Mac is getting dressed in her room as Veronica reads from the PHAT website: "If it ever had a face or parents, you can't wear it." Mac: "So my mollusk shoes are cool?" If we see those turn up on next season's Project Runway, we'll know something about the designer's television-viewing habits. Mac holds up a ratty sweater and asks whether it says "cruelty-free." The heretofore-unseen Parker: "It says, 'I've given up. Don't look at me.'" Hi, Parker, I missed you! And as usual, you're not wrong! Some girl barges in and asks them if they want to be a country for the Around The World party. As I mentioned in the recaplet, we've heard that before, but a reader kindly emailed and set me straight that it was at a different college. But kudos for the cross-campus continuity. (Whoa, what went wrong with that?) Anyway, the idea is that people dress their rooms as different countries, and the girl is like, "Party? Fun?" From the looks she gets in return, she should suggest that they dress their room as whatever country has the largest cricket population. The girl takes the rejection gracefully, and when she's gone, Parker takes up her cause vociferously and adorably. Veronica and Mac are unmoved, though, and Parker "uch"s in frustration.
Meeting. Mac is engaging in some free-floating bitching until she practically runs into a cute if rather young-looking guy. He smilingly asks if she's ever been to one of these things before. Mac says no, since she's from a meat-and-potatoes family, "minus the potatoes. My first pacifier was made of jerky." Yeah, I think the writers forgot about the vegan thing. (Don't email me.) Not that I blame them. (Don't email me.)