Later, in the kitchen, Jim complains to Karen that Dwight never sees his pranks coming, but now that Jim wants to do something nice for him, "he's like an eel. I just can't grab onto him." Karen figures that Jim just feels guilty about the pranks, and suggests that Jim go sell some paper so that they can go on a trip. I bet she wouldn't be so dismissive of Jim's conundrum if the reason for all of this wasn't...well, what Kevin said.
In the break room, Kevin pays Michael back the $15 he owes him. "I heard you might need it." Creed pays Michael back $40, which Michael says he never gave him. "In a way you did," Creed says.
Stanley THs that he still thinks Michael is overpaid.
In Michael's office, he's giving up on the Wikipedia gags to straightforwardly tell Darryl that he can only give him a 5% raise. "Only"? Have any of these writers worked for a corporation in the past five years? Darryl says that's because he can't earn more than Michael does, which means Michael is going to have to ask for a raise so that Darryl can get his. Michael is resistant to the idea, but Darryl insists (with a straight face, somehow), that Michael needs to call Jan and tell her who wears the pants in the relationship. Michael picks up the phone.
Angela's getting Creed's version of the Schrute-iad, which, since it starts at 11:00 at night and includes Roy wielding a sockful of nickels and Dwight using a can of hairspray and a lighter, just doesn't do it for her. "You're useless," a cockblocked Angela spits at Creed, leaving him to happily return to his crossword puzzle.
Michael's got Jan on speaker, with Darryl still in the office. She tries to put off his request for a raise, but he insists on doing it today. Jan agrees, if they can do it in person and he can get there by 5:00. Good enough for Michael. Jan also says that a third party needs to be there. Michael readily agrees; he's got Darryl. Jan says that they need someone from HR. Michael doesn't want to bring Toby, but Jan says it's that or nothing. As if Corporate doesn't have any HR people there.
Toby is going insane, involuntarily listening to Ryan and Kelly's argument over her desire to one day name a baby Usher Jennifer Hudson Kapoor. Michael shows up and tells Toby to come along. Toby asks where they're going, to which question Michael responds with "I'm gonna smack you in the head with a hammer." Which still sounds better than what Toby's putting up with now, so he scampers off after Michael.