Back in the offices of Fox and Friends, Kate is on the phone while B-Plot paces restlessly in the background. When she hangs up, she says that they'll be having a hearing in the morning. B-Plot protests that it will be too late by then -- Ronica will have the kids on a plane to Maui. Kate assures him that Ronica can't do anything until after the show cause hearing, so there's nothing to worry about. Jerrold "Shatner" Fox asks B-Plot to sit down so they can have a talk. My God, that man is stretched taut. Anyway, Shatner cautions him that the judge, probably busy deciding recall election issues and the like, is very unlikely to want to revisit custody at this late date. B-Plot gives a little speech about how that's only because the motion comes from a strong black man, and the judge won't listen, or something. He argues that a black man in family court has no chance, no matter what his argument may be. Kate tells him that whatever the reasons for the existing order, the only way they're going to get it modified is to show some deficiency in Ronica's household -- preferably something that's come up since the last time custody came up. Maybe that white mini-dress, I'm thinking.
You know, speaking of wardrobe problems, I notice here that Kate is now wearing the blue sweater/high hair from the opening bit, even though in the last scene at the studio, she was in a different outfit. Hmm. Methinks that the teaser was originally the studio scene, with the Michael/Amy stuff coming after the first commercial, and they switched it. Otherwise, Kate has a lot fewer outfits than I thought. I hate when they bend time and space.
Oh, yeah. So anyway, when we last left our heroine and her associates, they were looking for a deficiency in Ronica's household. Nick suggests maybe wild parties or excessive drinking, or maybe "girl-on-girl action." Kate looks disgusted. The guys in the room, not so much. B-Plot eagerly brings up the matter of Ronica's boyfriend, who is a cigar-smoking so-and-so. Shatner thinks about that last mailing he got from the American Lung Association and thinks that the cigar smoke issue might have promise.
Then, before you know it, the meeting is over and Kate and Shatner are visiting in the outer office. She's inquiring, in fact, as to whether he would be interested in coming to her Thanksgiving party. Probably unwilling to ask the obvious question -- "Are we having tofurkey?" -- Shatner says he can't; he'll be in Vegas on Thanksgiving. He claims that he makes an annual "pilgrimage," so yes, Kate has to make a sketchy "pilgrim, har har" joke, with which she can't really get the bat off her shoulder, but...what are you gonna do? It's pilgrims. She asks Shatner to change his plans, since Vegas is always there (don't I know it), but he doesn't want to. They putter aimlessly down this road to nowhere until Kate just happens to mention that Mama Fox will be making an appearance, complete with sweet potatoes. Hmm, Mama Fox? Now, Shatner is up for it. What time is that dinner again? Oh, yeah. Half-past Skeevy and Inappropriate.