Lemon is working when Dennis startles her. He pulls out a Zack Morris cell phone (an upgrade from the pager!) and says he got the message she left for him while high on gas an hour ago in her office. Lemon admits she wasn't in her right mind and would never call him after everything he's done. Flashbacks: Dennis on To Catch a Predator, Dennis suggesting a threesome, Dennis hitting on the waitress then forcing Lemon to flee the restaurant without paying the check -- even though she checked her coat. Dennis says Lemon has subconscious lingering feelings for him, and he knew she'd one day be vulnerable from a gas leak or a coma or a super-period. She insists that he was a mistake, and the only thing she misses is the time in her life when she could afford to make mistakes. Just then, Pete announces that the staffers can head back upstairs. Dennis tells Lemon that he won't let her brush him off this easily. "And us Duffies, we don't quit. We didn't give up when we got kicked out of Ireland. We didn't give up when America sent us back. And when didn't give up when Ireland then just set us adrift on a log." He promises it's not over.
In the elevator, Kenneth is, as always, excited about what an exciting day it's been. Jack and Lemon are sour as ever. They get out of the elevator, and Lemon gets a call from Tracy, who says he's back. Lemon jubilantly tells the writers to do an Obama cold open, get a fart doctor, and -- what the hell -- write up that bum's Empire State Building idea. Tracy corrects her, saying he's back to where he was yesterday with too much respect. He tells her he even tried to call a women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos," then adds, "but apparently I'm allowed to talk like that. Why?"
Hank Hooper materializes from nowhere and hears that Lemon is talking to Tracy. He says he popped by to personally introduce himself to Tracy. Lemon lies that Tracy likes to learn his lines locked in the bathroom. Hank tells her, "Good luck tonight, you're going to need it!" He leaves, and Lemon returns to cajoling Tracy to return to the show. She digs deep and decides there's only one place that will revive his dying spirit: The strip club.