Meadow, Noah, and Caitlin are strolling the mean streets of Manhattan. Noah suggests a bar, but Meadow claims to be tired, and he quickly gets the hint. Before they can head back, Caitlin spots a homeless lady, pushing a shopping cart and babbling to herself. She tries to give the woman some money, and is rewarded for her generosity when the woman's pants slip down, revealing several sheets of newspaper stuck to her butt. Caitlin screams in shock, and while I cracked up laughing the first time, this scene gets less funny with every time I watch. Except for Meadow's expression of disgust, that is. That'll always be funny. Talk about "smell-the-fart acting."
Bing. Paulie counts out a wad of cash, and congratulates Chris on the improvement in his earnings. Hey, what do you know? Christopher is alive too. He's also tired. "If I wanted to work eighteen hours a day, I'd have gotten a job at Denny's." Dude, I've been to Denny's, and those people ain't working too hard. Plus, the name "Moons Over My Hammy" offends me somehow.
In the storage closet, Pants has his pants down with Tracee. "Are you crying?" he asks, and yes, she is. I'm not sure how to put this delicately, but she's also simultaneously, uh, "entertaining" a cop, apparently at Joey's behest. You know, it's scenes like this that sometimes make me wish I was recapping Gilmore Girls. I'm also yet again reminded as to why Sars laughed when I suggested people go to the cops, but I think it's fairly safe to say she wasn't laughing at this scene.
Cut from Tracee's tears to Caitlin crying. "That was the most horrific thing I've ever seen," she says, and she only had to watch it once. Caitlin is of course referring to the homeless lady, but the Tracee thing was pretty horrific too. Noah doesn't see why she's so freaked out, since it was just a woman with "a Daily News up her butt," and I think we can assume that one wasn't a product placement. Meadow suggests that Caitlin go to the health center for more medication, but Caitlin instead decides to self-medicate with vodka. Despite the Absolut posters on the wall, Caitlin drinks Smirnoff, although the labeled is cleverly turned away so you can't see that. Don't try getting coy with us now, Dave. Noah gets up and announces that he has to leave, because he's getting up early in the morning. There's some blabber about a friend of his and whether or not he mentioned it to Meadow, and then he takes off, leaving Meadow alone with the sobbing and no longer sober Caitlin.