Madison 6. Bradford is pitching the layout they'd like Vincent to shoot, but he's wholly uninterested. Instead, he turns to "Betty" and asks what her father does for a living. "Investment banker," Amanda responds automatically. "Your father's an investment banker? BETTY?" Daniel asks pointedly. Amanda recovers thusly: "That was his dream. If he ever made it out of the barrio." (Which she pronounces "berry-o.") Vincent raises a brow, and Daniel announces that he can't go on like this. He tells Vincent that Amanda is not, in fact, Betty. Vincent chuckles: "No kidding. This girl's never been within ten feet of a sausage and pepper hero in her life." "He is SO RIGHT," Amanda announces. Daniel sighs: "[Betty] didn't want to come. It was my fault. And she wanted to meet you very much. But because we're all caught up in some stupid image, it made her very insecure about fitting into a place like this." Slightly inarticulate, probably because of the booze. It is at this moment, of course, that we hear Betty arguing with the maitre d', who, indeed, does not believe that she is who she says she is. "I can't imagine why you thought she wouldn't fit in," Bradford remarks dryly as Daniel gets up to go rescue her. Her hair gets bigger with every scene.
When Betty gets to the table, she and Vincent are clearly thrilled to make each other's acquaintance. Daniel announces that he knows there isn't a reason in hell Vincent would want to work with them, but that he thinks it would be great for both of them: "I'd give you free rein. I give you my word. Actually, I give you Betty's word. She's the only one that's been straight with you so far." Betty nods. "You know, you're nothing like your brother," Vincent tells Daniel contemplatively. I think he means this as a compliment, but Daniel gets all mopey about it: "No, I'm not. I'm not Alex." He leaves. Okay, drama queen. Betty hands Vincent the proposal, and follows him out. She, of course, also manages to trip over another table and almost fall on her face. On the way of the restaurant, however, she is successful in getting a matchbook for Justin, so the day wasn't a total loss. I find it interesting that they've left Vincent eating with Amanda and Bradford. Like that threesome is going to have anything to talk about.
Back at the office, Daniel apologizes for not insisting that Betty come to lunch with them. He is also sorry that she let Wilhelmina get to her: "Fake nails or not, you came through for us, Betty. Bianchi was only there because of you. I guess you really do have cojones, huh?" They smile at each other. Bradford comes in to interrupt the lovefest, and Betty excuses herself. Bradford tells Daniel that Vincent has agreed to work with them: "His one stipulation is that he answers only to you, and to no other, quote, 'blowhards.'" Daniel nods at this news, but he can't seem to suppress a giggle of glee. He then picks up the phone and tells Betty to send an email "to all creative" informing them that Vincent Bianchi will be shooting their December feature spread. "SHUT UP!" Betty yells back at him gleefully. "Um, right away, sir," she recovers. They both look as happy as pigs in slop. It's sort of adorable. Bradford congratulates Daniel on this coup, and Daniel hesitantly asks him what he knows about the Bayonne Scrapyard. Bradford assures him that he's never even been to Bayonne. Daniel looks thoughtful. And cute.