Later, Whitney meets Jay at The Stanton Social on the Lower East Side. Mistake number one, honey. Don't play for the championship on your opponent's turf. Whitney mentions seeing Erin, and Jay immediately rails on her for saying it to Duncan. Whitney equivocates, so he turns the tables and asks Whitney if she would consider him her boyfriend. She hedges her bets, reiterating that she really likes him and considers him such but also wouldn't make that designation without getting his okay. "What do you think?" she asks. What a minefield.
Jay morphs back to JayB, discounting the notion of labels. He admits he doesn't want to see other people (which, I guess, is more than you could ever say for Justin Bobby), but he doesn't want to call her his girlfriend yet. "What's the rush?" he asks defensively. To which Whitney responds, "There is none." He says he feels like he's in a good place as he is concentrating on things he cares about and doesn't want his life to revolve around a relationship. Whitney warns that she doesn't want to be with someone who doesn't prioritize her. Jay skirts the issue, saying he wants to know her better. And, with the eggshell-walking tension still hanging in the air and nothing accomplished, they close that chapter and head into the next: Really Awkward Dinner. In case you don't know how Whitney feels from her face, the producers have Beyoncé sing us out -- "You're just a boy. You don't understand." -- while Jay frantically buries his face in the menu to avoid Whitney's laser-like gaze of discontent.
Next week: Whitney ventures to the dark side, joining Olivia's crowd of simpering "socials" and meeting a boy with whom she will go to lunch just to throw it in Jay's face. Unlike JB, Jay takes the bait, ultimately suggesting that they take their relationship to the next level.
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