The losers are still doing this mock debate thing. Somehow, they roped the usually way-too-cool-for-this Kendra into it. She clearly doesn't care about this though, and so doesn't know how Tim Pawlenty would answer a question about right-to-work issues. Maggie and Julie Cooper try to help, which somehow (yet not surprisingly) leads to Maggie pontificating about unions. MacKenzie gives her a verbal pat on the head for her answer impersonation of Pawlenty and Maggie beams. MacKenzie and Dr. Dr. Sloan walk away.
Dr. Dr. Sloan reminds us all that the debt ceiling stuff is Important Worthwhile News. MacKenzie claims she's "trying" to work it into the show, then says she's hoping that when she fails her assignment to book a Casey Anthony-related guest no one else has, it'll open up time for Dr. Dr. Sloan to talk about the economy. Dr. Dr. Sloan is so grateful that she offers to help MacKenzie deal with Brian if things get difficult. She's not sure what she'll do or how, but she'll do something.
The text on the screen tells us it's Thursday. MacKenzie is wearing yet another blouse with a contrasting trim around the collar and that front part where all the buttons are. (I'm sure it has a name, but I don't know it.) Did she -- or rather, this show's costume person who clearly doesn't give a shit -- buy like 10 of those on sale, all in different colors? Try wearing something a little different for a change. MacKenzie complains about ratings again. Will says they only have to do this for one more day before the RNC reps come to watch their mock debate, but MacKenzie says it'll be another month after that to protect Will from getting fired by Leona. Will thinks Brian's article will do that. He tells MacKenzie to worry about getting a guest who they can actually promote. Instead, MacKenzie gets distracted by the sight of flowers and tries to be all nonchalant when she asks Will about them. Can Emily Mortimer just TRY to not be so obvious and mannered with her acting? I am not watching a stage play. Settle down. Will refuses to give MacKenzie any details about the flowers or who sent them, saying they aren't for or from him and are just "living in [his] office" for now. "Can you be satisfied with that?" he asks. MacKenzie pauses, and then asks if the flowers are for her. Of course.