At the end of the episode, Ben's reading his emails and opens up an unpublished article on his family. So he goes over to the reporter's place and was just about to beat the living shit out of him until the reporter tells him that he was just using the article to get Ben's attention and that he isn't after his family, but after Cornell.
I felt bad for Jess. Like Dave said, she has no one and Ben tossed her out like chick was nothing. I'm not saying start another affair with her, but it doesn't hurt to talk out in the open where Christy can see them at all times.