Meanwhile, Charmaine is the Rush PM because, as she puts it, she knows "a little bit about salons," and "the three guys" on her team don't. I don't know if she's ever met the guys on her team, but...that is disingenuous at best. The only reason Tarek would miss a trip to the salon would be if it cut into his busy preening schedule, and Michael...I don't even want to think about what kind of regimens Michael puts his body through. Even Lee takes care of himself. I think, given the overall tone of this episode, that it was a three-way masculinity détente where none of them could admit they'd ever been to a salon, or had their hair cut, or even heard of haircuts, or even that hair existed, because that would make them gay, so it was up to Charmaine to jump on the big gay grenade and admit that hair salons do exist. They brainstorm their plans, and Tarek asks Charmaine, as PM, what she thinks their "message" should be. She tells him the message is "grand opening," pretending she doesn't understand the question, because the question is stupid, so he condescendingly tries another tack, asking what, then, should the "theme" be. Again, the "theme" is "a store which did not exist until today now exists," but really he's just dicking with her and being as vague as possible. He throws out some bullshit "themes" that mean nothing, like "education," or how to "educate your lifestyle." Which means less than nothing. "Welcome to the Hair Cuttery/Academy -- at last, a Montessori School for your hair." Really, he's just hounding her about nothing in order to make her appear stupid, but it's counterproductive, because nobody's looking, so he's just making her look stupid to the other two guys on the team. Which is nothing but divisive, and there's a level on which he knows that, and a level on which he's convinced he's doing the right thing and she's just being thick. She asks him again and again to give her an example of what the hell he's talking about, but he's never had a creative idea in his entire life, so he just spins his wheels and continues to bitch and grin conspiratorially at the other boys. "If you don't wanna have a theme, you know..." like he's going to follow her down this path of perdition because she's their glorious leader. Charmaine interviews about the condescension and how he's locked into this role in his mind about treating her like "such a thorn in his side" because she doesn't "understand" what he's saying. Which equals nothing.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: F | 673 USERS: B-
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