Everyday life is changing and we know that everything always will be. But when it comes to the lives of Jane, Kat, and Sutton, change can either inspire or make you cower.
And these girls have taught us that cowering is not something that they are willing to do. It doesn’t matter how difficult things are, they are going to take it all on.
In this episode, “All eyes are on Jane as she and Jacqueline combat a public inconsistency in her latest story. Kat runs into an old friend, sparking a new idea. Alex uses his podcast to make a statement. Sutton gets a career win but a personal blow.”
But what I would say is that all you need to prepare yourself for is that this sets up the beginning of the end.
Lets break it down.
RICHARD IS BACK
It’s a busy time at Scarlett, but when isn’t it. Everything is always about staying afloat in this industry, doing the next biggest and best thing. It’s about trying to make a dollar, being able to spin that dollar into gold.
And the people of Scarlett want to make a big impact at the ad sales conference. They want to make a splash and everyone know why it is that Scarlett is important. And hey, that is a lot of pressure. So Jacqueline wants to make them all feel good and has the annual Swag Snag. Now – I have a friend that works for a high profile magazine and there was just a free table she pulled from. She would hate having to wait for once a year.
And damn, these people are competitive. They will take you out for a bag. But then again, I love me some Chanel, I will knock a bitch out. But Sutton gets distracted when she gets an alert that Richard has a flight back to New York. Wait, he’s coming back?
Now Richard and Sutton are my end game, but just because you want an end game, doesn’t make it real. When people are too different and have too many different wants in life – it won’t work out. It’s my belief and though you may not agree with me, that’s totally your opinion. And I respect that.
But I do believe that Richard and Suttons differences are too hard to breach. They are both broken. Do they love each other? Sure. But is love always enough to solve all the problems? No. And compromising on a child – when one wants one and one doesn’t – I don’t see that being something that could/can happen.
But I wish it could.
Sutton is freaking out knowing that Richard is coming back. They’ve had no contact. All she wants is the love of her life. Kat and Jane are trying to talk her through it – but how do you talk someone through it when they won’t tell you how they truly eel.
Sutton needs to be honest with herself first and she’s not. She’s screwing up everything – styling people wrong, not paying attention to their tapes – because all she’s worried about is Richard.
Jacqueline calls Jane to congratulate her, as Reuters is picking up Janes story. State the Nations is publishing a statement denying the article. Jacqueline says she’s not worried, because she trusts that she made the story airtight. Jane thanks her for trusting her. Jacqueline is like Jane I want you to present the Failing Feminist at the ad sales conference. She meant it when she said she’s the future of scarlet. And that starts in 2 days.
When she hangs up, she looks at Sutton who is practically glued to her phone.
Sutton says she’s ok, though she’s not. Jane is excited that she’s presenting at the conference, she just has to get in touch with Cynthia and clear up the discrepancy and write the speech of her life. Sutton is focused on her phone and then says yes to all of that.
And that hurts to watch. And it gets worse when Oliver second guesses what she’s done. Should he worry? Sutton says no.
But she’s worried. She takes the phone to Jane and Kat and tells them that she can’t have the phone back until the sizzle reel is done. She also says that she can’t contact Richard because she doesn’t think she could deal with his reactions – no matter what it is.
I can’t even imagine what Sutton is going through, but I will say that I think that she’s going to have to as some point let herself heal. She’s gonna have to give herself some grace.
ALEX WANTS TO MAKE CHANGES
Alex knows that he made a mistake when it comes to Joey. He had retweeted a tweet that Joey made years ago, which caused him to get cancelled and now is trying to get Joey’s job back.
When Alex approaches the editor-in-chief is like you pulled his pants down in front of the twitterse and that place never forgets. Alex is like he made one dumb tweet, but the EIC is like in todays world he is damaged goods, not worth the trouble.
Now excuse me while I rant. Twitter is the most toxic place on the internet. It’s filled with a bunch of people who cause drama, want drama, and have no regard for the person on the other end of the connection. Some of those people – if I am being completely honest – all have skeletons in their closet and they are just lucky that shit isn’t public.
Having a Twitter account doesn’t give you the right to be an asshole. It also shouldn’t be the place where we all live in fear. But I tell you, I live in fear of it everyday. Everything i write something and live in fear that everything can be misconstrued.
But kindness is free and you need to stop and think about what you are saying and doing. Alex has to come to terms with the fact he made a mistake. So how can he fix it?
He has Joey on his podcast and reminds the world that Joey made a mistake, he’s human, and the tweet he made isn’t him. And he’s able to get Joey his job back, which is something that I think is so important.
We all need to take a stop before we say shit we’re going to regret and do things on line. It is forever.
What happens gets Alex a job offer at Pinstripe. I never thought that he would leave Scarlett, but he’s finding a different path. And even when Jacqueline tells him that she’ll beat whatever Pinstripe offers.
But if there is one thing that Jacqueline has taught us all, we need to take chances, because sometimes you gotta take a risk instead of doing the safe thing.
I admire the fact that Jacqueline was able to let him go, not fight him on it, but rather embrace his growth. She gave him the most amazing goodbye party and in a way it was kind of the perfect way to set us all up to the fact that we’re going to need to start saying our own goodbyes to some of these characters.
And eventually all of them.
JANE TAKES RESPONSIBILITY
Jane goes to clear up the discrepancy from her interview with Cynthia. Cynthia had said that mark called when she was asleep and then later she says mark called when it was her anniversary. Cynthia says that she was confused – that they were out celebrating their anniversary, then they came home, and she’s like you tell the story enough times, you get confused.
And sure, I do understand that. However, Cynthia then starts sneezing when someone is cleaning next to her. Next discrepancy. Jane reads back to her that she said she had to use disinfectant to get rid of the smell of sex. Cynthia admits to her that it wasn’t her story – it didn’t happen to her. But it did happen.
She just doesn’t realize what she’s done. Cynthias like I used my voice to tell another woman story and your article will being down Mark Aston. But Jane has to remind her that the truth of what he did won’t matter, the lie will become the story.
And when she tells Jacqueline – it is bad. Jane is destroyed. Jacqueline is someone that she loves and admires. She’s not just a boss. And the anger that Jacqueline conveys would destroy me too.
Jacqueline is at home and is freaking out. She doesn’t know what to do. The source lied to Jane. Jacqueline feels responsibility but Ian is the one that shows her that they will get through it together. He reminds her to show Jane how a leader reacts when she’s down. Jacqueline is like why are you being nice and he’s like we are a team and right now we need to fix it.
I like the fact that Jacqueline and Ian have fixed their relationship and are putting things in order. But most of all that they can count on each other.
Jacqueline calls Jane. She made a mistake and they have to fix it. Jane and Jacqueline need to go together to confront Nicole.
The way that Jacqueline talks to Nicole and reminds her that they both know what sexism is. and how many times that they had to adjust their stories out of fear. They owe it to a new generation to feel heard. Nicole is definitely being really defensive and rude, but I truly believe that she doesn’t want to be wrong and that is the reason.
Jane tells Jacqueline at the ad sales conference, she wants to take responsibility for her actions with the article. Jacqueline reminds her that it can have consequences, but Jane is willing to take them on and hey – FINALLY. Jane is protected by everyone all the time. What she needs to do is grow.
And when she does walk in front of everyone at the sale conference and takes responsibility, i am proud of her. I am proud because to me – she’s no longer tiny Jane. She’s the Jane that teaches us all that we can be more, do more, and learn from our mistakes as well as our wins.
And I think that is an important lesson for us all to learn.
KAT IS THERE FOR A FRIEND
When Kat sees an old friend at her work, I love seeing it. Running into an old friend is always a good thing. It’s a reminder of who you were and who you are.
Zuri was a good friend that disappeared when she was young. Kat is excited to see her and goes to put in a good word. But she quickly finds out that The Bell can’t hire Zuri because she’s got a felony on her record.
Kat meets up with Zuri and finds out what happened. When she was a kid, she started stealing, because her Mom lost her job and she needed to make money to make sure they were taken care of. She admits what she did and how it escalated. She did her time and is still punished for the mistakes of the past. The world though hears the word felony and they won’t give you a job or an apartment.
Zuri and Kat are making a video. Zuri is showing how to make a lemon cake with less, Kat with more. And during the video they are dgoing to hit them with the facts of how hard it is to re-enter society with a felony conviction.
I have to admit that I was surprised that as nothing came up for Zuri the person that Kat through to turn to was Adena. But I have to admit, I will be happy that Adena makes her return. Because no matter what happens with Kat and Adena – they loved each other. And seeing them find each other in whatever space they want to – I am ready for it.
Richard responded to Sutton’s text and said he wanted to meet her later at the apartment. Look, I may not agree with all of the things that either of them have done, but the next moments, make me angry.
Because Richard doesn’t show up. He sends his friend. Richard is afraid that he’ll crumble if he sees her and not say what he needs to say. Richard wants a divorce. He sent his friend to tell Sutton. Richard is broken. He said she can take anything she wants. She says she doesn’t want a damn thing and walks out.
Sutton is broken too. But she had the balls to show up. Richard could learn something.
- I get that Jane was upset, but crying into your subordinates arms is not smart.
- The team helping Alex think of idea to help Joey was hilarious.
- Alex accidentally messaging the group chat – been there.
- The fact that Nicole ended up talking to her staff and Mark gets suspended.