Maggie comes up with a donation to a Republican candidate. MacKenzie says that's not news -- everyone knows Will is Republican. "WHAT?" Kendra asks. Get with the program, Kendra! Will has mentioned his Republicanism like 18 times by now. I guess it's hard to tell when all he does is attack Republicans on his show. They knew Will was a speechwriter for George H. W. Bush but figured he was doing that "as a public service" or perhaps "to mess with him." Jim laughs at Maggie for saying something stupid again, and Maggie gets her "revenge" by informing everyone that Jim was kicked out of his study abroad program because he went to the Arctic circle to see penguins (which are on the other side of the earth) and flirted with an Inuit. "I was just trying to get past the disappointment of the penguins," Jim says. Maggie and Neal giggle as if this were funny. What the hell study abroad program takes place that close to the Arctic circle, anyway?
Jim finally reveals that in 2006, Fox tried to lure Will to Los Angeles to host a late-night show with a pile of money. MacKenzie didn't know about that, and now she has her stupid crying face on.
Also, Don walks in the newsroom and sees Jim and Maggie getting along well. Only took a year to figure that one out, Don.
MacKenzie barges into Will's office, but is not stopped by Terry Crews. Will tells Terry Crews to be better at his job and "attack" MacKenzie. "My life is in constant danger when she's around," Will says. Only if you're a whiteboard or a BlackBerry, Will. Terry Crew leaves the room. MacKenzie asks Will about that Fox show, which was offered while they were dating. Since Will seriously considered it, he must not have been all that serious about MacKenzie after all. So what? He still didn't cheat on her. "You never had any intention of marrying me!" MacKenzie says; "you were just gonna go to LA." Will takes a ring box out of his desk drawer while MacKenzie goes on and on about nothing. He opens it and shows her a huge diamond ring. I don't know how much he paid for it, but it was worth it to get her to shut up. Will says he never told MacKenzie about the Fox deal because he knew Fox didn't want to hire him; they were just using him as leverage to make a deal with someone they really wanted. Or something. Hollywood is so cruel! "That ring was meant for me?" MacKenzie whisper-sobs. Duh, MacKenzie. "But I've lived a life that's good and pure," no one would ever say but MacKenzie says now because Sorkin is not as good at dialogue as he thinks. Will points out that there was one thing she did that wasn't good or pure, then makes her say what that was: cheating on him. MacKenzie just got shut down, so she leaves the room by saying that Will should definitely use that ring again for his next proposal. Yeah, because it worked out so well the first time.