In an attempt to win those precious conservative ratings, Will starts talking about Sarah Palin's Norway/Holland (not The Netherlands?) gaffe, shows a clip of it and then tries to tell us what Sarah Palin really meant to say and that Norway and The Netherlands are easy to mix up and Will manages to look even stupider now than he did in the previous segment. But I would totally watch that show.
Immediately following the show, Will goes to Charlie's office to apologize for it. "It was my fault," he says. I guess he's right in that he didn't fire Maggie and MacKenzie before it began. Charlie would rather talk about the email he got from MacKenzie, along with the 178,000 other people who work for ACN's parent company. I'm not sure if that was MacKenzie's error or Martin's. So now Will gets to watch as whatever tabloid AWN owns -- whose reporters also got the email -- runs with the story and the whole world talks about how Will's girlfriend who can't even use email cheated on him. "I wish you had told me," Charlie says; "I'd have made you feel better." It's been three years and Will still doesn't seem to feel better about it. But now that Charlie went and hired the woman who hurt him, I'm sure Will is feeling great. Thanks, Charlie! He lets Will go with a warning to "get it together down there" and an order to stop talking to Reese. Will doesn't look ready to obey it.
Neal invites Jim out to the crew's favorite post-show hangout, the only place nearby, he says, that "stays open late." In New York City. Doubt it. Jim accepts.
That leaves just MacKenzie and Will in the office to have yet another confrontation. "Are you in or are you out?" MacKenzie asks, suddenly deciding she has a right to be mad at Will. She's the one who ruined his show. He tried to save it with a ratings grab because his "best EP in the business" sucked out. But now he's the bad guy for not respecting MacKenzie's vision. MacKenzie does an impression of Will trying to defend Sarah Palin that is not accurate because I don't remember Will have problem controlling the volume of his voice and bouncing around when he was talking about Sarah Palin.
Will tells MacKenzie to can it with the holier-than-thou act when she's the one who invited "Victoria's Secret," a.k.a. Sloan Sabbith, to be his show's financial analyst. MacKenzie informs us that Sloan has a Ph.D. in economics from Duke and is an "adjunct professor at Columbia." Big deal. Professor Weirdo was an adjunct professor too, if I recall correctly. Also, why doesn't Sloan Sabbith get to be referred to as Dr. Sloan Sabbith? I should think she deserves the title more than Dr. Phil. MacKenzie says that her team may have "fucked up," but they made a mistake. Will put Sarah Palin on his show on purpose. I'm sorry, but Maggie didn't "make a mistake" when she didn't tell anyone that the guy she was pre-interviewing had sex on top of her once, and not in the good way. She deliberately didn't tell her boss. "Be the moral center of this show," MacKenzie half-cries; "be the integrity." Oh, like the integrity Maggie had when she didn't tell anyone that she knew Glen Fisher? FIRE HER! Also, what's with the "moral center" crap? I thought we only needed our old white men to tell us the facts. We don't need them to be upstanding citizens behind the scenes too. "By Monday, I want to know: are you in or are you out?" MacKenzie asks.