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The girls in the office help Dwight gear up make a sale to a woman who may become one of their biggest clients.

Jim has a hard time having a meeting with his new sports advertisement company.

Angela gets suspicious that her husband is having an affair and enlists Oscar to help her.

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  • The Bus Came Back: The buyer turns out to be Jan, who set up the sale in an attempt to get David Wallace to come talk with her.
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  • Continuity Nod: Jan's affair with Hunter and taste for young boys is brought up again. Both something that Pam mentions and something that Dwight uses against her, convincing her to become a client by using one of the young new interns to seduce her into becoming a client.
  • Dramatic Irony: Angela enlists Oscar to help her find out whether the Senator is having an affair, ignorant that Oscar is the one the Senator is having an affair with.
  • Internal Reveal: Angela finally realizes that Oscar is having an affair with the Senator.
  • Nightmare Face: Dwight's face of someone who is listening terrifies Nellie.
  • Oh, Crap!: Pam, when she recognizes the painting hanging on the wall and realizes that the buyer is Jan.
  • Put on a Bus: Both Andy and Clark leave for a little bit (Andy on a trip with his brother to sell the family boat, while Clarke is on a retreat with Jan). This was to write in their actors scheduling for movie roles they were in (The Hangover Part 3 for Ed Helms [Andy] and Kick Ass 2 for Clark Duke [Clark]).
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  • Your Cheating Heart: Angela suspects that the senator is cheating on her, which he is, with Oscar. When they investigate his yoga class, Oscar suspects he is having a second affair with a younger man at the gym.
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