In the kitchen, Bethenny asks Leslie who she thinks should be sent home. Leslie fake-hedges, but finally says that Ryan came up with the concept that sucked, and that Marcela is wonderful, but she doesn't know what she really did.
Deck. Ryan and Marcela bitch about the stupid video that had nothing to do with the concept, and that changing the concept itself so late in the game was a very bad decision.
Kitchen. Leslie says, "I was like, 'Look guys, love you both, but you're gonna have to step it up.'" Leslie confessionals that their problem was a lack of creative ideas. In the kitchen, Leslie works up a right old rant: "And those two tasks that Ryan won? He won because of me. I mean, HEL-LO -- had I not been on that team, he wouldn't have won those tasks. I mean, hello? Reality?" Leslie is actually gibbering in a way that reminds me of one of my favorite GOB scenes. You FOX bastards -- you killed my show!
Conference room. Martha asks Leslie why they lost. Leslie admits that Primarius had a superior concept and was able to effectively communicate that concept to the GMites better than her team could. Martha gestures at the TV screen and says, "Well, I'd like to show it to you." Why? It's their concept; they know what they did. I don't think they need to relive it. "Is that a...bed there next to the car?" Martha asks. "No, that's the table," Alexis says wearily. "Oh, that's a table," Martha repeats. Shut up, Martha; you knew there was a table in the shot because the GMites told you about it. Stop pretending not to get it. Charles puts in that their general concept could have been cute and clever if it weren't for the total suckage of the execution. Man, their execution was so bad...how bad was it? Their execution was so bad that if it we were in England, Anne Boleyn would still have a head! Thank you Washington, D.C. and goodnight!
Martha turns to Alexis for explanation of the concept, and I totally give Alexis snaps as she adopts a confusedly annoyed tone and says, "Well, if you want them to explain it but..." Seriously, why are you asking me, Mom? Ryan cops to the concept originally being his idea, but that it didn't come out the way he envisioned. He explains that most people drive their car to a restaurant and leave it outside, but he wanted this car to be so special that you'd want to bring it inside with you. Leslie shakes her head slightly with a knowing, pitying smile and looks over at Charles and Martha for sympathy for having to deal with such an insane crazy person. Shut up, Leslie. Alexis interjects that she doesn't think the idea was that bad. Yes, yes, we get it: good idea, bad Leslie. Can we move on, please? Leslie decides to ride the popular wave and says, "Fundamentally, the idea of 'no valet necessary' was good. It was clever but it left something to be desired in terms of 'what does that mean, exactly?'" I thought it was, "It's that nice." Where is this "No valet necessary" crap suddenly coming from? They discuss the video. Ryan explains that what he shot wasn't used because it was all changed at the last minute. "I didn't see that video," Charles says, all old-man-confused. "Did you see that video?" You didn't see the video BECAUSE IT WAS CHANGED AT THE LAST MINUTE! Maybe Charles needs Miracle Ear. Leslie comes up with all sorts of blithering excuses as to why Ryan's video never got used. Martha changes tacks and points out that both Marcela and Leslie have lost two tasks as PMs and that Ryan has won two tasks as PM and lost none. "This is sort of an odd situation here. Ryan, you're working with two losers, basically," Martha notes. She asks why he was unable to persuade his teammates to go along with his ideas. What a stupid thing to ask. Ryan starts to explain, but Martha interrupts him with, "Ownership, ownership, ownership." Why does she ask questions if she's not even going to let him talk? I think that needs to be a Good Thing O' the Week: "Ask a question only if you're willing to listen to the answer." Deep, isn't it? Or, more Martha-like: "Ask a question but plan on rudely interrupting in order to shove your own agenda down their throats." Martha tells Ryan that, if he really believes in something, it's important to take ownership of it. Okay, but you can't force people to go with your ideas, and after a few hours of insisting on your ideas, you begin to take on the color of a one-note jackass and eventually you have to move on in order to get stuff done. I don't think Martha's as astute as she likes to think.