The play Spike Heels presents an engaging examination of love and contemporary relationships. Andrew and Lydia are in a relationship, although Lydia is concerned that Andrew wants to postpone their impending marriage. Andrew’s neighbor Georgie confides in him that her boss, Edward, has made unwanted sexual advances toward her, and Andrew confesses to giving permission to Edward to pursue her.
Georgie changes clothes in front of Andrew, which makes him feel uncomfortable. She also tries to seduces Andrew, which sets up the sexual tension between them.
In act II, scene I, Georgie and Lydia argue. Lydia feels jealous of Georgie because of her proximity to Andrew as his neighbor and confidant. She is also suspicious that Georgie and Andrew have had sex, which may be the driver behind Andrew’s cold feet.
During the argument, which ranges from a heated conversation to outright contentious, Georgie reveals her feelings of inferiority, as it’s clear that Lydia thinks she is better than Georgie. Both Georgie and Lydia want the other to see the situation from their perspective, and that goal is largely successfully achieved. Both Georgie and Lydia leave the argument with a better understanding of the other, and they are also able to find common ground, namely in their overall distrust of men, which changes both characters for the remainder of the play.