Season 2 Episode 7

Home Office

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Sally goes to see Ryke at his boxing class and sees him helping another woman to spare with a young boy, which makes her more than a little jealous. When Ryke leaves the room, Sally asks her if she's a friend of his to which the woman (named Connie) says that she is just helping the young boy to fight because she works with troubled kids. Sally then informs her that she is a client of his and an investment banker. She then asks Connie if she is a social worker, but instead finds out that she is a nun. Connie then figures out that Sally thought she was moving in on Ryke, but Sally denies it saying "She's just a client".

Back at the office, Sally, Jack and Adam are talking about how to get a mutli-millionaire named Noah Dexter to invest $3 hundred million into Gardner Ross. Adam says the best way is to meet and convince him, but says he can't do it with the excuse that he saw Noah shoot a duck once(which upset him). He says that once Dexter hears the name Gardner Ross he'll decline. Jack then decides to get Marty to meet with him. Marty refuses, but eventually agrees. Sean shows up and Jack confronts him asking why he's not in school. Sean claims that it's a Pro-D Day and asks him for $20 for new gym equipment for the school. Jack, not convinced about it being a Pro-D Day, gives him $5 and tells him that he can't see his mom at the moment.

Sally gets Ryke to find out where Dexter will be that night, he later shows up telling her that he'll be at a baseball game in the sky box and that she doesn't need to keep making excuses for him to come over so that she can see him. Sally denies that that's what she's doing. Ryke gives her a cassette of nature sounds made by Connie and marketed by Domico Records telling her that their's a problem with them making a hissing noise. Connie's been selling the tapes to raise money to send some children on a field trip, but since the tapes are being returned because of the hissing, he wants Sally to help because she's not good with business. He then asks her to dinner, but she says she'll need to see if she's free. This upsets Ryke and he leaves. Sally later has a meeting with the owner of Domico Records and asks him to get better cassettes. He gives her some pathetic reasons why he can't do it (can't get better tapes until their's more sales and can't get more sales until he has better tapes). He then asks if Sally is going to buy him out, she tells him no and he goes into describing a "shotgun deal" (A deal involving two people where one can buy the other one out with a days notice).

Meanwhile, Cathy has been making mistakes on the trading floor, creating tension between her and some of the other traders(especially Marty and Chris). Sally calls Cathy up to her office to confront her about her mistakes. Cathy says she's been having problems with Sean, but doesn't tell her exactly what's going on. Sally tells her to improve because she has the potential to be a trader. Afterwards, Sally tells Jack about the problem with the record deal and asks him he if he knows someone who can help. He says that he knows someone from Savage records. She also asks him about Cathy, but doesn't get a better understanding of the situation.
Meanwhile the plan to get Marty to win over Noah Dexter is to double book the sky box he'll be in and convince him to invest in Gardner Ross without him knowing that it is GR right away. At the baseball game, Marty and Barb are in the box waiting for him while Marty explains to Barb what he's going to try to do. When Dexter arrives, he's confused about why they're their, but decides to stay. Barb makes it very difficult for Marty to talk with him. When it looks like Dexter is ready to invest, Barb blurts out that the bank is Gardner Ross, making Dexter wary. Marty assures him that it's fine and the two start talking badly about Adam. This makes Dexter confident in investing until Barb, who still has no clue what Marty is doing, tells Dexter that Adam is the godfather of their second son (Mark). Dexter then backs out. The next day, during a meeting, Marty tells Adam, Sally and Susannah that he almost had Dexter until Barb ruined it. They plan to try again, this time taking him to a restaurant for dinner. But instead of Marty and Barb going, Adam wants Marty and Susannah to go together. Both are very reluctant, but know they have no choice.
Connie and Demico return to thank Sally and tell her that they were bought out by Savage records for $25,000. Sally has no idea what they're talking about because it was Jack's doing. Connie tells her that she will be given $10,000 and Demico will receive $15,000. Sally tells them that that was just the first offer and that they could probably go higher. Connie is satisfied with what she's been given, but Sally suggests that Connie match the offer and buy out Demico. She refuses saying that if she had $10,000 she wouldn't need $10,000. But Sally wants to arrange to meet with her again to discuss it. Connie tells her she'll come get her in the afternoon. Sean stops by the floor again selling chocolate bars. He sells one to Jack for $3 hesitantly saying that it's for a school trip to Ottawa and that he has to do it. Adam sees Sean and ask for one. This time he tells him that it's to save the rain forest. Adam buys one, but tells him that he can't always rely on acting cute to make sales.
Sally and Connie go out into a forest discussing the deal with Savage records. Connie is fine with what she got, but Sally feels that she could reach a six digit offer. She then asks Sally about Ryke and whether he's taken her out to dinner. She tells her that if he takes her for Italian, it means he's not sure about the relationship, but willing to try. If he takes her for Chinese, he wants her bad.

Before he goes to dinner, Marty gets ready at the office and Barb shows up to help him, apologizing for wreaking things before. He tells her that their won't even be any women their because they aren't allowed in the restaurant. She believes him and then puts a tie clip on him. At dinner, Marty and Susannah wait for Dexter and are both uncomfortable being around each other. Hours pass and he still doesn't show. After a few plates of food (and several glasses of wine), Marty and Susannah start talking with each other as if they were friends. She tells him that it wouldn't hurt to take her advice once in a while. Surprisingly Marty agrees and asks for her advice. She tells him that "tie clips are out" and takes his off and gives it to him. Susannah soon gives up on waiting for Dexter and heads home, leaving Marty to handle the deal. Minutes after she leaves Dexter arrives, with Barb! Apparently Dexter forgot where they were meeting and Barb had been driving with him all night trying to find them. Barb looks around and asks Marty why their's women in the restaurant if they aren't allowed in. He nervously tells her that they must have let them in after dark. She tells him to put some effort into lying to her and confronts him about not wearing his tie clip. Noah looks and sees that someone else was sitting at the table, but says nothing.
Next day, Sally and Jack tell Adam about Connie and how they want to reverse the shotgun deal and that it will cost them $25,000. Adam of course disagrees and wants nothing to do with the situation. He goes to his office and sees Dexter sitting their. Him, Dexter, Marty and Susannah toast to the new deal. Dexter says that he is confident with Marty, he also sees Susanna and figures out that she was the one with Marty last night. Jack goes to Ann for her input into the deal with Connie. Sally comes by and tells him that she bought Demico for $35,000.

While working on the floor, Cathy receives a call from Sean's school. He's done something that she'll have to pay for financially. Later, he comes by and asks her if she'd like to buy a chocolate bar. Furious, Cathy says that she thought Sean lost his chocolate bars. She slaps him across the face (in front of some of the traders) saying that when he steals money, she has to pay for it. She tells him to go back to school and that their not through with this and goes back to her work. As Sean leaves in the elevator, we see him smash the side of his face that was slapped into the wall to make the mark bigger.

Sally calls up Connie to tell her about the new deal. Now Demico doesn't own Connie, Sally does and that Savage records will have to give a better deal. Connie is upset, but Sally assures her that this is better. Connie says that she only needed the $10,000 and Sally tells her that they'll give it to her as a loan. So instead of getting the money, Connie will now be in debt. She asks why she couldn't just except what was given, but Sally says that she just wanted to help because she rarely gets the chance to do good.

Susannah comes to give Marty advice on a trade and he accepts it without a fuss and Noah arrives to thank Marty. When Susanna leaves, Noah tells Marty that she is an attractive woman and understands why he didn't tell his wife where he was going. He further insults his life at home. This makes Marty really upset, and he yells at Noah to get off the floor (as well as probably losing the deal with him). Guilt ridden, Marty phones Barb and confesses that he lied to her and had dinner with Susannah because Adam didn't want her to go along.

Connie is waiting for Sally in the board room. With her is a priest who is also a lawyer for the Arch Diocese. He presents Sally, Jack, and Ann with Connie's contract with Demico records, and tries to get her out of the deal with Sally so that she won't be $10,000 in debt. While all this is happening, Jack sees Cathy crying as someone takes Sean away, he rushes out and she tells him that Social Services is taking him away. Cathy says that she didn't hit him that hard and that it was only a little slap. Benny comes to her defence saying she's telling the truth, but Jack is still wondering about how Sean's face got marked up. He tells her that Sean can stay at his place until the court hearing.

Sally goes to see Connie at Ryke's gym and finds out that she can't take the children on their field trip because the Arch Diocese has decided to market the cassettes themselves. Sally apologize and gives her a cheque for $10,000 to send the children on their field trip. Sally then asks Ryke to dinner, he wants to take her for Chinese, but she insists on Italian.moreless

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