Amy is interviewing a matchmaking client who seems very successful. She said most of her clients are in their late 30s and tend to be workaholics. The woman sets some dating parameters which, judging by what we’ve seen of her so far, Amy will probably ignore. Amy cannot focus because the 20-something she dated (Lewis, he of the infamous chicken pot pie suggestion) still hasn’t called her back. And she came across as so easy-going and fun on that date. Weird.
“I don’t believe in clipboards. It’s one of my RULES.”
Amy meets up with her friend Lorenzo, the same guy we met briefly in the first episode. She flirts and acts natural with him. Why isn’t she dating him? She’s still hung up on Lewis. I don’t understand people who get that attached to someone after one date. Is my heart just the size of the Grinch’s? Or maybe it’s because I’m really fun and cool and they always call the next day ;- )
(Kidding. Kind of.)
Lorenzo says Amy has a classic case of “preaching and then not listening to what you’re saying for yourself.” He wanted more on-screen time, so he had to come up with a way of making the phrase “practice what you preach” as convoluted as possible. Lorenzo says Amy needs to move on but doesn’t understand the repercussions of something like chicken pot pie include psychological and emotional scars that can take years to overcome.
HRG’s minions must have grown tired of all this whining, because shortly after this scene, OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!! Lewis calls!!!!!!!!!! He invites her salsa dancing and Amy is appalled he’s going to text her the address of the place. Proper date protocol is to have a butler deliver an embossed address card on a silver platter.
Bravo plays some public domain salsa music as Amy gets ready for the big date. She calls Lorenzo for last-minute advice. Seriously, why isn’t she dating him? Is this season going to end with her realizing he’s her one true love? It is also around this point that Amy says she’s going to have fun and not hold onto something as petty and stupid as Lewis not calling for a few days. This does not bode well.
Please re-read the above paragraph. Because less than a TV minute later, Amy recites the following monologue, which I’ve transcribed for you in full:
“Can I tell you something? I’m actually really annoyed with the fact that you text me, like, last week, and then, I don’t hear from you. [Lewis interjects that she didn’t hear from him for, like, a day]. I just feel like, if you want to get to know someone, from the beginning, you make an effort. I just feel like I always needs to tell you that I’m a little bit annoyed, and why.”
Does this top the chicken pot pie histrionics? Please case your vote in the comments.
“Not really. But I promise to wait 5 minutes before bringing it up again.”
But it’s all good, because after acting like a huge B and ruining the night, NOW Amy is ready to have fun. Because he’s still waiting for HRG to mail his SAG card, Lewis doesn’t book it Road Runner style out the door. There’s even a makeout sesh on the dancefloor. The evening ends with another kiss and Lewis saying, “talk to you later.” We’ll see….
Julia is at the House of Intuition to do a love spell as part of her Elle column. Is this what the Elle readers are into? I was under the impression that Elle was more fashion/beauty, but I only read scholarly niche magazines, so I wouldn’t know (that reminds me, my US Weekly subscription needs to be renewed).
William, Julia’s date from the last episode, hasn’t called yet either. But it’s all good, because this love spell will open her heart. The witch she’s working with wears sparkly Uggs so she must know what she’s doing. Witchay woman gives Julia a ball of clay to make a model of herself, the technical term for which is something I can’t catch but sounds a lot like a “Gollum.”