Next day, Gavin walks through the lobby like in the opening scene and runs into Henry. He tells Henry he closed on the Alpern deal, but says Henry probably already knew that because of a story in the NY Times about the property’s issues. Henry is sheepish and says there was no way that he could have said anything. Gavin says Henry did the right thing and he’s impressed that he didn’t abuse his position to curry favor. Gavin says the world is full of temptations and people with integrity are rare.
Henry still feels bad about the whole thing, but Gavin says not to worry because he flipped the property to a Chinese investor for $20 million early that morning before the news broke. So wait. He closed on the property AND flipped it in less than 24 hours? Wow, he is quite the businessman. Henry says it sounds like Gavin has an ace up his sleeve and Gavin says he always does. Then he tells Henry to enjoy the day, because it’s going to be a hot one – muahahaha.
Henry leaves and Olivia comes up to Gavin. She says he was right, that Henry passed his test. Gavin says Henry is a “stand up kid,” but Olivia says he’s a boy scout. Gavin says Henry is going to be a hero. They kiss and go on their separate ways to wreak havoc on unsuspecting New Yorkers.
Brian brings Louise home, and apparently they walked up the stairs because she’s still afraid to take the elevator. Really, she just walked up six floors with a collapsed lung? Louise wants to know why all the curtains are closed. Brian opens them and OF COURSE Alexis is in the window in her underwear. Put some clothes on, whore. She makes the “shhhhh” gesture at him.
Louise goes through the mail. It’s mostly bills, but there is also a check for $300,000 from Gavin. Well, yay, now their money troubles are over. So what if the demon elevator is still gunning for them.
At the front desk, Jane and Tony are trying to figure out what happened to the exterminator because he hasn’t shown up. On the phone, the exterminator’s supervisor suggests they look for him in the bottom of a whiskey bottle. Wild Turkey, perhaps? (I’ll be here all week, folks.)
Gavin is lurking as usual and says that those birds never bothered anyone, so just leave them alone and close up the wall. He says they’ve been there for fifty years and the Drake is their home too. Um, really? I feel like Health Department might have something to say about that. You can’t buy a large soda in NYC, but it’s apparently okay to have thousands of disgusting birds shitting in your air vents. But Jane just says she’ll take it off her list.
Then Gavin tells her to “take care of that mess in the basement.” What, the phantom dead bodies or…? I guess he means the half-demo’d door.