Things quickly become awkward after the two firms merge, Don asserts his dominance over Sylvia, Pete has to deal with his ailing mother, and Bob Benson helps out a sick Joan.
The team tries their best to keep a new client (Sharon Marquette) and her high profile clientele list under wraps. Olivia finds herself protecting a lot more than just the madam. Quinn runs into some trouble with the President's former intern, Amanda Tanner.moreless
When Deeks' best friend and major informant needs protection from death threats, Deeks must go undercover as one of his old aliases.
Mike doesn't care for a rather ugly painting of Phoebe's, so she decides to give it to Monica. Rachel, feeling safe in doing so, pretends to be jealous of the gift. Ultimately, a battle ensues to see which of them gets stuck with it. Joey would like get a part in a commercial being produced by Chandler's advertising agency and despite Chandler's resistance, gives him an audition tape to show them. Chandler pretends to have watched it, but Joey knows he didn't--with good reason. Ross is up for a research grant being administered by Charlie's ex-boyfriend, Benjamin Hobart. Hobart tries to get Ross to break up with Charlie in exchange for the grant. Ross brings Charlie with him to force Hobart to admit to his extortion attempt, but loses out completely when Charlie and her ex get back together.moreless