Ellen and the FBI agents have a brainstorming session. I just can't get over the seeming stupidity of these two well-trained FBI agents wanting to take pointers on their non-case from a twenty-something with a chip on her shoulder. Shouldn't they be wiretapping Patty's phone, reading her emails, tracking her every move? Don't they know what federal agencies are capable of? Haven't they seen even a single episode of 24? MVP asks Ellen about the ongoing case against UNR. Ellen explains that Patty is representing the shareholders in a class action suit, but it doesn't really interest her. She is more concerned with the massive fraud that Walter Kendrick is perpetuating and his manipulation of the stock prices. Instead of getting all over that juicy criminal tidbit like dog hair on a black sweater, MVP blasély asks whether Patty can prove it. Ellen says no, but that's good because soon she'll start to get desperate.
It's awkward dinner time at the Hewes household. Patty and her annoying teenage son and Phil of the overly-coiffed head chit chat about Phil's nomination for Energy Secretary. Patty scoffs at her son's congratulatory words because Phil still has to be vetted. Hope you remembered to pay the taxes on that hooker! Patty then asks her son about when college acceptance letters might be showing up. I know she is busy, but it also seems like she is trying to be a good mother, so why doesn't she know any of this stuff? Can't she just have her secretary put it on her Outlook or something? Her son (okay, I'll admit I can't remember his name right now. I just got back from vacation so you'll have to excuse the lapse, but this show is also really crap about reminding its audience of names. For example, Mr. Cheeseburger. I have no idea what his name is. I'm sure I could go look it up, but the show could also, you know, tell me.) Anyway ingrate son mumbles about his Harvard letter being in the mail and shut up already. Patty then asks about his new girlfriend and when they get to meet her (see she is trying) and he says they can meet her when he knows they are serious. Phil raises an eyebrow, but it could be just an attempt to draw attention to himself, because he is still more or less wallpaper. The over-privileged brat announces that he might be ready to bring his girlfriend home. Phil sets the date for Friday. There is something about the way that the son says it that the girl he is bringing home is either going to be: a guy, his friend's MILF, or Claire Maddox.