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How to Recede in Business 

Rebecca is still smarting from Evan Drake's departure to Japan. So instead of men, she focuses her energies on furthering her career - she figures that Evan Drake took all the key players ... See full summary »

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Rebecca is still smarting from Evan Drake's departure to Japan. So instead of men, she focuses her energies on furthering her career - she figures that Evan Drake took all the key players from the company to Japan with him, and thus all those that knew she is a "washout" are now all gone - and buying a Mercedes. But realistically, her defenses are weakened, so when Sam asks her out again, she accepts, albeit without much enthusiasm. Just as Rebecca and Sam are about to go on their first date, Rebecca's new boss, Greg Stone, comes to the bar. Rebecca, having a boss fixation, drops Sam at the sight of Mr. Stone. For her, it is love at first sight all over again. He bursts her bubble though. He figures the bar did better under Sam's direction, so he appoints Sam as the new manager and fires Rebecca. This news sends Rebecca into a deep shock, but also makes Sam miserable as he hates managing a bar in a corporate style. Sam tries to get Rebecca her job back all the while hoping that ... Written by Huggo

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The start of the seventh season was pushed back due to the 1988 writers strike. See more »

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Sam Malone: I don't know, Carla. Either managing a bar is getting a lot more complicated, or I'm getting a lot dumber.
Carla LeBec: You couldn't be getting any dumber, Sam.
Sam Malone: So it must be that other thing.
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How to Recede in Business (#7.1)
4 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Now that Evan Drake is gone Rebecca thinks to concentrate on her career, only it looks like the bar did better under Sam and he becomes a new manager while she loses her job. Sam gets it back to her even though it has a lot of new things in it. First Rebecca doesn't want it but she is willing to do it for the Mercedes she wants to buy.

Didn't like the episode. I don't like the way it is turning. Nothing changed about Sam being after Rebecca. Now she is also somebody who has to waitress. A pathetic attempt to continue Diane/Sam nightmare? I neither like to see Rebecca losing her position of being the boss, nor do I like to see her being so broken. I prefer her to be a bit tougher.


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