Peter's giving it to Samantha when he suddenly remembers his appointment with Maureen. He makes up a lame excuse and promises to be back soon.
Peter arrives at Maureen's house and calls out her name as he enters. To his and our shock, Heather's there, and she figured everything out, thanks to Chandler's revelation that, for Peter, "no lie was too big in the pursuit of the opposite sex." Oh, but he was so careful. Not careful enough to leave Maureen's contact info out of his Rolodex, though. It probably would have helped if had made up another name for Maureen in his charade. Laziness will get you every time. Heather paid Maureen $10,000 to reveal the truth. To add insult to injury, she mocks Peter for his meager thousand-dollar offer by telling him that "even a gardener wouldn't stay quiet for that pittance." "Pittance"? My stars and garters, I daresay he wouldn't. In exchange for her silence, Heather wants to regain total control of Dress2K.
David pulls up to Pulse in his shiny red Jeep. Jack's there waiting for him, and cuts to the chase: "Are you sleeping with both of them, or what?" He's involved with Jenny, he works with Laurie, and that's that, he promises. Jack warns him that it's his family, and he doesn't want David playing games. That means no more tennis, and he can forget the weekly Boggle tournament. The Aussie vows that his feelings for Jenny are sincere. Uncle Jack's not totally convinced and neither should we be. That shifty-eyed little foreigner with his adorable accent.
Gwen's packed and heading out the door for a little retreat to Santa Barbara. Laurie and Ethan want to know why she's going. Laurie's wild shot in the dark about Gwen's being torn between two Williams must be true. Gwen assures them both that it's not, and that sometimes a mother's got a right to be secretive.
Another emergency meeting's been called. This one is to discuss funding for Chandler's project. Jack wants to knock down the stone wall that Peter has set up in front of Chandler's division. As CEO, Jack's got executive privilege. Furthermore, in light of those (all together, everybody) fourth-quarter numbers, Jack's reinstating Heather to full power, making Samantha the number-two girl again. Heather does her best attempt at humility, but can't convincingly pull it off. Samantha storms out, and Peter gives chase. "I'll never be a Williams," she complains. Peter vows to put up a fight for her. However, upon entering Jack's office, all he has is gratitude for handling the situation. You see, it was all a ruse. It nearly killed Jack to do it, but making Heather CEO again was the only way to get Chandler his money. Actually, if anyone remembers from twenty minutes ago, it was a joint decision between Jack and Peter to cut the budgets. Jack laments that sometimes you have to dance with the devil in order to trip him up. And sometimes you have to dance with the devil in the pale moonlight. Peter's confused by the metaphors, and begs to leave. Before he goes, Jack wants Peter to know that Richard always loved Chandler best. Ah, the old Smothers Brothers routine. It kills me every time.