In the conference room, Martha, Charles, and Alexis discuss the candidates. Lyne thinks that Dawna is "almost the whole package," but she's not sure Dawna would do anything that would surprise them. Towey opines that Dawna's responses seemed too pat. "Is that 'pat' or is that polished?" Chernes posits, who was pleased and impressed by her overall experience and appearance. Frau Roach was likewise impressed. In the loft, the remaining (im)Clones pack and talk about their interviewing experience. Hateful Jim confessionals that he's certain he's the one Martha will want. (To take out her trash.)
Conference room. Bethenny was seen to have very high energy that was almost manic. Chernes thinks Bethenny is the only one he could really see working at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Lyne sees Bethenny as entrepreneurial but thinks she's manic, "flits through things," gets bored easily, and moves on quickly. "You know, I don't hold that searching against her," Martha interjects, "I mean, I did that and look! I ended up in a good place!" And also in prison. Roach and Chernes like Bethenny's scrappiness. Lyne expresses dismay (again) over Hateful Jim's admission that he's playing a game. Because CEOs never play the game, right? Chernes puts in, "I couldn't understand a word he said, really. He referred to himself as a 'sapling' to be nurtured and grown, which I don't think any of us have time to do. He kept coming back to truth and beauty as how to work with people. Jim may be talented and creative, but I know that I'd feel comfortable having him at my side in a meeting." They all agree that it's tough to see where exactly Hateful Jim would fit in, and that he would consume way more energy and time than any of them could handle.