The girls warn Jen that trying
to date two people at once can only end badly. In her mind, Jen envisions Gillian and Valencia fighting over her. Nooo. Or worse.
Later, Jen goes over to Gillian’s, where they share wine and
laugh nostalgically about 20-something girls who think they know
everything. While Jen lounges on Gillian’s couch, sensing a growing
attraction she didn’t want to feel, Kris is across town, at her job in Dr. Bob’s
office. Chris walks in with a delivery and sees her woman in a lab coat,
But it’s Jen who’s in real trouble. She hightails it over to
Sam’s bar before she can blurt out anything resembling feelings. Jen
tells Sam she’s definitely going out with Valencia now, boy. As they
talk, a man at the end of the bar makes a wisecrack about Dinah Shore. “It’s
lesbian night,” he says to Sam, “Where are all the lesbians?” Really, dude?
Sam turns to give him an angry lesbian what-for, while Jen tries to hypnotize a bowl of peanuts.
Sam is two seconds from ripping the guy a new a-hole, when she
learns that he’s Barry, the new owner of the bar. The bar she’s standing
in and probably no longer works for. And as usual with new management,
Barry says he has new ideas. Barry announces he’s moving Lesbian Night to Thursday,
and giving Fridays to the gay boys. Well, that screws everything up
because Grey’s Anatomy is on Thursdays.
Sam doesn’t like change and doesn’t want to ride “the Barry Train,” nor give him a “Whoo Whoo!”
Barry says he knows what he’s doing, because he’s gay, and furthermore, an ex-football player. Yeah?
If he were really gay, then he would know you can not make a dime on
lesbians. We don’t drink enough and the second we meet someone, we begin
decades of nesting in our socks and pajamas. Sam hates sports metaphors and Barry, and storms out in a snit.
At the Beever, Elizabeth tries to see Barry’s side, while
simultaneously sympathizing with her girlfriend, but Sam is in no mood
to be “mirrored.” Elizabeth informs her that sometimes, it’s just called being nice.
Elsewhere, Jen is trying super hard to kill her feelings for
Gillian, so she goes through with her meaningless date with Valencia. We
soon learn Jen’s idea of a meaningless date: She’s taken her out for
pizza in what looks like Georgia O’Keefe’s apartment.