Recap: Heidi answers the door and accepts the delivery of a ginormous flower bouquet for Lauren, which has an accompanying card that reads 'To Lauren, Love Jason. I miss you.' Heidi chuckles and says, "Of course he misses you", then declares, "But you don't miss him" - but quickly looks alarmed at the wistful look on Lauren's face and asks, "Do you miss him?" Lauren just stares contemplatively into space, so I'll take that as a yes.
In the Teen Vogue closet office, Lauren tells Whitney she broke up with Jason shortly before moving to L.A. 'cause she caught him kissing his ex during a fashion show she was running. She says that since he never apologized, she decided he wasn't worth giving a second chance to despite still having feelings for him.
At Bolthouse Productions, an overwhelmed looking Heidi is on the phone at her workstation as various co-workers dump tedious sounding tasks on her.
Lauren listens to her answering machine, on which Jason has left another message inviting her to call him. He suggest they meet up to get something to eat and catch up on old times.
That evening, Lauren is primping in her bathroom before driving over to Pane E Vino restaurant, where she finds a scruffy-faced Jason seated at a table in the outdoor patio. She glares at him as she asks why he called, and he shrugs and mumbles that he hadn't talked to her for awhile and just wanted to see how she was doing. He says he still cares bout her...and she reminds him that because he did a terrible thing to her, she felt like she couldn't be with him despite how much she still liked him. Jason stares into space with a glazed over expression and suggests they start fresh now that they're both in L.A.
Brent calls a staff meeting and announces that The Palms Hotel is opening a new tower in Vegas, and that Bolthouse will be hosting a big party in a stunning 10,000 square foot suite. As Heidi's face lights up with excitement, Brent - somewhat gleefully, I thought - informs her that since she's not yet twenty-one, she won't be able to come along. Haha!
Blaine pops by the Teen Vogue closet office to ask Whitney to make him some copies in order to free up the room for Jason, who arrives at the building clutching a flower bouquet. When he enters the closet office, Lauren looks thrilled by the surprise and accepts his invitation to go to lunch. When Whitney returns, Lauren introduces her to Jason and says they're off to lunch...then (rhetorically?) asks if Teen Vogue interns are even allowed to take a lunch break.
Over lunch, Lauren remarks on her distaste for salmon, despite her dad being into fishing. Jason says he looooves fishing and would like to buy a boat...and after some more banal chit-chit, he picks up the check and asks her if she'd like to catch a movie with him later. Lauren happily says she'd be totes into that.
Heidi goes into the ladies room with Elodie for a one-on-one complaint-fest about her job-related misery. She complains to Elodie that she doesn't "get this company", feels like she's not really part of anything, and wants to be assigned cool nightclub things. When she whines that the job isn't at all what she expected, Elodie tells her she first needs to really learn the job, pay her dues, and eventually work her way up to the club scene. Elodie says she figures that a million men and/or women would kill for the job she herself has earned her way into, but Heidi just stares poutishly into space.
After lunch, Whitney asks Lauren if the old spark was there between her and Jason, and Lauren says it's always there. Whitney says she put her flower bouquet in some water for her, then remarks on how hard Jason is trying to impress her. Lauren says she's decided to give the relationship another chance so she doesn't spend the rest of her life wondering if it was a mistake to blow him off, and Whitney agrees that that's a good idea, and says there are people in life one never quite gets over.
Lauren is lounging by the pool texting when Heidi wanders over...and makes a blech face when she learns that Lauren is texting Jason. She asks Lauren if Jason is seeing other girls, and Lauren replies, "I don't think so" and assures Heidi that this time she has her guard up. Heidi nods approvingly and says she doesn't want to see her get hurt again, and that she'll kill him if he does.
At Bolthouse Productions the next day, Brent barks at Heidi to get him his lunch...and Heidi heads out, but forgets his smoothie drink. After sorting that out, she goes to a private place outside and calls Jordan to tearfully complain about how much she haaaates her job, can't stand picking up lunch orders for her boss, and desperately wants to quit.
Lauren and Jason arrive at the movies, chuckling about they're practically the only two in the enormous theater. After what looks like an enjoyable date, he drives her home, hugs her goodnight, and leans in for an intense smooch. He then suggests they have dinner sometime soon, and she blushingly tells him she's definitely up for that.
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