Primarius is floundering. They aren't selling. Howie wants to lower the prices, but PM Carrie confesses that she thought they should stick by Mr. Dutch Flower Arranger's original price points. "At some point, however, ya start gettin' worried," Carrie adds. Howie expresses his concerns to Mr. Dutch Flower Arranger. Carrie joins their conversation and says they don't want to wait until two o'clock to start moving their product. Mr. Dutch Flower Arranger agrees to lower the prices, so Primarius goes ahead and starts slashing prices and making sure their curiously sudden rush of customers knows that they are getting a good deal.
In another corner, Alexis drawls, "What are those?" gesturing at some purple anemones. Mr. Dutch Flower Arranger tells her they are anemones. "My mother would know that," Alexis drawls. Dude, I've figured out who she talks like -- she sounds exactly like Mary Louise "Lock Jaw" Parker! It's that same sort of bored, drawling, clenched-jaw, half-groaning, half-verbal voice. Whew -- a weight has been lifted! Carrie starts singing Howie's praises in her Bragging Confessional, as Howie barks, "Two for forty! Two for forty!" in the store.
It's conference room time! The teams walk in. Martha greets them, and reminds them how much she loves the flower business. Charles admits to being very impressed by Primarius and says that they did one thousand eight hundred eighty-six dollars worth of business. Martha's impressed, and asks Alexis about Matchstick. Alexis explains that team's premise was to sell a high volume of a lower cost flower and that their gross sales were nine hundred sixty-nine dollars. Martha congratulates Primarius on their second win and tells them what their TOTALLY AWESOME reward is. "You're going to do something wonderful for the local community," Martha informs them. "You're going to help create a garden for the Hudson Guild, which is a community center in Chelsea. You'll work with area residents and help them build a beautiful garden for their recently renovated recreation, arts, and children's center." The frozen, forced smiles on Primarius's faces are priceless. What a lame excuse for a reward. I mean, it's all nice for the community and crap, but come on! Martha is still trying so hard to be the generous, considerate person that so many other people know she really isn't, and it's totally boring! Martha tells Matchstick she'll see them back in the conference room later.