Back at the apartment, Betty hands over the cheese for a job well done, and tells Gio he was totally right about everything, as usual. In her own defense, though, she really did think they could be friends again, or as he puts it, "That's how you roll on Teddybear Lane." She thought she was being selfless, but there's no such thing, and it was all about her because it always is, which is fine if you're honest about it, but she really should have let him have whatever feelings he was having without trying to administrate them. And then she apologizes for hurting him so brutally. He admits spending the day with her was pretty great and that he shouldn't have been so quick to try and cut her off completely like that.
And then, awesomely, Gio says something that out of another mouth -- even his, before this episode -- would sound like the deepest, ugliest burn imaginable. It's like a hateful speech Adrian Grenier might have given Princess Mia in Prada, about how he's known her for a while, and she's great at her job, and swims with the sharks at Mode, and keeps Daniel's head about water, and how she will do great things one day. "I don't blame you for choosing yourself," he says, and totally means it, in the most awesome way. This is the first time I've ever been into Gio at all, so it figures that it's his parting speech. Congratulations on those sweaty, smelly balls. You earned them. She almost follows him out the door, but her phone rings and she thinks better of going after him.
Wili and Marc have a short conversation in which she looks at the new 50/50 split in the best way possible, which is that she's accomplished half her goal. After all, six months ago she was just a salaried employee and cabinet member of the creative team, and now she owns half of a publishing empire. Marc agrees that, expressed that way, it's less distressing than it is totally hot.
Daniel tells Alexis she's looking pretty good, no jailhouse tattoos etc. She and her mother bond over the intense life experience of being thoroughly deloused. As usual, the whole scene is mostly about Claire, even when she's not talking. I mean, she doesn't take her eyes off Alexis's face, or blink, the entire time. She just loves those kids so much. What a good actor Judith Light is. Alexis is heading out to Provence, so Daniel gives her leave to get to know DJ. She starts crying and apologizes for sleeping with her brother's girlfriend, hilariously, and he apologizes for "trying" to punch her, but Betty's right: "You suck at fighting."