At this particular moment, Jack calls. After they exposit that for plot reasons, she can't take him off speaker, she breaks the news to Jack that "production in Romania" had to shut down on Dracula. It turns out that the project is over, because the production company went broke and the crew ran off with the cameras. Oh, and someone took over the location and "literally pulled up the drawbridge." This makes Hallie laugh, so Jordan gives her the stink-eye. Apparently, laughing is off-limits. Hearing that Hallie is there, Jack mentions that he just talked to her, which causes Jordan to give her Stink-Eye II: The Return. Jack says that he was "welcoming [Hallie] to the company." He asks what they're going to do for sweeps now instead of vampires, and he's a little bit unhappy with her about the idiot production company she apparently put in charge of the Dracula thing. Eventually, Jack suggests they fill the space with Hallie's "thing," which she apparently told Jack about. Hallie immediately sees how this is going to look, so she leans across the desk and says to Jordan, "When he called, he asked...." Jack tells Jordan that Hallie's last three ideas were winners, so Jordan ought to consider the one she's pitching now. He hangs up.
Of course, Jordan is pissed off that Hallie went around her, but of course Hallie insists "it was innocent." Jordan lectures that even when asked by Jordan's boss whether she had ideas, she should have refused to tell him what they were, because she had to pitch them to Jordan first. So in other words, if Jack is going around Jordan by asking Hallie about things Jordan thinks are her territory, she proposes to put her subordinate in the middle by instructing her to look bad in front of the boss, rather than sucking it up and telling Jack she'd rather he let pitches come to her first. As to this part, she's not really being a mean person so much as she's being a really bad manager. Incidentally, Jordan's also being a really bad manager by blaming and tormenting Hallie over a decision that Hallie clearly had no control over -- treating a new employee like shit because you disagree with someone else's decision to create her position is not a very admirable way to go.
"Well, you write me a script next time," Hallie says, finally losing patience with being talked to like gum on the bottom of a shoe. Jordan is a little surprised to actually be called on her bullshit by one of the proles she loves talking down to so much, and Jordan says, "I made it pretty clear how I felt about this show." "No, you made it pretty clear how you felt about alternative programming," Hallie says. And then she says, "Excuse me -- illiterate programming. Unfortunately, I am the vice president for alternative programming, so what kind of pitches did you think you were going to get from me?" "Pretty bad ones," Jordan says, proving Hallie's point exactly. "Well, you're in a fix," Hallie says plainly. "Because Jack liked it." And then we go deep into the Sorkin looking glass again, where girls in private have pillow fights and do each other's hair and stuff, and they can't stop bickering and arguing about petty things, ever. And then this happens: "Uh-oh," Hallie continues. "There's another pretty girl at the dance, and this one's not pregnant." HA HA HA! That is the most deliciously idiotic dialogue I've seen since "Whatcha doin'?" "Eatin' an apple." Oh, the irony. What's great is that it's in this great big tense scene that you're supposed to take totally seriously, like you're supposed to be all, "Ooooooh, no she di'int!," and actually, and this dialogue totally makes me bust out laughing. Jordan looks appalled, and Hallie smiles with delicious evil. Jordan coldly tells Hallie to bring in a proposal with cost breakdowns. Hallie evilly smiles again. "Great," she says, and Jordan throws her out.