Shocked to learn that Roger's resigning, Alyson assumes she's next for the job. Steven finally gets the courage to break up with Alyson, and Sally is overwhelmed with happiness until she learns there's a team of consultants in the office-led by her ex.
Roger is excited that his wife has finally come to visit, but his office tour is interrupted by an unwelcome visitor. Meanwhile, Christine gets herself on a clinical trial for a drug that suppresses the desire to drink, and Sally tries to avoid Steven.
Sally's in a bad way – it's the day that she would have married Michael and she receives flowers from him with an apology. She's also fed up that Christine has volunteered her for a job swap, leaving Christine with Gillen from the bakery.
Alyson brings in an old PR associate when Roger makes an inappropriate comment about Butterworth's products, Steven and Sally end up alone together, but their moment is ruined by a call from Alyson, and Roger ends up bar crawling with graduate trainees.
Max is made acting head of marketing and brings in a former Wimbledon doubles finalist to promote a new healthy food line, later learning that he is Natasha's brother. Meanwhile, a blog has appeared in Roger's name spreading various office rumors.
Sally's shocked to learn that there's a complaint of sexual harassment against Steven and Sally's friendship with Steven is severely tested. Christine, newly inspired by her AA attendance, sets about implementing various morale boosting initiatives.
Butterworth's, a national supermarket chain, has moved its head office to Leeds and its staff are adapting to their new location. Sally, the PA to Christine, the Head of Human Resources, is also adapting to a broken engagement.