MacKenzie never learns how to properly address her emails, but I'm sure that won't be a problem later or anything. She changes the subject to the unveiling of her precious Whiteboard O' News Rules and manages to knock the whole thing over. I'm starting to think that the reason why she went to so many funerals and got stabbed during her war reporting days is because she is a moron who accidentally put herself in the path of danger three times an hour and had to be saved by the Marines she was embedded with every time. But I can't judge her too harshly for her clumsiness since I managed to fall down the stairs on my second day of work this week.
Charlie is better at computers than MacKenzie, and is using his to play poker against a 12-year-old (and lose). Some guy named Reese walks in. Charlie tells him that the secret meetings he has with Will every day to discuss the ratings are going to stop now. "Don't break down the numbers for him for a while. We're trying something new and I don't want him getting cold feet," Charlie says. Reese asks what's new. "We're gonna try doing the news and see what happens," Charlie smirks. Is Charlie too drunk to realize that, as the guy in charge of the news division, he can actually just order every show to do the news? And if the shows are not to his liking, that's his own fault? Reese talks about demographics and raising ad rates and how this is his job and Charlie can't tell him not to do it. "Just don't break down the numbers for Will," Charlie says. Reese thinks that's impossible and that Will will somehow force him to give him the latest ratings information. "Will McAvoy's the biggest ratings whore in the business," Reese says. Charlie happily threatens to punch the teeth out of Reese's mouth if he dares to call Will a whore again. So on one hand, Reese is being unnecessarily difficult about something as simple as not telling Will the ratings. On the other, Charlie is (albeit cheerfully) threatening physical violence out of almost nowhere. Everyone is ridiculous!