The party concludes, and the next day (week, sometime after), Marysol and Ana meet for lunch. Apparently Ana was made so uncomfortable by Lea and James’ remarks at the art event, she just couldn’t wait to tell Marysol about it. I don’t know how I feel about this. On the one hand, Ana’s a professional and there’s something to, in a professional capacity, letting a friend know when their reputation is being slandered. On the other hand, it’s pretty gossipy, too. Ana seems like she has better things to do (like avoid her divorce) than to shitstir, but I don’t have a good enough grasp of her to say that for certain. For her part, Marysol’s sad that the bond she once had with Lea is no longer there, but she doesn’t care what Elaine thinks or says. Ana really wants her to do something about it, pointing out that a damaged reputation is kinda not good for a PR person, but Marysol shuts her down. She doesn’t want to hear about it or talk about it.
I can’t roll my eyes because of the botox, but just know that I’m over it.
Ana’s frustrated and interviews that it’s time for Marysol to defend herself. I agree and I don’t agree – on the one hand, there’s a reason you can sue for slander. On the other hand, if someone like Elaine Lancaster or Lea said something bad about an actual professional to me, I’d take that shit with a grain of salt, and if I were Marysol, I wouldn’t want to be in business with people who wouldn’t. Ana did hit one nail on the head – all Lea’s ever really done was marry a rich guy and give away his money. Correct.
In a different part of town at a different restaurant, but on the same subject, Joanna, Lisa and Karent all get lunch. Lisa breaks it down for Karent real quick – the other women don’t like her, and Adriana painted an ugly, ugly picture of what went down at the exhibit they both attended. Karent’s pretty shocked at Adriana’s accusations of poor behavior because Adriana didn’t say anything about it to her directly. Karent, trust me when I tell you that that’s not the first time someone has acted one way to your face and another behind your back. I’m pretty sure your boyfriend does it all the time.
Karent’s in good company, though. Lisa thinks the other women are haughty (she means Lea) and Joanna just got told by her angry, angry boyfriend that Adriana was hitting on him. The three women resolve to avoid all drama in the future, and I don’t know what else happens before we cut to commercial because I blacked out from the stupidity.
Oh, wait, I just remembered something – Karent says money can’t buy you class, and I hurt myself with how hard my face meets my palm. DO NOT QUOTE LUANN DELESSEPS WHEN YOU WANT TO SOUND MORALLY SUPERIOR TO SOMEONE.