Meanwhile, Harvey is looking at some piece of paper, and announces that Steven appears to be applying for another job. Steven wants to know what Harvey was doing in his briefcase. "I thought it was Ronnie's briefcase." Anyway, Steven attempts to dodge the question of whether he's leaving Winslow, Harvey reveals that he suggests Marla as a replacement, and as things begin to reach a rather fevered pitch, the doorbell rings. Who could that be?
It's Meredith. "Oh, I'm sorry, am I late?" Ronnie deems this to be a surprise, and Meredith is all, "You invited me!" Scott pulls Ronnie aside to confirm this, and she clarifies that she did so when Meredith and Scott were still a couple. Meanwhile, Lauren continues to hector Steven about this application, which is, specifically, to be headmaster of "Boston Prep," which one can only assume is some kind of snooty private school, without drugs and guns and cheating and Nude Olympics and porn and theft and human feet in lockers and bomb scares and sex in the hallways and abortions and stair diving and internet perverts and suspicious tutoring and cancer and sex columns and bullies and dungeons and un-geons and stalkers and severed hands and seniors preying on freshmen sexually and abuses of the Americans with Disabilities Act and debates about appropriate use of the N-word and sex sex sex sex…whew. Wait, why does he want to leave? Anyway, Steven explains that he just thought he'd throw his hat in the ring, and that he'll never get the job, but if he does, he doesn't know if he'd take it. But he notes that being a principal wears one down. "There are places that are less frustrating." Ronnie notes that the food is getting cold, and Lauren's all, "Enough about the food." "Hey," Ronnie fires back, "this is my house. Check your personality at the door." Lauren wants to know what that means. "Don't snap at me. You get away with it with other people, don't try it with me." Dana asks Harry if "it" is "always like this." What does she mean? Surprise birthday parties at Ronnie's? Harry says yes, pretending to understand the question. At this point, things fall apart a little. Scott tries to leave, Meredith says it's because he's afraid of her, Dick Teachie makes a locking-in-basement crack, Ronnie tells him to shut up, he tells her to shut up, and The Exposition Fairy starts playing "Feelings" on the piano. Ronnie yells at her to come to the table, and announces that they are going to start having a nice birthday party NOW.