The occasional deviation from the path of tidy domestic tranquility is, in this situation, dealing with Mike and his family. While Liz always wants to respond to his or Deanna's or Meredith's latest outrage by doing battle, everyone else quotes a lyric Steven Page sang once: "They built a wall/to protect them from us all/We should have left them there" as a means of reminding her that he simply isn't worth powder and shot.
This would all lead up to a planned end game which I call the Lesser Dysfunction. In this scenario, Mike gets called out for stealing other people's lives to make his terrible books by the relatives of one of the people who didn't want his story told. As his career finally implodes and his ego auto-destructs, the editor who canned him for upsetting Divala is seen leading the lynch mob.