Hannah returns from vacation to find that the magazine has been sold and there is a new editor, Catherine. And she is firing people. Marty is safe. Catherine calls Hannah into her office to tell her that she has read some of Hannah's sample articles and likes them so she promotes Hannah to writer. Brian Allquist, a literary critic, joins the office. Jules is made executive assistant. Hannah goes to see her best friend, Robin, who is cleaning out her ex's office in the building she owns, to tell her about her day. Hannah decides to rent the apt. Hannah goes back to the office after hours and Marty is there writing his resignation. Hannah talks him out of it, telling him she needs his help with her new job. Marty wants to know what their relationship is. They decide best friends.