As George pays a visit to Andy and Wes in the editing room, Maria makes a call on the speaker phone to tell Andy -- in front of George, as she probably knows -- that he should know he's taking out all the sex appeal, and he'd better put it back. Andy tells her that there's plenty to excite young people in the ad. He explains in an interview -- spot-on, yet again -- that people don't join the NYPD to get laid. They join the police force "out of a feeling of pride." And, not to put too fine a point on it, because it's a steady job with decent benefits. I mean, sure, there's the odd cop that joins to get laid, but I really don't think they so much want those people, and Maria is just suffering from one of the worst cases of Failure To Get It that I have ever seen. Andy, running short of patience and not fooled by Maria's crap, tells her that he's not filling the ad with guys "straddling a bike with their shirts off." Kelly, showing that he's not nearly the cool operator he seemed like he might be for a while, interviews in solidarity with Maria that there needs to be "more sex in this campaign." He says that Andy, if he doesn't listen and makes this "critical error," will find it raised in the Boardroom. Making me like him some more, Andy nails Maria's phone call -- in a conversation with Wes -- as exactly what it is, an "exit strategy" aimed at placing blame for a possible loss, when they should be trying to work. I'm working hard at putting out of my mind all the reasons I have disliked Andy in the past, because he's having a very good week.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: B+ | 551 USERS: C+
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