Synergy: Andrea and the graphics person at Post discuss the ad and graphics as Brent stands behind them, just outside the circle of their conversation, and mumbles incessantly, irritating the graphics girl, who keeps smiling at the cameramen like she can't believe he's real. Dude, we know. Brent mutters that he's "curious to see what other images they could use," in this very hushed tone, like maybe Andrea and Tammy won't hear him, like it's just him and the graphics lady and everybody else is a distraction. That faux-collaborative thing Brent does with Trump all the time. Andrea and the woman continue their actual work, and Andrea reminds the woman to save their work before making any changes. "Yeah, save it first," mumbles Brent, as though he's sitting right there, instead of talking to two women who have literally turned their backs on him and are creating a visual unified front to make him go away. For somebody who generally only responds to eye contact, Brent's really not at all sensitive to that whole deal in the ongoing. Michael watches Brent bugging the graphics chick, after the decisions have already been made and they're moving on to new business, about "can I see this, can I see that, what about a giant spoon," and Tammy finally just says that there are "too many cooks in the kitchen," and reiterates that Andrea has been tasked with the graphic design. Which is...true, for good or ill, and that's her call as manager, and Brent's not interested at all, in any way, in what his tasks actually are. Not that they matter, or exist, but it's...this cannot be accidental. Brent cannot be completely unaware of what's going on here. Can he?
Speaking of...delusion, Andrea is talking the talk hardcore: "I have a pretty good eye for that stuff." She tells us how she's done graphic for her four companies, and she's comfortable with it. She and Graphics Lady continue their conversation; Brent keeps talking to nobody. Andrea interviews that anyone Brent "gets his hands on," he immediately sucks out their life force. It's clear that this is what's happening to the poor graphic designer from Post. Andrea continues restating the basic Brent Conundrum like she just came up with it. In the office, Brent keeps asking the lady to change the graphics around "for [his] own curiosity," as though that isn't the most fucking obnoxious thing he could do. I guess he's hoping to roll a seven with one of them and they'll all spontaneously start clapping and crying and he'll finally be popular. Based on his manipulation of text in a cereal ad. I guess it could happen. The whole team is like, "DUDE!" and finally Andrea spits, "Time is really of the essence, so what you need to do right now is an outstanding job on everything that you're doing, Brent." This is stressful in terms of the room's energy, and the other Post rep goes a little green, but I assume that Brent has some kind of duties we don't know about, or else this wouldn't make any sense.