Whilst appearing on a chat show discussing a year in lockdown Michael and David are pained to discover someone they respect is not a fan of their work. David's plans to go to work and Michael's plans to visit a friend abroad are both scuppered by last minute travel rule changes. Some news regarding a work opportunity for the pair turns sour.
After discovering the plan, David and Michael are dismayed to learn who will be carrying on without them. They are also upset to find out how well Simon is doing without them.
David and Michael spot an opportunity to sabotage the show. David is deflated to discover how people feel about him, while Michael is overjoyed to discover how people feel about him. Anna and Georgia consider their options.
There is fallout from how David and Michael have behaved. They try to establish who has more value. Georgia, Anna and Lucy discuss a charity evening that they are due to perform at.
The boys are butting heads, not helped by having to read with various new potential cast members. They are increasingly annoyed at each new interaction while Simon tries to keep the ship steady and Georgia marshals her charity team.
The project is in danger. Simon tries to get David and Michael to work together, but it ultimately falls to a final pair of potential cast members to offer a new perspective.
David and Michael discover that the studio has now cast two actors. When they discover who has been cast both men are upset as they each have a history with the actor taking their place, one known and one unknown.
Accepting their fate David and Michael prepare to finally leave their homes. David is finally due to go back to work, Michael thinks he finally has a route to New York. The girls perform their charity sketch.