The MSPCo is in the office of an accountant, who tells them they can't pay a delivery guy, because their prices are too low. In fact, "at these prices, the more paper you sell, the less money you'll make." Michael's in denial so he insists the accountant crunch the numbers again. "Crunch," the accountant says, taping a key. "Did it help?" Pam asks.
In the van on the way back to the office, it's very quiet. Even when an old Korean woman climbs in. Is this really better than the owl, you guys? I like owls.
Back at the office, Michael's making awkward phone calls to clients while Pam and Ryan watch. "Yeah, we got the check, but we're gonna need a much, much bigger check." Pam gives a TH from outside: "When a child gets behind the wheel of a car and runs into a tree, you don't blame the child. He didn't know any better. You blame the 30-year-old woman who got in the passenger seat and said, 'Drive, kid. I trust you.'"
In the meeting, Jim suggests a temporary price reduction, which both Charles and Dwight think is stupid. "I suggest we fill Michael's office with bees," Dwight counter-suggests. Wallace tells them to take five while Charles glares at his "guy," and follows him out for a word as the meeting breaks. Jim gets out his cell to return a call from Pam. And then cut to them in the hallway, as Pam tells him they have about a month left in business. Jim is reassuring, but since he's Jim, it works better than it did for Michael. "Idiot! Idiot! Idiot!" says his phone, giving him a chance to show off his new Dwight ringtone. "Idiot, we're starting back up! This is Dwight, by the way," Jim hears. He gives her a kiss and another reassurance.
She returns to the office, where the boys are sitting on the floor. Michael says he always thought the day Steve Martin died would be the worst day of his life, but this is. Pam shares her own sad story -- she can't even score a weekend retail job. Ryan's got that beat: "I never went to Thailand." Just Fort Lauderdale. "There's a great Pad Thai place, though." Michael never even had Pad Thai.
There are clear battle lines in the meeting upstairs. Jim and Wallace on the window side of the table in blue shirts, and Charles and Dwight on the door side of the table in white shirts. The dialogue is less clear, with everyone talking at once until Dwight brings up his bee idea again. Finally Wallace says, "I can't believe I'm about to say this, but I think the cheapest option is to make Michael an offer." Charles agrees, saying he was about to say the same. "But you didn't," Jim points out. Charles mood isn't improved when Dwight laments Michael's lack of children. Wallace asks Jim if he thinks they'd be open to an offer. Jim lies that he doesn't know, but he's willing to go down and feel it out. Dwight offers to go instead, but Charles agrees that Jim should take this. And off he goes.