Brian NoBalls sits at his computer and it looks like he hasn’t written anything since the last time we checked in on him. He stares out the window at his neighbor who is asleep in her bed, right in front of the giant curtainless window. What’s up with not having curtains? It’s the Upper East Side, fer chrissakes. Whore.
Henry is at a driving range with Gavin hitting golf balls. Gavin tells us and Henry that he bought the Drake in 1986 when HE was still Resident Manager and it’s since doubled in value several times which is pretty good for a college dropout. Gavin praises Henry’s swing and asks if he ever plays for money. Henry says he’s not much of gambler, but Gavin says he took a gamble when he moved to NYC and got a job with the mayor’s office.
An angry man approaches and yells at Gavin about a short sale. The man says he would rather go bankrupt than accept Gavin’s help. When he leaves he tells Henry that Henry seems like a nice kid but should keep better company. Turns out that the man, Daniel Stone, is working on the Greenpoint Towers Complex in Brooklyn and is involved in a legal dispute with the mayor’s office. This is terrible, because it’s a conflict of interest and potentially illegal for Henry to have any contact with him. But Henry tells Gavin it’s okay, because he couldn’t have known that. Why do I not believe that?
Meanwhile, Jane comes home to find Olivia hanging out in her apartment. Olivia claims the door was open, but Jane is sure she locked it. Anyway, Olivia is there to take Jane shopping for a dress for the cocktail party that night. Jane tries to protest, but Olivia won’t hear of it. At the store, Jane tries on a blue dress, but Olivia notices she seems to be lusting after the red dress on a mannequin. Olivia says that red was her daughter Sasha’s favorite color too, but Sasha died in a car crash years ago. Okay, buzzkill. Olivia insists that Jane try on the red dress, but in the fitting room, Jane notices that it’s $4,000 which makes it more expensive than her car. She says she can’t afford it. Olivia says whatever and walks out, leaving Jane there sad and dress-less.
Brian NoBalls returns home with grocery bags and says he had to go to two stores to get the fucking soy milk. Louise has a surprise for him – she hired a new assistant and lo and behold, it’s the girl from across the street that he’s been spying on. Her name is Alexis and it’s unclear whether she has noticed him, although she gives him a knowing look.
Jane goes to the library and sadly there are no ghosts there like in Ghostbusters.
Who ya gonna call?
She looks up old articles about the Drake and reads a newspaper story about the suicide of Mary Barlow – John’s recently undead wife.