Inside the elevator, Daniel and Salma exchange flirtatious looks, right up until the final person stuck in there with them pushes past Salma to get out and makes her spill coffee all over her chest. Salma is predictably aggravated by this, and Daniel offers to help, saying that he's got a lot of women's clothes up in his office. At first I thought he meant, "I have many items of clothing that were abandoned by my many lovers," but now that I think about it, I believe he was just referring to the resources of the Mode closet. At any rate, I have no idea what happened in the rest of this scene, because Salma then takes off her top and not only is her bra really cute, her boobs are totally huge and mesmerizing. I believe she handed Daniel's ass to him on a platter for thinking that she'd let him manhandle her there in the elevator, but how is anyone supposed to concentrate when those funbags are bouncing around? Seriously, she's hot.
And into the conference room for the "Must Mode" meeting. The "Must Mode" issue, obviously, is the list-y one full of the editors' take on which shoes are a must, which pants are a must, which style of bikini wax is a must, etc. Everyone's getting out their notebooks and prepping to present their ideas, when Wil gets a call. It's Nico. Wil hisses that this BEST be an emergency and then says, "No, you can not submit my apartment for Pimp Yo House." I must admit that I actually laughed out loud at that line. It's so bizarre to be recapping a show that doesn't make me want to take out its writing staff in a hail of bullets. She hangs up and gets back to work, telling the staff that the Must List isn't just an "It List," it should include personal "Musts" as well. "Like, 'Must Be On Time,'" she says pointedly, as Betty comes in late.
While Wil blathers on about how the Must List should also tackle important reader issues, Amanda attempts to play footsie with Daniel. Daniel, it becomes clearer with each episode, really doesn't add much to the magazine, since he's just sitting in this editorial meeting next to the receptionist, rebuffing the advances of her poor little foot. HAVE AN IDEA, DANIEL. Wil is now talking about the Fashion Musts for 2007. Apparently, polka dots are NOT one of them, news which causes a blonde staffer in a polka dot blouse to look terribly shamed. And it IS a shame: I've been wearing polka dots for years, and this year was great because they were everywhere, and next year will be terrible because I will look dated. Take a moment now and weep for my great, sweeping, dotted tragedy. I hope you manage to pull it together to read the rest of this recap, so sad is that tale. Anyway, Wil tells them all to get to work and dismisses the meeting. As I said earlier, I like Daniel, but the more I see Wil in action, the more I agree with her: she SHOULD be EIC and there's a big part of me that would sort of like to see Daniel deposed in favor of someone who both knows what she's doing, and has a real passion for it.