- Andrew Paxton about Margaret Tate.
Margaret Tate is a Canadian citizen from Toronto, Canada, who works for Colden Books, an American book publishing company based in New York, as the executive editor-in-chief.
At Colden Books, Margaret Tate has a bad reputation around the office. Each and every single one of the employees at Colden Books who hold lower positions than her in the company hate and fear her because of her attitude. This includes her personal assistant and secretary, Andrew Paxton, who has worked under her and endured her abusive behavior for 3 years, hoping that he would one day be promoted into an editor by her.
One morning at work, Margaret Tate's superiors at Colden Books informed her that her visa application had been denied because she did not fill out some paperwork on time and also she left the United States of America while her visa application was being processed.
Upon discovering that her visa application had been denied and that she was being deported back to Canada, Margaret Tate quickly improvised and lied to everyone that her secretary, Andrew Paxton, and her are about to get married. Margaret Tate also blackmailed Andrew Paxton to marry her, to which he agreed because he knew that he would lose his job also if Margaret Tate were to be deported.
After the blackmail, Margaret Tate was then forced to spend time at Andrew Paxton's parents house in Sitka, Alaska. While spending time at the Paxton family's home in Alaska, Margaret Tate started to grow close to Andrew Paxton and she slowly fell in love with him. This caused her to reveal the truth about the blackmail to Andrew Paxton's family because she could not bring herself to ruin Andrew Paxton's life.
Fortunately for Margaret Tate, Andrew Paxton had also fallen in love with her after spending time with her in Alaska. While cleaning out her office after she was informed that she had 24 hours to head back to Canada, Margaret Tate was approached by Andrew Paxton. They admitted their love for one another and they got engaged for real.
Colden Books Edit
Margaret Tate's Office Edit
"Cancel the call, push the meeting to tomorrow and keep the lawyer on the sheets. Oh and get a hold of PR, have them start drafting a press release. Frank is doing Oprah."
"Wow. Nicely done."
"If I want your praise, I will ask for it."
- Margaret Tate and Andrew Paxton
One regular workday, Margaret Tate walked into the office and was greeted by her secretary, Andrew Paxton. Margaret Tate was told by her secretary that she had a meeting at 9am and that her immigration lawyer wanted to speak to her as soon as possible. However, Margaret Tate told Andrew Paxton to cancel the call, push the meeting to the next day and keep her lawyer on the sheets. When Andrew Paxton praised Margaret Tate for being so organized, Margaret Tate responded by telling Andrew Paxton that she did not ask for Andrew Paxton to praise her, which showed that Margaret Tate was very rude towards her staffs.
Just when Andrew Paxton was about to leave her office, Margaret Tate realized that there was something different with her coffee cup. She realized that her coffee cup had a phone number written on it and knew instantly that the coffee cup she was holding was not meant for her. This showed that Margaret Tate was a very observant person.
Andrew Paxton responded by telling Margaret Tate that the coffee cup was actually his and that her coffee had been spilled. When Margaret Tate took a sip of the coffee, she realized that Andrew Paxton drinks the exact same coffee as her. When she asked Andrew Paxton if that was a coincidence, Andrew Paxton responded with a simple yes.
After that, the phone in Margaret Tate's office rang, so Andrew Paxton answered the phone and realized that it was Bob Spaulding on the phone. Instantly, Margaret Tate gave Andrew Paxton a sign that they were about to head over to Bob Spaulding's office.
On their way to Bob Spaulding's office, Margaret Tate was shown to be feared by her secretary as her secretary even had to ask Margaret Tate if he could ask her a question before asking a question. Moreover, Margaret Tate once again displayed that she was a very observant person by quickly discovering that Andrew Paxton deliberately purchased 2 of the same coffee in case her coffee spilled. She discovered this by noticing the coffee stains on the shirt of a Colden Books employee. Margaret Tate called Andrew Paxton pathetic and told Andrew Paxton to keep quiet while they were in Bob Spaulding's office.
Bob Spaulding's Office Edit
"Ah! Our fearless leader and her liege. Please do come in."
"Oh! Beautiful breakfront. Is it new?"
"It is English Regency Egyptian Revival, built in the 1800s but yes, it is new to my office."
- Bob Spaulding and Margaret TateWhen Margaret Tate and Andrew Paxton entered Bob Spaulding's office, Bob Spaulding immediately greeted and praised Margaret Tate by calling her a fearless woman, which hinted that many Colden Books employees believed that Margaret Tate had no fears at all.
After receiving the compliment from Bob Spaulding, Margaret Tate told Bob Spaulding that she had to let him go. This was because she had repeatedly asked Bob Spaulding earlier to get Frank to do Oprah and Bob Spaulding did not do it. She then told Bob Spaulding that she would give him 2 months to find another job. That way, he could tell every other employee at Colden Books that he chose to resign instead.
Humiliating Bob Spaulding Edit
"You poisonous bitch! You can't fire me! You don't think I see what you're doing here? Sandbagging me on this Oprah thing just so that you can look good on the board? Because you are threatened by me! And you are a monster."
"Just because you have no semblance of a life outside of this office, you think that you can treat all of us like your own personal slaves. You know what? I feel sorry for you"
- Bob Spaulding to Margaret TateImmediately after firing Bob Spaulding, Bob Spaulding left his office and shouted and scolded Margaret Tate, telling her that she was firing him because she was afraid of him. Being a woman who cannot stand her employees disrespecting her, Margaret Tate proceeded to humiliate Bob Spaulding in front of many Colden Books employees.
Margaret Tate told Bob Spaulding that she was firing him because he was lazy, entitled, incompetent and that he spent more time cheating on his wife than working in his office. Additionally, she also warned Bob Spaulding that if he were to say another word, she would have her secretary escort him to leave Colden Books. This showed that Margaret Tate was a very intimidating woman.
Work Overtime Edit
"And I need you around this weekend to help review his files and his manuscript."
"You have a problem with that?"
"No. I... just my grandmother's 90th birthday, so I was gonna go home and... it's fine. I'll cancel it."
- Margaret Tate telling Andrew Paxton to work overtimeAfter firing Bob Spaulding, Margaret Tate displayed her extremely mean-spirited personality. She ordered Andrew Paxton to be present in the office over the weekend to review Bob Spaulding's files and manuscript. This forced Andrew Paxton to cancel his plans of returning home over the weekend for his Grandmother's 90th birthday. This also showed that Margaret Tate was inconsiderate and unsympathetic.
After that moment, Andrew Paxton contacted home to tell his family that he would not be able to make it back home to celebrate his grandmother's birthday because Margaret Tate needed him over the weekend. Realizing that Margaret Tate could hear his conversation, Andrew Paxton quickly ended the call. When Margaret Tate asked Andrew Paxton if his family had been asking him to quit, Andrew Paxton told her that his family had been telling him to quit every single day. Then, Margaret Tate was summoned to her superiors' office.
Superiors' Office Edit
"Margaret, congratulations on the Oprah thing. That's terrific news."
"Thank you, thank you. This isn't about my second raise, is it? Just kidding."
- Margaret Tate jokes with her superiorsWhen Margaret Tate entered her superiors' office, she became a completely different person, which showed that Margaret Tate can be an extremely two-faced woman. In front of her employees/inferiors, Margaret Tate was full of arrogance and pride; however, in front of her two superiors, Margaret Tate acted very differently.
In fact, Margaret Tate acted the complete opposite when she was around her superiors; Margaret Tate acted very gentle and nice towards her two superiors. In front of her two superiors, Margaret Tate switched from her usual arrogant proud look to a sweet and beautiful smile. In addition, she even joked with her superiors by asking them if they were calling her in because she was going to get a second raise.
"Margaret, your visa application has been denied. And you are being deported."
"And apparently there was also some paperwork that you didn't fill out in time."
"Come on. Come on! It's not like I'm even an immigrant! I'm from Canada from Christ's sake."
- Margaret Tate upon learning about her deportation
Unfortunately for Margaret Tate, the meeting with her superiors was not about her second raise. Instead, the meeting was to inform Margaret Tate that her visa application had been denied and she was to be deported to her country, Canada. Upon learning this truth, Margaret Tate panicked and came up with a number of excuses. One of which was that she was not even an immigrant because she was from Canada.When Andrew Paxton entered the office to fetch Margaret Tate, Margaret Tate came up with a brilliant idea that would allow her to stay in the United States of America permanently. Immediately, Margaret Tate lied to her superiors that she was about to get married with her secretary, Andrew Paxton.
This action taken by the executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books showed that she was an extremely rash person who tends to act quickly without taking into consideration the possible consequences of her actions. Andrew Paxton was stunned by his boss' actions, but he played along, which made Margaret Tate's superiors believe her.
The Blackmail Edit
"Because if you don't marry me, your dreams of touching the lives of millions with the written word are dead. Bob is gonna fire you the second I'm gone. Guaranteed. That means you're out on the street alone looking for a job. That means all that time we spent together, all the lattes, all the cancelled dates, all the midnight Tampax runs, were all for nothing and all your dreams of being an editor are gone."
- Margaret Tate blackmailing Andrew Paxton
Back in Margaret Tate's office. Margaret Tate blackmailed Andrew Paxton. Being a fearless woman, Margaret Tate was not afraid of committing fraud. Her fearlessness was shown because she blackmailed Andrew Paxton to marry her, so that she could keep her job and continue staying in the United States of America. Margaret Tate blackmailed Andrew Paxton by stating that if Andrew Paxton were to refuse marrying her, he would surely be fired immediately as Bob Spaulding would take her place as executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books if she were to be deported back to Canada.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Edit
"Sorry, I just need to ask him something. I need you to file this fiancee visa for me, please."
- Margaret Tate when cutting queue
At the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Margaret Tate displayed that she had very poor sense of ethics. Margaret Tate was shown to be a very impatient and impetuous woman. She displayed her impatient and impetuous behavior by cutting queue at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Committing Fraud Edit
"Are you both committing fraud to avoid her deportation, so that she can keep her position as editor-in-chief at Colden Books?"
- Mr. Gilbertson to Margaret Tate
At the Immigration service, Margaret Tate discovered that her rash action had caused her and Andrew Paxton to be at risk of being deported indefinitely and being punished heavily respectively. This was because Bob Spaulding had warned the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services about the fraud that Margaret Tate and Andrew Paxton were about to commit.Margaret Tate and Andrew Paxton were both warned by a man known as Mr. Gilbertson that if they were caught committing fraud, Margaret Tate would be deported to Canada immediately and Andrew Paxton would be fined $250,000 and he would be required to stay in federal prison for up to 5 years.
Despite the huge risk, Margaret Tate decided to continue with the plan and commit fraud. Luckily for her, Andrew Paxton played along. They both lied to Mr. Gilbertson by telling him that they were going to visit Andrew Paxton's family in Sitka, Alaska, during the weekend to tell the Paxton family about their secret love and that they were going to get married.
The 'Proposal' Edit
"Would you please, with cherries on top, marry me?"
"OK. I don't appreciate the sarcasm, but I'll do it. See you at the airport tomorrow."
- Margaret Tate proposes to Andrew Paxton
Realizing that there was a risk of getting fined $250,000 and a risk of spending 5 years in federal prison, Andrew Paxton decided that he would only help Margaret Tate if he were to be promoted to editor and that Margaret Tate were to publish his manuscript. Margaret Tate reluctantly agreed. In addition, Andrew Paxton managed to get his boss to get on her knees and propose to him, which Margaret Tate did, reluctantly as well.
Flight to Sitka Edit
Study Time Edit
"Oh, here's one. Whose place do we stay at, yours or mine? That's easy. Mine."
"And why wouldn't we stay at mine?"
"Because I live at Central Park West. And you probably live at some squalid little studio apartment with stacks of yellowed Penguin classics."
- Margaret Tate and Andrew PaxtonDuring their journey to Sitka to visit the Paxton family, Margaret Tate had to learn a lot about Andrew Paxton, as she did not know much about her secretary. However, to Margaret Tate's surprise, Andrew Paxton already knew a lot of facts about Margaret Tate. For instance, Andrew Paxton knew that Margaret Tate had a tattoo, except that he did not know the exact location of Margaret Tate's tattoo.
Afraid of being asked about Margaret Tate's tattoo in their upcoming interview with Mr. Gilbertson, Andrew Paxton asked Margaret Tate about the location of her tattoo, which Margaret Tate refused to answer, hinting that Margaret Tate was a little embarrassed by the fact that her secretary knew that she had a tattoo.
Arrival in Sitka Edit
Meeting Grace Paxton and Annie Paxton Edit
"Well, hello there. Now do you prefer being called Margaret or Satan's mistress? We've heard it both ways. Actually, we've heard it lots of ways."
- Annie Paxton and Margaret Tate
Upon arrival, Margaret Tate was introduced by Andrew Paxton to his mother, Grace Paxton, and grandmother, Annie Paxton. When Margaret Tate met Grace Paxton for the first time, Grace Paxton wanted to greet Margaret Tate by giving her a hug; however, Margaret Tate rejected the hug awkwardly and offered to shake her hand instead, indicating that Margaret Tate did not like hugs.In addition to that awkward moment, the situation became even more awkward when Annie Paxton asked Margaret Tate if she would prefer to be called Margaret or Satan's mistress. This question from Annie Paxton shocked Margaret Tate, as she was not expecting to hear it at all.
This also made Margaret Tate realized that the whole time, Andrew Paxton had been referring her as Satan's mistress to his family. To make things seem less awkward, Margaret Tate smiled at Annie Paxton and Grace Paxton; however, the moment they stopped looking at her, Margaret Tate's happy expression was changed into an angry expression, indicating that she felt insulted by Annie Paxton's comments.
Discovering the Paxton Family Business Edit
"You didn't tell me about all the family business, honey."
- Margaret Tate to Andrew Paxton
After that awkward meeting with Annie Paxton and Grace Paxton, Margaret Tate found herself in a car with the Paxton family on their way to somewhere. During the ride, Margaret Tate once again displayed her great observation skills by noticing that many shops in the town had the Paxton surname. This made Margaret Tate realize that the Paxton family had a strong family business.
Hotel Reservation Cancelled Edit
"What are we doing? Shouldn't we check into our hotel already?"
"Oh, we cancelled your reservation. Family doesn't stay at a hotel. You're gonna stay in our home."
"Oh, great! Great. What?"
- Grace Paxton to Margaret Tate
After the ride, Margaret Tate asked Andrew Paxton if they should check into their hotel soon. To Margaret Tate's surprised, she was informed by Grace Paxton that her hotel reservation had been cancelled and that Andrew Paxton and her were going to stay with the Paxton family.
Afraid of Drowning Edit
"Psst! Psst! I'm not getting on that boat."
"You don't have to. See you in a few days."
"Psst! You know I can't swim."
"Hence, the boat."
- Margaret Tate and Andrew Paxton
In addition to discovering that her hotel reservation had been cancelled, Margaret Tate also discovered that they had to get to the Paxton family home via boat. This made Margaret Tate feel very uncomfortable. It was then revealed that Margaret Tate was not completely fearless. Margaret Tate had a fear of deep waters because she did not know how to swim.
Andrew's Inappropriate Action Edit
"Just gonna give you a little hand here."
"Hand off ass. Off ass."
- Margaret Tate telling Andrew Paxton not to touch her
Eventually, Margaret Tate gave in and decided to take the boat to the Paxton family home. In the process of getting to the boat, Margaret Tate had to climb down a ladder. While she was doing so, Andrew Paxton offered Margaret Tate some help. But in reality, Andrew Paxton was just seizing the opportunity to touch Margaret Tate inappropriately. Margaret Tate responded by calmly but sternly telling Andrew Paxton to keep his hands to himself.
Welcome Party at the Paxton Family Edit
Engagement Reveal Discussion Edit
"Okay, know what? Timeout, okay? This bickering Bickerson thing has to stop. People need to think that we're in love. So let's just..."
"That, that's no problem. I can do that. I can pretend to be the doting fiance. That's easy. But for you, it's going to require that you stop snacking on children while they dream."
"Very funny. When are you going to tell them we're engaged?"
"I'll pick the right moment."
- Margaret Tate and Andrew Paxton's discussion
When they arrived at the Paxton family home, Margaret Tate was shocked to find out that the Paxton family was throwing a big party to welcome them. During the party, Margaret Tate had a serious discussion with Andrew Paxton on how they were going to tell the whole family that they were getting married. Andrew Paxton responded by saying that he would pick the right moment.
Meeting Ramone and Engagement Reveal Edit
"That's okay. It's wash and wear."
- Margaret Tate spitting after hearing Andrew Paxton
During the party, Margaret Tate met many people. One of which was Ramone, who was working as a waiter during the Paxton family welcome party. Being an overly nice person, Ramone shoved some food into Margaret Tate's mouth after meeting her for the first time. However, when Margaret Tate overheard Andrew Paxton revealing their engagement, Margaret Tate spat the food on Ramone, accidentally.
Meeting Andrew Paxton's Ex Edit
"Oh, God. This is my ex..."
"Hi, I'm Gertrude."
"Oh! Oh, wow. Wow!"
"You can call me Gert."
- Andrew Paxton introducing Margaret Tate to GertrudeBesides meeting Ramone, Margaret Tate also met Andrew Paxton's ex-girlfriend, Gertrude. Gertrude congratulated them on their engagement and asked them for a story of how Andrew Paxton proposed to Margaret Tate. This question was heard by everyone at the party and everyone got interested, which then led to everyone in the party asking Andrew Paxton and Margaret Tate the exact same question.
Together, Andrew Paxton and Margaret Tate came up with a very awkward fake story of how Andrew Paxton proposed to Margaret Tate. Fortunately for them, everyone believed that story, but unfortunately for them, Margaret Tate and Andrew Paxton were told to kiss by everyone at the party. This led to their very first kiss, which was very awkward and forced.
"Wow! Exquisite bed. Exquisite. So... where is Andrew's room?"
"Oh, sweetie, we're not under any illusions that you two don't sleep in the same bed. He'll sleep in here with you."
"Oh, great, 'cause we love to snuggle, don't we, honey?"
- Margaret Tate and Grace Paxton
After the awkward party, Margaret Tate was shown by Grace Paxton and Annie Paxton to her bedroom. Margaret Tate was very happy with the room; however, there was one problem. She was forced to share her bedroom with Andrew Paxton. This made Margaret Tate feel a little uncomfortable. After showing Margaret Tate and Andrew Paxton to their room, Grace Paxton and Annie Paxton left them for the night.
Bedtime of First Night in Sitka Edit
Skimpy Pyjamas Edit
"Umm... Don't look, okay?"
"Are your eyes closed?"
- Margaret Tate asking Andrew Paxton not to look at her
During bedtime of Margaret Tate's first night in Sitka, Margaret Tate changed into her pyjamas in the bathroom. However, when she was about to leave the bathroom, she was reluctant.While being reluctant to leave the bathroom, Margaret Tate requested Andrew Paxton to not look at her when she leaves the bathroom. Andrew Paxton agreed to her request and stated that he would not look at her.
However, Margaret Tate was not completely convinced that her secretary would keep his word. As a result, she asked if Andrew Paxton had had his eyes completely closed, to which Andrew Paxton responded by saying that his eyes were completely closed. Only then, did Margaret Tate emerge from the bathroom in her pyjamas.
When Margaret Tate emerged from the bathroom, it was revealed that her pyjamas was a skimpy camisole. After emerging from the bathroom, Margaret Tate ran quickly to her bed, so that she could get out of Andrew Paxton's sight.
When she got to her bed, she also quickly grabbed the blanket, so that she could cover herself with it. However, when she was on her way to the bed, Andrew Paxton used the opportunity to look at her. Andrew Paxton even revealed to Margaret Tate that he did look at her. Margaret Tate remained very calm and responded by saying that Andrew Paxton was not meant to see her in her pyjamas because she was supposed to be in a hotel room alone.
First Morning in Sitka Edit
Phone Call Edit
"Frank. Frank, I'm sorry you feel that I pressured you into doing Oprah, but... Of course I want you to be happy. Yes, yes. Frank. Frank. Frank, darling. Frank? It's going to be fine."
- Margaret Tate on the phone with Frank while wearing shoes
During the next morning, Margaret Tate was woken up by a phone call from Frank, so Margaret Tate answered the call and started talking to Frank. However, because she was very loud, she was disturbing Andrew Paxton's sleep, so she went outside of the house to talk to Frank. Before she left the house, Margaret Tate put on a red robe and some boots. When Margaret Tate left the house, she forgot to close the door. As a result, Kevin, the Paxton family dog went outside with her.
Eagle Nearby Edit
"I can just call them and I can cancel. You are... you are so right, Frank. Yes, Frank, of course I'm listening to you. Yeah... yes. I love listening to you, Frank. Shh! Sit. Sit. No, not you, Frank. No, no. Frank, if I may get down to it, Okay... I think it would be a mistake to back out. Because, Frank, for so many years... you have inspired me with your beautiful words, and I feel that... Shh! Dog, I'm on the phone."
- Margaret Tate on the phone with Frank while Kevin is barking
During her conversation with Frank, Kevin kept barking, so Margaret Tate had to multitask by talking to Frank and asking Kevin to keep quiet at the same time. During her conversation with Frank, Margaret Tate once again displayed good observance, as she realized that there was an eagle nearby.
Eagle Attack Edit
"I think it's time that the world get to enjoy your words as well. They are just so rich with... passion... And I think that we should all be privy to. Frank, I just, uh... I just, uh, want you to be happy, Frank. Give me that dog!"
- Margaret Tate realizing that the eagle had snatched Kevin
The eagle then flew towards Kevin and snatched Kevin off the ground. Realizing that Kevin had been snatched by the eagle. Margaret Tate chased after the eagle and even threw her phone at the eagle in an attempt to retrieve Kevin back from the eagle. The attempt was successful, as the eagle did drop Kevin, and luckily, Margaret Tate also managed to catch Kevin as he was falling.
Feeding Kevin to the Eagle Edit
"Frank? So sorry, so sorry. So sorry. I dropped the phone. Now, listen, Frank. I don't want to sell you on anything, but this is your legacy, this book. And I think it's up to you to present your legacy to the world. And call me tomorrow with your decision. And my phone is on all the time! OK, bye-bye. No! Wait!"
- Margaret Tate realizing that her phone had been snatched
After freeing Kevin from the eagle, Margaret Tate's phone was snatched by the eagle. Since she needed that phone to receive calls from Frank, she needed that phone back at all costs, so she offered Kevin to the eagle. In an attempt to get her phone back, Margaret Tate fed Kevin to the eagle, which showed that Margaret Tate can be quite cruel to animals, in a funny way.
Plans for the Second Day in Sitka Edit
"You have to get ready."
"You're going out with mom and the girls."
"I don't want to go out."
"Shopping, sightseeing. And a surprise."
"I hate shopping."
- Andrew Paxton telling Margaret Tate about her upcoming outing
At that moment, Andrew Paxton arrived to tell Margaret Tate that his mother and grandmother had plans for her. She was to go on an outing with Grace Paxton and Annie Paxton. Andrew Paxton also told Margaret Tate not to worry about her phone, as they could order another phone in the town with the same number.
Andrew's Second Inappropriate Action Edit
"There we go. Yeah, that's nice. Yeah. That's nice. There we go. Isn't that nice?"
- Andrew Paxton while touching Margaret Tate inappropriately
After telling Margaret Tate about her upcoming plans, Andrew Paxton decided to give Margaret Tate a hug because his family had been watching them and he did not want his family to think that they were arguing. But in reality, Andrew Paxton just wanted to touch Margaret Tate inappropriately again, which led to Margaret Tate threatening to castrade him in his sleep.
Outing with Grace and Annie Edit
Ramone's Dance Edit
"I hope you are ready for your big surprise because this is one of Sitka's greatest treasures."
- Grace Paxton to Margaret Tate
During the afternoon of Margaret Tate's second day in Sitka, Margaret Tate found herself in an outing with Grace Paxton, Annie Paxton and Gertrude. During the outing, Margaret Tate was told by the girls that they had a surprise for her.
When the surprise finally came, Margaret Tate was indeed surprised by the surprise prepared by the Annie Paxton and Grace Paxton. The surprise was that Margaret Tate was going to watch a strip dance performed by Ramone with the girls. Ramone performed a strip dance to a remix of the song, Relax.
While many of the audience had a good time watching Ramone's strip dance performance and cheering for Ramone, Margaret Tate was actually feeling embarrassed and awkward. Moreover, Margaret Tate was also forced to go on stage with Ramone and experience Ramone's strip dance performance up close, much to Margaret Tate's embarrassment.
Catching Some Air Edit
"I've never been anywhere, but here. This is home. But anyway.... you're a really lucky girl. He really is the best, which you obviously already know."
- Gertrude to Margaret Tate about Andrew Paxton
After experiencing that awkward and embarrassing strip dance performance by Ramone up close, Margaret Tate decided to leave the pub for a while to catch some air outside. When Margaret Tate left the pub to catch some air outside, she was joined by Andrew Paxton's ex-girlfriend, Gertrude.Gertrude and Margaret Tate started to have a chat with each other. Gertrude started telling Margaret Tate about when Andrew Paxton and her were dating back when they were in high school and college.
Gertrude also told Margaret Tate that Andrew Paxton had originally proposed to elope with her before, but she turned him down because she did not want to leave Sitka, as Sitka was her home. Gertrude also told Margaret Tate that Margaret Tate was a very lucky girl to have Andrew Paxton as her future husband.
Returning Home from Outing Edit
"What... What's he doing?"
"Something's up. It's best to leave him alone. Come on, honey."
- Margaret Tate asking Annie about Andrew Paxton
After the outing with Grace Paxton and Annie Paxton, Margaret Tate returned back to the Paxton family home with Grace Paxton and Annie Paxton. Back at the house, they saw Andrew Paxton listening to an MP3 and hollowing out a wooden canoe in the yard, which led them to suspect that Andrew Paxton was not in a good mood.
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After recovering from the shock of Margaret's age, Annie and Grace Paxton took a liking to Margaret. They listened to the engagemnt story with joy, laughed as Margaret "played" with Kevin, took her stripping, offered her and Andrew the baby-maker and fitted her in the dress that Annie's grandmother made for her (Annie compared finding Margaret's breast to an egg hunt). After the revelation that their love was fake, Grace and Annie still liked Margaret, aware that because she didn't marry him, she loved him and Annie was interviewed by the INS about their relationship.
Joe didn't like Margaret very much originally and liked her less when he disovered that the marriage was a sham. However, he too forgave her after the revelation that Margaret really loved Andrew.
Originally, Andrew was no more than a useful assistant to Margaret and Margaret was no more than a fearsome and bitchy boss to Andrew. However when Margaret discovered she was being deported, she concocted a lie and then forced Andrew to marry her by threatening him with his job. He grudgingly complied but blackmailed her with him getting a promotion and him getting to tell his family his way.
They flew to Sitka and on the way he annoyed her with small things like refusing to help her with luggage and throwing a bag in the water by "accident". While they both told the story of the engagement, they insulted each other quietly without anyone noticing and at night, Margaret slept in the bed while he slept on the floor. Andrew started taking advantage of the lie by hugging her and rubbing her ass and saying that his family shouldn't see them arguing.
Margaret grew close to Andrew and one night, she revealed to him many details about her life and he told her she was beautiful. After speaking with Gammy she brought Andrew onto a boat and told him that they shouldn't do it because he could lose everything and his family was wonderful. However, he convinced her to continue with the plan. On the wedding day, Margaret interrupted Ramone and told everyone the truth. She left the barn and went on a boat back to New York. At New York, she packed away her final things and as she asked an employee to take a box, she saw Andrew who told her he loved her and wanted to marry her. She kissed him and he took it as a yes.
Although Ramone took an instant liking to Margaret, Margaret is not too fond of Ramone. At Andrew's party, Ramone offered her sushis, she said she wasn't a fish person but he stuffed it into her mouth. After Andrew revealed to everyone that they were engaged, she accidentally spat the sushi on Ramone. When Annie and Grace brought her to a strip club, she was brought on stage with a veil where he stripped for her and got her to smack his ass. He worked as a waiter, a store clerk that sold her a phone, a stripper and a minister for her wedding with Andrew. Ramone stripped for her, sold her a phone and almost married her and Andrew. When interviewed abut her, he said "You can tell she's a good dancer by the way she drinks her soda pop.". Also Margaret she is wearing a white button down dress shirt, with wedding veil and black pants.
Gammy warned Margaret not to let Kevin outside as he might be swooped up by eagles. However, Margaret got up to make a phone call one morning and left the door open, Kevin walked out and an eagle snatched him up in the air. While Margaret spoke on the phone, she also ran around the garden trying to get Kevin back. The eagle dropped Kevin, Margaret caught him, and the eagle stole her phone. Margaret proceeded to hold Kevin up, proposing an exchange. Andrew came out and Margaret put Kevin down.
Later, when Margaret emerged from the bathroom naked to grab a towel, Kevin cornered Margaret. Margaret took out a hair drier to attack Kevin but he got comfortable instead. When Kevin got comfortable, she swirled the mat he was on around and locked him in the bathroom until Andrew freed him. At the INS, when Gammy was interviewed she warned the interviewer that Kevin got a little jumpy whenever Margaret was mentioned, she started saying "Margaret" and Kevin barked each time.
Colleauges and employees Edit
Although Margaret is charming to her superiors, she will still ignore them if necessary. Her employees hate her and fear her but when Andrew proposed to her in the office, they all clapped to congragulate them. Bob Spaulding in particular hated Margaret. He was a senior editor at the book company before Tate fired him for not getting an author known as Frank the Oprah spot. He viciously insults her after she leaves his office and she threatens to have him removed with force and have Andrew video it and put it on you tube. As revenge, he told the INS that the marriage was a fake.
Margaret Tate's Nationality Edit
Margaret Tate is from Toronto, Canada EditMargaret Tate is not a citizen of the United States of America. Instead, Margaret Tate is a Canadian. This makes Margaret Tate even more impressive because she was able to be promoted to the executive editor-in-chief of an American company despite not being a citizen of the United States of America.
Margaret Tate's Canadian nationality was revealed when she was called to her superior's office to have a discussion regarding the denial of her visa renewal application. As a result, Margaret Tate was to be deported back to Canada.
Margaret Tate's Age Edit
Margaret Tate is Middle-Aged Edit
Margaret Tate's exact age is unknown; however, judging based on her appearance, she is definitely older than her secretary, Andrew Paxton. In fact, Margaret Tate is most likely a middle-aged woman.
While preparing for work on the day she found out about her visa application denial, Margaret Tate was seen feeling dismayed at the sight of her aging face while looking at herself in the mirror after taking a shower. This indicates that Margaret Tate is most likely a middle-aged woman, possibly between the age of 40 to 50.
Margaret Tate's Job, Wealth and Status Edit
Margaret Tate Lives at Central Park West EditAs the executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books, Margaret Tate has a very high salary from her work. As a result, Margaret Tate is able to afford to stay in a very expensive accommodation in Central Park West.
Being able to afford an accommodation in Central Park West makes Margaret Tate extremely proud of herself. She even flaunted at Andrew Paxton when Andrew Paxton asked her where would they stay after their marriage.
Margaret Tate flaunted at Andrew Paxton by stating that Andrew Paxton probably lives at some squalid little studio apartment.
Margaret Tate is a Successful Woman EditMargaret Tate is a very successful woman. This can be seen in so many ways. First of all, Margaret Tate lives in an expensive unit in Central Park West, which means that her salary from Colden Books is very high.
Secondly, Margaret Tate holds the position of the executive editor-in-chief at Colden Books, which explains the high salary. This position is very high; in fact, many people may never obtain the position that she holds in their career.
Additionally, many awards and accolades could be seen in Margaret Tate's office, which shows that Margaret Tate is an over-achiever.
Margaret Tate Flies First Class when She Travels EditAs the successful executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books, Margaret Tate has a very high monthly income. As a result of that, Margaret Tate is able to afford expensive things. As a result, Margaret Tate is able to afford flying first class while travelling.
For example, when Margaret Tate was on her way to Sitka to visit the Paxton family with her secretary, Andrew Paxton, Margaret Tate was seen flying first class. Moreover, Margaret Tate also allowed Andrew Paxton to fly first class with her.
Margaret Tate Spends a lot of Time on her Phone for her Job EditAs the executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books, Margaret Tate is an extremely busy woman with a lot of responsibilities. Hence, Margaret Tate spends a lot of time on her phone because she has to deal with clients from all around the world.
This was shown many times. For instance, immediately after her session with Mr. Gilbertson, an investigator from the United States Citizenship and Immigration services who saw through her ploy, Margaret Tate immediately received a call from a client. Additionally, Margaret Tate also had to deal with a client through her phone even when she was visiting the Paxton family on leave.
Margaret Tate's Lifestyle Edit
Margaret Tate Exercises before Going to Work EditWhile her secretary is a person who wakes up late even on a weekday, the executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books is a woman who wakes up early in the morning. This is because Margaret Tate exercises every morning of every weekday before going to work.
During one weekday morning, Margaret Tate was riding an indoor bicycle and reading some manuscripts early in the morning. Moreover, Margaret Tate was also wearing her sports attire while she was exercising before going to work.
This shows that Margaret Tate is a woman who practices a healthy lifestyle because she is disciplined enough to get up early in the morning to exercise before going to work.
Margaret Tate Sleeps with her Hair Swept to One Side Edit
The executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books keeps her hair tied in a pony tail for most occasions, which include working at Colden Books, travelling or even going out with other people. However, Margaret Tate leaves her hair completely untied when she sleeps.
When Margaret Tate was sharing a room with her secretary while she was in Sitka, Margaret Tate was seen sweeping her untied hair to one side during bed time.
Margaret Tate Values Personal Hygiene EditIn addition to waking up early and exercising before going to work, the executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books is also a woman who takes her personal hygiene very seriously.
Margaret Tate is a woman who goes to work while looking clean and fresh. As a result, Margaret Tate takes a shower every weekday morning after exercising before she leaves her home to go to work at Colden Books.
Margaret Tate Takes Very Hot Showers EditThe executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books is a woman who enjoys taking a shower. Margaret Tate also sings in the shower. Furthermore, Margaret Tate enjoys taking a shower with water at very high temperatures.
This can be observed because the shower glass door and mirrors in the bathroom will always become very foggy whenever Margaret Tate takes a shower.
Margaret Tate Walks to Work EditThe executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books does not take public transport nor does she drive to work. Instead, Margaret Tate goes to work on foot.
Hence, it can be deduced that the main office of Colden Books is located not too far from Margaret Tate's accommodation at Central Park West. However, the time taken for Margaret Tate to reach her office from her home in Central Park West is unknown.
The reasons to why Margaret Tate chooses to walk to work are unknown. For instance, it is possible that Margaret Tate does not know how to drive or it could be because Margaret Tate wants to practice a healthy lifestyle by walking to work.
Margaret Tate Drinks Unsweetened Cinnamon Light Soy Lattes EditThe executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books also enjoys drinking coffee. In fact, Margaret Tate drinks coffee on a daily basis at work. However, Margaret Tate does not buy her own coffee. Due to the fact that Margaret Tate holds a very high position at Colden Books, Margaret Tate's secretary, Andrew Paxton, is the one who buys her coffee.
The coffee that Margaret Tate drinks is a cinnamon light soy latte, and the coffee that she drinks is unsweetened, as Margaret Tate is a woman who practices a healthy lifestyle.
Margaret Tate is a Vegan EditThe executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books is also a vegan. This was shown after her session with Mr. Gilbertson at the United States Citizenship and Immigration services.
While Margaret Tate was planning her trip to visit the Paxton family, Margaret Tate ordered her secretary, Andrew Paxton, to confirm a vegan meal for the flight to Sitka.
Additionally, when Margaret Tate was on an outing with Andrew Paxton's mother and grandmother, Margaret Tate did not eat the shrimps that she was served. Instead, Margaret Tate set the shrimps free by throwing the shrimps into a nearby lake.
Margaret Tate's Personality Edit
Margaret Tate is Intimidating EditThe executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books is also a ruthless and unforgiving slave driver. Margaret Tate's arrogance and ruthlessness caused many Colden Books employees to become afraid of her. In fact, Margaret Tate is the most hated and most feared woman at Colden Books.
Being a woman with very high power led Margaret Tate to become very arrogant. Her arrogance made her think that she is far more superior than other employees at Colden Books. Additionally, her arrogance also caused her to enjoy intimidating others and treating others like her own personal slaves. As a result, many Colden Books employees became so afraid of Margaret Tate that they would avoid her at all cost.
Margaret Tate Loves Expensive and Luxurious Items EditThe executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books also has an eye for luxurious items. This was first shown when Margaret Tate headed over to Bob Spaulding's office to fire him. When Margaret Tate entered Bob Spaulding's office, she immediately noticed the valuable breakfront in the office.
Being a woman who loves luxurious items, Margaret Tate requested Andrew Paxton to have security move the English Regency Egyptian Revival breakfront to her office after firing Bob Spaulding.
Moreover, her high salary from Colden Books also allows her to afford luxurious items. For instance, Margaret Tate owns expensive handbags, such as handbags from Hermès Birkin.
Margaret Tate Treats People Based on Their Status Edit
The executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books treats people based on their status, in particular the job position that they hold. Margaret Tate's arrogance caused her to become very rude to employees of Colden Books with lower job positions than her.
One notable incident was when Andrew Paxton praised her for being very organized and Margaret Tate reacted to Andrew Paxton's compliments in a very rude manner. Margaret Tate reacted to Andrew Paxton's praise by mentioning that if she had wanted to hear Andrew Paxton's praise, she would ask for it.
In addition to that incident, Margaret Tate also treated Andrew Paxton poorly when Andrew Paxton asked Margaret Tate for permission to speak. Margaret Tate responded by rejecting his request to speak, telling Andrew Paxton that he was not allowed to say anything.
Another notable incident when Margaret Tate displayed her rude behavior and treated employees of Colden Books with lower job positions than her poorly was when she was on her way to see her superiors in their office.
When Margaret Tate was on her way to her superior's office, Margaret Tate was given a good morning greeting by a Colden Books employee outside of her superiors' office. The employee was quite possibly her superiors' secretary. Margaret Tate did not even respond to the employee's greeting and continued walking.
Margaret Tate treats the majority of Colden Books employees poorly. However, when it comes to her superiors, Margaret Tate treats them completely different from the way she treats others. This is because Margaret Tate holds a lower job position than her superiors. Hence, either out of fear or respect, Margaret Tate treats them better compared to other Colden Books employees.
This was shown when Margaret Tate was in her superiors' office. Margaret Tate stopped being her usual arrogant self and changed her behavior completely. Margaret Tate spoke to her superiors in a polite manner with full of respect for them.
Margaret Tate is Somewhat Racist Edit
The executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books is also, to some extent, a bit racist. This was shown in two separate occasions. Margaret Tate first displayed signs of racism when she was in her superior's office. When Margaret Tate was informed about her deportation, she responded by stating that she was not even an immigrant because she was from Canada.
The second time Margaret Tate displayed signs of racism was when she was in the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. When Margaret Tate was called into Mr. Gilbertson's office, Margaret Tate made a racist statement by saying, "We know you're incredibly busy with a room full of gardeners and delivery boys to tend to," to Mr. Gilbertson.
Margaret Tate Makes Funny Faces when Nervous or Excited Edit
The executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books often makes funny faces whenever she feels nervous or excited. This was shown in many situations, which include exciting or anxious situations at Colden Books or even in Sitka when she was visiting the Paxton family with her secretary, Andrew Paxton.
Being a woman who does not like being around her superiors, Margaret Tate's changes her attitude completely in front of her superiors. When Margaret Tate was informed by her superiors that her visa application had been denied, Margaret Tate became nervous and even made a funny face while explaining that she should not even be considered an immigrant because she was a Canadian.
In addition to the situation in front of both of her superiors at Colden Books, Margaret Tate also made a funny face while she was at the United States Citizenship and Immigration services.
After blackmailing her secretary, Andrew Paxton, to marry her, so that she could stay in the United States and keep her job as the executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books, Margaret Tate put her secretary at risk of either being fined $250,000, spending five years in jail or both. This made Andrew Paxton decide to blackmail Margaret Tate in return.
Andrew Paxton blackmailed his boss by requesting Margaret Tate to promote him to editor immediately. This caused Margaret Tate to feel nervous. She made a funny face and declined Andrew Paxton's request. Though, Margaret Tate did eventually agree because Andrew Paxton would only marry her if she were to promote him to editor.
After agreeing to Andrew Paxton's terms, Margaret Tate found herself visiting Andrew Paxton's family in Sitka. During her second day in Sitka, Margaret Tate took a shower and found herself in a situation where she had to leave the bathroom naked to grab a towel from the linen closet outside the bathroom.
In the process of doing so, Margaret Tate was pestered by the Paxton family dog, Kevin. Unable to get past Kevin, Margaret Tate used a hair dryer to attack Kevin. While attacking Kevin, Margaret Tate became very excited and she even made funny faces.
During her third day in Sitka, Margaret Tate decided to enjoy some fresh air after waking up in the morning. While she was in the woods near the Paxton family's home, Margaret Tate saw Andrew Paxton's grandmother, Annie Paxton, giving her thanks to Mother Earth for bringing Andrew Paxton and Margaret Tate together.
Annie Paxton then invited Margaret Tate to join her to give thanks to Mother Earth together. Margaret Tate then joined her and she even danced in celebration. Margaret Tate started to chant and eventually she became very excited. Margaret Tate was so excited that she started dancing. While dancing, Margaret Tate also made some funny faces.
Margaret Tate has a Strong Annoyance to Perverted Men Edit
Margaret Tate shows strong annoyance to perverted men. An occasion when Margaret Tate showed annoyance to perverted men was when she was about to get on a boat while she was on her way to the Paxton family's home.
When Margaret Tate was climbing down a ladder, Andrew Paxton seized the opportunity and decided to give her some "help" by touching her inappropriately. Margaret Tate reacted to her secretary's perverted actions by sternly telling him to take his hand off her, which her secretary did after being told to do so.
Margaret Tate Dislikes Hugs Edit
Margaret Tate showed signs that she does not like physical contact with others. In addition to showing an annoyance to being touched inappropriately by Andrew Paxton, Margaret Tate also showed signs that she does not like physical contact, such as hugs.
This occurred when she met Grace Paxton for the very first time after her arrival in Sitka. When Margaret Tate first met Grace Paxton, she was greeted with a hug. However, Margaret Tate avoided Grace's hug and offered to shake her hand instead.
Margaret Tate has Strong Sense of Corporate Fashion EditAs the successful executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books, Margaret Tate is a strong and independent woman with full of confidence, confidence that eventually became arrogance. This arrogance led Margaret Tate to care a lot about her work attire.
As a result, Margaret Tate has a very strong sense of corporate fashion. At work, Margaret Tate makes her mark by wearing a customized black business suit, which consists of a dark black jacket paired with a black 1940s-style skirt. Margaret Tate is full of confidence while she is wearing her business suit because it expresses her high professional status.
Margaret Tate has a Great Deal of Concern over her Modesty Edit
Margaret Tate is a woman who has a great deal of concern over her modesty. Margaret Tate often dresses modestly. For example, Margaret Tate dresses somewhat modestly when she goes to work at Colden Books. She was also seen dressing modestly when she attended the welcome party at the Paxton family's home when she first arrived in Sitka.
When Margaret Tate changed into her camisole during her first night in Sitka, she felt very concerned over her modesty. Despite having a toned body with an hourglass figure, which is perceived as beautiful in the U.S culture, Margaret Tate does not like being seen by others while she is wearing clothes that are slightly more revealing. This includes her camisole, which is the type of clothing Margaret Tate wears to sleep.
After changing into her camisole in the bathroom, Margaret Tate was reluctant to exit the bathroom, knowing that she would be seen by Andrew Paxton. Margaret Tate was also seen hiding herself behind the bathroom door, as she was feeling shy of being seen in her camisole.
Margaret Tate even requested Andrew Paxton not to look at her while she is exiting the bathroom. After agreeing to her request, Margaret Tate emerged from the bathroom and moved quickly, so that she could escape Andrew Paxton's sight as soon as possible. However, despite agreeing to Margaret Tate's request to not look at her, Andrew Paxton still looked at her while she was exiting the bathroom, which caused Margaret Tate to feel annoyed.
Margaret Tate is Careless Edit
The executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books is also a very careless woman. When her superiors and her agreed that she would not go to the Frankfurt Book Fair because she was not allowed out of the country while her visa application was being processed, Margaret Tate ignored that agreement and left the United States to attend the book fair in Frankfurt because she did not want to lose DeLillo to Viking. Her careless decision almost cost her her job because that action caused her visa application to be denied.
In addition to her visa application being denied, Margaret Tate also made a few other careless mistakes while she was visiting the Paxton family in Sitka with her secretary, Andrew Paxton.
During her first day in Sitka, after experiencing the welcome party at the Paxton family's home, Margaret Tate was shown to her room by Grace Paxton and Annie Paxton. While she was being shown her room, Grace Paxton explained to Margaret Tate that there were extra towels and linens in the linen closet in case she needed them.
Despite being shown where the towels were kept in the room by Grace Paxton, Margaret Tate did not know where the towels were kept. Hence, it can be deduced that Margaret Tate did not pay attention to Grace Paxton while Grace Paxton was showing her the towels in the linen closet.
As a result of her own carelessness, the executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books had to look around the bathroom for towels after her shower only to discover that the towels were kept in the linen closet outside of the bathroom. Margaret Tate even had to emerge from the bathroom naked as a jaybird to grab a towel from the linen closet. Her carelessness caused her to end up naked in front of her secretary because she was pestered by Kevin while trying to grab a towel.
Lastly, during Margaret Tate's third day in Sitka, Margaret Tate was reminded that she had forgotten what it was to have a family. As a result, Margaret Tate became very emotional and she drove the Paxton family's jet boat at very high speed.
Eventually, Andrew Paxton took over the wheel from Margaret Tate while Margaret Tate sat down on the edge of the boat. This careless action from Margaret Tate almost cost her her life because when Andrew Paxton turned quickly to avoid colliding into the buoy, Margaret Tate fell into the lake. Because Margaret Tate did not know how to swim, Margaret Tate almost drowned. Fortunately, she was able to get to the buoy and Andrew Paxton pulled her back onto the jet boat.
Margaret Tate is Observant EditThe executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books is a woman who is very observant. Margaret Tate's good observational skills were shown in many ways. It was first shown when she received her cup of coffee from Andrew Paxton.
Margaret Tate instantly realized that her coffee cup had a phone number written on it and knew instantly that the coffee cup she was holding was not meant for her. Her good observational skills also allowed her to notice the coffee stains on the shirt of a Colden Books employee, which led her to learn that Andrew Paxton deliberately purchased 2 of the same coffee in case her coffee spilled.
Margaret Tate also displayed very good observational skills when she was on her way to the Paxton family home with her secretary, Andrew Paxton. During the car ride to the Paxton family home, Margaret Tate was observant enough to notice that many shops in the town had the Paxton surname.
This made Margaret Tate realize that the Paxton family has a strong family business. Additionally, this also made Margaret Tate realize that the Paxton family is very rich.
Margaret Tate is a Quick Thinker EditIn addition to Margaret Tate's great observational skills, Margaret Tate is also a quick thinker. This means that Margaret Tate has fantastic improvisational skills. Like her great observational skills, Margaret Tate demonstrated her amazing improvisational skills in many ways.
Margaret Tate first demonstrated her amazing improvisational skills when she learned from her superiors that her visa renewal application had been denied and that she was about to be deported back to Canada. When Andrew Paxton entered her superiors' office, Margaret Tate's quick thinking skills allowed her to come up with a solution instantly. Margaret Tate then improvised a fake marriage and told her superiors that she was going to marry her secretary, Andrew Paxton.Besides that moment, Margaret Tate also demonstrated fantastic improvisational skills at the United States Citizenship and Immigration services. When Margaret Tate arrived at the United States Citizenship and Immigration services to file her fiancee visa, the queue was very long.
Being an extremely impatient woman, Margaret Tate improvised and managed to successfully cut queue at the United States Citizenship and Immigration services. This also shows that Margaret Tate has very little sense of ethics.
In addition to that moment at the United States Citizenship and Immigration services, Margaret Tate also demonstrated her good quick thinking skills when she met Mr. Gilbertson. Even though Mr. Gilbertson was an investigator from the United States Citizenship and Immigration services who saw through her ploy, Margaret Tate's quick thinking skills allowed her to lie her way through.
When Mr. Gilbertson asked Margaret Tate and Andrew Paxton if they had told their families about their secret love, Margaret Tate's quick thinking skills allowed her to improvise successfully. Margaret Tate immediately thought of Andrew Paxton's grandmother's 90th birthday and told Mr. Gilbertson that they were going to tell everyone about their secret love during the celebration.
Margaret Tate is Assertive Edit
As the executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books, Margaret Tate is also very assertive in her career. Margaret Tate used her position of authority and controlling attitude to persuade an author, Frank, into doing an interview with Oprah.
Despite the author being an introvert who does not like social setting, Margaret Tate was able to use her position of authority and controlling attitude to persuade the author into doing an interview with Oprah.
During the same day when Margaret Tate used her skills to persuade Frank into doing an interview with Oprah, Margaret Tate also used the same skill to persuade/blackmail her secretary, Andrew Paxton, into marrying her, so that she could remain in the United States of America and keep her job as the executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books.
Margaret Tate is Hypocritical Edit
Margaret Tate has also been shown to be a hypocrite on several occasions, as she exhibits double-standards in the way she behaves, e.g., not allowing another person to do something, but does not show guilt or hesitance in doing the same thing.
"I fired you because you're lazy, entitled, incompetent and you spend more time cheating on your wife than you do in your office," was what Margaret Tate told Bob after firing him. This statement is evidence that Margaret Tate hates people who are entitled, which in this case, Bob was showing a sense of entitlement by believing that he is entitled to his job despite being incompetent.
However, despite being a person who hates entitled people, Margaret Tate has no problem being an entitled person herself. This occurred during the same day when Margaret Tate called Bob an entitled person.
Shortly after calling Bob an entitled person in front of many other employees, Margaret Tate learned that her visa application had been denied. With a failed visa application, Margaret Tate could no longer work for an American company. However, despite knowing about her deportation, Margaret Tate still felt entitled to her job as the executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books.
Moreover, Margaret Tate showed more sense of entitlement when she was at the United States Citizenship and Immigration services. After blackmailing her secretary, Andrew Paxton, into marrying her, Margaret Tate went to file her fiancée visa with her secretary. After noticing the long queue at the United States Citizenship and Immigration services, Margaret Tate displayed her sense of entitlement by cutting queue.
Another occasion of Margaret Tate's hypocrisy was when she exhibited a double-standard by looking at Andrew Paxton when he was completely naked while forbidding him from looking at her because she was completely naked as well.
When Margaret Tate unintentionally ended up naked in front of Andrew Paxton while trying to get a towel from the linen closet outside of the bathroom, Margaret Tate told her secretary not to see her naked.
While Margaret Tate was telling Andrew Paxton, "Don't look at me," Margaret Tate was seen behaving like a hypocrite because she disrespected her secretary's privacy by seeing him naked while telling him to respect her privacy by not seeing her naked.
Margaret Tate Manages her Workload by Focusing on One Thing at a Time Edit
As the successful executive editor-in-chief of a New York book publishing company, Margaret Tate's has to take on many tasks and responsibilities. Hence, one of her biggest challenges is accurately ranking her priorities on a daily basis.
For Margaret Tate, she likes to manage her workload and meet deadlines by focusing on one thing at a time. Basically, Margaret Tate chooses her number one priority from her list of tasks that need to be done and focuses entirely on it.
For example, when Margaret Tate arrived to work one morning, she was told a number of upcoming tasks by Andrew Paxton, which include an upcoming conference call in 30 minutes and an upcoming staff meeting at 9 o'clock. She was also told by Andrew Paxton that her immigration lawyer had been trying to contact her.
However, since Margaret Tate was already focusing on getting Frank to do an interview with Oprah, she told Andrew Paxton to cancel the call, push the meeting to the next day and keep the lawyer on the sheets. Margaret Tate also told Andrew Paxton to get a hold of PR and have them start drafting a press release because Frank was going to do the interview with Oprah.
Margaret Tate is Remarkably Fearless in Taking Risks Edit
"Ah! Our fearless leader and her liege. Please do come in," was a compliment that was given to Margaret Tate by Bob Spaulding when Margaret Tate went to see him in his office during the morning he got fired for disobeying Margaret Tate's orders. As the most intimidating woman at Colden Books who is feared by every employee in the company, Margaret Tate is a remarkably fearless woman.
After Margaret Tate fired Bob Spaulding from his job for not getting Frank to do an interview with Oprah, Bob Spaulding confronted Margaret Tate in front of nearly every employee of the company. When Bob Spaulding yelled at her, Margaret Tate did not flinch at all. After listening to Bob Spaulding's comments about her, Margaret Tate fearlessly threatened Bob Spaulding by stating that if he were to say another word, he would be escorted out of the office.
Margaret Tate's remarkable fearlessness has made her unafraid of taking risks. Margaret Tate's fearlessness in taking risks was first hinted when she learned that her visa application was unsuccessful. Despite being unallowed to leave the country while her visa application was being processed, Margaret Tate took a risk and attended a book fair in Frankfurt.
Her action of taking that risk caused her to be unable to work for an American company and she was to be deported from the United States. However, Margaret Tate's fearlessness in taking risks has also made her unafraid of taking illegal actions to save her job.
After learning about her deportation, Margaret Tate fearlessly blackmailed her secretary to marry her, so that she could keep her job. Despite being told by Andrew Paxton that their marriage was illegal, Margaret Tate calmly said, "They're looking for terrorists, not for book publishers."
Furthermore, Margaret Tate fearlessness in taking risks was also seen when she was at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. After successfully blackmailing her secretary, Margaret Tate went to the immigration service to file her fiancée visa.
At the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, she was confronted by Mr. Gilbertson, an employee at the immigration services who suspected that Margaret Tate and Andrew Paxton were committing fraud. Despite being told the severe consequences of her fraud by Mr. Gilbertson, Margaret Tate still decided to take the risk and continue with committing fraud, so that she could keep her job.However, while it is true that Margaret Tate is not afraid of taking risks despite knowing the consequences to taking those risks, she is not fearless. Margaret Tate can be afraid of consequences if they do come to fruition. For instance, Margaret Tate was visibly afraid when her job security was threatened.
As a woman who has taken many years to become the executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books, Margaret Tate is very attached to her job. As a result, one of Margaret Tate's biggest fears is losing her job. After being told by her superiors that her visa application had been denied as a consequence to her leaving the country while her visa application was being processed, Margaret Tate was afraid of the consequence because it meant that she would no longer be allowed to work for an American company and she would have to let go of her position as the executive editor-in-chief.Fearing that she would lose her job, Margaret Tate reprioritized her daunting amount of things to do. Previously, Margaret Tate told Andrew Paxton to keep her immigration lawyer on the sheets. However, after realizing that she could lose her job, Margaret Tate decided to prioritize saving her job instead of getting Frank to do an interview with Oprah.
Hence, Margaret Tate decided to save her job by blackmailing her secretary to marry her. After the blackmail, Margaret Tate visited the United States Citizenship and Immigration services to file her fiancee visa.
Margaret Tate's Other Facts and Trivia Edit
Margaret Tate has a Tattoo Edit
While Margaret Tate was on her way to Sitka with Andrew Paxton, Andrew Paxton mentioned that Margaret Tate has a tattoo. However, he was uncertain of the exact location of her tattoo.
When Andrew Paxton asked Margaret Tate about the location of her tattoo, Margaret Tate refused to tell Andrew Paxton. This was probably because of the fact that her tattoo could only be seen if her bare back was uncovered.
However, Andrew Paxton eventually found out the location of her tattoo when she ended up naked in front of him unintentionally. Margaret Tate got her back tattoo with two swallows during the year her parents passed away.