Will doesn’t care, he hasn’t been laid in 24 hours. While he goes back to Nina, Mackenzie berates Sloan for setting up “her boyfriend” but not her boyfriend because she’s dating Wade. Meanwhile, Sloan still could not care less. Date Sloan, Don. You two can mock everyone else while not giving a shit about their high school issues.
Nina and Will flirt in the foreground while Lettie Mae does this in the background:
You make this show watchable. I hate you, Lettie Mae!
This gig must be sweet for her because she’s more than a scale +10 actor, and definitely more than an extra, yet here she just has to wander around the background being funny. Still, I miss Lettie Mae. But this scene’s about Will and Nina (blerg) so we cut back to them flirting. Nina leads with telling Will he’s lonely and broken and she can fix him. Yikes. Run.
But Mackenzie’s gotten into Will’s head and he wants to know what Nina’s working on. Why, a takedown piece on someone called “Brittany Giancarlo,” a fake character on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Will, is so gobsmacked that he refuses her midnight kiss because she sets out to be mean to people. HAHAHAHAHA. Hoo, that’s a rich one. HAHAHA. The most odious character in a cast full of awfulness is clutching his pearls because someone else is being intentionally mean. I guess it’s different when it’s an active decision rather than your default characteristic. Or maybe it’s different because she’s a girl.
Will goes all stern daddy on her and tells her she’s a very bad girl because she’s mean and even though he’s mean, too, it’s for a good cause so he’s not really mean, except to virtually every human he comes into contact with. Then, THEN, he tells her she doesn’t have to do this “Be a part of the change,” stop writing gossip because it’s killing civilization and what she does is worse than dealing heroin. Rather than take his abuse, she tells him to fuck off and tries to walk off so he GRABS HER (nice) and makes her listen to the rest of his abuse. Over by the offices Sloan and Mackenzie are clucking about how he’s trying to “civilize” Nina and I have a brief rage blackout. It’s the first of several. I come back in time to watch Nina throw her drink in his face and Neal try to explain to Will that Bigfoot is real so that the “civilized” Will McAvoy can say, and I quote, “Get the hell away from me.” I guess he didn’t intend for that to be mean, though.
A meaningful piano tinkles over a pensive close up of Will’s dopey face and we fade to morning at ACN. Will’s walking in to talk to Charlie, who wants to show him a Page Six piece in the Post which Will says he doesn’t read because
he’s a smirking douchebaghis eyes are attached to his brain. Turns out everyone is somehow surprised that his shitty behavior TOWARD A GOSSIP COLUMNIST made news in a gossip column. Nooo, you don’t say. I thought Will was supposed to be smart.
Says here that according to a People survey, 53% of American women think you have ED and that’s why you’re such a blowhard. I don’t make the news, I just report it.