Double OMG! They have started putting a "Coming Up" teaser. They really are hurting for material to fill half an hour, huh? Harsh. Though, let's face it, everyone knew from the beginning that Whitney has the personality of a paper plate, so how shocking is this dearth of material really? As for me, I'm debating whether to recap these teasers because that will make the upcoming scenes twice as tedious. [Please do! I want to see how tantalizingly misleading they are! - Z]
Back from the break, and once again at DVF. It's almost as if these girls actually work there! But it's really just a ruse for Jay to call for Whitney and for Olivia to spill that she's at lunch. And... scene.
Whitney and Chris hit up a faux vintage diner for lunch. They have all the prerequisite 20 Questions conversation, learning where each other lives, what kind of friends they have in the city, etc. Whitney says she doesn't have a lot of friends to go out with, so Chris offers to take her out. She giggles at this. Not a good sign, though this is probably her first-date fallback: "Laugh when I don't know what else to do." Kind of like Lauren with the sex eyes. Chris darts his eyes around awkwardly, and Whitney curtails the conversation, suggesting they get the check. He's toast.
Back at the "office," Olivia shoots the shit with their other co-worker Elizabeth, specifically listing the most ridiculously high-priced sushi restaurants in New York as her potential order-in lunch spots for that day. Shut up, Olivia. Whitney returns and makes vague plans with the poor man's Scofield to do lunch again. She reports back to the chicas: In short, there was no chemistry. Now that she uses that phrase, it reminds me of when she went on the date with Jared, the trainer with many hair lengths. Come to think of it, her lunch date was less of a poor man's Scofield and more of a poor man's Jared. Now that is really scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Elizabeth asks if Jay knows about the lunch, which prompts Olivia to mention that Jay called. Whitney claims she's not trying to hide anything, then gets all kinds of defensively Women's Lib, asserting that she doesn't have to say anything because it's her life and her time -- he doesn't own her. Still, she plans to bring it up at dinner tonight, couching the disclosure by calling Chris a "guy friend." She has totally planned every minute detail of this since the night before. She probably got, like, 12 and a half minutes of sleep because her mind was racing with the man-candy scandaliciousness of it all. I really think that's how important these people think their comings and goings are.