Later that day, Whitney appears to wake Jay up -- at about five in the afternoon -- to break the "good" news to him. He is immediately dubious about any gesture of goodwill from Olivia. He jokes that her crowd is a "Neil Diamond type of crowd" and that he might have to sing "Sweet Caroline." He also mentions getting "Bevan" up on stage. He really hates these people, is the gist. Whitney laughs, but continues to push for it, so eventually Jay relents. He and Whitney seal the deal with a kiss.
That night, Erin meets JR for dinner at Antique Garage in Soho. He is all smiles now that she has come back into his life. She brings up the aforementioned shitty timing, and they decide to play it by ear. They act like this is the most meaningful conversation anyone on planet Earth has ever had, but I can't for the life of me figure out what just happened. Well, of course, nothing happened. But obviously the producers merited that little slice of nothing worthy of one-third of this entire chunk of time between the high-paying advertisements, so...? Now to commercials. Yay, Payless! Boo, Vanessa Hudgens! Also, the producers seem to have realized how pointless those craptastic "Coming Up" snippets were, so they've gotten rid of them. Producers, 897; Lady Lola, 1!
Another night, Sam and Whitney have stopped by Erin's apartment to chew the fat. Erin invites them to Brother Jimmy's BBQ, where JR is a bartender. You know what that means? He probably has about 47 communicable diseases. Bartenders are whores, y'all. Whitney asks about the whole Duncan situation. Erin says that she's torn, because he's been wonderful over the phone but is still, in fact, in another country. She is also confused, because she and JR have long discussed getting back together in the abstract, but now it's a possibility. Whitney jokes that she might as well medicate herself with some free drinks from the bartender, to which Erin responds that she might like a little bit more than that, if you know what I'm sayin'...
Whitney foregoes the bar for Olivia's friend's benefit. Olivia flits around introducing herself to people, as Whitney smiles self-consciously. Soon enough, Jay's surfer band starts playing. One of the confused patrons actually "raises the roof." Those Uptowners cannot understand the Downtowners' language. They are just so different! Nevan makes his bland entrance, and Olivia asks whether they should sit or stand. Whitney notes that they won't be able to see if they sit, so Olivia and Nevan parade off to sit, leaving Whitney alone. Because they are bastards.