It went into the wee hours of the morning but at 3:00 a.m., Representative Todd Courser caved to the pressure and resigned. Just an hour later, his former mistress, Rep. Cindy Gamrat, was kicked out of office.
The early morning drama closed the door on the shocking story of sex and lies involving the two Tea Party Republicans.
His resignation came as a shock early Friday morning. The Lapeer Republican repeatedly refused to step down during the course of the misconduct investigation.
As for Gamrat, she pleaded with her former collegues in the state house for a censure. Here hopes were dashed when she was expelled by a vote of 91 to 12, becoming just the fourth state lawmaker in Michigan to be voted out of office.
Now, they're both out of office but the story is far from over: There are more investigations to follow and two open seats to fill.
Lt. Governor Brian Calley announced Friday that a primary election will be held on Nov. 3, 2015, and a general election on March 8, 2016 to fill the House seats.