Jill meets Keith at Jabot, where they compliment each other's
negotiating skills, she admiring how he drove a hard bargain, he liking
her give and take. Jack interrupts the happy couple and informs Keith of
Victor and Nick argue about the Dennison acquisition. "Jack showed me
some respect. HE listened to me. HE appreciates me . . ." Victor won't
hear it. "Once Dennison's torn up the contract, you, my boy, owe me an
apology . . ." Nick fumes.
Victor meets with Keith, who pretends he doesn't know of Victor's
displeasure. Victor sees through this and tells him that Jack had no
authority. "I'm not interested in your company." Keith grimaces, says
it's an enforceable contract and he's not walking away from it. Exits.
Alone, Victor chuckles "This guy wants to spar with me! Good luck, my
friend!" "Connie, get me John Silva!" (He hasn't had any lines yet this month.)
Silva dampens Victor's chortle-fest by saying Keith may have a case. It
could take months, possibly years to settle.
Victor tells Jack and Jill that it looks like he's stuck with the
Dennison deal. "You two better make it work, because if it doesn't,
you're both out of here!" (you ignorant punks!) Glowerpuss leaves and
Jack and Jill jubilantly embrace, then both look embarrassed by the hug.
Meanwhile, the Befuddled Four once more go into their repetitive
dialogues, as Ryan and Cole both want answers from their wives.
Ryan returns from his gruelling TV-movie shoot, wondering if he has a
home to come home to. He notices Nina's empty antidepressant bottle.
"Why didn't anyone tell me!" Nina describes what a mess she was, but
she's better now, since she's working again with Cole. Ryan's jealousy
flares up. "Things are more confusing since I left. I want answers!"
Over at Howard Manure, Victoria and Cole have The Argument (Take #257)
"Where do things stand between us?" "Do you love me?" "How long can we
stay in this state of limbo?" "Do you feel anything?" Blah, blah, blah.
Victoria's bottom line: "As soon as I know something, you'll know. That's
all I can promise." (At last, progress!)
Danny and Phyllis are doing a little celebrating over at his sister's
restaurant. Gina, somehow sensing that John Silva may get more lines
than her this month, rattles on about a bottle of wine that she was
saving for a special occasion. And, to make it extra special, Danny's
going to sing!
Phyllis (going for the Emmy) : "Do you know how sexy you look when you
sing? I get all quivery inside just thinking about it!" (these are
ACTUAL lines of dialogue!)
The Artist Formerly Known as DogBoy then does his best lounge lizard
impression as he croons "The More I See You" to his wife. He glances
once at Chris and Paul, who are lucky enough to be in the audience. The
crowd erupts into wild applause when he stops singing.
The Romalottis then join the Williamses to share in their happiness,
Cricket is reluctant to drink the wine. Phyllis immediately surmises that
a little larva may be on the way. Chris admits the possibility and
tentative congrats are offered. Separately the couples discuss the
potential baby. Phyllis is happy, Danny is happy, Paul is happy and
Chris has gas.