Carol gives Katie a ride to work. She’s been out of a job for about a week and Katie invites her back but Carol says no. This is good for her. She’s reconnecting with her New Jersey friends.
The show most go on but because of the lawsuit, they have to do puff pieces. Diana drops in via screen and tells them that the lawsuit will be dropped if Chuck reads a pre-written statement at the end of the show and then retires.
Katie goes in to see Greg and finds out he wants to be with her. She’s thrilled and kisses him, but he’s not quite broken up yet so it’ll take some time. Chuck gets to the office to retire in shame.
He shows up for rehearsal and reads the statement. Portia is appalled. She wants to know why he isn’t fighting back and he tells her that he doesn’t even know why he got into news anymore.
She remembers her reasoning and tells him a story of journalistic integrity. Greg has great news for Katie. His girlfriend dumped him so he’s free. She’s a bit upset that he didn’t do anything himself but he tells her that that’s just the American in her.
Carol swings by the office to drop something off for Katie. She runs into Chuck and is thrilled that he is back on the air. He tells her he’s just there to retire and that he’s okay with it.
When Carol goes to Katie’s office and starts talking it’s a lightbulb moment. Katie realizes her mom knows tons of people and might be the key to taking down the billionaire. It takes a bit of convincing but Carol agrees to help.
They embark on a trip around New Jersey tracking the billionaire’s old business partner. Meanwhile, Portia has been doing some journalism and she found Chuck’s contract. He has the right to say his piece on his last show and until he agrees to do it she starts trashing his stuff.
It reminds him why he got into news. He likes to tattle on people. He goes on air and does the best thing he can at this point. He stalls. Katie finds the partner but he won’t talk to reporters.
Katie has another plan though. Get him to talk to Carol since she’s not a reporter. Carol won’t do it though because she thinks she will screw it up and that’s when Katie realizes that Carol needs a pep talk, so she makes her give herself one.
Chuck has run out of steam and the billionaire is that the station threatening Greg but the night is not over. Carol and Katie get back with partner. He gets on the air and drags the billionaire.
It works. All the other networks pick it up and billionaire has no way to get them back. Chuck gets to keep his job and Carol gets an actual job, but that’s because a higher up threatened to quit. It wasn’t Katie though. It was Greg. Katie thanks him and they share a big dramatic kiss.
Everyone does know everyone in New Jersey and Ray Liotta is a treasure. I liked this episode because it utilized everyone which is always a plus in my book. Carol and Katie weren’t awful and Portia had a lot to say.