Kevin has managed to lure Scotty into his baby trap and while Evan and Scotty form a lifelong bond, Nora makes the coffee. She can't believe that The Senator's quiet day at the office was jinxed by Kevin's inability to knock on wood. Now Kitty and The Senator will never be able to talk about...something. Kevin is just about to grill her on that when Scotty comes back sans Evan but with the gossip that Gov. Kern had an affair and it's all over the web. Kevin feigns surprise. Nora does a better job looking wowed that Scotty could get Evan to sleep so easily. Kevin titters that Scotty is a babywhisperer, but Scotty is fully aware of what Kevin is up to and doesn't let him push his baby agenda any further. Scotty hilariously gets his revenge by telling Nora that Kevin said she was complaining. She gets her dander up and Kevin is only spared the Wrath of Nora by the Wrath of The Senator. The Senator reaches through the phone, grabs Kevin by the ear and drags him to Santa Barbara. Leaving Scotty marooned at Nora's house.
Over at Ojai the B-team are burning the midnight oil. I still find it so strange that Holly, Saul, Ryan, and Rebecca make up the core of the Ojai "family" business. I wonder what William Walker would think of this arrangement? Oh, I guess Sarah is supposed to be leading the team, but her absence just accentuates the strangeness of the bunch. Anyway, it's the final face off between Ryan and Rebecca. Ryan pitches his idea first. He suggests that they strive to break even by selling the excess juice to a larger supplier leaving out the middle man and saving the 8%. Holly is unimpressed although Saul thinks 8% is nothing to scoff at. Saul, your finance background just does not give you the tools to understand these market conditions like Holly's vast experience as an...actress? Rebecca goes next. She wants to keep the extra juice, ferment it, and sell it off at a cheap price. Saul can't believe she would jeopardize the Ojai brand (or is it Walker Landing? The two seem completely intertwined at this point) with a low-quality product. Holly intervenes on Saul's rather heated rebuttal and Rebecca explains that she would create a new label for a third shelf offering with a screw cap. The screw cap suggestion gets Saul going again, but in my vast wine store experience, screw caps are becoming pretty common on decent wine. There's a cork shortage, you see. Holly asks Rebecca a few pointed questions but then gives her the green light. I can't tell whether we are supposed to be surprised that Holly gave Rebecca the win or whether we are supposed to see it as reinforcing the divisions in the company. At least Ryan doesn't bother trying to care.