Inside the lobby, Rachel greets the receptionist, telling her that she wanted to come and surprise her husband for lunch. The receptionist politely informs Rachel that Dwight is on a conference call. He shouldn’t be more than a few minutes. Rachel decides to wait in the lobby. A few moments later, a low-level account manager, Connor (Pierce Paris), walks in from his lunch break and begins to talk to the receptionist. Noticing Rachel sitting there, he studies her legs, fingers, cleavage, and lips, fixating on her. He becomes so distracted that he barely hears the receptionist talking to him.
It’s obvious that Connor is attracted to Rachel, though he tries to keep his cool. At first, he finds an excuse to linger at the reception desk before he decides to approach her and make awkward conversation. Even though they had met briefly before, Rachel doesn’t remember him but tries to be polite. Encouraged and obviously thinking she remembers him, Connor goes on to speak candidly. As they chat, Rachel mentions the new agency. Connor looks confused and asks what she means. She casually explains what her husband has been telling her about for weeks: the spinoff agency he is creating with one of their former competitors. How he will be hand picking a team of the best creatives to run it. Connor listens to this eagerly, the wheels in his head turning. He knows for a FACT that Dwight’s other partners hate that competitor and would never agree to this. It must be a self-serving side hustle. Connor smiles, hiding the fact that he is seething inside.
Mr. Daniels (Dale Savage) abruptly enters the reception area and greets his wife. Connor manages a smile and watches the happy couple walk out the door. Dwight gives his wife’s ass a loving squeeze as they leave and Connor’s eyes narrow. His expression darkens.