At Lisa’s, Lenny’s parents, Marina and Anatoly, arrive to spend some quality time with their son while Lisa’s away in Biminy. Lisa and Marina – they are not the best of friends. Given Marina’s commitment to showering affection on Lisa’s dogs, Lisa’s housekeeper, Lisa’s fireplace, Lisa’s fridge, but not Lisa, I have a feeling she and Anatoly might be in town to talk Lenny into a fabulous mail order bride with good birthing hips. Catch my drift?
Oh, I just love your sconces. They will remain when you leave, yes?
Speaking of unwelcome guests, Marysol’s invited Elaine to the office (witnesses) to work out their differences. There is no way this ends well. Marysol literally warns her staff of Elaine’s imminent arrival like he’s a wrestler on PCP, and I can’t blame her. He’s certainly dressed like one.
And in case you didn’t know he was a big ‘ol queen, his first priorities are to display his Gucci tablet and clean lipstick off his teeth for like, ten minutes. Oh, and when I said “tablet,” I meant one made of paper. It probably costs more than an iPad, though, what with the “Gucci” on the front. The conversation that ensues is basically a calmer version of one the two have had before, but this time with Marysol coming in from an apologetic place right off the bat. As I’ve learned in my 20+ years of existence, that rarely gets one anywhere, and it doesn’t get Marysol very far. She apologizes for letting their issues get to such a boiling point, and Elaine accepts. Then it’s back to frigging Lisa Pliner. Elaine wants Marysol to admit she tried to coerce Lisa into using Lauren for the event as a way to screw with him. Marysol, and I’m inclined to believe her, says that Lisa mentioned that she wanted to use Elaine, but she didn’t want to spend a lot of money, and over the course of a few conversations, Marysol suggested Lisa use Lauren free of charge. Oy, this women and their drag dolls. The Elaine Doll has better hair, but the Lauren Doll has better clothes – which one do YOU want?
Elaine keeps insisting that Marysol suggested Lauren to dick him out of work, and Marysol keeps trying to convey that it wasn’t nearly as calculated. Elaine starts spouting off nonsense about truth setting people free and only when Marysol admits what she’s done can they move forward, and I cannot think of a time when I’ve heard someone beg MORE for insults. At that point, I would’ve thrown up my hands and shouted, “Yes! I hate you! I’ve been trying to destroy you for months, but, like the human cold sore you are, you keep coming back! Wanna move the fuck forward, now?” #goodwaystogetpeopletoleave
Marysol doesn’t do that, she just keeps apologizing until Elaine loses interest. It looks like things might be calmer between them for the foreseeable future, but who knows what Biminy will bring? Commercial!