Allan Stevens, the new young cameraman at the newsroom, isn't as naive as he first appears. After Lou chastises him over the way he shot a field report, Mary, Murray and Ted, feeling sorry for him and feeling like he probably doesn't want to be alone, each individually invite him to hang out after work. But he only seems interested in Mary's invitation for dinner, which she soon finds out he interprets as a sexual come-on. After that incident, Mary doesn't want to have anything to do with him, which is made all the more difficult by an announcement and directive from Lou about Allan's work in the newsroom. Mary has to figure out a way to get Allan to stop his sexual advances toward her without involving Lou in the matter, he who is a little closer to the situation than she would like.