Moods and emotions run high in Monte Carlo at the Spencer Summit fashion show when LIZZIE’s sudden illness prevents a worried MAYA from modelling. After the success of the show, ZENDE is eager to party, but NICOLE begs off, offering to stay with Lizzie and Rick to give Maya a chance to enjoy the fun. Taking Maya to the dance floor, Zende gets tipsy and rants to his sister-in-law about Nicole’s absence. Soothing her brother-inlaw’s discontent, Maya is grateful for his presence when Zende defends her against a drunken partygoer’s jibe about her transgender status. Telling Maya that she deserves respect, Zende returns her embrace as she kisses him and strokes his face. Next morning, the two are unnerved about the night before.
Zende (Rome Flynn) and Maya (Karla Mosley) get close on the dance floor.