Elaine returns to the townhouse as her mother, Anne and Doug are getting rid of the last of the booze in the house. (Nana pours as much of it down her gullet as she does down the kitchen sink.) Doug presses his mother for news about the resignation. "Do we have a date effective?" he asks. "Let's just get T.J. settled first," she says, because sharing information now would just curtail all the drama later. When Bud shows up with T.J., Doug takes his brother to his new room. T.J. talks about how different they are. He sees himself as the worst of their father and Doug as the best of their mother. Doug insists he's not perfect, but T.J. scoffs. They reminisce over the summers they used to spend at the grandpa's farm. Doug is surprised to learn that both of them slept with T.J.'s tutor the year T.J. came out. T.J. goes on to reveal that he occasionally still sleeps with women just to make sure he's still gay. "Breasts are awesome!" he says. He may or may not be joking. None of these characters are well-defined enough to be able to tell.
Elsewhere in the house, Elaine confronts Bud about his tussle with the Veep. She shows him her letter and Garcetti's offer. "If you say that you planned this, I swear to God I will strangle you." Bud doesn't take try to take credit. "If Garcetti wants you to run with him, it's not 'cause I reminded him what a dickless bastard Collier is," he says. "It's 'cause it's the right thing to do." Elaine prods him for advice. Bud says he thinks Elaine can still beat Garcetti, but that after the sub crisis she no longer wants to. He says she has a habit in seeing the best in flawed men. He reminds her of all the chances she's given him, including their little motel romp a few weeks back.
Much to Susan's shock, Georgia has gone to their editor with news of the resignation letter. "You would burn down this building if it would advance your career half an inch, you stupid little girl!" She practically bursts into tears. Georgia all but laughs at her. "Oh, please, like we are any different." The thing is, they are different. Yes, they are both recklessly ambitious and neither of them is ever going to score big points with their scruples. But it's not Georgia who's acting like the stupid one. Georgia has slept with Susan's boyfriend, tried to cut her out of her own story, bullied her into sharing a byline and repeatedly showed she cares less for integrity than for fame. And yet somehow Susan is surprised whenever Georgia acts... like Georgia. It's plot-necessitated stupidity and it blows. Alex decides to run the letter over Susan's protests.