After the ads, Michael kicks Meredith out of the room ("Get out of here. Go. Forever.") and tells Danny the truth. Danny's pretty blown away, especially the part of the plan where Michael hired a homeless woman to impersonate an executive. "It's the sincerest form of flattery," Michael tries. "Or crazy," Danny suggests, and gets ready to go. Michael totally rolls over on Jim and Dwight, who are still cowering in the Batcave. Danny knocks on the shared wall and wishes them luck as he heads for the door. Because he wants to save this interaction for reasons that aren't yet clear to me, Michael keeps following Danny down the hall, saying they just wanted to copy his tricks. Danny's almost to the door as he says his only trick is being a good salesman and you can't copy that, but Michael blocks the door and says he wants Danny to work for him as his traveling salesman. "Sure, you seem like a fun, professional guy," Danny says. Michael: "So you will?" Danny: "NO!" Danny makes another break for it, but Michael's trying to be all inspirational about how Danny has a chance to make his life better, make it worse, or have it stay the same. Danny actually threatens to hit Michael, then apologizes, like he's the first person who's ever done that. Michael offers him more money than he's making now, and more freedom in his job. "You already know Dunder Mifflin has the best service and the best prices, but you beat us anyway. And imagine how well you would do selling our stuff?" Danny seems to be hearing it. Well, well, well, look who can still sell after all. I suppose it helps that there's not any sign whatsoever that the Sabre merger actually ever happened in this episode.
Upstairs, Michael introduces Danny to everyone, and tells them to say hello. Nobody says that, per se, but Kelly does mutter, "Fuck me." Michael tries to nip that in the bud, saying that he respects Danny for who he is because he reminds him of someone. "Josh Duhamel," Kelly says. Michael means someone in the office. "He's like a better-looking Andy," Kevin tries, which Andy takes as the biggest compliment he's ever gotten. When Dwight interrupts to ask to talk to Michael about this, Michael refuses until Jim backs Dwight up. Yes, that surprised me too.