We learn that Simon is up for an advertising award, and he really wants to win it, but isn’t sure how to make an impact on the judges. Lauren devises a plan for billboards and blimps (well, they couldn’t get the blimp) to display his message “Simon Roberts Makes an Impact” throughout Chicago.
While reading the list of nominees, Sydney sees a familiar name: her high school crush Josh. The office decides to hold a party for all the nominees and Sydney dolls herself up to see him. (And looks freakin’ gorgeous in that Narciso Rodriguez dress!) She reveals to her unhelpful colleagues that she bought a snow globe to represent the relationship with Josh she could have had, only she was always too nervous to ever speak to him.
When Josh finally approaches her at the party (with Lauren, Andrew, and Zach oogling the situation from afar), he kisses her and confesses he always had a crush on her as they dance under the office tree.
After a weekend full of magical dates of binge-watching Bones with Josh, Sydney is over the moon. Until she and Simon see a few ads for “Josh Hayes Makes an Impact.” She storms into Josh’s office and accuses him of stealing their idea, which she had casually mentioned over the weekend while filled with wine and Bones watching. Offended, Sydney accuses him:
And if you’re a Buffy fan, which you should be if you aren’t, you understand why this is amazing!
Josh doesn’t see the big deal because advertisers steal from each other all the time. But Sydney isn’t like that. “Bye! See you never!” and storms out lopsided after one of her heels broke off. I know that feel, girl.
In the end, Simon didn’t win and Sydney is sad about the betrayal of confidence, but the gang goes out for drinks after the award ceremony. To make Sydney feel better, they re-create her snow globe fantasy with Zach as the man in the scarf, Lauren throwing fake snow, and Andrew playing the song.
Simon looks on and decides that even though he didn’t win, he “has everything he needs.”
And, not gonna lie, I got a little misty.
I’d like to end this post by showing off the super exciting thing that happened! I tweet at Sarah when my reviews go up and…out of her 92K followers, she actually noticed! Look, my URL is in there and everything! Needless to say, I had a heart attack of joy.
Thank you for reading, Sarah! It means the world to me and more!