During an after sex conversation, Jamie concludes that Paul doesn't like her new haircut or her meatloaf, while he is convinced that she thinks he is getting fat and that she hated their trip to Aruba. As a result, Jamie takes out her frustration on Ira during a meeting to discuss her latest promotion for his store. And things are no better for Paul, who begins to doubt the honesty of his editor, Sid. However, when Ira complains about Jamie's short temper, Paul covers by blaming it on Fran. As the Buchmans struggle to agree on what to do for dinner, Fran learns that her latest project has been completely changed by the client. Making matters worse, Ira claims that Jamie is mad at her. Wanting to know why, Fran calls Jamie. But, when she catches them in the middle of an unsuccessful attempt to have sex, Jamie hangs up, reinforcing Fran's belief that something is wrong. Turning to Lisa to learn the truth, she is led to believe that Jamie is upset about her going back to her old job. As Paul and Jamie continue trying to jump start their flagging sexual relationship, Fran arrives to announce she has quit her job to save their friendship. However, Jamie insists that there is nothing wrong and blames the entire misunderstanding on Paul's being upset with Ira. After Fran passes along the news, Ira tries contacting Paul, only to interrupt another attempt at intimacy with Jamie. He, too, turns to Lisa and concludes it must be about being given his uncle's sporting goods store. Confronting Paul about his alleged problem, Ira offers to make him a partner in the store. Finally. with nowhere else to turn, Jamie decides to rekindle their sexual relationship the only way she knows how -- with some role playing between her and Paul.