The Bold Type (2017) s03e03 Episode Script

Stroke of Genius

1 Previously on The Bold Type I went to the doctor and they gave me the go-ahead to start my egg-freezing process.
- That's great.
- Oh, except no drinking, no carbs, and no sex for two weeks.
I'm gonna need you to run point on the prom-themed shoot.
- Screw this.
- Bye.
Oh, no.
Guys.
Okay.
Hey, can you give me - ten minutes? - I'm billing for this time.
- Is that the Councilman? - Councilman Reynolds.
Look around.
People need this space.
It doesn't work that way.
The developer's gonna put up A luxury condo.
Right.
You really don't care, do you? Bullet Bullet Hey - Left, right, hook Here they come like a bee to the honey Left, right, hook, uppercut.
Stick around 'cause they know Right, hook, uppercut.
Left, right, hook, uppercut.
Left, right, hook, uppercut.
Left, right, hook, uppercut.
Damn, Kat.
You are going to town.
Thank Councilman Reynolds for that.
I mean, Manhattan really needed - another luxury condo? - Okay, now burpees! Yeah, you know what? I'm having surgery in 48 hours.
Probably shouldn't do burpees.
Yeah, and my shoes are untied.
Oh, my gosh, so are yours.
- [breathing heavily] - So, once the eggs - are in the freezer.
- I can have sex again - Hey - Man, these hormones are nuts.
It's literally all I can think about.
- So, hey, I'm kind of like you.
- Aww.
Okay, warm-up over! Let's grab your gloves! [both sigh] [breathing heavily] Did you know Councilman Reynolds he voted against paid maternity leave and then cut funding to parks.
- Somebody did their research.
- This just pisses me off, - you know? - Well, that's why you're gonna volunteer for his opponent, right? Oh, hell yeah.
Okay, now grab a partner.
- You ready? - Uh, yeah, you should probably take her 'cause of the surgery.
- Okay.
- Yeah.
Okay, you ready? - Yes.
- Okay, let's do this.
- Okay.
- [breathing heavily] Left, right, left, right.
- Ow.
- Left, right, left, right Easy, Kat.
I didn't vote for those condos.
[peppy music] Yeah I hit 'em right now Right now Oh, my God.
I think it's incredible.
This is a great piece.
It's being re-Tweeted like crazy.
It's all over my feed.
What are you guys talking about? Have you heard this new short story in "New York Magazine," "Too Cold To Walk"? No, I have not.
What is it? It's all about how this woman was suddenly pressured during a hook-up.
My friend from Columbia wrote it.
We lost touch a couple years ago but I'm gonna pitch a profile on her to Jacqueline.
Who are you writing a profile on? My friend, Kristen.
She wrote this story - that went viral today.
- Oh, yeah, I read that.
So are all straights as pushy as this Jeff dude? Some of us are good guys.
You are a rare bird in a toxic stew of masculinity.
I think it's a little unfair to generalize.
Oh, and you you're a serial monogamist.
- You're not out there like I am.
- Well, I was.
I am out there, and I'm just saying that Whoa, whoa, whoa.
I am, like, obsessed with the conversation that you guys are having right now.
This is so much more interesting than some puff piece.
Alex, please, will you write me this for the dotcom? - Like, as soon as you possibly can.
- Well, actually, I was gonna pitch Jacqueline.
I want it.
I'll handle it.
Cool? - Okay.
- Jane, what do you have - for me this morning? - Actually, I did have something I wanted to run by you.
- Cool.
- Um [computer beeps] "Your computer may be infected"? - What is this? - Gee, I'm impressed.
Looks like you've been having some adult fun - on your computer.
- What are you talking about? - That's porn spam.
- No [laughs] That's impossible.
"Your computer is infected.
Download cleaner now.
" - Oh, yeah, that is porn spam.
- Yep.
What? [scoffs] But I don't watch any.
You don't remember watching it.
You take sleeping pills? I can go rogue when I pop a couple of those suckers.
No, I look, I don't watch porn.
Well, someone who uses your computer does.
[lighthearted music] How's it going in there? We should head down - to the studio soon.
- Oh, yeah, it's fine.
It's not fine.
I can't zip it up.
What happened? I got your measurements - from your agency.
- I just got back from Tokyo with my boyfriend.
- We ate lots of ramen.
- Oh, my gosh, you were tinier than you are right now? Okay, maybe we can cheat it.
Let me see.
Um, nope.
Definitely can't cheat it.
Okay, um, well, we only have the photographer until 1:00.
Oh, my God, my agency's gonna drop me.
I'm not gonna tell them, but if we don't shoot this today, then "Scarlet" doesn't have a fashion spread next month and then my agency's gonna drop me.
You feel? - [phone chimes] - - - Oh, crap.
Um [groovy music] Take off the dress.
Councilman Reynolds was golfing in Scottsdale.
Yes, you can print that.
- Hi, can I help you? - Linda Zephyr, right? - That's me.
- It's nice to meet you.
- I'm Kat Edison.
- Hi.
- Hi.
- Kat, meet Tia.
Tia's my campaign manager.
- Kat is here to - Uh, just to volunteer.
Great.
Yeah, we could use all the help we can get.
- Um, I can maybe get you a school credit - Oh, I, uh I'm not in school.
[laughs] Baby face.
I am actually the head of social media at "Scarlet" magazine.
- Really? - Mm-hmm.
Kat and I are gonna chat while you get back to the phone.
Please follow me.
Okay.
Nice to meet you.
- You, too.
- "Scarlet" magazine.
- You must get quite the reach.
- Oh, yeah.
Uh, six million on social.
Not all of them in New York, but most.
So obviously you want to volunteer with all - your free time.
- Oh, I'm just, uh, looking for something to channel my rage - and depression.
- [both laugh] Sounds right.
Thank you so much.
Um, so listen, we're actually having a rally - thank you in two days.
- Okay.
Linda is amazing with policy, not so much messaging.
I could really use your help with that.
All right.
I'm in.
- Yeah? - Mm-hmm.
- Welcome aboard.
- Thanks.
[both laugh] [upbeat music] What is happening here? Uh, well think Ryan used my computer to release some tension.
You know, whatever's on that keyboard has already been in your mouth, so That - is a good point.
- Hey, what's going on? Ryan pinstriped all over Jane's computer.
- Okay word-play.
- Yeah.
So, um, you know, I just met with Linda Zephyr.
- Ah.
- I wanna show you, um - over here.
- It's clean.
I'm gonna show you She's great, has a lot of amazing ideas, but just watch this.
Hi, I'm Linda Zephyr.
I've served the communities of Lower Manhattan for 30 years.
I worked with Mayor De Blasio to preserve over 24,000 affordable housing units.
- When Sandy hit, I was there.
.
- [snoring] - Sorry.
- [laughs] Can we please focus? She needs our help.
Oh, boy.
[sighs] Well, I can definitely give her a fashion refresh.
And I could pitch a story about her to Patrick.
Let's get our girl elected, ay.
- Up top.
- Yeah.
So what was, uh, Pinstripe watching, anyway? Actually, I don't know because he cleared - his search history.
- Mm, veteran move.
You could still get it.
Mm, I think I'm good.
- Yeah, how do I do that? - Okay, SQLite open.
Now we can see the URLs.
[mischievous music] Shopbop, Shopbop, Shopbop.
Guessing that's you 'cause it's basic as hell.
- [all giggle] - Oh, here we go: "polestarporn.
com.
" Yesterday, 7:58 to 8:10 AM.
That was when I was in the shower.
- So efficient.
- But, there's like - twenty clips here.
- Yes, finding the right clip can be a journey.
- Was this a bad idea? - No.
- Click it.
- Okay.
- Yes, turn it up.
- Oh, no, wait.
We can't watch this on the Safford network.
I have to email it to myself and disconnect from the Wi-Fi.
Okay, Jason Bourne.
[phone beeps] - [woman moaning] - [sighs] Oh, oh, flip it so we get the the widescreen experience.
[woman moaning, whip cracking] Oh, my.
Okay, next.
[woman moaning, whip cracking] - Next.
- [woman panting] So Pinstripe has a very specific brand - when it comes to porn.
- Bondage.
Yeah, that's news to me.
- - Oh, crap.
I have to go.
- Does that hurt? - Yeah.
So I just got quite the email from the brand rep at Dana Jacobs.
Apparently Dana saw the proofs and is "apoplectic at your handiwork.
" Her words, not mine.
Oliver, I didn't have a choice.
There was a model issue and a time crunch, and you said that you didn't want to be bothered.
Well, consider me officially bothered.
But I know you were just trying to help.
And you will, by getting Ms.
Jacobs - to approve the proofs.
- You want me to talk to her? I don't have a relationship with her.
I have my interview with Child Services and then back-to-back meetings, so yes.
Look, Red, I know it might not always be apparent, but I am preparing you to have my job one day.
These are the skills that you will eventually need to be me.
Okay, I'm on it.
[funky music] Oh, Patrick.
Um, do you have a second? For you, Jacqueline? Of course.
So, I understand that Alex is no longer writing up his pitch for the magazine.
Yes, well, I felt like a response to a viral Internet story was better suited - for the Internet.
- Hmm.
Well, I think that thoughtful reporting always has a place in the magazine.
Of course, Jacqueline, and I did not mean - to step on your toes - Oh, no.
- I just have a beast to feed.
- So do I.
And mine keeps this place afloat.
Got it.
Well, let's just establish some ground rules moving forward.
Have your assistant ping mine and we'll jam it out.
And now I have this column, "Ask Alex," where I offer relationship advice - from the male perspective.
- Cool.
- It's a good time for that.
- Well, I'm yeah.
I'm doing okay.
I don't have every book agent - in town knocking on my door.
- [laughs] I'm actually blown away with the attention.
- I guess I struck a nerve.
- You know what? It's good that you're shining a light on this.
It's true.
Men need to be accountable.
I'm glad you agree.
Honestly, when you first emailed to talk, - I thought you'd be angry.
- What do you mean? The Jeff character - Yeah? - Uh Alex, I based him on you.
[dramatic music] - Jeff.
- Mm-hmm.
The character who badgers the narrator into hooking up with him that's me.
Uh, yeah.
You and a composite of a few other guys that I hooked up with.
But forgive me, our hook-up? - It was consensual.
- I didn't say it wasn't.
And fun.
- [laughs] - Wow.
Okay, I just I don't remember it that way at all.
- How do you remember it? - Well, I remember we were at Jenna's birthday party in Williamsburg.
And then we went back to your apartment.
Yeah, 'cause you kept saying it was too cold - to make you walk to the L stop.
- It was too cold.
And is that why you wanted to come back to my place? Come on, we were having fun.
And then we had drinks, and we watched TV, started kissing Yeah, and I was okay with that, but I eventually did make it pretty clear that I was tired - and I wanted to go to bed.
- I didn't stop you.
But you didn't leave.
And you kept saying, "Come on, we don't have to do anything.
" - We didn't have to.
- Alex you knew I had a crush on you since college.
You had a great reputation and I wanted to be a writer.
- You offered to read my clips.
- I'm nice.
I offer to read everybody's clips - men included.
- Yeah, and in the moment I was worried that that was conditional.
[tense music] I gotta say, I resent the implication of that.
Come on.
If you're being really honest with yourself, you kind of knew what you were doing.
[door opens, closes] - Hi.
- Hey.
- How'd the game go? - Amazing.
We've advanced to the semis.
[man and woman singing indistinctly] - You stink.
- Yeah, that's the stench - of victory.
- [laughs] I'm gonna go jump in the shower.
Cool.
I'll try not to jerk off while you're in there.
Seriously, Ryan? - On my computer? - [sighs] Patrick saw pop-ups, so thanks for that.
I'm sorry, uh I didn't have my laptop with me and, you know, watching on a phone is depressing.
Maybe once I get one with a bigger screen.
Jane, come on.
We're not even having sex right now.
- I just I got the urge.
- [laughs] I know we're not, but I want to be included.
Why did you never tell me that you're into - What am I into? - [imitates whip cracking] I mean, I I could just - I could change things up.
- Hey, hey.
No, no.
You know we have an amazing sex life.
It's what works for you and me, too.
Do you think I'm vanilla? - That's not a bad thing.
- So, what? There's just, like, a whole world of kinky stuff that you're into that you just assume I'm not? Are there things that you want to explore that you haven't told me about? Yeah.
- Tons of stuff.
- Okay.
Like what? Oh, my God.
- I'm vanilla.
- Yes, but you are - the tastiest vanilla.
- [laughs] [mellow music] Oh, just the man I wanted to see.
Did you friend give you any color for the story? Yeah, I'm not writing that anymore.
Oh, really? Why? You know I went to bat for this one.
Sorry, it's just not going to work.
Okay, uh, is something going on? No, I just don't think that there's a story there.
Mm.
Okay, well, if you're not interested, maybe Jane here can take point.
Oh, great.
Another story about how men are the worst.
- What just happened? - Nothing.
Hi, this is Sutton Brady calling to make sure that Dana Jacobs received the flowers and champagne.
Sure, you can call me back.
Thanks.
[phone beeps] Gotta say, I didn't get into fashion for the hand-holding and the ego stroking.
Yeah, but you're an assistant right now.
- Once you get promoted - It'll get worse.
Oliver has three meetings today.
Do you know how many of them have to do with clothes? Zero.
Kat, thank you so much for coming.
Of course.
Uh, this is Sutton.
- Hi, how are you? - Good.
She's pulled some amazing pieces that we think will be perfect for the rally.
I don't think it's necessary, but if you say so.
I promise I won't put you in anything you don't love.
Okay.
Oh, my God, Janice Goodwin.
- Excuse me.
- Sure.
She's really helped the neighborhood.
She helped Janice with a bogus rent hike.
Oh, you know what? This would be perfect - for her socials.
- Thank you.
- Thank you so much.
- Thank you.
She wants to volunteer for the campaign.
What did she say her name was? - Oh, you're posting that? - Yeah, I think it's great for people to see you connecting - with your constituents.
- I agree, but not without her consent.
- Where were we? - Jackets.
Have fun.
So, uh, Linda has a lot of thoughts when it comes to social media.
Oh, yes.
This is why we need you.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
I'm so sorry to cut this short.
I have to go.
I've been summoned - by David Jacobs.
- Oh.
Good luck.
Sutton Brady.
I hear you have a release for me.
Have a seat.
So, you're the one who ruined my dress.
It never would have happened if I didn't have an issue - with the model.
- That's not my problem.
You redesigned something that I spent a year perfecting.
Oh, I wouldn't say that I redesigned it.
What would you say? I would say that I took your perfect silhouette and added a touch of playful geometry again, out of necessity but that the spirit of the garment remained intact.
You clearly enjoyed redesigning my dress, Ms.
Brady, but what you don't understand is that by printing those photos, women will go to the store expecting to purchase something that does not exist, which means I have to phone my factory in China and make changes to the production run, which is a huge pain in my ass.
[mellow music] Oh.
You're lucky they look good enough to make it worth it.
You want to design? Be a designer.
But don't pull this shit again.
"If you want to design, be a designer, but don't pull this shit again.
" - What? - A very intense experience.
She seems so extra.
She is, but I kind of enjoyed making the dress.
- You did? - Yeah.
- Do you want to be a designer? - I don't know.
I haven't really thought about it until now.
- [phone buzzes] - - - Okay, I gotta go.
I'm gonna swing by, uh, Tia's on my way home.
You know I did take a little spin through - Tia's Instagram last night.
- How was it? - "Spin.
" - She seems to be very single.
Well, look, it really doesn't matter because I'm still getting over Adena.
- Wait, before you go - Yeah.
Need to know: What ice cream flavor would you guys say - that I am sexually? - Ooh.
- Mm, pistachio.
- Eww.
What? I love pistachio.
Well, Ryan thinks I am vanilla.
[laughs] - I mean - Okay, fine.
I'm not as experienced as you guys, but after I have my eggs frozen maybe I should - start trying some new things.
- Yeah.
- Let that inner freak out.
- Yes.
- Teach me your ways.
- [laughing] I am rock hard for this.
- Okay.
- [both giggling] How about you and Ryan watch porn together? There's some really high-brow stuff - Richard and I quite enjoy.
- Oh.
- Send me links.
- Can do.
Wow, you are gonna need a burner phone after today.
I know, HR's gonna think I'm flicking the bean in the bathroom.
[funky music] Oh.
I'm gonna go talk to Alex.
He was weird before with Patrick, right? Yeah.
- What's up? - [sighs] Seems like something's on your mind.
Yeah, this is awkward.
- Do you want to take a seat? - Okay, yeah.
[sighs] When we hooked up did you feel pressured or anything? No, of course not.
Why? Uh, my friend Kristen who wrote the article in "New York Magazine"? She told me I inspired her short story.
Oh, man.
Yeah.
That's intense.
Yeah, I'm still trying to wrap my head around it.
Can I say something terrible? [sighs] I feel awful, of course But part of me is like, "Isn't what happened called dating?" I mean, we went out, we hooked up.
She regretted it, but [somber music] If she was truly that uncomfortable Why didn't she just stop when she wanted to stop? Exactly.
I mean, she says anything - we stop.
- [sighs] Okay.
Me, Kat and Jane you see us as, um, strong, outspoken women - with our own agency.
- Absolutely.
We have all been Kristen.
I've been Kristen.
Going further than I wanted to because it's easier than causing a scene.
Feeling stuck in a dorm room or some weird Brooklyn apartment.
Um [sighs] Stopping just because you want to can sometimes be harder than it seems.
- Tia.
Hey.
- Hi.
- How's it going.
- Uh I'm looking at the Facebook RSVPs for the rally.
- Not cute.
- Well, it's not over yet, - right? - Well, the last District 1 election was won by 150 votes, - so it's not over.
- I'm sorry, excuse me.
- 150 votes? - Uh-huh.
I've waited in a line longer for a cronut.
Well, only 2,200 people voted.
There's 230,000 residents in this district.
And a lot of them are students and people our age AKA not voting in primaries.
But they would with the right message.
Enter Kat Edison, social media maven - [laughs] - Saving the day.
- Okay, sure.
- [laughing] So how'd people get you to go to boring stuff - when you were in college? - Well, I was the head of the NYU Democrats in college, so I was boring.
Oh, you went to NYU.
Yeah, class of '14.
Full scholarship.
Class of '12.
Very nice parents.
Yeah, you do seem a little bougie.
- I'm not gonna lie.
- Oh, thank you.
[both laughing] - Just a little bougie.
- [laughing] Uh, I what is that? Uh-huh, yeah.
Linda didn't want to wear any labels, so she got that from a thrift store.
Oh, no.
- [mellow music] - [phone chimes] - Jane.
- Hey.
- Do you have a second? - Yeah, what's up? The character from the "New York Magazine" story - Mm-hmm.
- What do you think of him? Is he a bad guy? Well, he is pushy and aggressive, and What was that phrase that she used? [sighs] "He spent the whole night trying to get to the next level of the game.
" That.
Genius.
Yeah, I don't think he's a bad guy, I just think he's a lot of guys.
[laughs] - He's me.
- Hmm? Kristen, she based the character on me.
What did you say when Kristen told you? I didn't believe it.
I didn't want to believe it.
Hearing somebody's perception of you that's so different from your own.
But then again, it's not just perception because I did things that made her uncomfortable.
Yeah, but, I mean, you didn't do them knowingly, right? That's what's crazy.
I didn't know.
That whole night was so routine to me but yet so jarring for her.
I just keep replaying all my sexual experiences thinking, "Have I alienated anybody else?" Okay, look I know that this story isn't exactly what it started out as, and I understand why it makes you feel uncomfortable, but maybe there's something here worth digging into.
You'll figure it out.
[pensive music] [sighs] [mellow music] Well, look at you in the big chair.
- Suits you.
- Thank you.
[clicks tongue] Remember how in high school I used to sew my own clothes? - Yeah.
- I stopped doing that when I got this job, and I kind of miss it.
I've been so focused on the path that I'm on, I didn't consider that there were others.
And now what if I'd be happier designing? Am I crazy to be thinking about this? Did I ever tell you about the time I almost dropped out of law school to join an Internet start-up? I just love the idea of building something - from the ground up.
- Mm.
- What happened? - I got an offer to be a summer associate with a very prestigious law firm.
It was too good to pass up, and I'm glad I didn't because, I don't know, I would never have met you.
Never been here.
But everyone once in a while part of me does wonder, "What if?" My whole point is: if you got that itch, baby, your twenties is the time to scratch it.
[both laughing] Hey.
- Hey, Jane.
- Hi, Richard.
Um, I'm just heading out for the night, so I wanted - to say bye.
- Bye.
Um, will I see you tomorrow before your egg extraction? Yeah it's not till after lunch, And do you need anything to get ready, or? Uh, no.
I just can't eat after midnight.
But besides that, Ryan and I are gonna watch some of the uh, Internet links that you sent.
Yes, of course.
- Enjoy.
- Thanks.
Bye, Richard.
- Links? - Porn.
Oh.
[woman moaning] - [heavy breathing] - [whip cracking] - So? - [moaning] Okay, so her gigantic breasts, they just kind of make me feel - little inadequate.
- Oh, you are not.
Oh, thank you.
You don't feel that way, though? Like, when you see his gigantic dong? Not really, no.
I just kind of imagine having it, I guess? - So it's an aspirational dong? - Yes.
- Nice.
- Besides, it's not that much bigger, right? [moaning, panting] No.
But you know what? Sutton recommended some sites that are catered more towards female pleasure.
Sex-positive, affirmative-consent based.
Kind of an indie, Sundance sort of vibe? - Relax.
- [laughs] [mellow music playing] It's definitely more natural.
She's in control.
She seems to be enjoying herself.
It's a little bit slow, but [moans, gasps] - Bup, there it is.
- [gasps] [moans] - Take off your pants.
- But you can't have sex - right now.
- I know.
[saucy music] [woman moaning] And now your shirt.
[moaning continues] - Now touch yourself.
- What are you gonna do? I'm gonna watch.
I think about you All day I have to light up to get away - Hey, we have a situation.
- What is this? This isn't one of the options I left for her.
Yeah, well, you want to be a designer? - Job starts now.
- What? Mm-hmm.
Thank you.
Feel the burn in my brain Soft lips.
Pushing through the dawn Every day, every day, every day I was pushing through the dawn Hey, ladies.
Hey.
I know you can't eat before surgery, so these are for after.
- Oh, thank you.
- Sweet.
And I apologized to Kristen.
What did you say? I just said that I was sorry for pressuring her, and putting it on her to say no.
Sounds like you followed the story.
Well, thanks for pushing me to write it.
Actually, I'm about to send it to Patrick right now.
So what exactly are you saying in the article? I told the truth.
That I was Jeff, and that guys need to acknowledge that these situations happen way more than they think.
Do you have to say that you're Jeff? It's gotta be personal.
More Dan Harmon, not Louis C.
K.
I'm sure it's nuanced and thoughtful.
Yeah, of course it is Alex is a great writer but that's not the point.
I mean, I can see the headline now.
"'Scarlet' Writer Preys on Woman.
" Sure, people are gonna call me out, and maybe I won't get a date here or there, but if that's the price I have to pay to lead this discussion I think I'm okay with that.
What if the price was your job? - Hey, Kat.
- Hey.
I'm gonna publish a story and say that I was Jeff.
- Am I insane? - Uh, okay.
Not insane, but these things tend to spiral.
Take if from someone whose job it is to make the spiral.
And as a black man, you know there's an added layer.
- Both: Yeah.
- Alex.
Excited to read that piece, bub.
Look, I think it's amazing that you want to do this, but just make sure you cover all your bases first.
Thanks, ladies.
- Thanks for the cookies.
- Cookies? Oh, you got us cookies? Alex So nice.
Thank you.
Unbelievable.
[mellow music] Mm-hmm, rally's at 9:00 PM tonight.
Okay, yeah, tell your friends.
Thanks, bye.
Watch out, Huma Abedin.
[sighs] I'm just trying my best, here.
Hey.
- You are the best.
- [gasps] Thank you.
You know, I still feel bad we're not coming with you.
We will be at your non-surgical egg extraction - in spirit.
- Thank you.
How are you feeling? Uh, hungry and still really horny.
Last night's porn really fanned your sexual flame, - didn't it.
- Mm.
Knew you had it in you, you little freaky bitch.
- [laughing] - Ow.
- - Well, Ryan's almost here.
Okay, well, look, I know you're nervous but don't worry.
- Everything's gonna be great.
- You're taking control of your future, and you learned some new sex moves.
[laughs] Well, I don't know who the father of my potential baby's gonna be, but I know they're gonna have the best aunties.
They are.
[sighs] I'm gonna be the favorite.
- No, I am.
- Okay, shh.
No fighting.
It's not good for the eggs.
Do-do-do-do [overlapping chatter] [peppy music playing over speakers] Wow, great turnout for Linda.
Yeah, right? I, uh, reached out to all the emails I had from the Wild Susan fundraiser.
- Kat.
- Hey.
- Oh, hi.
- Hey.
Thank you so much.
Hi, hi.
This is Carlos, everybody.
- Hi.
- Hi, Sutton.
- Nice to meet you.
- Hi.
- We did it.
- Yeah, and Sutton - has handled wardrobe.
- Thank you so much.
- Yeah.
- No problem.
Let's get the girl, right? Do you mind getting me some whiskey? - Yeah, no problem.
- Thank you.
- She's over here.
- Mm-hmm.
- Linda, Linda.
- There you are.
- Hi, Tia.
- [overlapping chatter] - Hi.
- We got it.
So here's the jacket.
Um, I did take out the shoulder pads just to make it a little bit more modern, and I cinched the waist.
And then, I replaced the, uh, plastic buttons with these cool vintage ones.
They were part of an '80s men's power suit.
- Stick it to the man.
- [laughs] - I like it.
- You wanna try it? Mm-hmm.
- How does it feel? - Mm, good.
- Wanna do it? - Yeah.
Give me some love.
Hey.
You did good, kid.
Hello, everyone.
Thank you all so much for coming out tonight.
Please allow me to introduce to you your next City Councilwoman, Linda Zephyr.
[applause] Thank you.
Thank you so much for coming.
[mellow music] Hello, Alex.
Come in.
- Have a seat.
- Oh, thank you.
So - I read your story.
- Yes.
And, um I think this is some of the best writing you have ever done.
I'm questioning whether I should publish it.
Just forget about your editor for a minute and think about what it is that you really have to say.
Well, I talk about this stuff all the time with my guy friends.
Over dinner over texts but never in public.
And that needs to change, because that's how the behavior will change.
- Absolutely.
- However, I'm freaking out.
I mean, these are weird times.
People are losing their jobs over Tweets not even new ones.
And I've grown from this.
Truly.
[somber music] But I'm scared that people are gonna come after me for something that I did in my past.
But Alex, as soon as outrage culture becomes the driving force for editorial decisions I don't even want to work here anymore.
[laughs] And luckily, I still like it here.
So you think I should publish.
I think this is a really vital piece of journalism.
And I want you to know that if you do decide to publish I will support you no matter what.
But you're the only one who can decide if this is right for you.
[sighs] [microphone feedback] And finally, the landlords have to be checking for indoor hazards like pests and rats - This is not going well.
- No, it's not.
Uh, but she looks great.
- She really does.
- Mm-hmm.
I loved making that jacket.
Thank you.
[scattered applause] Thank you so much, Linda, for fighting the good fight.
I would love to take questions.
Um, hey, Tia.
Hi.
Can I say something? - Yeah, come up.
Yeah.
- All right.
Okay.
Hi.
Uh, I know we all want to get on with our nights, so I'm gonna try to make this real quick.
A few weeks ago, the Wild Susan one of the last lesbian bars in New York closed thanks to Councilman Reynolds.
And I know it's just a bar it's, like, not that big of a deal, but I loved it there.
And the small things add up, so we should fight for them.
And, yes, there are days when I wake up and I can think of a million things I'd rather do than read the news, but we can't disengage.
I mean, we have to keep fighting and keep supporting people like Linda Zephyr who actually care about the community and the people that live here.
It's marginalized voices, affordable housing.
Because even though they want us to believe that we don't have the power to change things, we actually do, and we will.
But you can't change anything if you don't get out there and vote.
[applause] [hopeful music] [mellow music] [slurred] Hi, apartment.
I'm back from making my baby egg popsicles.
So, the anesthetic still hasn't worn off, huh? I miss Sutton.
[sighs] But I do like having two beds.
[laughs] [sighs] Here.
Have some of this.
So, what are we gonna have for dinner? - Thai.
- Yes.
- No - No? - Chinese.
- Yes.
- No - Mm? Sushi.
How about, for one night only, I give you all three.
[gasps] [laughs] You know what I can't wait to do to you? I can't wait for you to tell me.
Jane? [lighthearted music] Fire Fire I have something For your mind Fire Sutton Brady.
Just saw that Dana Jacobs approved the proofs.
- I knew you'd be good at this.
- It was touch-and-go there for a while, but yes.
Hey, Oliver, um so I've been I've been thinking about what you said to me before about having your job one day.
Don't get me wrong, that would be amazing but what if I'm not so sure? Okay, go on.
There's this other side of me this creative side that I've recently reconnected with.
It's a departure from what I've been doing here but I can't shake it, - so I wanted to get your advice.
- "Creative side.
" - As in - I think I want to be a designer.
Maybe.
Do you hate me? - Of course I don't hate you.
- [laughs] And as far as advice goes, some people would say, "Go work under some big designer.
" But here's my two cents: you make something, and you make sure that it's good, and you make sure that it's you.
Okay.
- So what do I do? - I'm getting there.
Give me a second.
Um An old friend of mine has a design seminar More like a boot camp, really.
It's really tough to get into, but I could make a call.
- That would be amazing.
- And in the meantime, you keep crushing it at this job and maintaining these connections, because I can assure you that it's a lot easier to launch your own line with a "Scarlet" email address.
Even Vera Wang worked at "Vogue" 17 years before leaving.
You, my love, have got a long ways to go.
[gentle guitar music] [message notifications] How long must I wait here for [phone buzzes] 'Cause I'm not getting any younger - - It's you and me against the world - How's it going in there? - You've waited two weeks.
A few more minutes won't kill you.
You don't know that for a fact.
How long [heavy exhale] Must I know you for You say that patience Is a virtue - Worth the wait? - Mm-hmm.
But I know what it's really for Oh-oh You think I got The grace to hurt you - Ow.
- Baby steps.
- Sorry.
How far is far enough I'm always telling myself That good ain't good enough Jacqueline.
I just got the invite to your ten-year-anniversary party, It's actually my ten-year- as-Editor-In-Chief party, - but glad you got it.
- So how long have you been working here again? Longer than that.
Good night, Patrick.
That good ain't good enough Oh-oh That good is bad for my health - Oh-oh-oh - [women vocalizing] - Hey, Tia.
- Hey.
[laughs] What was so urgent? Um - Linda's dropping out.
- What? - Seriously? - Yeah.
She, uh, didn't think she had what it takes.
But last night, it turned out great.
Yeah, because of you.
Kat, you got all those people there.
- You got them inspired - Oh, no.
You got them interested in this race.
No really, it was something.
It was something, and Linda and I were thinking stay with me that you should run.
[humming]