Last week, Roxanne was remarking on how Andrea made it difficult to "run the ball into the end zone," and Sean was kissing Andrea's doomed ass for no reason in an attempt to appear very balanced and open-minded and heavenly instead of what he actually is, which is a pussy who has worked with Andrea on nine tasks and knows damn well she's the problem. Meanwhile, Lee is upstairs trying to make Tarek admit that they're best friends who'll be having lonely dinner together every night together for the rest of their lives, like in Diner, and Tarek is being tolerant of Lee's little-brotherism because he's insecure and likes being adored. "Where are these Synergists?" asks Lee, and Tarek floats the possibility that it's going to be a long Boardroom, with "a lotta yelling, lotta fighting." Lee -- so proud, because like everything that happens in this universe, he gives himself credit for the concept of strife now too -- crows loudly and embarrassingly, "That's what I like! That's what I'm talking about!" And Tarek, at the stove, becomes more lovably condescending and bored with Lee than I would have imagined possible: "Is that what you're talking about?" There's a silent "Buddy," or "Tiger," at the end of that sentence that makes it golden. "Is that what you're talking about, My Main Man? Gimme five. Yeah."
They talk about how Synergy has been "too synergistic for too long," just like tragically happened to Mary J. Blige, and then Synergy comes in, Allie all about how wonderfully supported she was by "[her] team right here -- if it weren't for them," she swears, she wouldn't be there. Lee asks specifically for clarification on if it's really the whole team, for some reason, and she smiles apologetically at Sean: "Well, two." Roxanne and Tammy. Sean gets even more squirmy and squirrelly, whining about how he can explain what would cause him to pull that shit -- which he can't do, because it basically admits to taking the long odds on Rebecca's "integrity" move last season by choosing the most insane person in all of New York City and then describing how very much he believes in her. Problem being: he has no integrity, just a bunch of propaganda about himself, and Rebecca has five times the nuts he does anyway. Allie describes has as "a fence-sitter" who chose to go "over to the dark side" at the last moment. A place Allie knows intimately.
Sean whines about how it's "okay for me to think differently from you," which is something people only whine about as a last defense, because it's the opposite of standing by your convictions -- it's a whole lot more like asking for permission to have thoughts. His ass is gone next week. Allie hugs Roxanne and then Tammy, Mean Girling in front of Sean about how "Normally, to have somebody come to your defense" like they did would require knowing them "for years!" Sean interview-begs for a story arc for this episode, which will last until the credits roll in a few seconds, all about how there's this "strong unity" among the women, and that he could "well be the scapegoat now." Please, somebody tell me I'm not a woman? One of these things is not like the others, right? Allie comes in to Sean attempting to out-admirable him by saying she has no strategy, and that she had no idea Sean was "strategic like that," referring to trying to get her fired by defending Andrea. Roxanne listens as Sean spins a ludicrous tale of how he was trying to defend himself, somehow, because he was scared of being sent home despite not being a target or having done anything wrong. Which, I am sure he was scared, or whatever, but grow the hell up and get your story straight. Tammy's like, "...But you...knew...you weren't going home... You...knew that?" She says this exactly like Quinn's Asian friend that talked really slow. Of course, Sean starts screaming and flailing and making no sense at this point, his voice so high you can barely understand him. It's very impressive in how deeply unimpressive and embarrassing it is.