Zach is already practicing his stump speech, with the help of Eric (14, from New Jersey). Eric's on the Green team, which is always picking up Yellow's slack, so he's got a vested interest in Zach unseating Taylor. Eric interviews that Zach's got the fire in the belly for this. Not hard to believe. There are people watching this show at home right now who want to go back in time until they're young enough to run against Taylor themselves.
Green holds a meeting to discuss who's going to run against Laurel. In an interview, Laurel says that she's not confident of going unchallenged, what with having natural leaders like Sophia and Michael on her team. Sophia starts the meeting by taking a poll: in the event of a challenge, who wouldn't vote for Laurel? Well, when she puts it that way, no one raises a hand. Michael says he'd run if he were in any other district (and he'd win), but the general consensus is that none of them could do a better job of leading Green than Laurel does. Clearly they're using some other criteria than success in Showdowns to determine that. Laurel interviews that this makes her feel like she's doing a good job. In exchange for effectively short-circuiting 25% of what was supposed to be this episode's drama, the producers make a note to try and figure out how to sabotage Green in the upcoming Showdown. As if they need to.
And here's how things are going at the Blue team's meeting: there isn't one. While hanging out in the kitchen, Anjay sees Olivia coming and pompously turns his back on her, facing the corner and saying, "Please leave me alone. I'm trying to think." He doesn't quite achieve the effect he's going for, what with the chocolate still dripping down the back of his jacket. Olivia: "Okay. Good luck with that. I'm running against you, just so you know." Without turning around, Anjay yells at her to shut up. "Bye!" Olivia chirps. Okay, she's being a pain in the ass, but that was funny. Anjay interviews that he never wanted Bonanza City to be "politics and all this kind of stuff." Yeah, why can't he just be leader for life? Who among us can say that Anjay hasn't richly earned the privilege, with his spelling bee championships and all?