Nate and Justin’s scene starts with Nate trying to make Justin look ‘tough’. It is, of course, an almost impossible task as there is not a bit of toughness in him, except for the occasional fit of verbal aggression. I was surprised to see Nate bottoming, so this had to be part of this storyline.  Some of you sometimes point out a lack of ‘passion’ in some scenes under Marty’s direction. Recently he went through a rather tough personal crisis an it shows a little sometimes in a cooler directorial style.