Chuck says that regardless of what happens to him, the greatest conflict on their team is between Hateful Jim and Dawn. "So, I thought, 'You know what? Let's flush this out here.' They may return and have their conflict continue -- one of them may not, and that would stop that conflict," Chuck responds, incredibly naively. He's willing to sacrifice himself for the saving of the team -- Chuck is the Jesus of Matchstick. Too bad we can't nail Hateful Jim onto a cross and stab him in the side and make him drink vinegar from a sponge. Martha lectures them about being teammates and tells them their goal needs to be the team's collective success. They have to stop backbiting, making difficulties, and quitting. Martha doesn't think she's ever quit a job. And by that, I think she means a project within a job. Obviously, she left jobs to pursue other jobs and that, technically, is quitting a job. For the purpose of what she's trying to get across here, I do believe she means that she's never backed down from a challenge or given up. "I wouldn't think about it! I mean, I've gone through, you know, going to JAIL!" Martha continues, adding that she didn't whine and cry about it. She made the best of a very bad situation and she thinks they need to do the same and pull together as a team. Who does she think she's kidding? Hateful Jim has no intention of coming together as a team. From here on out, his one goal is going to be to oust Dawn. Martha lectures some more about the importance of leadership and how Chuck lacks that. "Chuck, I wish you good luck, and goodbye," she says, standing up and extending a hand. Chuck takes it, nods, and leaves. Martha tells Hateful Jim and Dawn that she's giving them another chance, and they better straighten up. They nod and leave.
Charles commends Martha's decision. Martha, pen already in hand, says, "He was just not executive material -- creative, but not executive." Martha writes Chuck's letter, restating that Chuck is easily flustered in a confusing situation and that it's better for Chuck to leave now and concentrate on his strengths.