Olivia is drunk and driving a Porsche (?) really fast through the streets of New York. Jane freaks out and asks her to slow down. Olivia is oblivious and says this is where Sasha was killed. She speeds up and drives directly towards a wall, but turns the wheel at the last second. Jane swallows her lungs and then calmly tells Olivia there was nothing she could have done to prevent Sasha’s death. But Olivia says Sasha drove into the wall on purpose because she wanted to die. Okay, then.
Annie goes in to her boss’ office. He yells at her for making a 250-word obit into two columns on Cold War espionage. But the editors upstairs really liked the story, so he assigns her 1,500 more words on Kandinsky. He asks what she has on him so far, so she makes up a bunch more stuff. So this paper is supposed to be the New York Times? He says that every word had better pass muster with the fact checker because this is the kind of story that can make someone’s career.
Brian is in the elevator, when Henry calls to him to hold it. He’s all excited because he may have gotten a new job! Brian remembers that Henry is a lawyer and asks him to look over his and Louise’s lease. Henry asks why and Brian says Louise is still freaked out over the demon elevator trying to kill her. He leaves out the part about the naked stalker neighbor. In Brian’s apartment, Brian and Henry have a couple of beers while Henry looks over the lease. It turns out the lease is “ironclad,” because Gavin evidently doesn’t like people breaking deals. A bunch of guys hanging out in the walls right now can attest to that. Brian asks Henry if he can talk to Gavin about the lease. Henry says he’ll see what he can do.
Brian offers to take Jane and Henry out that night to celebrate Henry’s new job. Henry thinks that would be swell, because they haven’t been below 14th Street yet. I guess going to work every day at City Hall which is below 14th Street doesn’t count. Henry looks out the window where Alexis is – wait for it – stripping.
NOW she has curtains?
She looks up and notices it’s not her paramour Brian and whips the curtains closed. FINALLY. Jesus.
Olivia and Jane are hanging out in the Dorans’ pad drinking coffee or tea (or sake?). Olivia says Jane is very much like Sasha, because she has the same energy and spirit. But when Sasha turned 15 something changed and she was never the same. Olivia says she found a note that Sasha wrote before she died and she’s never told anyone before, not even Gavin. She says Gavin and Sasha had a falling out the night before her accident and Olivia thinks Gavin would never forgive himself. Jane says that ten years is a long time to carry that pain around. Olivia says luckily she’s not carrying it by herself anymore, now that she’s told Jane. I’m sure Jane is excited about that. Jane says regardless of what happened with Sasha, she wishes she’d had a mom like Olivia. Olivia says that’s sweet, but she’s way too young to be Jane’s mother.