Jane and Olivia are at lunch. Jane says that they moved there because Henry’s always wanted to live in NYC. Olivia tries to make Jane feel bad by saying that she moved for Henry, but Jane says she moved for “us.” They talk about dead Sasha, and Olivia says that she used to bring her to this restaurant. Then, out of nowhere, Olivia asks Jane how sex with Henry is. Uh. Ok. Jane says it’s “very nice” and “healthy,” but Henry thinks she’s crazy because she keeps talking about ghosts.
Sometimes I get that “not so alive” feeling
Jane says she keeps having vivid dreams or visions – she’s not sure what’s real – and it’s like the dead won’t stay dead. But then she realizes she’s talking about dead people in front of Olivia who is mourning her dead daughter. Awk.ward. Olivia is all, no worries, let’s drink some more.
At the newspaper office, someone compliments Annie on her “great piece” and says that Kandinsky guy sure sounds creepy. The colleague says Annie’s mom would be so proud of her. After the colleague leaves, Annie calls to print a retraction for an article that ran last month. She pulls up the obit for her mom and writes in that her mom was a published children’s author whose books sold millions of copies. Because lowly obit reporters always have the authority to just retract or correct anything they want without going through an editor. All of a sudden, Annie goes from being dressed in schlumpy dowdy lowly reporter clothes to a power outfit.
Enjoy the new threads while they last
Gavin and Henry have moved on to lunch at the club, and are sharing the room with the first deputy mayor, the DA and councilman Edwards, who Henry wants to work for. Gavin tells Henry to “imagine his luck” that the councilman is sitting right there, ripe for the pickin’. Gavin tells Henry to go talk to him, but Henry doesn’t want to bother him. Gavin says with that attitude, the only way Henry will ever get back to the club will be as an invited guest because he’s a big loser who will never get anywhere in life. Henry is sufficiently
cowed inspired and gets up to go talk to the councilman. Gavin tells him not to come back without the job.
Henry goes up to the councilman and introduces himself. The councilman is all “that’s nice, get the hell out of here.”
He may give Henry the “shaft” now, but karma’s a bitch. (I’ll be here all week, folks!)
Henry looks back at Gavin for strength, and then tells the councilman he is going to lose the next election. The councilman is all, “aroo?” Henry goes to explain something about rezoning the Greenpoint project and some other shit I wasn’t paying attention to, but the bottom line is, if he’s not careful, the councilman will be unemployed in six months. The councilman invites Henry to have a seat.