Sebastian's entente with his lapsed friends shifts as Manon's network develops. Faustine's newfound lack of expectations compels her retreat while Sebastian's focus turns to potential job prospects. Sebastian's job search pulls Eurille into his orbit. Is Eurille simply Sebastian's latest comet? Manon's recent exercise routine develops a wild card, potentially enabling her move overseas. Jacob's casual pursuit of Manon requires his continued focus to assert control of their relationship. Through it all, A Slip of the Cue -- still a popular rock band -- maintains its task of reclaiming their songwriter, Manon.