Teddie's first suburban neighborhood barbecue goes well, but the late arrival of best friend Hillary is an inconvenience for Max. Following an evening of drinks and girl talk between the two women, Hillary ends up staying overnight and a hungover Teddie deals with Max's obvious dismay.
Later, Teddie casually asks Max what he thinks of her flirty, high-spirited friend. When Max refers to Hillary as 'superficial and shallow' and admits his dislike of her, Teddie is determined to turn the situation around for the better. Back at the office, a similar situation with co-worker Alan also promts Teddie to take action.
Lies abound as Teddie convinces Max, Hillary, and Alan that their adversaries are anything but and she manages to smoothe things over in time for the annual Tolerance banquet. But, things begin to fall apart when Alan confronts Teddie about her fibs and she is forced to acknowledge the truth to both Hillary and Max.