Meanwhile, Daniel, Khalil and Spyder get together to listen to the new beats. Daniel is supposed to play the version of the track that he and Khalil worked on together, but instead he plays his original. There’s immediate tension between him and Khalil. Spyder says he really likes it, but Khalil insists that Daniel play the version with more bass. Daniel does and Spyder finds it too hard to decide which is better. So, Khalil moves on to some music he produced himself and it becomes crystal clear that he and Daniel are done.
Later, Issa takes Daniel out for a thank-you dinner, but he’s in a terrible mood after how things transpired with Spyder and Khalil. She gets him out of his funk by saying “Is that Jay-Z and Beyoncé over there? Oh no, that’s a mirror. That’s us. We cute.” He softens at her jokes, but his wall goes back up when she tells him she decided to take the property manager job so they can have their own space to “figure things out.” He doesn’t seem all that thrilled for her, so she asks him what the deal is and he flippantly responds that he and Khalil are no longer working together. She suggests he apologize after he explains the situation, but he just laughs and says, “I just think it’s funny you’re giving me career advice…You don’t really know what it’s like to really care about what you do…Your life is all over the place, all right. I mean I always save you from some s**t.” Issa is stunned, but thankfully the waiter comes over with some alcoholic beverages to take the edge off.
Later in bed, they lie awake with their backs to each other. Daniel says, “You know I was just upset about the Khalil thing,” and although she says it’s fine, her expression says it’s not. He cuddles her, and they start hooking up just like in her fantasy (minus the Hot Cheetos). But before they get really busy, Issa stops him and says she can’t do it because “it doesn’t feel right.”
My how things have changed in the blink of an eye episode. So does this mean Issa is finally moving out and on with her life? T-minus seven days until season three, episode four premieres on Sunday, September 2, at 10:30 p.m. PT/ET.
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