Dunder Mifflin decides to produce an ad, but things go awry when Michael hijacks the production. Dwight is busy also - exploring Second Life, an online website.
A mysterious person in the office has made a huge mess in the microwave and will not clean it up. Meanwhile, Michael has to come to terms with the fact that there have been certain personnel changes in his staff without his knowing.
Alex hangs out with Valerie’s new friend, Leon. Valerie parties with a group of 20-somethings. Laura gets in over her head at a house party.
Alex’s troubling new obsession leads Valerie to take matters into her own hands. Laura investigates switching high schools.
Valerie tries to repair her relationship with Laura while confronting resentments she harbors towards Dawn. Alex resolves to embark on an epic camping trip – but is epically derailed.
Alex embraces his new role as Laura’s teacher but his methods are questionable. Valerie reaches out to old friends and makes an unsettling discovery.
It’s 1999. A young Valerie and Alex prepare for an unexpected pregnancy. In present day, Laura visits Casey in Sacramento and Valerie’s relationship with Jack reaches a breaking point.
Newly-divorced Valerie and her teenage daughter, Laura, move in with Valerie’s younger brother, Alex. A committed bachelor and casual dater, Alex sets Valerie up via his popular dating website.