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.
At the only place that stays open late, Gary Cooper says he and the staff are excited about being a part of the news News Night, because MacKenzie's words and the broadcast that resulted from them were somehow inspirational. Maggie is absent from the meeting because she's at the bar, looking miserable and inebriated. Jim heads over to check on her, but then Don takes a seat next to her and Jim just has to stand there in the shadows and stare at them with his mouth hanging open.