Over at Santa's Village, the yuppie moms have gone from being horrified at Bad Santa to severely pissed at Sexy Elf, and have tattled on her to Crazy Supervisor Lady, who stomps over to ask if she spoke about Santa in a lewd and denigrating manner. Victoria tries to explain (although just what she might say, I have no idea) but Crazy Supervisor Lady fires her on the spot and orders her to turn in her "elfin wear" to the customer service desk. I quite like Victoria, but she seriously needs to grow up. She grabs the bottle of water that one of the yuppie moms is suddenly holding, stomps over to Santa, and says, "FYI, my partridge was as fake as my pear tree," and I know what she means by the partridge thing, but she lost me on the pear tree. And she dumps water all over Santa. Um, you go, girl?
Lauren's finishing up her phone call in Kate's office when Kate's laptop beeps. So Lauren goes over to look and sees that despite Kate having been out of the office for who knows how long, she's signed into her IM program, and "MichaelM572" has written to let her know that tomorrow afternoon's meeting has been cancelled and he can check in at 3 PM. Lauren deviously replies (screen name "Kfox") that three is good for her as well and asks for the address, which Michael provides, along with a "Shhhhh " tagged on to the end of it. Lauren smirks, and jumps up when Kate strolls into the office. Lauren surreptitiously quits the IM program and begs off the meeting, asking to reschedule. Kate says that's fine and walks her out, with Lauren sweetly saying how much she appreciates Kate backing off from Michael. "Well, the client comes first," says Kate. "Still, you've been a good friend," says Lauren, who then asks Kate if she wants to get together this weekend. Kate makes a how-obvious-is-it-that-I'm-lying face and says she's going out of town this weekend, to the beach, which Lauren says sounds like fun, and wheels away. Kate makes her Eeek! face. Commercials.