The day after his 44th birthday, Thom Payne's agency hires a pair of young swedish creative directors to evolve the company. Thom comes under pressure from his friend and executive creative director Jonathan, who advises him to rebrand himself. At lunch, headhunter Dani advises Thom to admit he's hit his joy ceiling.
Thom receives a lesson in corporate America that features German pornography, Julius receives a parcel from Lee's mother.
Thom is given differing advise on the meaning of suffering after Julius becomes ill.
Thom ends up being overrun by jerks. The Swedes manage to emasculate Thom at work. Jonathan introduces the Nazi handbook at a meeting.
Thom gets a life lesson - when his train kills a commuter.
The Swedes attempt to steal Lorna while offering Thom a big account.
Thom takes over a campaign. Lee is not happy about a new store at the mall.
Thom gets forced out of his office to make way for the "Ideation Room"; Lee vents on "Frozen", while helping out as lunch mom, and meets Sandy; James Deen gives three fool-proof tips on success in porn/corporate America.
Thom discovers something terrible about Larry; Lee takes Julius to Hebrew school; Thom meets with Dani for advice.
Thom writes a story involving meaning, underpants, a church and a cop. Then he quits. Also: 'Radical Capitalism', The New Yorker, hopes, dreams and a big red slide.