Michael's vaguely sick, although neither he nor Dwight can figure out why, and it takes both of them to rule out "menses" using WebMD. Suddenly, Pam sticks her head into the office to say that Michael's got a call from CFO David Wallace on line 1. Once she and Dwight are out and Wallace is on the line, Michael can't resist a "and Gromit" line, prompting a familiar speakerphone sigh. "You sigh just like Jan," Michael observes, momentarily thrown off-balance. Michael blathers about his break-up with Jan, until Wallace interrupts to invite him to come and interview for a job at Corporate. See, if Wallace were as smart as he likes to come off, this would have been his chance to eliminate Michael from consideration right now and say, "Nothing, just checking in." But since he's not as smart as he likes to come off, he asks Michael to bring his first-quarter stats and a recommendation for his replacement to take over the Scranton branch. Michael reacts like he's just been handed an Oscar, and gropes around for something to say in honor of the occasion. "May God guide you in your quest," says Michael. "Yes," Wallace agrees awkwardly. Considering who ends up getting the job, I'm not sure God has much to do with it.
It's Beach Day, which, intuitively enough, means that Michael is bringing everyone to the beach. It also explains why the staffers' outfits are so casual. In a TH, Meredith lifts up her shirt to show us her swimsuit underneath. And good thing for pixilation, because the suit is still in her purse. Michael works the room in his Hawaiian shirt and Sandals t-shirt, teasing Oscar about gay beach attire. Toby enters from the annex, rocking a jaunty sun hat and offering everyone SPF 30, but Michael says that someone has to stay at the office, and it's going to be Toby. He actually looks regretful about this, not that anyone's fooled. And in his TH, Michael says that he wants today to be a "beautiful memory" once he's off at Corporate, and that having Toby along will only ruin it. Toby ends up giving Pam his sunscreen, and she thanks him, since she's wearing a two-piece. Toby moans and wanders away, unaware that no one else is going to be seeing said bikini today either. Michael approaches Pam and assigns her the job of taking notes for the day, on everything that happens. Pam doesn't look too thrilled about having to work on Beach Day, but what's she going to do? Say something? Michael does a TH in which he compares a company without a boss to a chicken without a head: "It dies. Unless you find a new head." So now he wants to find out which of his employees has what it takes to be a chicken head. Hence Pam's assignment.