Then Helen invites Lauretta to a peace summit. It does not go well. Before the glasses of Pinot Grigio are even one quarter empty, the following exchange takes place.
Helen: You’ve been nothing but a salty douchebag to me. You’re just happy to be a f—ing bitch.
Lauretta: Did I come here to call you names? No, you’re the one throwing names around. If you’ve come here to fight a fight, I will throw your ass out that glass!
After a few more exchanges back and forth, Lauretta stands up, and for a moment, it looks like she is about to pull a reenactment of Theresa Giudice’s famous table toss from Real Housewives of New Jersey. Helen jumps back, expecting to be showered with flying glass and wine, thankful that she ordered white wine instead of red. Instead, Lauretta turns and leaves, shouting insults at Helen as she exits.
The conversation ends thusly.
Helen: You’re the douchebag! And a salty one at that.
Renee then calls a meeting to check on the progress of her team. The meeting involves lots of cocktails, of course. Helen congratulates herself on her success and manages to include a dig at Lauretta in the process. Meredith congratulates herself on her success, but Renee admonishes her for not calling in reinforcements for the DJ Dumbass project; Renee reveals to Meredith that he has gone back to his old ways. (In Meredith’s defense though, like the X-Men tried in vain to save Jean Grey from her destructive alter ego, The Phoenix, in X-Men 3: The Last Stand, it looks like saving Vinnie from his alter ego, DJ Douchebag, may be a lost cause. Some people are simply unsalvageable.) Then Lauretta makes a dig at Helen. Renee is not amused.
The episode ends with Helen sulking, Renee sulking, Lauretta sulking, Meredith sulking and Jonathan looking like he just walked into a viper pit, which isn’t very far from the truth.
Setup Squad airs Mondays on Logo.