Once they leave, Judy emerges from hiding, clutching a clipboard and striding purposefully toward Jake. She says she wants to talk to him. He swallows whatever impulse he has and meekly says, "Yes, Judy." She says it's about some chick he hired who "doesn't seem super-swift." Jake assures her that the woman has "a lot of experience and great references." "References." I've never heard them called that before.
Soliloquy Jake looks up at us over his shoulder. "She does. I swear." He's selling it a little too desperately.
Jake tells Judy that he'd like to give the girl a chance. Judy says she has to be comfortable with the people who are working for her. Jake points out that he's been hiring staff for a long time: "I think I know how to hire the right people." Their power struggle is interrupted by a woman calling out, "Hello?" Judy glances over Jake's shoulder and sees a reporter and photographer standing there. The reporter introduces herself, reminding Judy that she's from "The Trib." Judy shakes her hand and says she completely forgot the woman was coming. The reporter asks whether Judy has time for a quick interview and a few pictures. Judy glances at Jake excitedly and says, "Oh, absolutely! I need all the publicity we [sic] can get!" She leads them back toward the office, while Jake watches, smiling to keep himself from screaming.