Back from the first break, Howard fumed that Gary had booked both Jenny McCarthy and Jewel for the 8 o'clock hour: "He totally screwed up and he was apologizing. … I've got to get out! I want out. How do I get out of here? Am I allowed to just leave? If I say to Sirius, 'Look, we're done. I want to get out,' will they accept? Or do I have to stay here because of my contract?" Howard wanted to check with his agent, but "I can't find him!"
Gary's plan? "Whoever gets here first, we'll put on." Howard rejected the idea, telling Gary to ask Jenny to come in another time, as she lives in the city, "And send her a gift!" Gary shrunk away: "I can't even begin to tell you how bad I feel. I'm so sorry." Robin laughed that "all those people that say you're mean to Gary [should] take this into stock." Howard was mortified: "I'm sick! I'm sick of it. They can't tell me to show up if I'm sick. I've got a 3-year illness."