Leslie announces she has invited a reporter from the local Pawnee Journal newspaper to write a story about the construction pit she plans to turn into a park. Leslie meticulously prepares for the interview, instructing the members of her subcommittee to "stay on message". Over lunch with Mark Brendanawicz, Leslie seeks advice on how to deal with the press; Leslie tells the documentary crew that she has previously had sex with Mark and seems to still harbor feelings for him. The reporter, Shauna Malwae-Tweep arrives the next day to interview Leslie, along with Ann and Ann's boyfriend Andy, who accidentally fell into the pit and broke his legs. During the interview, Andy reveals he was drunk when he fell in the pit, much to the horror of Leslie and Ann, who were not previously aware of it.