Quinn vs. Kelsey Round Two
Kelsey and Liza confront Quinn about her buying books in bulk to boost sales and effectively ruining their reputation. Quinn states the
money the book is bringing in is real, what else do you need? Kelsey states, “Integrity means something in this business and this is screwing with my business . . . and it’s unethical.” Quinn defends her actions by saying the timing and precision of this book making the best sellers list is about name recognition for her and her plans to run for Senate. She got the books numbers up so that by the time she announces her senate race in 11 weeks, she’ll have already been on all the talk shows talking about the book. Her take is that this will blow over quickly and Millennial will have pocketed millions. Quinn asks Kelsey if she needs to call The Cut and they’ll them Millennial does not support their authors enough to show up for a very important event. Kelsey again with the stink face, “I’ll be there.”
The Cut Interview
Liza meets Kelsey before THE CUT interview and they discuss that Kelsey wants to put out a press release naming Quinn as the sole conspirator to the book sales fraud. Liza points out that they can’t do that to their investors, let alone that no one will want to work with them if they throw their author under the bus. Kelsey reluctantly agrees. During the Q&A after the interview, people question Quinn on book sales’ validity. She plays the fool and throws the questions to Kelsey, but not before mentioning that integrity is of the utmost importance to her. Kelsey agrees that integrity is important and so is honesty and she begins to explain that there are bulk sales that contributed to “The Claws” numbers due to a series of upcoming speaking events. Kelsey gains the upper hand by saying “I’m so proud to be the first to announce that Quinn Tyler is running for Senate in the great state of California!”
Go, Kelsey! I love her feistiness. Now Quinn is the one shooting daggers.
The Clue from Charles
Remember Liza and Charles have agreed to not discuss work, I almost think he would have included her on conversations about his plans had she wanted to discuss work with him. However, that’s not the case. So as Liza arrives at Charles’ house one night, she sees a letter on the table that he’s taking out a huge loan on his townhouse. He catches her snooping and when she asks him what’s up he just says he’s moving things around. She asks him if everything is ok and completely ignores her question and changes the subject to their flirty banter.
Let’s Check in With Maggie
Do you think it’s funny that Maggie, of all people, is traumatized by witnessing the birth of a baby? She seems like someone who could handle something like that. She can barely talk about “the incident” and Lauren sets out to help her recover. They attend a support group for men (and Maggie) who have been traumatized by witnessing childbirth. The group is led by a soulful Beth who automatically locks into Maggie. The stories the guys tell are hilarious to me. Maggie gets up and leaves but later returns to the store where Beth was leading the group. Beth suggests Maggie needs a private tutorial and of course, this leads them to a date and ending the night with a kiss. We will see if this truly cures Maggie of her issue with the lady V.
Let’s Check in With Josh and Claire
Josh and Claire are seemingly working very well together as co-parents. The new parent collapse in exhaustion and Claire thanks Josh for being so amazing, stating she can’t imagine how she ever thought she could do this alone. Later, Josh is discussing this exchange with Lauren and trying to decide if he should just be with Claire for the baby. Lauren questions him on what HE really wants and he says he just doesn’t think they’re right for each other. A few days later, Josh asks Claire if they can talk about the other night. He tells her he’s so happy they have baby Gemma together, BUT… Claire: “Are you breaking up with me?” Josh: “Are we together?”
The couple agrees they keep trying to force themselves together, for a green card and for a baby and though those are good reasons; they’re not the right reasons to stay together. So on bended knee, Josh asks Claire for a divorce.
Now For the Kicker!
We end “The Unusual Suspect” with Kelsey, Liza, and Diana meeting with Redmond to discuss the Audrey Colbert book. Since the news of Quinn Tyler’s run for Senate explains the dagger in the sales numbers, they are ready to move forward with Audrey. Unfortunately, Redmond explains they just accepted another offer last night of $800,000. They went with a new little startup called “Mercury”. He tells Kelsey you know the editor, Zane Anders, and Redmond makes a quick exit for a better table at a better restaurant. Now the ladies are questioning where Zane could get that kind of money and of course, you see it written on Liza’s face. She knows exactly where! Charles!
I’m excited the news of Mercury is now on the table because this should lead to major drama for everyone involved. I can’t imagine this will be good for Charles and Liza’s budding relationship. Kelsey and Zane have always been part together, part competitors so this is also a major issue for them. Now that Josh is single, all our #TeamJosh fans are sure to be eagerly waiting what’s next.
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