Yes, Mike has decided that now -- when everyone is pissed off, as well as either defensive or hungry (or, as is likely the case for the majority of them, defensive and still hungry) is the time for that meeting he wanted. Well, this should go well. The other Council members join him on the dais at the front of the room, and they try to run the meeting. But everyone's talking at once, which means nobody's getting heard. Michael points this out in an interview. Greg yells at Mike from the back to take control, and eventually gets up and joins them on the dais. Mike's ineffectually yelling at everyone to be quiet, so he's really not in a receptive mood when Greg advises, "You need to take control." "We are!" Mike angrily snaps into Greg's face. Mike interviews that Greg was trying to break him down, which I don't think is correct. Yes, tensions were high, and pretty much everyone could have handled themselves better, but I think Greg was trying to help until Mike blew up at him. There's a pretty tense confrontation, with Greg baring his braces at Mike and Mike not backing down until Greg shoves him back, causing him to stumble off the dais. Everyone's yelling at Mike to back down and listen to Greg, but Mike refuses. So Greg leaves the meeting. "Greg is not very nice," Jimmy interviews. "He thinks he's cool but he's not." Which is about the worst thing an eight-year-old can say about you, short of "butt-head," and Jimmy knows his parents are going to be watching, so he can't work too blue here. The meeting is still out of hand, until Michael steps up and takes control, and makes a big speech about how they all need to come together and listen to their leaders, because they're representing kids everywhere. Mike is wiping away tears again as Michael tells them all to get together. The rest of the kids start applauding and chanting Michael's name, and even he seems a bit overwhelmed by the general approval. Mike at least has the grace to give Michael credit in an interview for saving their lives. We don't see the rest of the meeting, or what gets accomplished, but it seems to involve a lot of kids raising their hands and talking one at a time. It's all moot anyway, because they're about to get some structure imposed on them whether they want it or not.
Episode Report CardM. Giant: B | 375 USERS: C+
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