Disappointed to learn that her staff have always been told what to write by Paul and lack any initiative of their own, Susan tries to empower them to be more proactive. Meanwhile, Paul tells one of the staff, Fiona, to spy for him. He wants to know everything Susan is doing with the paper and challenges her to access Susan’s email. Summer unwittingly reveals Susan’s password to Fiona who passes information onto Paul but when Susan realises he knows too much, it’s not long before she’s worked out how. She fires Fiona and presents Summer with an official warning.
Kate makes it clear how disappointed she is with Lou but, watching his guilt-ridden attempts to find a job to pay Kyle back, she decides not to reveal the truth behind the missing $8,000. She promises to help Lou find a way to sort this out.