McManus is, of course, ecstatic that Said has helped Slowmar identify an interest; I can't wait to see the PSA where Slowmar explains that singing is his anti-drug. Except for one thing -- Omar maintains that he can't sing. But McManus, ever cheery in the face of obstacles, says, "'Can't' never did anything, Omar." Slowmar wonders, "What does that mean?" Oh, I know what it means. It means that McManus must die. Interest schminterest -- I'm simply glad to see Slowmar speaking in full sentences and making fun of McManus.
Who's now in a meeting with Leo and Ellie -- the latter is pissed because she's just learned of the performing arts program. Wait, this isn't still her first day? She's wearing the same suit, as far as I can tell. She's "the state leeezon, for Christ's sake." As McManus tries to be jokey and preachy at the same time, Ellie wonders where Leo will find the money. Costs are low, he says. He'll do what he always does -- a little from here, a little from there. Maybe he'll embezzle less. Or fire McManus. Who, with the full complicity of Ellie, destroys the already-tenuous professional environment by bantering about his failed marriage while Leo looks bored and gassy and wonders how he got stuck talking to these two losers who keep tearing at each other like, well, like exes. Ellie says she'll try to get Governor Small to pony up some cash, and leaves; McManus looks to Leo for sympathy, but Leo makes a tepid, not-worth-repeating joke at McManus's expense. He deserves so much more, Leo -- so much more mocking and derision.