Chapter 3, Part 2
Cutter watched as Natalie descended the stairs to the main floor of Shelter. He looked at her admiringly. "Well look at you," he said. He offered to buy her a drink and admitted that he always did so for the pretty women at the club. They headed to the bar where Cutter introduced Natalie to Nikki, the club's new bartender.
Nikki handed them cocktails with a mixture of ingredients that she had thrown together in Cutter's honor. "It's awful," Cutter and Natalie agreed after taking sips. The pair made their way through the club and ran into Rama, who was busy serving drinks. Rama and Cutter flirted, and Rama said something in Indian. She confessed that it loosely meant not to trust guys like Cutter.
Cutter and his attitude to "always leave the ladies wanting more" appeared to turn Natalie off, and she returned to the bar to request a tab of her own.
Blair arrived to audition a new singer for the club. She looked around and admitted that while the scene wasn't entirely the one she'd envisioned, she was happy that the place was filled with paying customers. She was putting her trust in Cutter.
Natalie returned from the dance floor, and she and Blair talked about their children briefly. A young female without a wristband made her way to the bar and asked Blair and Natalie to buy her a drink. She made rude comments about Rama, who had refused to serve her.
Blair tried to determine the girl's age. The girl noted that she usually carried fake identification with her, but she had lost it. Blair finally introduced herself as the owner of the club and advised the girl that she wouldn't be getting any drinks there. Blair learned that the girl was there for the audition.
As Dani poured shots for herself and her new roommates, Jeffrey tried to establish the history of Dani and her three dads. "It's complicated," Dani told him. Matthew announced that Drew was asleep, and the trio agreed to play a drinking game based on the use of the word father or dad. Dani quickly downed two shots.
Later in the evening, with bottles and cups strewn everywhere, the friends decided to switch from a game of quarters to one of strip Truth or Dare. Shirts and pants were quickly removed as the group chose their dares from pieces of paper in a hat. Matthew pulled one last dare out of the hat. It simply read kiss.
Matthew decided to kiss Dani as opposed to Jeffrey. He looked at her affectionately, and their kiss was passionate. Matthew declared that the game was over, and Dani announced that none of it would happen again. She and Matthew headed to their bedrooms.
"I want to make a truce once and for all," Victor announced when Todd answered Victor's knock on the hotel room door. Todd offered Victor a drink, and the men toasted to their kids and family. Victor revealed that he had to leave town and couldn't give anyone any details. He wanted Todd to look after Dani, Jack, and Sam.
"The kids are counting on you," Todd replied angrily. He added, "I should have killed you when I had the chance." He ordered Victor to leave. "I played you like a bad piano," Todd continued. He revealed that he hadn't really wanted to be friends with Victor anyway.
Victor suddenly punched Todd in the throat. As Todd gasped for air, Victor confessed that Todd really hadn't been suffering from the flu. Victor had put arsenic into Todd's scotch. Victor choked Todd, and Todd fell to the floor. "I hope you burn in hell, brother," Victor said.
Téa wandered aimlessly around her house and remembered all of the places that she and Victor had made love. Crying, she made her way to the nursery and found the toy giraffe with the stuffing pouring out of it.
The young girl sang for the crowd, and Blair hired her. Cutter argued with Nikki about serving the girl a drink, but Nikki was adamant and stood her ground. Blair paid the bills, and Nikki wouldn't go against her. Cutter thought that Nikki was jealous and angry because of Natalie's presence.
Jack found Todd on the floor when he walked into the open door of Todd's hotel room with a friend. "Call 9-1-1. Hurry!" Jack shouted.