The arrival of Jennifer and Ted's baby coincides with the return of Merroney from Beirut. Merroney tasks Clare with entertaining Shiek Abu, involved in their land scheme. Clare's duties invoke David's jealousy. Mary and Jennifer experience an unusual civility toward one another, though a slip of the tongue reveals more than Mary intended. Don becomes a pawn in the new job evaluation plan, but from both sides of the fight. Clare welcomes David's help in escaping from Sheik Abu's attention. David begins to glean Merroney's plan and tips off Ted. An enraged Ted confronts Merroney and doesn't like what he hears. Sheik Abu accidentally exposes Clare's secret. Merroney gives Clare very unpleasant orders regarding her relationship with David.