The client this week is a library in Naperville in danger of being closed pending a vote. Naturally, they don’t have any money to pay for a campaign, but Simon offers to help pro-bono. Gordon doesn’t understand why you would work without getting paid, so he becomes very against this idea. Which sparks another idea: threaten a book burning if the vote to save the library fails. And who is the book burner? None other than Gordon!
He is soon being targeted on the street, but Simon can’t do anything about it since the plan is working to save the library. But he promises to vilify him in the end.
Sydney is FINALLY dating her veterinarian neighbor! (See, I knew it would happen eventually!) But…of course, he’s gay. Syd seems pretty oblivious to this, or maybe she’s just enjoying her blissful ignorance since he’s really attractive and they can talk about cats and go shopping. During a group trip to the Art Institute in which her neighbor spends most of his time hitting on zach, she finally tells Lauren that she knows he’s gay. She breaks it off with no hard feelings and Zach has a new admirer.
At the book burning where they announce the library has been saved, Simon plans to have Gordon come out and explain that it was all a ploy to save the library. Unfortunately, Gordon comes out too soon and accidentally sets a book on fire with a nearby candle. Wigged out by the fire, he throws the flaming book….into a huge pile of books. Woops!
After Gordon is chased out by an angry mob, the situation is resolved and Gordon is loved by the public again. He then comes to Simon with some startling news: they’ve been offered a multi-million dollar deal to sell the company!
In the end, Sydney explains to Andrew how she broke up with her neighbor and admits she just missed having someone to hang out with. And both of them admit that they miss hanging out together. She misses having him as a friend…