Tripp requests that Nick set up a "sit down" between Tripp, Patrick, and Simon Elder up at the Darling country house, named "Valhalla." The sooner the better he says, settling on "tomorrow evening." Nick expresses skepticism that Simon would travel sixty miles up the Hudson for a meeting the night before Thanksgiving, and Tripp responds, "You handed him the deed to Darling Plaza to gain influence with him, right? So use your influence. Cash it in." Nick agrees to set up the meeting and then stands up to leave, but before he can make a clean getaway, Tripp tells Nick that he expects him at his side for the meeting. Nick is all, "But Mr. Scrooge, the holiday is tomorrow and the missus will be expecting me!" But rather than being visited by three ghosts and then telling Nick to buy the biggest turkey in the market, Tripp promises to have Nick out of the house by "really early Thursday morning" so that he can make it to Lisa's parents' house for Thanksgiving. Nick, evidently never having seen an episode of Dirty Sexy Money, believes this promise.
Over in a posh hotel room, Patrick and Ellen continue their highly functional, not-at-all-Clinton-esque marriage. Ellen asks Patrick if he's set up a meeting with Paula Jones -- sorry, "Carmelita" -- and Patrick wishes he could have been drinking something so that he could have done a spit take when he hears his wife mention her name. Patrick claims that this maybe isn't the greatest time for a sit down, seeing as Carmelita has finals coming up for her cosmetology school. Ellen asks when a good time might be for Carmelita, and Patrick answers a question with a question, wondering what exactly Ellen wants to talk to her about. She tells him to just make it happen if he wants to stay married to her. So far, this episode seems to be choking one hell of an hour out of the logline, "Everybody goes to meetings."