Outdoor montage proving that some people do go outside, just don't go looking for them in this cast. To the background strains of "Blister in the Sun," we see Vaj approaching the house with a wrapped bouquet of flowers. Say, shouldn't "Part-Time Lover" have been a more acceptable montage song for Vaj's walk to the house? Actually, come to think of it, considering the well-documented epidermal issues Vaj has been forced to confront, any song with repeated references to the word "blister" seems more than appropriate.
And, as it turns out, his girlfriend, she's at the end, she is starting to cry [clap clap, clap clap]. Vaj comes to the door of the firehouse, bereft of luggage (oh, maybe he's only come for a minute?), and she hugs him noncommittally as he tells her to hurry up and get ready so he can start "hanging on her for three days straight." THREE DAYS? She reacts almost as violently by this prospect as I do: "Three days straight? When are you leaving?" Ouch, but good for her. She tells him that his visits are really stressful for her, and that she'd rather have a pleasant day and a half visit rather than a problematic longer visit. He jokes, "I could go now, if you want." Ha ha...seconded! Cue Jason's spoken-word voice-over, in which he begs her to "make a damn decision." Jason, no stranger to screwing over vulnerable mates reviled by an audience on a national scale, could probably offer some tips on how to do this in the most grotesque and reprehensible way possible.
Meanwhile, Elka calls Walter and happily informs him that Captain Catholicism has offered to pay for half of a plane ticket to visit her in Boston. Well, that's right Christian of him, isn't it? But Walter acts all the alt-rock-downer in telling her that he'll "do [his] best," but that essentially he doesn't want to take charity from Elka's father. Besides, if he had to fly all around the world visiting every single person who has ever bought a poster with his face on it, he'd have to go visit, like, three whole people. So that's a logistical crisis right there, as well. Anyway he promises to do his best, asking her, "Does it sound like I'm saying no?" And, in fact, it does sound very much like that indeed.