Val gets a new boyfriend and Fran goes through an unusual situation: her best friend has a date and she does not! When Val's boyfriend makes a move on Fran, she thinks it's just jealousy but he ends up hitting on her. Fran decides to goes out with C.C. to a Sushi bar for company and gets her first taste of wasabi. Meanwhile, C.C. asks for an equal partnership, and after Maxwell denies it, she quits. She pretends to have formed a new partnership with Marvin Hamlisch just to make Maxwell envy, and Fran gives her a little push to go back to Maxwell.