Previously: Whitney's life revolved around Australian hipster musician Jay, whether he was rescuing her from the clutches of her snobby co-worker Olivia or distracting her from a dumb-as-rocks, trucker hat-wearing male model named Alex. But before Whitney could get too comfy with Jay, Alex called with some news...
Whitney meets Alex for lunch and updates him on her move to New York. She apologizes for ditching him the night she met Jay, and he wonders what has come of that. She says things are still on, so he brings up how his roommate's best friend Danielle used to date Jay and claims Jay still holds a torch for this girl. He mentions a recent encounter they had at a club where Jay allegedly said he wasn't dating Whitney and made a move on Danielle. Whitney is dubious, but Alex says he and Danielle have no reason to lie. Whitney says ominously that she will have to choose whom to trust.
Just like Britney's life (minus quickie marriages, children, pills, breakdowns, and comebacks), Whitney's is a circus. Or so the musical supervisor would have us believe as we kick off the show with the title song of Ms. Spears' new album. Over at Erin's apartment, Whitney recaps her lunch with Alex, admitting that the information shook her up and that she doesn't know whom to trust. She plans to talk to Jay, even though she knows he might lie. She does that girl thing, reciting to Erin a dramatic speech, which she has clearly rehearsed in her head several times, about how she's a big girl and not naïve, so don't fuck with her(!). Mind you, this is totally not what's going to come out of her mouth when she talks to Jay. Nonetheless, Erin encourages her. Whitney knows she has no choice but to confront Jay.
Jay and his roommate Adam play basketball in Central Park. Adam asks, "What's new in the life of a lion?" Jesus, what a d-bag. I'm not going to even start thinking about it because this weecap will be 6,000 words long if I have to deconstruct why that opening line -- not to mention the pair of multicolored board shorts that Jay is rocking -- was so ridiculous. Anyway... Jay gives Adam the rundown about how uncomfortable Olivia's party was (for all 90 seconds he was there). It's obviously dubbed over, but I can't trouble myself to care since he ultimately agreed to dub these stupid lines. Adam asks if Jay will stop seeing other girls, and they both agree that taking the coward's way out and making the girl force the commitment issue is best. Adam says he didn't talk about monogamy with his girlfriend Allie until six months into their relationship. Is anyone still wondering why we saw her crying less than 30 seconds into the first episode of the series? Jay takes off for rehearsal.