After observing Murphy interact with Avery, Eldin invites some of the other new mothers over, hoping she might learn something. Murphy is unimpressed and ends up trying to turn the gathering into competition.
FYI has a new intern and to everyone's surprise Amy Shoemaker has memories that go back to the 1920's. Everyone treats her with kid gloves and do things typically done by the intern, leading to some near disasters.
Jim Dial and his wife Doris are devastated when their beloved terrier Trickster dies. The rest of the staff are sympathetic to Jim's grief except Murphy who remains cynical until her part in the dog's wake.
Murphy irritates her co-workers by needing to grocery shop on carpool day. Things turn chaotic as Frank hits on a woman, Jim takes over sandwich making and Corky discovers her ex is dating from a magazine cover.
Murphy and the rest of the FYI staff are still struggling to adapt to their new boss Mitchell Baldwin and his ideas. As Murphy schemes to get her way, she and Mitchell are locked in together for a night forcing them to learn more about each other.
When Murphy learns her competitors will interview the new president first, her competitive nature kicks in. Using her son Avery as a cover, she goes to the White House Easter Egg to ambush the president with questions.
Murphy asks Miles to cut back her hours and assignments but then takes a dislike to Peter Hunt, the reporter hired to fill in. She fuels the outrage by the other correspondents to the annoyance of Miles.
Nick Brody, a counter culture hero of Murphys from the 60's, returns to the limelight to promote a book. During an interview she discovers he has changed to a conservative, leaving her questioning her belief system.
Murphy needs a date for a function and asks Mitchell to be her guest. But they start seeing each other in a serious way, getting some diverse reactions because of the race issue. They start wondering if they have a future.
A little bantering on FYI offends various groups by what they considered insensitive remarks. To become aware of what's considered deragotory everyone attends a seminar then hold a live forum where things get out of hand.
Corky is upset that she is turning thirty and her friends try to cheer her up by throwing her a last minute party. But their efforts are disastrous so Peter steps in to take Corky on a not to be forgotten adventure.
A professional madam might be about to name clients and all the news shows are chasing the story, including FYI. Murphy is reluctant to be involved but Miles insists and goes with her on a stakeout. They start to question their tactics but then Murphy takes it to a new level.
When the popularity ratings for the FYI staff come out Miles becomes worried about Murphy's negatives. Murphy is booked on the most popular children show to turn things around but an unfortunate fight with puppets fails to accomplish that.