Griffin and Julia arrive home and Griffin asks if they should "watch the millennium on TV." I think he means watch the millennial celebrations. I'm not sure how you would watch the millennium. But we've already established that Griffin is not quite a brain trust. Julia says she's just going to go to bed and read about the celebrations the next day. She plays her answering machine messages, and there's one from Claudia telling her about Thurber, and saying that if she wants to say goodbye, she should get to the vet's office before midnight. Griffin says that she might not have time to make it, but Julia says she has to try. Griffin comes with her.
Charlie and Kirsten arrive at a party at the furniture warehouse, I guess. Kirsten points out how expensive the party must be, especially for a business that is nearly going under. Then, because they can't let a whole episode go by without reiterating that Kirsten actually does eat, contrary to her appearance, she yells out, "Ooh, shrimp!" and takes off. Gus the boss comes up to Charlie and encourages him to party it up. Gus seems to have been partaking of what Matt from The Real World would call "adult beverages." Charlie asks Gus how much the party cost. Gus says that his employees deserve a reward for their hard work. Charlie says that they also deserve a place to work in a month. Gus reads my mind and asks Charlie where he gets off telling him how to run his business. Charlie says he doesn't want to be a foreman anymore, because he doesn't want to tell everyone that they're losing their jobs. If Charlie was smart, he would just wait until the business goes under, and then buy it at a really cheap price and run it himself.