After a coin toss fails to determine who's the boss, Jimmy decides the staff should vote for either Dave or Lisa. As the reluctant candidates lobby for a job that neither really wants, Joe's brother Russ arrives to discuss plans for their parent's thirty-fifth wedding anniversary. Meanwhile, as tensions between the two estranged brothers erupt into violence, Matthew declares his own candidacy for office fire marshal. As Matthew prepares for an as-yet-to-be-identified opponent, Dave and Lisa participate in a debate at Jimmy's request. However, once they are interrupted by another Garelli brother's fight, Matthew seizes the opportunity to make his speech for the fire marshal's job. Then, even as the arrival of another brother cannot keep Russ and Joe's hostility in check, Dave quietly learns that the staff is supporting him. As Bill seeks Lisa's help in derailing Matthew's campaign, Dave tells her that he's likely to win the election with nearly unanimous staff support. But once the results prove otherwise, he realizes everyone was humoring him while intending to vote for Lisa all along. Yet when Jimmy realizes that the staff likes Lisa but respects Dave, he gives him his old job back anyway. Finally, as Dave learns the truth about the shaky support for Lisa, the eldest Garelli brother arrives to settle the score between Joe and Russ as Matthew loses his election despite being unopposed.