Jim won a lifetime achievement award and they announce it on Murphy in the Morning. They have to pay for their own table at the awards.
Murphy has a new secretary and Bette Midler. She was an assistant for Murph before. she's a widow and now owns the network. Her name is Caprice.
They're at Phil's and they're talking about who they're going to take to the ceremony. Miles invites Pat to sit with them. He eats Pat's fries. Miles is trying to bond with Pat.
Jim enters. They all cheer him. He goes to talk to Phyllis. He's not a fan of award ceremonies. Phyllis assumes Jim is hinting around asking her to go with him to the awards. She says she'll go.
Murphy is taking Aver.
She enters the house and smells something. Avery is making Beef borgenion. Avery is going to the awards and he's bringing a date. She questions Avery about his date.
Murphy: I like getting into the tub without some 180 pounder with a hairy back climbing in with me. That is not romantic. That is a slippery floor and a clogged drain.
Avery wonders is Murphy is lonely. He's encouraging her to date. He tries to talk sex with her. She decides to bring Frank to the awards.
Corky comes in a blue dress and gets a compliment from Frank. Katie Curic is wearing the same exact dress.
Corky: Hey, I heard you have a, what do you call it? Podcast. So smart. At your age, best to have a platform where no one can see you.
They pose for pictures.
Avery comes in with her date. He talks her up to Murphy. Murphy quizzes the new girl and she passes.
Pat and Miles walk into the ceremony. Miles is in a solid red tux with black trim.
Jim and Phyllis enter. They're chatting and Phyllis is telling Jim about herself. They both say their the black sheeps.
Murphy laughs at Miles.
Frank talks to Diana.
Pat's ex boyfriend i
Miles: What do you think? Of course I knew, you gay knucklehead!
Caprice sits down next to Jim and starts chatting him up. Phyllis comes over and says she was sitting there. Phyllis says she was a traffic cop in NYC and starts referencing that the meter is up and the towtruck is coming.
Jim's excited they're fighting over him. Phyllis says they're on a date and Jim gets weirded out.
Murphy comes out of the kitchen with a tray of meatballs. Murphy runs into a judge who remembers her from FYI. Nate Campbell. They start chatting. They have interests in common.
Jim comes over and really needs to speak to Murphy. The judge asks Murphy out.
Jim says they're not on a date. He doesn't feel right about it, going on and celebrating without his wife, Doris.
Katie introduces Jim and presents him with the award.
He gives a speech. He expresses his gratitude for those who've supported him over the years. After Jim's speech, Murphy considers Nate.
Jim says he's on a date with Phyllis.
Miles is driving home with Pat and his ex kissing in the background.
Avery is sneaking his girlfriend down the stairs. He runs into Murphy who is out getting the paper and Nate comes down the stairs.
Murphy: Avery, my uterus is in the museum of natural history.
Murphy: Aw, come on, we're all adults here. Who's hungry? I've got a half a yogurt and a purse full of mini meatballs.