I love world building and character development. Both happen here.
World building – We’ve established that NN1 hires plenty of hot ass blonde chicks with big titties to be reporters.
Now we learn that Walter, in his years as an international traveling camera, was constantly berated and put down by the HABCWBTs. Thus, he’s tired of being a cameraman and failing on purpose in the hopes that he’ll be forced into retirement with a sweet pension and will never have to work again.
Just when you think you’ve written yourself into a corner, think about the world you’ve created. I couldn’t have Walter be incompetent throughout the book, as funny as it was in the beginning, so I came up with the backstory that he’d be abused by the buxom reporters and now he wanted out.
Meanwhile, Natalie clearly sees the Countess Cucamonga case as her ticket to big time fame so she figures out how to get Walter how to do his job.