Parks and Recreation Season 1 Episode 3 (04/23/09)
Leslie invites Mark out for coffee to discuss the reporter’s visit even though he’s holding coffee. Even so, he accepts.
The meeting is pretty non-memorable except for when Mark tells Leslie she’s insane and her comeback is, “You’re insane!!”
The sexy reporter shows up to the office and totally throws Leslie off her game even though that obviously was not her intent.
The reporter asks, “It’s cool if we record this, right?”
Leslie rambles and constantly puts her foot in her mouth so it’s not too surprising that she freezes when seeing the reporter’s recorder.
It comes to light that Anne’s injured boyfriend was hammered when he fell in the pit. It comes up with the reporter in the room.
Anne’s boyfriend gets defensive and points out she’s not perfect either since she’s on the pill and ... drinks!! Anne reminds him that’s fine.
Tom has an ongoing feud with the big boss over online Scrabble.
The reporter lets Leslie off the hook and reschedules for the next day at the pit. Or, so we think.
Leslie beats the reporter to the pit for the meeting and sees Mark drop her off and she has the same dress on from the night before.
It finally clicks that the reporter is doing the walk of shame.
Leslie lets her nerves get the best of her and admits to getting her job due to nepotism through her mother.
Leslie bails on the interview halfway through and runs to Anne’s house to gossip about Mark’s liaisons.
The venting session wasn’t enough and Leslie confronts Mark about “the sex” he had with the reporter.
Even though it’s personal and not Leslie’s business Mark does answer for himself saying, “”
Leslie calls up the reporter and blames her weirdness on eating an over-ripe burrito and suggests a “do-over” interview.
The reporter has gotten some feedback from the public and it doesn’t sound like the park is going to happen.
Mark said some stuff over “pillow talk” and the reporter now plans on running it. He forgot to say it was off–the-record.
He tries to talk her into not using the quotes since they were in bed.
She agrees since they are “romantically together.” Instead of quitting while he’s ahead Mark feels the need to point out they aren’t “together.”
Back to square one.
Mark apologizes to Leslie for making things messy with his sex and she reinstates him onto the sub-committee.
Viva la park!