Soigne is a term that we use in the restaurant industry
to denote a VIP.
Certain schools of hospitality
believe that everyone is soigne
and I love that idea.
Thematically for this episode, that was important
because somebody comes in who is soigne,
who's beautiful and elegant,
and has a life that just seems untouchable,
may not be exactly what she seems.
I love the characters of Simone and Serena
up against each other
because I really do think it's a conversation
about choices that are available to you as a woman.
You wanna know what I think?
You shouldn't have married him.
It is not that easy.
And here we are.
On the one hand,
you have Serena who married out of the restaurant.
And then you have Simone who has chosen another route.
Working to give herself certain freedoms
and to give herself the life that she wants.
And I do think that as Tess asks herself more and more,
"Who am I? Who am I going to become?"
These two women represent two different paths.
Good reminder of the consequences.
Consequences of what?
To make the safe choice.
STEPHANIE: Tess is really testing her sexuality.
The moment that she has with Jake behind the bar,
she's feeling her own sexual energy.
And the power of it.
It's not something that she can put into words yet,
'cause it doesn't make total sense
but she feels it.
And that is what this awakening
is about in this season.
Trying to feel things you can't explain.
You going to Home Bar later?