Meanwhile, the Council is off talking about who should get the last Gold Star. Greg says the last one should go to someone who represents Bonanza City in a good way. But DK doesn't even want to do this, now that they're down to the last one. After all, giving one away now will mean there are no more to give, right? He faces his fellow Council members with tears running down his face. I hope they don't decide to give it to DK like the last time he started crying.
Back from ads, DK talks about how hard a decision this is. Michael agrees, as we see shots of Olivia, Mike, and Guylan, as well as Jared, Taylor, Migle, and Anjay. That is a hard decision, all right, but not in the way they're thinking. When the Council returns, Greg talks about a hard worker who's been a leader since Day 1, and names Zach. Zach's jaw drops in disbelief as he comes up to accept the star. "You can't possibly be speechless," Jonathan cracks. But all Zach can manage before his voice breaks is to say that he never actually thought he'd win, and that he can't say anything right now. Greg says that Zach has been committed to making Bonanza City work, and after the two of them hug, Greg interviews that Zach has potential, and he could see him entering politics one day. I think Greg means that as a compliment. Even Taylor smiles a little at this special moment for one of her many nemesiseses. Jonathan disbands the group, telling them to keep running their world. He doesn't add that it's all going to be over tomorrow.
Hey, why doesn't Zach get to call his parents? It's not like that phone has numbers to dial that would give away the fact that he'd be talking to his family in a La Quinta in Santa Fe (spoiler!).
Taylor and the Taylortones have decided to use their newfound freedom to bring their favorite chickens into their bunkhouse. The birds are still getting settled when Emilie comes in to ask if she can move into their bunk as well. "You can sleep by the chickens if you want," Taylor says, which isn't the warmest invitation you can imagine. Presumably if the chickens weren't already there, Emilie would have been allowed to sleep on the windowsill.