A sequence follows in which the point is driven home that the women are basically not functioning as a unit. They're not focused on the important parts of what they need to do, they have no sense of what their priorities are, and most importantly, they lack leadership. Jeanne throws together a team meeting, after waking Shawna up from her nap. You know, considering what I remember about feminist process from my college days in the Women's Collective (which I lived in involuntarily due to a campus space crunch, mind you), this meeting could take a while if Jeanne attended a liberal arts college. Jeanne, however, is fortunately not using feminist process, but instead something more akin to Robert's Rules of Order, because she starts by literally calling the meeting to order. No, she actually says, "The meeting is called to order." She needs a snooty accent and a robe, and then she can be just like that lady who used to open the sessions of the British Parliament, going, "Ooooorder!" I loved that lady. Actually, it would be great if they ran this entire meeting like Parliament, and Jeanne said, "I would respectfully ask my right honorable friend, the gentlelady Heidi, if she perhaps would like to get off her lovely hind quarters and help us with the business of the day before I stuff mantioc patties up her nose." At any rate, Jeanne points out that they need a leader, and she nominates Deena. She actually says she "initiates" Deena, but unless she intends to make Deena drink forty shots of tequila and then run naked through the quad, the word she wants is "nominate." In an interview, she explains that she and Joanna talked about making Deena the leader, because being the leader tends to make you a target. While that's true, I also think that a good leader can make other people who aren't particularly crafty and aggressive become sort of complacent, as Richard Hatch did lo those many seasons ago. He kind of convinced those people that there wasn't any getting by without him, and I would believe these women could fall under the same spell.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: B | 526 USERS: C+
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