Daniel Barrington took a header from the Triple L building and Jack was asked to take over Barrington's managing partner position. Grant hated Jack and Brit exposited that Jack's dad is a Senator. Jack had dinner with his father and said that they don't like each other very much. Grant convinced Ariel to try to dig up some dirt on Jack. Riley yelled at Jack for turning down the partner position, and then Jack accepted the job. And then we found out that Sen. Turner was behind Jack getting offered the position in the first place. Jack asked Detective Traub if there was any possibility that Barrington was murdered, and Traub said that he's currently investigating it. Wow, I didn't really have to watch last week's episode! Except then I would have missed Brit slapping Grant across the face, which was awesome.
It's morning in Washington. Every time they show the exterior of the Triple L building with the poorly CGIed words "Lyon LaCrosse Levine" across the front of it, I laugh. And then I laugh some more. It's just so poorly done, and you'd think for an establishing shot that they will use about a million times per episode, they would have done a better job. And do we really need the name of the firm engraved on the front of the building? I think we get it. Fineman walks through the offices, reading a paper, until Jack calls his name. Because Jack is a man of the people! He even knows the names of the paralegals! What a good egg. Fineman is surprised to see Jack there, but Jack totally ignores that and starts talking about the company softball team. Again, man of the people! He plays softball and consorts with people who don't have law degrees! Jack notices that everyone is very obviously trying to look really busy, and at the same time, staring at him. He asks Fineman about it as they pedeconference toward the stairs. Fineman explains that Jack is "The Man" now that he's a managing partner, so everyone is nervous around him. Jack insists that he's not "The Man" (and if you need convincing, just listen to Rob Lowe say that line, because he is so not The Man, unless by "The Man," you mean "the nerd"). Fineman tells Jack that everything has changed. Did the NBC promo department write this script? And what's with the Cheers-esque melancholy oboe in the background? Jack asks if he's still captain of the softball team, and Fineman says he is, adding a "sir." Jack is upset that Fineman called him sir, and Fineman's like, "Okay, Mr. Turner." Don't you see? Everything! Has! Changed!