Mavis immediately senses that Nasim and Jadwiga have become an item,
even though they deny it. Do it in my hotel, says Mavis, and you're
fired. Courtney tells Mavis that the party wants him to run for
state assembly. He'll be running against Martin James, an old friend
of Mavis. Now Courtney's a token for his party and his race, observes
Mavis. Courtney hopes he can count on support from Mavis. Later
that morning, Rita tells Courtney that she's seen Martin James'
website, and he's calling Courtney a carpetbagger. it also mentions
that Courtney lives in a seedy hotel. Let me handle this, says Mavis.
Mavis walks through the bar and sees Nasim and Jadwiga about to
embrace. She gives them a look, and they break apart. Mavis runs
into Martin James in Sophia's diner. She tells him that she doesn't
want him dogging her on his website. Martin promises to deal with
this. They continue talking, and Mavis mentions that Courtney worked
for Enron, but she sold her shares before it all turned to crap.
Mavis exits, and James tells staffers to get rid of the stuff on
the website. He has something much better. Courtney worked for Enron,
and his sister made money. Later, Mavis comes into the lobby to
find Courtney and Rita with federal agents who have come with a
search warrant. They're looking for evidence that Courtney and Mavis
conspired to commit insider trading while Courtney was at Enron.
When Courtney hears that Mavis talked to his competitor, he accuses
her of trying to sabotage his campaign. Outside the hotel, James
is holding a press conference. Courtney steps up to the microphone
and protests that he was completely out of the loop at Enron. He
knew nothing! In the kitchen later that night, the poker group has
convened. Courtney comes in with news stories from the press conference.
The Post calls him a scoundrel with a hot girlfriend. Mavis is in
Sophia's diner later that night. The place is almost empty. James
enters and comes over to where Mavis is sitting. She tells him that
Courtney wants to drop out of the race. She's surprised at what
has happened, because she remembers James as one of the good guys.
James says it's nothing personal. Mavis recalls some of the wild
times they had together in the eighties. Mavis threatens to reveal
that they used to do coke. Her word against his, says James. Maybe
she kept a photo. She's bluffing, says James. If a former diva tells
The Post they had some wild times in the eighties, she'll be believed.
Mavis hands him some Polaroids, and he agrees to call off the dogs.
Courtney runs for state assembly, and when his opponent, an old
friend of Mavis, decides to play dirty, Mavis shows him she can
play dirty too.