Lemon finds Pete and Frank jamming out in a sound booth as they record their song about what Pete calls "that delicious little mystery called life." Lemon tells him to come with her to the editing room, but he wants to keep living the rock 'n' roll life. That is, until his arthritis kicks in. Lemon tells him she has some pain pills in her fanny pack, which is in the mini-fridge in her office, then tells him to come straight up to editing. After she leaves, Frank notices that their song is credited to "Hornberger and Rossitano." Pete explains that it's alphabetical, but Frank thinks he should get more credit since he coined the "It's never too late" part of their song. Pete angrily tells him, "When we get up at the Grammys, I talk. Not you!"
Edit room. Lemon picks up a call from Jack, who is beating himself up about bungling the negotiation with Sherry. "If I had done that in a mock negotiation in business school, Professor Widmer would have spanked me in front of the whole class... bare bottom," he chagrins. Lemon tells him that meetings with his nanny have an emotional component that complicates things. Jack compliments her for this keen business insight and tells her Professor Widmer would have given her a "good job spanking." She asks, "What is business school?" Either way, Jack realizes that Sherry has leverage over him -- "eight pounds of screaming, toothless, soft-skulled leverage." He plans to reformulate his negotiating tactics, taking the stance that he hates baby Liddy, so Sherry will have no leverage. Lemon says she could never hate Emily Dickinson. Jack hangs up on her. Lemon wants to resume cutting, but the editor feels nauseated. She thinks it's from her sandwich from American Sub Restaurant Very Clean Come In. She asks Lemon to leave her notes, then runs out in a vomitous frenzy.
Jenna materializes from nothing (a trick she developed to catch people talking about her) and says Lemon has no more excuses to stay in. Lemon begs off, claiming all clubs and dance halls and odeons are malarkey, but Jenna promises her she can leave if she doesn't like it -- "this isn't Eric Roberts' teepee."
Donaghy den. Jack swaggers into his renegotiation with Sherry and tells her plainly that he doesn't care for Liddy. They have nothing in common, save for a fondness for Avery's breasts. Not to mention that she's only one of two people who've ever thrown up on him -- and he hasn't spoken to Joe Namath since that Mardi Gras. Then he pulls out the trump card: "I don't even think that Liddy looks like me, so evolutionarily, that makes me want to eat her." He tells Sherry to take a pay cut or take a hike. Just when he thinks he's regained leverage, Liddy cries. Sherry stands by sternly, silently. He pleads for her to stay, ultimately offering to pay for everyone in her family to attend college.