On the quieter, more competent Matchstick bus, we learn that Ryan is taking the PM reins on this task. And he'd tell you as much if Amanda would just quit interrupting already. Ryan wants to go look at possible products first thing, but Amanda doesn't think they'll need the proposed thirty minutes to do that. In the course of the bus ride, Amanda -- decked out in her Donna Reed pearls and sweater tied around her neck like she's about to audition for an independent film in which her perfect suburban world is shattered when her teenage son starts smoking dope and blowing his guidance counselor -- interrupts Ryan about what kind of set they'll use; bowls over Leslie to blab about "demos"; and cuts off Marcella before we can even figure out what the poor girl wanted to say. On the bright side, we get some priceless reaction shots from Ryan (staring at the ceiling), Leslie (rolling her eyes), and Marcela (crossing her arms, all "no, tell me what you think, Amanda"), and it's pretty clear none of them can stand her. Then...oh, then we get my favorite interview set-up of the night, which is Ryan in his "while I'm up in this tree rescuing kittens for the fire department, why don't I just rest on this branch and tell you about today's task?" interview. And that's the second Ryan/fireman reference in ten minutes, and all of a sudden I realize what it would take to get me to watch Rescue Me. Anyway, he says that as PM he doesn't feel like Amanda is a battle he wants to pick today.
Episode Report CardJoe R: C+ | 517 USERS: C+
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