Susan confronts Georgia and tries to convince her to drop the story. Susan's lead argument is basically that if Georgia posts the story to her blog, she won't be a real journalist and it won't get her or the paper any prestige. Susan offers her a teeny, tiny little reporting credit on the larger story, but that's not enough for Georgia. She wants to partner with Susan on the story and share the byline. She gives Susan till Monday morning to make her decision.
Everyone gathers at Elaine's for T.J.'s shindig. "Be careful getting out of the limo," Nana says to Anne. "Photographers love to get a beaver shot!" T.J. is very touched that everyone turned out to support him. Bud suddenly announces he's not going. Doug correctly guesses that Mindy Meyers has something to do with the decision, but Bud denies it. "I would no more attend this thing than watch someone toss a baby seal into the jaws of an orca. That's about as much chance as T.J. has of keeping it straight in a nightclub." Could someone please toss Bud into the jaws of an orca? Bud and T.J. argue, with Elaine tossing in a weak declaration of shock or two. Gunner tries to stick up for T.J., but in doing so lets it slip that Sean Reeves will be there. Suddenly, Elaine decides to side with Bud and says she's not going. She reminds T.J. of how Sean abandoned him and that she was the one who found him barely alive. She says she's done trying to save him and tearfully wishes him success. Her whole speech comes across like a guilt trip, frankly. The thing is that none of them are wrong for not trusting T.J., but they're all just such bastards about it that it's kind of hard to cheer them on.
Gunner and T.J. arrive at the club in a limo. Gunner's a little too charmed by all the celebrity treatment. T.J. finds out Sean hasn't picked up his VIP pass to the party and gets super sad. He has a flashback to December. He's just told Sean about the blackmail threat. Sean is in a panic, but T.J. tries to get him to see it as an opportunity to come out. "There's no more sneaking around, no more being hidden." T.J. cites his own experience, but Sean scoffs. "You think this country's going to applaud me for breaking my wife's heart? For lying to everyone?" T.J. tries to kiss him, but Sean shoves him away. He says a lot of hurtful things about being disgusted and lonely and susceptible. He doesn't want T.J.'s pathetic life. T.J. stands there looking like he just got kicked in the sternum as Sean leaves.