Upstairs at Trumpy's, the Little Exec reiterates that Arrow lost because their concept was not on brand, it made no sense, and there was no story. He suggests firing Surya, because he sucks. Well, he says it's because the PM leads the concept, but we know what he means. Bill says that Surya's going to be the target, but that it was Tim's confusing idea, and that James is mean. Downstairs, Andie's I guess going out to the clubs right after this, based on her outfit. I hope she remembered her fake ID. Aww, she and the GNC executive should date one day! When they are old enough!
Surya comes into the BR smirking and weird; Trump asks Frank to explain the concept of the event. Which is, I can only assume, a sign that he is not feeling the boardroom right now, and wants to spice it up with some crazy talk. And Frankie provides it, all about how they were bringing across a positive message about GNC, but that it was sadly very boring, and that was the problem. Surya describes the desire to strike a note of...whatever, Trump interrupts him, this isn't his first rodeo with Surya. Tim explains that the idea was his, and it's solid -- it was the execution that was the problem. I'll buy that. I don't know how you make that interesting to watch, but I feel the same way about soccer, and those fourteen people were all there on purpose, so...James offers that Surya was a great leader way back in their first task, back when he had to remind them to wear clothes and not scratch their genitals in front of executives, but they've kind of outgrown his bullshit at this point. He reminds Trump that they lost the Lexus task. Tim agrees: Surya sucked in these two tasks even more than he does naturally. He's disconnected from the team and is jerky.
Trump: "I wonder if that isn't because of the shuffle that some asshole ordered? Oh, that was me. I wonder if that isn't because of the awesome shuffle that made the game awesome ahead of schedule?"
Tim: "...Maybe? But there's not a timeline to sucking?"
Nicole: "Honk honk honk, nothing of value, we're so crazy and irrepressible and I can see that being hard for him, but I think it just shows that we are the kind of people who honk honk honk honk."
Kristine: "I barely know Surya and haven't worked with him in a leadership position, but I feel like my opinion that he is in the right here, based on no evidence, is pretty solid."
Surya: " I have a 5-2 record. I have a 5-2 record. I have a 5-2 record."
Trump: "But like maybe in spite of you? And not due to you?"
Surya: "I have a 5-2 record. Without me they've never won anything."
Trump: "Who's the biggest problem?"
James: "Well, like, based on what? Frank's shoes smell weird, like for example."
Surya: "PREPOSTEROUS. Can I respond ?"