Gyp’s alone in church and having a crisis of conscience. He’s angry with Jesus for making him want and putting all these things before him that he’ll never have, leaving him alone and unloved. He’s tearing up and yelling at the mural to give him any kind of explanation for why his life is like this. Gyp closes his eyes…and hears a gentle man’s voice asking if he’s all right. Jesus? Gyp looks around, but it’s a priest. Gyp tells the priest he was praying but the priest points out he was yelling. No, priest! NO!
Why come you don’t like me, Jesus?
Gyp gets out of the pew and asks if he can ask the priest something. The priest doesn’t see it coming, so he agrees as Gyp knocks him across the mouth with a club, throwing the priest to the ground. But Gyp did have a question: Where does “God” keep the rest of the day’s collection? The priest is still too shocked about getting beaten in church so Gyp has to harass him some more to get the money.
Gillian’s walking blindfolded notJimmy into a marble tomb and tells him to prepare to be enchanted. She takes off the mask and he’s stunned…by the bathroom. I mean, it’s all right but it’s not like they have a view of the Adriatic or a waterfall showerhead or an infinity tub, you know?
Now THAT’S a bathtub.
NotJimmy pretends to give a crap about the fancy bathroom because he just wants to get laid again and Gillian giddily tells him they’ll have a lot of fun…as long as he does exactly as she asks. Oh. No. She starts by telling him to undress then tells him to get in the tub. Bad vibe #1 when Gillian’s still in her robe and tells notJimmy to get in first. But the water’s just hot. NotJimmy slides in slowly and relaxes as Gillian takes off her robe. But she’s not getting in, she’s going to bathe him.
Gillian’s gently washing him with a sponge and quietly asking him about a scar on his chest. He got it defending a girl who was being abused. Bad vibe #2 when Gillian barely registers Roger’s (he’s earned his real name) story, she just asks if the bath is nice. Roger settles in and Gillian tells him to relax and let her make him feel good. We get tight close ups of Roger’s shoulder or the back of his head or his arm as Gillian languidly runs the sponge over him.
Bad vibe #3 when Gillian, out of the blue, tells Roger he’s rather a decent person. He’s likely the first man she’s been with who’s capable of a normal relationship with a woman. Roger, unaware of just how damaged Gillian is, tells her he tries but it hasn’t been an easy life. Gillian tells him it’s going to get a lot easier.
You’re an actual good guy. I thought they were like unicorns.
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