Pam calls Jim from New York with some bad news: she's failing her computer design course. Jim tries to cheer her up with some jokes, but it stops being funny when she says she has to stay and retake the class. Wow, that sounds expensive. And heartbreaking. Pam asks Jim if he can do another three months of this. Jim bravely tells her that she's there to follow her dream, and "when you come back, you come back the right way, right?". I sense from Pam's quick ending of the call, and her tearful expression afterward that that wasn't what she wanted to hear.
Michael, Andy and Oscar arrive at the bar Marie named and find her there. Before they head over to talk to her, Oscar says he'll leave after one drink. "Yeah, with a hot slab of Canadian bacon in your hand," Andy says supportively. They approach Concierge Marie, and Michael acts all awkwardly formal with her, while Oscar is embarrassed for everyone. In the entire world. Andy brings it to the next level by bringing Michael and Marie a glass of wine each and telling them, "Let me get a picture of you guys." Michael philosophically THs, "Everybody is going to die someday, and I think it's better to die with some people that you like -- like Oscar, and Andy, and Concierge Marie -- than to know that there's somebody out there that you love that you're not with." Ooh, perhaps all is not well with Michael after all.
Andy, his work done with Michael and Concierge Marie, turns his attention to being Oscar's wingman. "Those two dudes are as good as naked," he tells Oscar, pointing over at a couple of businessmen whom he's decided are gay. "Beer me dos Long Island iced teas, sil vous plait," he calls to the bartender, and on the way to delivering them to the guys' table, he whispers to a reluctant Oscar, "You will thank me when they spank thee." Of course the two guys shoot Andy down, and he leaves the table with the drinks. "Dude, you struck out," Andy reports back to Oscar. "Drink up."