After learning that her agent has secured her a three-book deal, Maya becomes even more negligent in her duties as Williams assistant. He finally ends up firing her. Maya then learns that her publishing company is being bought out and her deal is not going to happen. William refuses to re-hire her because he cannot bear to let go of her incredibly efficient replacement. Maya turns to Joan for help, but isnt too happy about becoming her assistant again. Meanwhile, Toni frets about her weight and her friends seeming indifference to her concerns; and Lynn joins the ranks of the paparazzi.