Over at the Apex Money Pit, Stacie is sanding a door. But is she shaking the sander and asking it question about the future? Because if she does, it will be the most terrifying thing I've ever seen. In other news adequate to create overwhelming fear in people like Ivana and Stacy, Baldford is wielding a paintbrush, using it for...painting! Raj, on the other hand, is upstairs gawking at the completely torn-up bathroom, which is nowhere near done, wondering how that's supposed to be finished in two hours given where it is now. He finds the contractor and asks about it. The contractor sits on a crate or something and eats a taco as Raj tries to tell him that the 3:00 is hard, not soft. Much like the taco, actually. Jen interviews that the contractor was "screwing around with Raj," not being serious, and so forth. I have to wonder why, if she thought that, she didn't step in and do something. Good grief. Half the time last year, you couldn't even remember who the PM was, because all they did was sort of vaguely coordinate, but it wasn't like they were expected to take care of every single thing that came up. It's like now, the other people on the teams feel like they're doing something counter to good game play if they step in and fix a problem they see developing. And to that, I can only say...Boyfriend Bill. The biggest problem-fixer of all time, whether he was the PM or not. Ditto Troy, who made it to the final five, and whom Trump loved. Anyway, the contractor tells Raj he'll get back to work when he's done eating. I'm sure that's very reassuring. If it were me, I'd be like, "The taco can wait until I don't have a detached toilet in my hallway," but to each his own. Carolyn peeks around the house and comments that there's quite a lot to do in what is apparently the remaining...20 minutes. Among other things, the rapid "cleanup" that ensues causes its own problems, like paint knocked over in the grass and things being tossed out of windows, which I'm sure is making a great impression on the visiting Carolyn. "It was a scene out of Animal House," Baldford laughs. Because really, what does he care? Heh. I kind of wished one of the former employees -- especially somebody everyone ganged up on -- would have sat around chewing gum and going, "Remind me why I'm supposed to give a crap if you get creamed." ["Seriously. If I were Stacie, I'd have spent the task scratching 'IVANA SUX' into a cabinet door with a sharpened paper clip." -- Sars]
Raj asks Carlos whether the bathroom upstairs is fully finished. Are you telling me he didn't have an eye on it as time expired? That is...insane. But he apparently didn't know this was happening, because when he goes upstairs to check, he seems disheartened to find that while the appliances are sitting in the bathroom ready to be installed, the bathroom remains completely torn up, and nothing is done. So it looks like a complete mess. For perhaps the first time ever, this particular team just plain didn't finish the work in the time allotted. They've hinted at the possibility that that might happen on a few tasks in the past, but I don't think it's ever actually happened before. A very unhappy Raj surveys the sad-ass landscape.