At the concert, Jai Yung Ahn plays with dignity and elegance. We get some blue light on his bald pate. C.J. arrives at the back of the room, carrying what looks like a thick piece of paper or an envelope. Some people thought it was a clutch purse, but it seems way too thin for that. Maybe she's going to slip Jai Yung Ahn a note: "The secret password is 'Shibboleth.'" I wonder what Jed would do if Jai Yung Ahn said that to him out of the blue. Maybe it's C.J.'s resignation letter. I'll be pretty damned surprised if there isn't something along those lines this season. Jed and Leo are in the audience. Jed looks pretty tense.
Outside the performance space, Amy arrives, wearing a low-cut black velvet dress with spaghetti straps and an iridescent white shawl. Her hair is down but pulled back at the sides. She walks up behind Josh, who's standing at the entrance listening to the concert, and says, "Good, I didn't miss it." Josh says there might be thirty or forty seconds left. He stares at her a bit and tells her she looks great. Her hair looks kind of messy, and not in a good way, but otherwise, she looks very pretty. She thanks him and tells him he looks great, too. Josh: "Everyone looks good in a tux; chimps look great." Amy: "With none actually present, I'll have to settle for you." Josh tells her that Swimtern ("of all people") asked him straight out about their relationship: "And I couldn't have avoided the subject more if I had faked a stroke." Amy says, "Cheeky little brat." Josh says that's not the point -- it's that even if he'd wanted to tell Swimtern about it he wouldn't have known what to say. He seems to have forgotten the word "ensorcelled." Or maybe they're just fuckbuddies. Either way, it's not anything I want too much screen time taken up with. Josh continues, "It's like what C.J. said today about the economy: by refusing to put language to it, we're trying to pretend it doesn't exist, but it's something. Even if we don't know what to call it." Amy just gazes at him with her mouth half-open in what I'm sure is supposed to be a romantic or seductive look but which is starting to give me the creeps. Maybe she's just as surprised as I am that Josh is initiating the "where is this going?" talk. Josh continues, "I just think it's time to start thinking about a language plan for whatever it is we're doing, too." Amy just keeps gazing at him. Josh, I suggest you visit the forums, where you will find about twelve hundred choice adjectives for whatever it is you're doing, and a lot of them are going to sound like the speech Toby and Will put on the prompter.