Maybe someone can explain the condom scene to me. Why did Lori take the condom as such an affront when just two weeks ago, she had insisted on her porn costar wearing it for the anal sex scene? Did people just think it was needed for anal sex? Or was she offended because she felt Vincent knew her personally? Even if that was the case, Vincent would have been out of his mind to not use it, and she should have realized that too. He knew her, yeah - as CC's prostitute for years, and then again for years as a porn actress. Not exactly someone who hadn't been exposed to many, many partners. I just didn't get that scene. She works in that business, she certainly would have known about AIDS (not to mention other diseases).
Emily Meade is doing a wonderful job portraying Lori as someone who looks at least 20 years older than first-season Lori (only 2 "real" years prior!) Some of it is hair and makeup, but much is also her demeanor. (Compare that to the twins, who seem exactly the same age as the first season.) I also thought her singing was fantastic and was disappointed at the ending, but we've all been in that situation when nothing seems to work out, no matter what you try, so I got her, too. I'm still hopeful that she will end the series as some type of moderately-popular Tori Amos-type musician who does a set at Lilith Fair 10+ years later.