note this for later: drunk or sober, if Frank doesn't understand your answer, or if it's not what he wants/expects to hear, basically that makes you: a liar.) So anyway: is Nicole emotionally hurt. (You mean like, right this second?)
Nicole: "Are you asking me if I'm going to cry?"
Nicole: "Are you kidding me?"
Frank: "I...am the most literal person in the universe. You could plane furniture on my intellectual flexibility."
Nicole: "Like, do I feel like I lost a part of myself?"
Frank: "I am drunk, so... Sure?"
Nicole: "Are you retarded?"
Frank: "Retarded in love with you, maybe!"
Nicole: "That's what you wanted to know, eh? That's what you kept asking me over and over about and I kept playing coy so I didn't have to answer your stupid question? Whether or not the fact that my boyfriend just saw his dreams crushed, does that bother me."
Nicole: "I am shocked that you would ask me that. Now! Ask me again! All eyes on me! Right here!"
James: "See? Women are worthless liars and have no souls, just like I keep saying anytime The Tim And Nicole Show foists itself upon us."
Frank: [Divorced from the ugliness he and his teammates are pulling off right now, I hasten to preface, is nonetheless possibly the most adorable he's ever been in his life. It's the fucking weirdest thing, this episode.]