In that room with the one-way mirror at SC, Annabelle and a bunch of SC people are watching a dog-food focus group unfold. Things are going well enough until the administrator tells them the brand name, whereupon all hell breaks loose, with the dog owner in the middle snitting that they make the food "out of ponies" before literally asking, "How could you do this to us?" Meanwhile, the dogs are happier than pigs in shit, not that you'd know it from this hilariously pained announcement: "Bingo looks sad!" Hee hee. Annabelle, probably having been subjected to bullshit like this for quite some time, tells them to turn it off, and the amusement continues, as Peggy responds, "I can't turn it off! It's actually happening!" Hee. Don sharply tells her to turn the sound off, the "...you idiot" being implied, and then Annabelle impatiently says she already knows how people feel -- it's their job to change that. Don, however, lays some truth on her -- the food is great and dogs love it, but the name is forever tainted, and any agency that tells her otherwise is stealing her money. Annabelle, not wanting to hear this, says she's going to wait for a different agency to solve her problem, but Roger tells her to let it go: "It's unfair, but it's over." Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound -- it's Supertext! Offended by the lack of subtlety in drawing the comparison to their relationship, Annabelle stomps off, but Roger follows her into the break room, whereupon he kicks everyone out, and the ensuing scene has some nice moments and is well-enough-acted, but the dialogue is still only explicitly stating what's already been conveyed on more than one occasion, which boils down to this: Annabelle thinks of Roger as The One, but even though she broke his heart in the past, he doesn't feel the same way about her. She takes this as graciously as possible, but I'd imagine this is going to make it an especially bad day to be a pony. After she leaves, Roger wistfully stares after her, but the emotional impact is somewhat tempered when some random girl comes back into the break room, only to see him there, size up the situation, and do a quick about-face. Heh. At least someone around here can deal with change.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: A- | 2475 USERS: B
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