Patrick and Jeremy are in his office, and Patrick's expressing surprise that Jeremy wants a job in his office. Patrick thinks it's all about being close to Nola, but Jeremy insists he's way over that. Jeremy says he'd just like to do his part "to make New York, and America, a little bit ... cooler, for everyone." It's a great line, but it's mostly in the delivery. Patrick seems to be buying it.
Tripp approaches Nick in the Imperial to ask about Hot Roadkill. Nick says he hasn't made lunch arrangements yet, and Tripp tells him to get it done because he needs this diversion right now. Life's hard? Go on a date with the hot girl your wife hit with her car. Works every time. Tripp suggests they invite Hot Roadkill to the wedding, and Nick tells him she's actually already coming as his date. Tripp is surprised (or pretends to be), and wonders if he wasn't clear enough about his feelings. Nick says he and Hot Roadkill are just friends. Tripp says this is for the best. Karen walks in and tells Nick she didn't put Lisa at his table because she figured that could be awkward. Nick leaves, and Tripp and Karen have an extremely boring heart to heart, in which she tells him how much this whole wedding thing means to her. He can't bring himself to tell her what Simon offered, which makes no sense. He loves her, right? So freaking tell her. You're saving her, not hurting her. Instead, he calls Nick after Karen's gone and tells him to go see Simon and tell him he has a deal. Nick looks like he thinks this is a terrible idea.
Nick's at Simon's, offering him the deal. Simon's "almost impressed." He says he'll call it off as soon as he gets the shares. Nick tells him a day like this will take days or weeks, and the ceremony's in four hours. But Simon won't call it off until the deal is done.
Nola sees Jeremy wheeling a tray around in Patrick's office and asks if he's lost. He tells her he's now working as a "GS-1" federal employee. Patrick walks in with a bunch of people in suits and talks about walking around in his mom's high heels as a kid. Nola's not liking this. Patrick asks her how they can get Evan O'Connell back, and she tells him to get a new father. Jeremy says he has an idea, but Nola says he doesn't. Then she takes Patrick in the other room and tells him to fire Jeremy. He argues, but she makes it easy for him: Jeremy or her. He says he'll fire Jeremy.