Leslie tries to infiltrate the boys' club of politics by crashing an after-work gathering at the town hall. Trying to fit in, she opens a gift basket breaking the local government ethics, and then is called before an ethics committee.
At a banquet honouring her mother, Leslie tries to convince a local zoning official to support her park project. But sensing resistance, Lesie resorts to blackmail. Meanwhile, Tom and Mark ditch the festivities to hit the bars.
Leslie doesn't realize that a dinner with a much older man from the zoning commission is actually a date set up by her mom. Andy gets his cast taken off, but Ann gets mad when she finds out it could have been off two weeks ago.