Artie announced that he'd rehired Teddy, but not as an assistant: "As a stage manager on the road. Like a road manager." Howard thought Artie was crazy, but Artie explained that all assistant duties would belong to someone else. Howard was still resistant to the idea: "Keep me out of this." Despite Howard's reservations, Artie denied that the urge to choke Teddy would resurface: "It's gonna work."