In another apartment, a harpy shrew takes a moment out of her important phone call to ask Brian the playwright get soy milk for her when he goes to the store. Brian whines that he needs to write and wasn’t planning on going out. Tell that bitch to call Fresh Direct. Brian’s play is called “Disappearing Ink” and he seems to be stuck on Act I. Brian tells the wife that he met the new building managers, but isn’t sure of their names because he’s too distracted by the hot chick across the street who is disrobing in front of her curtainless window. Bitchy wife comes over and emasculates him a little more while Brian just sits there and takes it. So this scene establishes that Brian has no balls.
Jane and Henry pull into the parking garage with all their stuff. Wow, this building has parking, too? Jane is getting stuff out of the car and tells Henry to start taking stuff up and she’ll be right along. Henry says he’ll have a beer waiting for her. All of a sudden, Jane turns around and is startled by a man who assures her he lives in the building. She introduces herself and he says his name is John Barlow. She notices his hand is covered in blood and he quickly says he cut himself. Up in the apartment, Jane tells Henry about the bloody man and says he looked guilty. Henry says the man probably has a good explanation and Jane chides him for being “lawyerly.”
In another apartment, Bloody Hand Man washes blood off his hands but just as he goes to dry them, the blood comes back. I hate when that happens.
Next day, Gavin takes Jane around the building and says that his attorney is drawing up employment contracts for both her and Henry. He notes that the building has been having problems with its elevators and he mentions that the water is still heated with boilers from 1952. I don’t know if that means anything, but I feel like if he brought it up it might be important some day. Gavin also says that he plans to renovate the basement and some floors to modernize the building.
In the lobby, they run into Brian’s bitchy wife whose name is Louise. She again mentions that she and Brian live up on six and invites Jane and Henry for drinks sometime. Gavin tells Jane that Brian is a playwright from whom he expects great things in the future and also says the Drake is a friendly building. Jane says, oh by the way, I met this guy last night named John Barlow. She leaves out the part about him being covered in blood. Gavin says John is an accountant whose wife recently died.
Jane meets Olivia who loves Jane’s necklace.
Olivia says the “Crawfords” have canceled on her and she invites Jane and Henry to take their place at a black tie cocktail party for patrons of the symphony the next night. Jane says they would love to.