After getting a big order for a hat she's designed, Beth needs help getting them made and delivered on time. So Jimmy offers to teach her his secrets to the art of negotiation. And Lisa decides to listen in, hoping she can use the techniques to get a raise out of Dave. However, Lisa's subsequent attempts to persuade Dave to increase her salary only creates confusion and fails to produce a raise. Meanwhile, after Bill tells his new girlfriend that he's British, Matthew and Joe go way overboard in their efforts to play along. After trading outfits with Lisa, Beth sets out with Jimmy to negotiate a deal for her new hats. Only after they arrive for their meeting that Jimmy realizes they are dealing with a notorious Mafia boss. However, once Jimmy's efforts to intercede are silenced, Beth's emotional outburst results in a deal with Don Green. Meanwhile, as Lisa tries to get an advance on her salary, Dave urges Bill to tell his girlfriend Linda the truth. As Jimmy asks Beth to teach him her crying secrets, Lisa tells Dave that the advance is to finance a recording by her ex-boyfriend's band. Though she insists it has nothing to do with their past relationship, when pressed Lisa admits it's for a song encouraging her to stop seeing Dave. Finally, Bill's efforts to tell Linda the truth are set back when she admits she's falling in love with him.