Hollering for Hateful Jim to leave with them NOW, Matchstick leaves the loft. Weather Girl Shawn is dressed like a preppy tulip with a pink blouse, a kelly-green flippy skirt, and a big red rosette on her chest. I thought rosettes as a fashion statement got mulched after the first season of Sex and the City. David, looking like the internet company owner he is with his weird little beard and curly, greasy hair, says that it's now up to the children. Thanks, David. Don't really know who you are yet, but thanks all the same.
The children are assembled and waiting. Random House, Alexis, Charles, and his unlit cigar are waiting behind a two-way mirror. Word to Charles: you aren't George Burns. Lose the cigar. Matchstick joins the judges while Weather Girl Shawn settles herself in front of the children. In the Bragging Confessional, Shawn tells us that this is what she does for a living and that "public speaking is [her] for-TAY." Weather Girl Shawn reads in an annoying baby voice. Chuck from Matchstick interviews that the children were engaged in the story -- cut to a shot of a crabby kid with firmly crossed arms and sullen lips -- but they weren't laughing and he doesn't think that they really reached them. Weather Girl Shawn finishes, the kids wake up and sort of applaud, and Shawn leaves. The focus group lady asks the kids what they thought of the story. "It...was...good?" a kid asks. Hateful Jim high-fives himself in the hidden room. A show of hands reveals that not every child liked the story. In the Bragging Confessional, HRH PM Jeff pats himself on the back for a job well done.