Bette travels to New York on business to ask for continued funding for the California Art Center from Helena Peabody, the ruthless daughter of Peggy Peabody, who takes over her mother's business and refuses to give anymore funds. Later, Bette finds herself lonely and has a one-night-stand with a woman she meets in a nightclub. Meanwhile, Tina is shocked and angry when her lawyer, Joyce, makes a pass at her. Jenny and Shane search for a new roommate. But they have no luck with interviews until a dashing young film maker, named Mark Wayland, drops by and charms both of them. Kit bonds with an inspirational speaker named Benjamin Bradshaw. Also, Shane has a run-in with a movie producer, named Veronica Bloom whom, after seeing Shane's quick wit and determination, offers her a job.