Tensions run high as Fred, a huge fan of the books The Flare is based on, interviews the star of the show, Kevin Zegers, who's never read them. Fred also tries reaching Helen Mirren, and Rob Lowe promotes his new book.
Fred tries to get Vince Gilligan to reveal spoilers about The Flare, shows The Flare Challenge where fans of the show stare into the Sun, asks his crew to show their ugly photos, and interviews Kevin Smith.
Fred Savage's commitment to "The Flare" has him spread too thin and leads him to wanting to hire an assistant. "The Masked Singer" judge Ken Jeong and actor Fred Willard stop by the show.
A crazy car chase on the news stops "The Flare" from airing, and Fred doesn't have anything to discuss until a call from a fan changes everything; Joel McHale and the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 drop by to promote their new shows.
Fred's co-host Taylor Tomlinson's parents drop by, The Flare star Shiri Appleby gives Fred a blurry tour of the studio where the show is filmed, Tiffany Haddish promotes her new film, and Fred uncovers Taylor's dad's 70s hosting gig.
Rob Corddry tries out The Flare VR game, Fred's neglected wife creates her own aftershow, Fred loses himself in the motion capture role of The Flare's cat, Taylor tries to become a meme, and Yvette Nicole Brown promotes her new film.
Fred struggles to discuss the mysterious cliffhanger from "The Flare" and speak with his guests because of a new noisy neighbor on the stage next door; Eric Stonestreet and Randall Park stop by.
When Fred gets stuck in an elevator and is unable to host the show, Taylor must face her biggest fear - hosting the show alone. Ike Barinholz, Jillian Bell and Taran Killam stop by.
After "The Flare" is canceled, Fred is heartbroken but must now do his job discussing the new hit teen drama "Havenbrook". Comedian Ron Funches and former professional wrestler Paige stop by.