Welcome to New York! Specifically, welcome to a bar called "McBurney's," where Christina is throwing darts at a picture of Wilhelmina Slater, and showing impressive aim. Betty's concerned that it isn't a healthy way for Christina to work through her feelings about Wili, but Christina calmly and rationally explains that the real Wilhelmina moves too quickly to throw darts at. Betty exposits that Christina has been missing work and that Betty's been covering for her. And as you might imagine, Betty's terrible at that job. Betty natters at her for awhile and encourages her to come back to work, because there will be a coconut cake and no one but Christina even likes coconut. Then Stuart and some other guy start playing a proper game of darts, although I don't think they took Wilhelmina's picture off the dartboard. Betty and Christina toast to best friends.
When Betty comes home, Hilda and Congressman Archie say they have an announcement. Ignacio jumps to the conclusion that they're getting married. And when that's not the case, he assumes Hilda's pregnant. I can understand why he'd expect some sort of a plot twist, but it seems like the people he lives with are more likely to rush in and tell him that they've just declared war on China or have to hide out from the members of Menudo or something. He should aim higher, is what I'm saying. Or crazier. Anyway, the actual announcement is that Archie's running for President. Of the Borough of Queens. There's some mild excitement, although Justin doesn't want to wear the "Vote Archie Rodriguez" shirt, which has as its campaign slogan "An A-Rod you can believe in!" Everyone approves the cleverness of that line, except for Justin, who doesn't get it. I believe the joke there is that Justin is too gay to know anything about sports figures, but I believe Alex Rodriguez is appreciated by a wide cross-section of the public. Plus, did you see that picture he took for his interview in Details? Archie says that a local news station is going to do a feature on him tomorrow and he wants Hilda to be in it. Hilda is gleeful and starts speculating on what it will be like to be First Lady. Justin thinks Hilda's wardrobe should be classier, and Betty offers to send over some stuff from Mode's Closet. Hilda quite likes this idea, and it doesn't look like she plans to return the clothes when she's done.
We whoosh over to the Meade offices and Christina is still not around. Betty is worried about her, and also about the fate of her coconut cake. Via the magic of mobile phones, we learn that Hilda received the clothes Betty sent over. Betty answers the Closet Phone and covers for the missing Christina. It seems to me that the Closet is packed full of people. Even though most of them are just rearranging shoes, it seems like someone would notice that Christina wasn't there. How much time can Betty spend covering for someone in an entirely different department?