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After turning over a welcomed leaf and leaving her last house behind, Blanca has finally formed the House of Evangelista and in their second ball appearance manage to take home two first-place trophies. That includes the category of Legendary Runway, whose reigning winner is the head of the House of Abundance, Elektra. To celebrate, Blanca goes to a well known gay bar but faces transphobia at the hands of predominantly gay white men. Unwilling to let the incident go, Blanca makes it her mission to return to the bar but when she does, the cops are called, and she lands in jail. Elektra is the one who uses her passability – and monthly allowance – to get Blanca out with one condition: they battle again for the legendary title.

Meanwhile, Damon doesn't take home a trophy, but he does walk out of the ball with a date – the attractive and charming Ricky. Damon's first foray into the world of dating seems exciting as he and Ricky hang out and begin making formal date plans. However, the bottom of a burgeoning romance appears to fall out after Damon skips out on an evening with Ricky to attend his very first ballet, courtesy of his school dance instructor. The experience opens Damon's eyes to his potential future and the magic of art but causes a rift with Ricky, who feels left behind by Damon. The two seemingly part ways, but Damon doesn't give up and is finally able to convince Ricky he's serious about their relationship. As a sign of good will, they attend a ballet performance together.

Across town, Stan and Patty get into a fight about finances after Stan buys a Cadillac but refuses to buy a dishwasher. When Stan brings up the tensions of his home life to his boss, Matt, during a casual conversation, Matt figures out he's having an affair. In what appears to be a sign of support, Matt makes Stan a deal that gets him his dishwasher if Stan is willing to work extra hours.


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Ricky: You wanna go grab a slice or somethin'? On me.
Damon: You mean like a date?
Ricky: I mean, I'm smart, and cute, and cute, and I smell good. You could do a lot worse.
Damon: Okay, but... can we go sit at dinner and talk first? I mean, isn't that what you're supposed to do on a date?

Blanca: Did your daddy ever give you the talk?
Damon: The talk?
Blanca: The birds and the bees.
Damon: Yeah, he did. It was really awful. He was sayin' all this stuff about women's anatomy, and things like that. The whole time I was thinking this is not the information I need to get. Like sweet baby Jesus, this is not helping me. But I couldn't ask him the questions I really wanted to know, which was about what men to together and stuff. Or I'd be found out. I was afraid he'd kill me.
Blanca: Well, here's what no one will tell you but me. Gay life is hard. Here.
Damon: I don't need these. I don't plan on having sex with Ricky.
Blanca: Oh child, no one ever plans on having sex. And I can't be your mother and your conscience. I'm not always going to be here to protect you. You are a good looking young man. And soon, you are going to want to start exploring. But you gotta make smart choices.