Allison asks what happens now. Eva says Stark will resume his Director of Research post on a temporary basis. But Stark refuses to work at GD without Allison. Eva says she has no intention of leaving Allison out of this, since Stark's people skills suck. Allison will be the new Director of Operations. This makes them joint heads of GD, like a CEO and COO, as Eva puts it in business terms. Allison asks who that leaves as the Chairman. Well, who do you think, Allison? They're not going to blow a guest spot from someone like Frances Fisher on just one episode. "For the time being, that would be me," she says.
In fact, she's already begun her work and procured a corporate partner for GD she says, as we see big cargo containers full of Degree Men Absolute Protection, and I don't care how funny or meta you try to make product placement on a TV show, it's still sleazy and gross. Seriously, what the hell? Am I recapping The Apprentice? No? Then fuck off with the in-show ads. It's bad enough that NBC promotes Universal's crappy movies with giant ads that appear on the screen while you're trying to watch one of their shit TV shows. Now we have to see it within the show, too? Well, fuck that. I fast-forward through commercials when they're in their designated spots and I'm going to fast-forward through them from now on if they appear within the show itself. That means I won't recap a scene where an ad appears, unless they totally commit to this and go all old school and Colin Ferguson suddenly breaks character and walks off onto a kitchen set where there's a bowl of Corn Flakes waiting for him and he tells us all how good they are. And it's in black and white and he's smoking. Or they rename Eureka The Degree Playhouse Hour, just like in the fifties. If we're going to regress, let's go all the way and not even try to be subtle about it. Also, TRY DEGREE TODAY FOR ABSOLUTE UNDERARM PROTECTION. Eva spits out some stupid corporate buzz words and promises "big changes" at GD. Seeing something that was once good and pure quickly turning into a derivative business with a new administration at the helm that has no idea what GD thrived best as and thinks its own spin on what GD should be based on its limited knowledge of scientific and military research and no desire to learn more will be quite enough, Jack takes his leave of the place. He's lucky.