Veronica runs her freelance writing business out of the corner table of the Starbucks closest to her house, since her roommates won’t tell her the wifi password. Dylan, who’s been temping for the last four years, spills a Rick and Morty-branded frappuccino on her backpack.
Michelle does on-demand facials for GlamSquad. Amabella needs one before her big job interview to be the second personal assistant to Asahd Khaled. When Michelle shatters her bottle of Sunday Riley Good Genes serum in Amabella’s kitchen, they connect over a frantic Sephora run.
Michael heads out to a protest against ICE deportations. But he gets lost on the way and is swept up in a protest against sexual harassment in the workplace. There, he meets Esther, who drags him to progressive protests around the city as they slowly fall in love.
Sarah lost all her money in bitcoin. Kevin lost all his money in bitcoin. They meet at a support group for people who lost all their money in bitcoin, which is actually a front for a cult run by Post Malone.
Lawrence gets a third job making deliveries for Postmates to help pay off his credit card debt from the unpaid internship he took right after college. He delivers three red velvet cupcakes to Julia, who was once featured on Rich Kids of Instagram and has a modest Snapchat following. They bond over their mutual love of @dog_rates.
Maura’s powerful essay about her sexual assault goes viral, first for her cutting criticism of rape culture, then because did she fight back enough? Nate remembers her as his summer camp crush in 2003, and sends her his favorite GIFs on Signal.
Xavier and Clark tweet the same joke at a Donald Trump tweet. At first he accuses her of stealing it, but when the time codes prove she sent hers two minutes earlier, he asks her out. Jon Favreau officiates their wedding.
Katie and Olivia fight over the last box of Trader Joe’s mini ice cream cones. “I’m having a really rough week,” Katie says. “I just got laid off by a legacy media company after we unionized.” Olivia drops the box. “Me too,” she whispers. They split the ice cream.
Leonard, a former Trump campaign volunteer, is being investigated by Robert Mueller for possible collusion with Russia. Clarissa, a current White House intern, works the earpiece feeding him his lines. Leonard likes the way she stifles her giggles when he tells the investigators that he “know[s] nothing.”
Armand and Christine get stuck on the same L train for at least twenty minutes every morning for a week. Every day they make eye contact and grumble about Andrew Cuomo. On Friday, she finally tells him to follow her on Instagram.