Greetings Trashies! Here we are, finally at the MDLNY season 5 finale extravaganza. Let’s get right to it, shall we?
We open with Luis, who’s in his office waiting for Ronita. “Ronnie, you’re late,” he says.
“Uh yeah, I’m not actually late,” she says. “I was up all night doing research for the important call you couldn’t make because I wasn’t in yet.”
“Okay then! What have you found?” he asks. Luis is about to make one of the most important cold calls of his career, to try to secure a deal with the Toll Brothers developers on their latest project. Ronnie quizzes him. It turns out he’s already well-prepared, but he can’t pronounce the architect’s name – Christian de Portzamparc.
He gets on the phone with David Von Spreckelsen, President of Toll Brothers City Living. “I’m calling about 400 Park Avenue South,” he says. He says he was in the building Whatsisface built the other day, and fell in love with it. And now he wants to become an ambassador to the building. Big silence. “It’s something that hasn’t been done before, and I’d like to explain to you in person what that really means.” David Von Whosit-sen agrees to a meeting!
On to Ryan, who’s meeting Soly in the SoHo Cigar Bar. Ryan says this year has been great for him, but there’s one thing he never got over, which was being fired from the Spring Street listing. “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through professionally” he says.
“Is this your spot?” asks Ryan. Soly says yes, and offers him a smoke. Ryan passes. He says this hasn’t sat well with him; every morning he thinks of it. He tells Soly, “When I am given complete authority to sell out a building, I am the best there is.” Soly puffs a bit, then says, “If you have a buyer, please bring him on, I’m happy to do a deal with you.”
Ryan says, “No. No, I don’t want to do that. You gave me the listing once, and I want my building back. There’s no one better to do with job. That’s why I’m here in a cigar bar, and I f*cking hate cigars.” Soly gives him 30 days to sell out the entire $18.5 million building – yay!
On to Fredrik in London. We pick up where we left off last week, with Fredrik darting out onto the roof deck to avoid Kai. Derek follows. When he finds out Fredrik is dwelling on the miscarriages, he says, “Live now, live in the present.”
“Don’t be angry with me! Don’t be angry with me!” cries Fredrik, just like a little boy, say, Kai’s age. Then he melts in Derek’s arms and cries. Derek tells Fredrik Kai is his son, too. This is a huge revelation to Fredrik.
“How can my arch nemesis be my SON?”
“You have it here right now. You have a son already,” says Derek. “Make the effort, and you’ll see what I’m talking about.” So Fredrik sucks it up and goes inside. “First of all, I’m sorry,” he says. “It’s been a tough year.” Kai runs straight into his arms.
“Maybe I don’t hate crummy old Kai after all!”