Have you ever really wanted to get back with your ex after you broke off your engagement because she was non-committal and you slept with her main rival the same night? OK, well that's what happening here. Jonah gets an opportunity to sit in on the casting call for the Riley-inspired female lead of his movie and realizes just how hard it is to find a girl like Riles. It can't be that hard. Just smear some finger paint on a mannequin, tape an iPod with some Miley Cyrus to it and call it a day. Jonah doesn't like any of the actresses who audition and ends up butting heads creatively with the director who is sort of his superior now on this project. He fires Jonah. Luckily, leading man Owen Anderson has creative differences with the director as well and has the producer take him off the project, recommending Jonah take the helm. This should be good.
Meanwhile, Riley is trying to hold a fundraiser for her inner-city school project thing aimed at appealing to the child within all of her prospective donors. Drew tags along so he can continue his expedition into Riley's pants. The fundraiser starts off rocky, with none of the attendees participating in Riley's harebrained kid games. Drew saves the day with his particular brand of goofiness. He gets people jumping in moon bounces and crap. The fundraiser ends up being a huge success and raises way more than Riley expected through a silent auction, which becomes not so silent when Drew gets ticked off at a bidding war on an auction entry from Jonah. To try and show up Jonah, Drew declares a private show from his own rock band as part of the auction. Nobody bids on it. Instead, his quick thinking leads him to try and auction off a date with Riley, which actually gets a good response. Then, Jonah shows up and starts outbidding everyone, including Drew. Just as Jonah's about to win a date with Riley, Ella shows up and has the winning bid of $2,000. Busted.
But Ella lets it slide because she's been sneaking around herself. She's decided she needs to break into WPK in the dead of night to erase the fake records Amanda has that incriminate Ella for the company's missing money. To do so, she'll need a special code that only one nerdy guy Jonah met on his one day working for WPK has. That means Ella has to set up a blind date with this guy and work her magic so she can get her hands on the code, which he keeps on his keychain. She manages to not only get the code, but get dumped by this guy whose thick-ass glasses apparently don't work. Ella employs David to help her with his burglary expertise. That night, they break into WPK. They're unable to access the servers with the information so they just break into Amanda's office and try to steal physical file folders. ...OK, makes sense. They come across a folder for Sydney which has photos of different paintings. David is able to put it together that Amanda's after that painting. So nothing really gets resolved, but Ella comes to the realization that she feels guilt for keeping all of these covert operations from Jonah and wants to be completely open and honest with him. Don't do it, Ella!
David agreed to help Ella because she helped David in his hour of need. Coal becomes a hot mess when David fires Marcello for being Marcello. It just so happens that with the restaurant understaffed, a big-time food critic would show up, which David wouldn't have even noticed if it weren't for Ella's "who's who" encyclopedia in her head. And on top of all of that, Lauren shows up and decides to save the day by being a waitress. Yup. It's Super Doctor Hooker Waitress! This gesture doesn't go unnoticed by David -- at least eventually it doesn't. He thanks Lauren when he gets a glowing review from the food critic and everything seems close to being forgiven. These things just take time.
And we find out what all that dark morgue business was with Drew last week. He tracks down Lauren and in confidence claims the special heart valves invented by Dr. Mancini are actually killing patients over time by releasing toxins into their systems. He needs Lauren's help from inside Michael's team if they're going to set this right. Super Doctor Hooker Waitress to the rescue!
We begin tonight overlooking The Complex Pool. Riley and Drew float on pool chairs, stargazing. Riley gets Drew to fall into the pool while stretching to see a star she's pointing out. He pulls her in, too. She starts talking about how she can't ruin her hair because of her fundraiser tomorrow for her school development project. She really hopes her idea of appealing to everyone's inner child will work. Jonah walks into the courtyard just in time to catch her and Drew making out and has to just keep walking...
...Jonah comes home announcing to Ella before he's even in the door that he's been invited by Curtis Heller to sit in on a casting session for his movie, but Ella is finishing up lighting romantic candles and is all dolled up in a teddy. My goodness. She's obviously after something and as she kisses Jonah, she uses her sexy talk to get around to asking him to show her how to access the WPK servers and delete the incriminating billing records against her. Say wha? Jonah doesn't agree with the plan. Ella: "See what I'm wearing? Now picture this... covered in a prison jumpsuit!" Jonah lets up a little bit, but reveals that even if he wanted to help her do this, they'd need to get a security code from some nerdy IT guy Jonah met on his one day working for WPK. Sounds like a dead-end. Jonah, however, conveniently throws in a little fun fact about the guy to end the conversation. Jonah thought the guy was really jumpy about being the guardian of the security code, but it turns out he was just afraid Jonah would reveal he has a secret online dating addiction. Things that make you go "hmm."
At Coal. Marcello is flying off his panhandle. He's berating all his cooks, going to each one and getting in their face about their mistakes. In fairness, all these cooks sound like morons, but he's definitely being excessive. David tries to calm Marcello down, telling him he's being loud enough for the restaurant patrons to hear him, but it's as if Marcello isn't even hearing him through his force field of power. David intervenes when Marcello won't let up on one of his cooks and fires him. "People come to this restaurant to eat my food," Marcello says. Good luck without me, is the gist of Marcello's parting words. I never liked that guy.
ULA. Drew is trying to resuscitate a patient who has flat-lined. It's completely cliché ER drama. He's still applying CPR as nurses try to call time of death. Later, after the body has been taken away, Drew sneaks some blood from the cadaver. Lauren walks in and sees Drew take the vial of blood. Lauren asks lots of questions, implying she might be a tattletale, but Drew turns it around on her since he didn't ask her a million questions about her whoring. He wants her to keep quiet.