Even though the story is just a quote in Politicothat was likely from that day so it’s already going into the next news cycle and could wait until morning, Maggie calls immediately and Don caaaaaasually picks up his phone. While Maggie explains the story we hear Rod Stewart asking if ya think he’s sexy as Lisa and Jim scurry to grab her wayward phone. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Don, you bitch.
Oh man. I love this song. Don’t you, Maggie?
Don laughs that Lisa really needs to change that ringtone but Maggie doesn’t have a sense of humor and is taking umbrage that Don
was right would do something like that. He rightly points out that he’s not the bad guy in this situation but Maggie’s butthurt that he doesn’t coddle her like Jim does so she wonders if she’s done anything wrong. Have you watched the other episodes, Maggie? You’re horrible. Don just gets a look and says “No.”
Next morning in Charlie’s office and he’s reading the latest Will McAvoy Page Six column. Despite being a famous person in New York, he doesn’t seem to grasp how this whole gossip thing works because he was too busy watching musicals and missed Sweet Smell of Success. Charlie wants PR to issue a statement but Will takes affront to being called cheap and acts like an angry toddler who lost his binky. I’m not kidding, this show really needs John Reese to show up and kneecap Will so he has a reason to be so damn whiny.
This segues to more whining about Will’s indiscriminate dating habits so he can throw a pity party because Mackenzie cheated on him three years earlier. If I buy her a hair shirt will you LET. IT. GO? Haven’t they slut-shamed her enough?
How do you see sunlight with your head so far up your own ass?
With his fit over, Will heads back to his office so Sloan can berate him about showing up on Page Six, again, and that Carrie’s planning to shoot him for being a jerk. Then they argue about the difference between Ado Annie and Annie Oakley, and of course, Will’s right because Sloan’s a girl. Even if she has two PhD’s.
It’s another showtime and after a brief, but still completely inappropriate, exchange between Will and Mackenzie, he launches into the story about President Obama’s trip to Mumbai. Hmmm, why does all this sound familiar, though.
Oh that’s right. This is why. To paraphrase Murrow, “Have you no shame, Mr. Sorkin?”
Later that night and the ersatz Tangerine Dream music starts up again. Will’s finally decided not to risk showing up on Page Six, but has insomnia. Probably from plagiarizing Anderson Cooper. He wanders around his sparsely decorated apartment while staring off into space and the refrigerator. Then, as we see that his apartment also has an unobstructed view of the Empire State Building, a very sober sounding Charlie asks Will to come into the office for an 11:00 am meeting. On a Saturday. Charlie won’t say why, he just needs Will there. Oh noes. Is he finally in trouble for being a massive jackass?