Okay, this is the silliest "crazy Irene" montage yet. We get, in rapid succession, the following shots: white lights, orange lights, white lights, a statue of a guy, white lights, Irene, another statue, white lights, another statue, Irene, a camera man, Irene, the huge lights in the house, Irene. What the hell was that all about?
Janet wrings out a wet cloth into the sink. Irene crawls into bed and tries to cover her eyes so that the lights aren't shining directly in them. Janet carries the cloth and a bowl of water into Irene's bedroom. Janet presses the cloth onto Irene's head, and asks where it hurts. Irene says it hurts over her left eye. Janet presses down harder and asks whether the pressure feels good. Irene says that it does. Space Needle shot #61 of the season. Train bell clanging. Warning lights at a train crossing.
How silly is the editing in this episode so far? Seriously, this is what happened, if you take out all the crap. One day, Irene disagreed with Lindsay and Janet about how to prepare for her radio show. That same day, Irene zoned out while listening to an interview. Another day, the three women walked down the street. A totally different day, Janet and Irene came home, and Irene had a really bad headache. It hurt to look into the lights, and she drank some tea and then went to bed. Janet pressed a wet cloth on Irene's head. That's all that happened.
We return from commercial to see those same statues we saw in the montage a few minutes ago, but now instead of flashing on them, we get to see them in their entiretly. It's a group of people standing at a bus stop or train station or something. We're back at the radio station. I think this is the same day as all the radio-station business before. Lindsay talks about what she's going to say on the air as Irene applies pressure to her sinuses and says that her head feels like it's on fire. Janet says that the aspirin isn't helping. In an interview, Irene says that she's never been one to get headaches, and now she is. Irene asks Janet to read some concert calendar, and Janet says no. Irene says that she would rather have Janet do it, and Janet says no again. Way to help your under-the-weather friend there, Janet.
Irene walks down the hall and yawns, and tells Rebecca that she's tired. Rebecca asks whether Irene is sick and needs to go home. Irene yawns for about ten minutes straight and then says no, and whispers to Rebecca, "No, don't say anything." She's probably tired because she's been in that stupid radio station with Lindsay and Janet all day, listening to them yammer on about their stupid radio show, which no one will listen to anyway. Plus, they've been such beeyotches about the whole "prepared preparer" thing thus far, she doesn't want to give them any more ammunition. Lindsay prepares the microphones. Janet and Irene have some sort of disagreement about something, but it's really not clear what they are talking about. In an interview, Janet says that Irene has a headache again, and she "doesn't want anyone at work to know she's sick."