Dan and his editor are part of the 25% news staff cut back announced by ruthless publisher Dennis Ambaucher on Christmas Eve. He flashes back to 1979, when Dennis succeeded his dad Merrit, who died from cardiac arrest, with Livia, who thinks that's what they must prevent. Dan thinks it's to stop his dad Frank leaving home. Meanwhile his present Christmas party f-holds surprises for his family, including a baby for Jack.
Did You Know?
In the beginning of the episode, Katie is making cookies with flour purchased from Vons, which is the Los Angeles branding of the Safeway chain; in San Francisco they would have gotten the flour at Safeway instead. See more
Everything after the initial shot of traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge is actually moving backwards (pigeons flying, city traffic, Ferry Building clock hands, etc.) See more