The Bold Type (2017) s03e07 Episode Script

Mixed Messages

1 Previously on "The Bold Type" Running's actually fun, you know? Once you get into the spirit of it.
Yeah, me I'm more of a sitting girl.
Like on a bench.
- Pamela Dolan.
- The photographer? I think she's been abusing her models.
My arms got so tired I fell.
If Pamela finds out I talked to you, she will ruin my career.
I'm down to the last few names.
- No one's willing to back up her story? - No.
Tia was working on this campaign for City Council.
- I went in to volunteer - And left as the candidate.
One minute she's acting like she's my date.
And then the next minute, it's all endorsements and ad buys.
The first time I kissed a girl it was terrifying, 'cause I knew this was what I wanted, and I don't wanna want it.
I'm obsessed with harlequin romance novels and renaissance fairs.
I have the most insane collection of Snuggies, and I'm the best snuggler.
My dream is to be an opera singer, so I practice a lot.
A lot.
So, then I told my parents, you shouldn't have called me Madeline if you don't even like the name Maddy.
Makes sense.
Do all three of you live here? Oh, God no.
I used to.
Their opinions matter.
Greatly.
You know what? I'm good.
What does that mean, you're good? I just don't think this is gonna work.
Are you rejecting us? No, she's rejecting me.
I'm the one who needs a roommate.
No one's rejecting Jane.
I'll see myself out.
That's okay, we'll see you out.
Yeah.
[upbeat music.]
Thank you so much for your time.
We'll let you know what we decide.
You're all insane.
[computer chimes.]
That's my book tour itinerary.
23 cities in eight weeks.
Wow.
That's a lot of cities.
And a lot of weeks.
Well, we're here now.
Yeah.
We are.
We should take advantage of it.
Date nights Have sex whenever we can.
Yes, we should get on that right away.
Okay.
- So get on.
- [chuckles.]
- Okay.
- [laughs.]
[upbeat music.]
The crunch of a sweet grape [computer chimes.]
Oh, my goodness.
Okay.
[computer chimes.]
Uh oh, wow.
Yes, this is the third time someone has complained about Ray's new pepperoni.
Looks like you're gonna need a position paper on that.
Are you for or against Ray's new pepperoni pizza topping? Well, I'm pro-choice, so I am pro-letting people choose their own pizza topping.
- Very impressive.
- Thanks.
I'm gonna go ahead and - Oh.
- drop that Mic.
[laughs.]
Okay, tomorrow's a big day, lots of doors to knock on.
You should get some sleep.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
You know, I do hate it, but you are right.
So The truth hurts.
- Hey.
- Hey.
- I'm gonna go for a run.
- No, no, not again.
I finally finished my sketches for class, and I wanna celebrate by jumping your bones.
Mmm.
How 'bout you jump my bones tonight? I can't.
I have to stay late and work on the fairytale thing.
Come on, I promise I'll give you a workout.
If I don't go now, I won't get a run in before work, and I really wanna get a run in before work.
Okay.
I'll plan your birthday party instead.
- You don't have to do that.
- I want to.
It's only gonna be ten people.
- You're gonna love it.
- Bye.
Bye.
[sighs.]
It's just me and you, kid.
[alternative rock music.]
Well, I made it to first base again.
Ah, yes.
Baseball, love it.
So that makes mine a triple play.
No, a grand slam, because it's morning, night, and middle of the night sex.
- Mmm.
- Wow.
We're really trying to pack it in before Ryan leaves.
That sounds great.
Me? I am warming the bench, looking at the field from afar, not even in the game.
- Wait, really? - Yeah.
I mean, with all of my class assignments and then the fact that the Fall issue has to be so much better than all the other issues, I'm never home.
And when I am, Richard's out running with the guys.
Hmm.
- Is that a bad sign? - No.
No, I I think he's probably just trying to keep up with his 15-years-younger- than-he-is girlfriend, especially since he's about to turn - 41.
- Wow.
I can't believe this is our first birthday together.
You guys coming canvassing today, right? Yeah, I scheduled my whole day around it.
Me, too.
Except, I only have 45 minutes.
Hey, are you holding more roommate interviews? Uh, yes.
Except I'm doing them here at "Scarlet," alone.
Understandable.
[laughter.]
Is Alex wearing sweatpants? - Wow.
- Hmm.
You look like shit.
For you, I mean.
Well, thank you.
It's because a pipe burst in the apartment above me and my ceiling collapsed.
- Oh, no.
- Yeah.
Officially homeless for the foreseeable future.
- What are the odds? - Of a pipe bursting? - I don't know.
- No.
You're homeless, Jane needs a roommate.
You guys should live together.
[phone buzzes.]
- [electronic music.]
- I have an article.
Yeah, I gotta go see Jacqueline - Yep.
- I gotta go, too.
Yep.
Oh, hold on a second.
- Jane - Can't hear you.
Jane, no, no.
No, no.
You wanted an update? Uh, yes.
Pamela Dolan.
We need to make some headway.
Yes, I took your advice, and I tried a new angle.
Since no one from the Ingrid shoot would talk to a "Scarlet" reporter, I decided we should look into our own people, see if anybody has worked with Pamela in the past.
And? And I found a few.
Hmm.
Cammy Hartman is scheduled to work with us next month.
So maybe we could get her to come in a little earlier? Cammy goes by the pronouns "they" and "them," but that's a good idea.
And I'll put in a call.
Jane.
I know.
I didn't make an appointment.
Oh, no.
Apparently you did.
Molly's here for your roommate interview.
I think you two would make great roommates.
[excited guttural noise.]
Thank you, everyone, for giving up your lunch break to canvass for our wonderful candidate, Kat Edison.
[cheers and applause.]
We don't have a lot of time, so I'll get right to it.
Each of you has been paired with a buddy, and the code on your app is "KatEdisonCampaign.
" That will show you the area we are canvassing.
Please call me if you have any questions, and let's go meet some friendly Democrats.
[cheers and applause.]
- Hi.
- Hello.
Okay, great.
So, Jane, you and I will take one side of the block.
- Kat and Sutton take the other.
- Sounds great.
- Can't we go together? - Actually, I think it's better if we don't.
Oh, but we're such a great team though.
Yeah, but that's why we should divide and conquer.
But, you know, Jane and Sutton know how to sell me better than I do.
I did memorize the pamphlet, and I watched the app tutorial, so And I prefer Jane.
See? - Kat, I - Come on, come on.
It'll be great.
Let's go.
- No, we're actually in New York.
- Oh.
Do you have a quick moment to talk with us? - Sure.
- Your platform is really inspiring.
Oh, thanks.
So can we count on you? Absolutely.
I'd be happy to volunteer.
It was a pleasure to meet you, Kat Edison.
- Yeah, you too.
- We will be in touch.
- Thanks so much.
- Bye.
- There you go.
- Yeah.
Okay.
- What? - Nothing.
I just like doing this with you.
Yeah, you too.
- Let's get back out there.
- Yeah.
You know what this reminds me of? My last couple days with Richard.
Hello? Is anybody home? Just leave a pamphlet.
He was still running when I left this morning.
Get in there.
You know, I haven't even had time to get him a present or think about what it is that he might want.
Well, why don't you get him running shoes? [phone buzzes.]
I'm serious.
- - No.
Who's Norman? Norman is my potential roommate's iguana.
Therefore, Norman, is my potential roommate.
- No.
- Yes.
- Come on.
- This is what you've left me with.
You know what, Jane? You could also consider Alex, who is neat and nice and temporary, and it would give you plenty of time to find a long-term roommate that you actually like.
[sighs.]
Iguana? - That is everyone.
- Yeah.
You wanna just wait here for Jane and Sutton? Yeah.
[electronic music.]
All right.
Campaign selfie? Yeah, let's do it.
Just make sure you get my good side.
Just kidding, I have two.
- You have so many.
- Aww.
- So many good sides.
- So nice.
What are you doing? Oh, hi.
I'm Kat Edison.
We're just taking a break, we've been Loitering? I live in this building, and I know for a fact that you do not.
You're right, we don't.
Right, we were just canvassing the neighborhood.
More like casing it.
That selfie was a picture of my security system.
[intense music.]
I'm sorry? I'm actually running for City Council.
I I live in this neighborhood.
Yeah, I find that hard to believe.
- And why is that? - Okay.
Okay, fine.
Just, um, show me your phone.
- Show you my phone? - Yeah.
Why would I give you my phone? Well, if you're just taking a selfie and not taking a picture of my security system, just hand over your phone or just show it to me.
I don't have to give you my phone.
- Well, I think you do.
- What's going on? - Is there a problem here? - Yeah.
These two were lounging in front of my building taking photos, and there have been a lot of robberies here.
Robberies? Are you suggesting that our friends had something to do with that? Look, I just asked them a simple question, and they started harassing me.
- Harassing you? - Yeah.
We were explaining that we were canvassing.
Which is perfectly legal.
Well, loitering is not legal.
But this is not about the loitering, right? This is about you being uncomfortable with two black women on your block.
Right.
Are you calling me a racist? Just telling it how I see it.
I'm calling the police.
- The police? - That is entirely unnecessary.
Call the police? I think we should go.
I don't think it's worth it.
I'd like to report an incident.
They didn't even do anything.
- We sh - This is insane.
We should go.
We're leaving, right now.
- We're leaving.
- You're unbelievable.
Guys, we have to leave.
We're going.
- Did that really just happen? - I can't believe it.
Just because we live in a privileged bastion doesn't mean these things don't happen.
I should have prepared you for that.
That's on me.
What do you wanna do? Uh, make myself not feel how I feel right now.
Hey, can you record me? - Yeah.
- Thanks.
Kat that's a bad idea.
How can sharing what just happened be a bad idea? It's not normally, but it's just gonna throw us off the message.
I feel like it's on message.
It's part of my platform: social justice, racial equality.
- Ready? - Kat Yeah.
Wish I was bringing you another light-hearted update, but today while out canvassing, my campaign manager and I were racially profiled by a white woman.
She said that she didn't think we belonged in the neighborhood, and she called the police.
I'm still processing.
Kat, don't post that.
Uh, I already did.
I'm gonna head back to the office and get back to the campaign.
[dramatic music.]
Hey, did you ever find a place to live? Yeah, a buddy gave me his couch for a couple nights, while I figure out my game plan.
What do you think about what Sutton said, about us living together? I mean, it seems like an easy solution, but it could also be my worst nightmare.
Living with me would be your worst nightmare? I'm a dream roommate.
How do you know I'm not? How do I know that you are? Well, we could take a roommate compatibility quiz.
We've both written them.
Well, I will show you mine if you show me yours.
Ew.
Uh, I can come back.
That came out wrong.
I don't really care either way.
Jane, Jacqueline would like to see you in her office.
Okay.
Different choice of words next time.
Yeah, well, we are absolutely thrilled to have Zoe Kravitz on our fall cover.
All right.
Thank you so much.
Bye.
You switched the Cammy shoot to tomorrow? Well, the product was here, Cammy was available, and you and I both need a break in this Pamela Dolan story.
So get your questions together, and we will carve out a time to talk.
- Will do.
- Great work, Jane.
[melancholy electronic music.]
Hey, did I tell you that I'm gonna be on a panel in Bangor that might be moderated by Stephen King? - That's amazing.
- I know.
I know.
Even if it doesn't happen, just the fact that our names were once said in the same sentence, that's enough for me.
I can die now.
Well, I interviewed a bunch of potential roommates who would be right at home in a Stephen King novel.
It takes time to find the perfect person.
Don't rush it.
Actually, um, Alex's place flooded, and he needs a place to stay, so maybe he's the perfect roommate? Mmm, I don't think that's a good idea.
Why, because he's a guy? No, because you work with him.
Yeah, but I worked with Sutton, and she was the best roommate.
Well, that was different.
Because he's a guy.
Because she's your best friend.
Okay, well, Alex and I are gonna take a roommate compatibility quiz.
So we'll see what happens.
[laughs.]
What? You're gonna make this decision based on a "Scarlet" quiz? I wrote that "Scarlet" quiz.
Okay.
[upbeat music.]
[indistinct chatter.]
Hey.
- Hi.
- Hello.
Okay, take care.
- Hi.
- Hey.
I texted you earlier.
Yeah, it's just been nuts around here.
Kat Edison for City Council.
Yeah, let me transfer you.
So, look, I'm thinking about posting the video you took of that woman.
I took that just for our protection, not anything else.
Right, but I mean, people, they're upset.
They wanna know who she is.
Look, if you post the video, it's gonna take the focus off of you and all of this and make it about that woman.
You don't know that.
Well, this ain't my first rodeo.
Meaning, what? I'm not giving you the video.
Can you believe she wouldn't give me the video? 'Cause she knows you wanna post it? Yeah, she said she thinks it'll shift the focus away from the campaign.
Well, what do you think? I think for the first time since we met that Tia just doesn't get me.
I mean, she said that she loved that I had a background in social media and now she doesn't even want me to use it.
- And - [phone buzzing.]
Well, maybe you should just table the video for now and connect with her.
Yeah, maybe.
What's going on with you guys? We're good.
Nothing new.
Just white people problems.
Oh, well, then I'm half-interested.
[laughter.]
Okay, well, Alex and I are taking a roommate compatibility quiz.
- The same one I failed? - Uh, yes.
So you're considering Alex? I was.
But Ryan doesn't seem okay with it.
Oh.
Do we think he's jealous? Unclear.
So much fun, right, trying to figure out what's going on inside of your boyfriend's head? Yeah.
Richard's still running like Forrest Gump? Indeed.
I don't know what's going on with him lately, but he's so tightly wound.
Maybe he just needs to have a little fun.
Yeah, you are throwing him a party, right? Yeah, maybe I should make it bigger, you know? Perhaps, give it a theme like running? - Together: No.
- I'm not gonna do that.
But I could invite the guys that he runs with.
One of them works for Porch & Garden, and I think his name's Dominick.
Yeah, I'm gonna give Richard the best party he's ever had.
Yeah.
What about you? How are you gonna fix things with Pinstripe? Sex.
Hey, Dominick, this is Richard Hunter's girlfriend, Sutton Brady.
Hi.
[giggles.]
I'm good, thank you.
[Jaded's "Young".]
Sippin' on that Coke and rum Wake up in the morning gotta brush my tongue Hmm.
You are a morning person.
So are you.
Oh, and you hate dishes left in the sink.
I loathe.
Oh, you don't snore.
That's good.
- Neither do you.
- Yeah, Sutton did.
Oh, that must have sucked.
It did, wasn't great.
You love long showers.
Oh, you like to conserve water.
Ooh, but you're a minimalist.
Well, I am now.
Just a backpack and a gaming machine.
You know what? This is stupid, just stay with me until your apartment's ready.
Are you sure that's a good idea? Uh, yeah.
And if it's not, then you can just go back to staying on your friend's couch.
But right now, my best option is a girl and her lizard.
Also, I could really use the rent money.
I could use a bed.
I have one of those.
Oh, but I forgot to mention It's in the living room.
Sutton told me.
- Yeah.
- Hmm.
Okay, so we good? We're good.
Great.
I'll get you a key.
Thanks.
Ever that we want 'cause we're young We can do whatever that we want 'cause we're young It's Ryan.
If you still leave messages, go ahead and leave one.
Hey, Ryan, um just give me a call when you get this.
All right.
Bye.
Under the sun 'cause we're young And there ain't no stopping us now 'Cause we're young Hey.
My turn.
No foam latte.
Thanks.
Everything okay? I got a meeting in ten minutes.
I'm not sure everything's okay.
Hey hey.
Whoa.
I spoke with Dominick from Porch & Garden who you run with.
I don't run with him anymore.
Yeah, that's what he said.
- Is everything okay? - Yeah.
Yeah, I just got sick of running the same path over and over again, so I started doing my own thing.
Cool, so you still like those guys? - Yeah.
- Great.
I invited them to your party and also some of your friends from college.
I thought we were only having ten people? It's gonna be like 20, 25 tops.
Why would you do that? It's your birthday.
I don't wanna have a party, Sutton.
- At all? - At all.
But I invited everybody.
So disinvite them.
They're my friends, they'll understand.
[solemn music.]
And that's the last of the thank-you post cards.
Great.
Okay.
Extra pickles for you.
No onions for me.
So I missed seeing you last night.
Yeah.
You too.
I'm really sorry that I didn't listen to you the other day when we were out canvassing.
You clearly wanted us to split up, and I just wanted to spend time with you.
I wasn't thinking about the fact that we were two black women canvassing alone Yeah.
And I'm really sorry that happened to you.
It's not your fault.
I know, but it's the first time it happened to you; that's scary I just wish I could say it will never happen again.
Well, I wanna make sure it doesn't.
I wanna tackle racial profiling.
That's great.
Yeah, and once you're elected, we'll have the vantage point to make the moves that What what's up? I just feel like we can do something now.
You know? If we post that video to social media, we can take back some of the power that was taken from us.
You're seriously still talking about the video? I can't just sit back and like, have a normal day like nothing happened.
Well, just because I have a different approach, doesn't mean I'm sitting back.
Politics create change that lasts.
Yeah, I agree.
That's why I'm running.
But social media can be a part of that.
Okay.
I really I can't explain it any clearer than I have, so It's your campaign.
If you want to post the video and derail it, that is, uh, your prerogative.
[hip-hop music.]
Do you want your sandwich? I was just gonna get it actually.
Yes, thank you.
Okay, well Cammy.
Hi.
Jacqueline Carlyle.
I'm a big fan.
Oh, thank you.
This is Jane Sloan, one of our top writers at "Scarlet.
" I'm presently trying to steal her back from the dot com.
I saw that you worked for Pamela Dolan - as her assistant.
- Yeah.
Now I work with makeup products instead of models.
It's a little less complicated.
[laughs.]
Well, we're actually writing a story about how she treated her models.
And so far nobody will go on the record for us.
I'm one of a few assistants who stayed in the business.
I'd like to keep it that way.
Oh, yeah.
No, of course.
Totally understand that.
I'm sorry she's still doing it.
What exactly is she doing? Off the record? Yes, off the record.
She abuses young, beautiful, naive women.
She breaks them down emotionally, psychologically, sometimes physically.
I think she gets off on humiliating them and having power over them.
No one says anything? Not when the result leads to raw, powerful photographs.
Look, whatever she's doing works on the page.
No one wants to mess with that.
Honestly, half my job was carrying camera equipment.
The other half was handing out NDAs.
Nondisclosure agreements? Yeah.
Would there be any chance that you remember the models? I do, but I don't feel comfortable giving you their information.
Well, what about if we found the models and then brought you their names, would you be willing to confirm that you did in fact have them sign the NDAs? Sure.
[soft solemn music.]
Sutton.
Oliver said you have an update for me on our fairytale spread? Oh, yes.
I do.
Everything is organized by story in the fashion closet.
And we are waiting to confirm this incredible red Dior sweater.
But everything else is on schedule, and it's gonna be magical.
I'm counting on it.
Oh, I saw your email that Richard's party has been canceled.
That's disappointing.
Ian and I were really looking forward to that.
Yeah, me too.
Is everything okay? Richard doesn't want a party.
So You know, he said it's not a big deal.
So I guess it's not.
Hmm.
But you think it is? I think he's off, in general.
Birthdays can bring up a lot of stuff.
Yeah, and he did just lose his father.
Yeah.
And he never talks about it.
He went from the funeral to Paris and then right back to work.
I don't know, I just Yeah.
You know, my my son, Connor, he's not very talkative.
And it's always been hard to find an access point into him.
But he loves to go to the batting cages.
And so a few years ago, I started to go with him.
And um I don't know, somehow it just has helped him open up.
I guess because I met him halfway.
Anyway, I look forward to seeing that Dior sweater.
- Intense, right? - Are you calling me a racist? It's terrible.
I'm calling the police.
- People have to see this.
- I agree.
I think that this is an opportunity to shed light on how events like this affect people of color.
Oh, yes.
Of course.
People like this must be held accountable.
Who is she? I I don't know.
Well, we'll find out.
We can call her, uh, "Canvassing Cathy" or "Racist Rachel.
" She better have a name we can work with.
But that's not really the focus of the video, you know? The video is about raising awareness.
People are going to be very aware of who this woman is.
Post the video, Kat.
[electronic music.]
Okay.
Do you wanna do the honors? What is that? Pink's not your color? Fine, I'll open it.
Okay.
Oh, my God.
It smells amazing.
Yeah, it does.
Ryan.
You made me dinner? Surprise.
What's up, Alex? Hey, Ryan.
[Emily Warren's "Something to Hold on To".]
I'm just gonna close this.
Something to hold on to Give you two a little space.
Hold on to Yeah, I'm Gonna need Something to hold on to Something to hold on to This is beautiful.
A heads-up would have been nice.
I called and left a message.
A message which said nothing about Alex being your new roommate.
That's why I asked you to call me back.
Well, I'm sorry.
I was busy preparing all of this for you.
For us, because we only have two nights left together.
And that's why I wanted to get this whole roommate thing out of the way, so that we could focus on each other.
Even though I said that I didn't think Alex was a good idea.
Look, I mean, Ryan I don't understand what the big deal is.
- I should go pack.
- Ryan, come on.
Gonna need Something to hold on to Hey.
Where you going? This is the new path.
- I told you.
- Really? Hey, Sutton, come on.
We gotta keep it going.
Why'd you change the route? I love this route.
I told you, I got bored.
Let's go.
Come on.
No, wait.
The duck pond is this way.
Yeah, so? The duck pond the duck pond that your dad used to take you to when you were a kid, right? - Am I making that up? - No.
No, you're not making it up, but remember when you said you wanted to run with me? Well, right now, we're not running.
Let's go.
That's why you don't run with the guys anymore.
You think I stopped running with them because of a duck pond my dad used to take me to? Yeah.
[solemn music.]
Okay, well, what if I did? Is it wrong to not wanna see that? It's not about the pond.
It's about what the pond represents.
Richard You can't run from your dad forever.
I'm not.
You literally are.
Ever since he passed away, you don't talk about him.
If his name comes up in conversation, you change the subject.
You haven't been home to visit your family.
We all process things in our own way, Sutton.
Of course.
Of course.
But are you processing it? Morning, Janey-poo.
Oh, please don't say that.
Can I interest you in some coffee? Uh, yeah.
That sounds great.
Jamaican Blue Mountain.
I grind it myself.
Oh, I Trust me.
- Yeah, that's amazing.
- Mm-hmm.
So let me get this straight.
You couldn't save your clothes, but you could save your French Press and your gaming system? - Priorities.
- Hmm.
The French Press is waterproof, and the gaming system is awesome.
Touché.
Hey, I know it's none of my business but Ryan seemed pretty pissed off last night.
I know.
I I've never seen him like that.
And I don't get it.
I mean, he knows that I need a roommate.
Well, maybe he thought you were gonna ask him to move in? [scoffs.]
No.
That's crazy.
It's too early in our relationship for that.
It kinda feels like you guys are unofficially living together.
His toothbrush is here.
His hockey stuff is right there.
Just because you think it's too early to move in doesn't mean he does.
You got "Forza" on that thing? - Yeah.
- Do you think we have time to fit in a game before work? Wait, you're telling me you play "Forza"? You have a lot to learn.
I grew up with three brothers.
I will crush you.
Got you a I didn't see the video.
Yeah, because I decided not to post it.
You were right.
It would have taken us off message.
I didn't see it at first, but I, um I showed the video to my boss, and it just became crystal clear.
[upbeat alternative music.]
You know, I used to be really impulsive More impulsive.
Like, if someone said anything about me or my friends, I was so ready to just fight.
And it was naive, and it got me arrested, but, I don't know, it also felt really good to use my power.
I will give more than it takes I know my choice It just didn't create change.
No, it didn't.
Wow, so it must have been hard for you not to fight that woman? You have no idea.
So you turn to social media.
It makes sense.
That's your place of power.
I guess.
Watch it all turn to gold I guess I'm kind of a late bloomer when it comes to like, identity and race stuff.
Oh, yeah, me too.
I mean it took me till now to embrace a desire that I've had my entire life.
Black and gay.
The one-two punch.
So, you know, we just have to be smarter, stronger, more strategic.
I love that you love social media.
But maybe we can use it in a way that works for both of us.
What you thinking? Watch it all turn to gold I didn't expect to miss him this much.
We never really got along.
It doesn't matter.
He was your dad.
The first time he brought me to this pond, it was my birthday, and he bought me a little motorized yacht.
Oh, of course it was a yacht.
We spent hours zipping it around the pond.
I'm pretty sure we stayed until the batteries ran out.
He never made much time for me, but on my birthday, he always found some.
Having this first one without him I guess it just brought up stuff.
Yeah.
What about your dad? Tell me about him.
I don't know him.
He and my mom broke up when I was a baby and he took off.
[melancholy music.]
I met him once.
I was 12.
He was really nice.
So funny.
Hmm.
So that's where you get it? [laughs.]
He wrote me a couple of times when I was a kid, said that he would come back when I turn 13.
He didn't.
It was hard to get over, to get through.
But I did, eventually.
Are you off coffee? Oh, no.
Alex made this really incredible Jamaican blend.
Of course he did.
Are you seriously jealous of Alex? I'm jealous that he gets to see you every morning.
So when you were saying that I would find the perfect roommate, eventually, was that because you wanted me to ask you to move in? Maybe? - I know it's really early.
- Yeah, it's definitely early.
But I think that I chose Alex because he's temporary.
I kind of wanted to keep that door open for us.
But I think I only just realized that.
- You thought about it.
- Subconsciously.
Yeah, but you still thought about it.
I think I was also using sex to avoid thinking about how much I'm going to miss you.
Well, I love your avoidance tactics.
So eight weeks, huh? 8 1/2, actually.
They added a couple of college campus visits.
Your book's becoming a big deal.
Yeah, I guess it is.
Okay, so how about we get a hotel for our last night together? That sounds perfect.
[phone buzzes.]
Do you need to respond to that? I do.
I'm so sorry.
It'll just take a second.
[phone ringing.]
Oh.
It's my editor.
- Hey.
- [Rita Ora's "Let You Love Me".]
I wish that I could let you love Wish that I could let you love me Wish that I could let you love Wish that I could let you love me - Okay, ready? - Mm-hmm.
So, many of you who saw my post asked for a face, a name, someone to represent the change that we all need to see when it comes to inequality.
The name you need to know is Kat Edison, candidate for City Council in the First District.
I wanna represent you no matter who you are, who you love, or what you look like, because that's something that we all deserve.
I wish that I could let you love - It's perfect.
- Thanks.
So now what? Wish that I could let you love me Now I kiss you.
What's the matter with me Oh, I wish that I could let you love Dinner was perfect.
Thank you.
It was, wasn't it? Wow.
Well, apparently I forgot to cancel the cake.
- So - [laughs.]
Oh, my God.
How are we gonna eat a 25-person cake? How about we invite all of those people over - to help us eat it? - "Those people" the people that I invited to your birthday party? Yeah, why not? I'll even blow out some candles if we have some.
Are you sure? Yeah, yeah.
I'm sure.
This is turning out to be a pretty great birthday.
The first of many that I get to spend with you, and I think that's reason to celebrate.
I love that you wanna celebrate with your friends.
There's just one problem.
What's that? I haven't seen you in your birthday suit yet.
[gasps.]
My very best suit.
My favorite suit.
- Good point.
- Yeah.
Maybe we should do that first? I think we probably should.
Mm-hmm.
I wish that I could let you love Wish that I could let you love me I wish that I could let you love Wish that I could let you love Say what's the matter What's the matter with me What's the matter with me Oh, I wish that I could let you love Wish that I could let you love me now Oh, I wish, oh, I wish Oh, I wish, oh, I wish, I Oh, I wish, oh, I wish Oh, I wish, oh, I wish, I Are you okay? I wanna be with you.
I wanna be with you too.
Oh, I wish that I could let you love Wish that I could let you love me Say what's the matter What's the matter with me What's the matter with me Oh, I wish [phone buzzes.]
Wish that I could let you love me - - Oh, I wish, oh, I wish, oh, I wish, oh, I wish, I