It's tape night for the newly revamped "Open Dorf Policy." Larry's scheme to get out of giving cast and crew gifts backfires. A run-in at the beach with Lois and Rachel leads Sam to believe Hugh still has feelings for Rachel.
As rehearsals for the pilot begin, Melissa has her own ideas on how to make the show more "fresh." Jen is upset to learn Rachael Harris is playing her; Larry devises a plan to get Rachael fired. CBS wants to make the pilot more
Rachel and Hugh enlist the help of Blaine Kaine to break some unfortunate news to Larry. Mark-Paul, Sam, Rachel and Hugh have a tennis double date. Larry is forced to move in with Pat after Jen kicks him out.
Melissa wants the script finished in time for a table read the following day, so Larry, Rachel, Hugh, and newly appointed showrunner, Dave, attempt to finish the draft while taking care of a sick Lois.
Larry, Rachel and Hugh attempt to bounce back after the disappointment of "Mr. First Lady." Rachel meets Michael and Ethan's new neighbor. A joke about a sitcom based upon Larry's life becomes more than a joke when Ben and Melissa.