Back at Fox Daddy & Associates, Nick is stomping around because Clifford Kim has filed hundreds of discovery requests, apparently because he is "vindictive" and not, you know, doing his job, so I don't know that it's necessary to refer to him as "the jerkboy of the San Francisco bar," and as Nick trails Kate into her office, she says, "So we have to answer a lot of questions; he just wants to intimidate us into settling." Nick points out that there's a Christmas deadline on the motions. "He's punishing us for beating his ass" in the hearing. Kate's not convinced, and Nick tells her not to be naïve. "Lawyerboy called me out, I called him back, and now he's struck first blood," although I really think that should be "drew" first blood. Kate sits down. "I suppose you want me to write all the responses," she says, but Nick says he'll take care of it, much to Kate's surprise, even though Nick has shown himself to be a hard worker in his own right in the past. And I'd like to point out also that at least Nick doesn't run around meeting matchmaker clients all day long.
Kate's phone beeps. It's Serena, out shopping for toys for the baby. She's just phoned to tell Kate how hard it is to shop for a baby. I'm sure she'll muddle through, though. She outlines all the purchases she's made, like a Bugaboo stroller with a parasol, just like Brooke Shields's for her "miracle baby," and she's high on the waiting list for Good Mommy & Me class, whatever that is. Kate's rolling her eyes so forcefully, I can't believe Serena can't hear it over the phone. Or maybe she's too busy making a clerk take back a stuffed giraffe for having an "imperfect ear," like, heaven help the poor kid that Serena raises. Kate practically screams at the top of her lungs as she asks if Serena's bought a car seat yet, and Serena's forgotten, but it's at the top of her to-do list. Speaking of which, she wants Kate to come shopping with her tomorrow so they can find a cute outfit to bring the baby home in. Kate says she can't, but Serena says she can. "You're my lawyer, and I'll be paying your full hourly for your assistance, okay?" Kate doesn't even really answer. She just drops the phone, laughing.
Back at Bad Santa and Sexy Elf's Land of Inappropriate Holiday Rutting, Victoria's being all subversive to the department store that gave her work and directing some couple to another store where they'll get better value for their money. Then her cell phone rings and she answers it "hell on earth" like SHUT UP VICTORIA JUST QUIT ALREADY IF YOU HATE IT SO MUCH and it's Kate, who says she's on her way to Michael's place, and Victoria says that's "kinky" because it's still light outside, whatever that means, and Kate 's going to stop by the store tomorrow to do some shopping, and checks to see if Victoria gets an employee discount. "Do you think I took this job for the humiliation and the pee-pee smell?" says Victoria, and I don't know why I expected any more professionalism from her at her second job than she displays at her regular job.