After what was the most boring chapter so far, this latest entry has the audacity to open with the line:
“It’s been an interesting morning.”
Which tells me either that EL James is deliberately fucking with her readership, or else that her formative years were spent rapturously watching mold collect on soggy toast, because what follows is:
We left Boeing Field at 11:30 PST; Stephan is flying with his first officer, Jill Beighley, and we’re due to arrive in Georgia at 19:30 EST.
Congratulations — you’ve just described a normal flight. I was gripped from beginning to end: who’s the first officer? I gasped. When does it land? I pondered.
The only thing on this first page that could be described as remotely interesting is Christian suddenly pretending that he’s gone to Georgia to “work.” Which I now realize isn’t particularly interesting because pretending to work is the only form of work that Christian knows: