Andrea and Tammy sit -- a normal, human distance from each other, on a fainting couch -- are being refreshingly upfront about how the whole thing is straight-up their fault, but that they should probably try to use it against Brent anyway. They bitch at length about how terrible Brent is, warming up for the Boardroom with each other as their audiences. It's cool because it's not done without self-knowledge that they are doing it: "Yes, we fucked up, but it's not like we're going to admit that, so let's screw Brent over." If they were doing the usual -- if they were actually convinced that they'd done nothing wrong -- this would bug me, but I really get the impression that they're just fully practicing ousting Brent with their guilt intact. Which is so much more awesome than the usual. They talk all over each other with destructive soundbites: "This is someone I would never do business with. I don't have confidence in his ability. Rude. Overbearing. Embarrassing. He embarrasses himself!"
Cut to...yep. Subtle. Brent sits at the table with Lee and Lenny, staring at him and his fucked-up hair looking sad and weird vocal tone. He's got this weird, like, wizard voice going on this whole part. I don't know if I can explain it. It sounds like the voice-over at the beginning of a fantasy film, like about hobbits or whatever. "...That's up to Tammy, to decide who she is bringing in...save me a place at this table. I will be here." Lee attacks his spaghetti intensely, so that he can finish and have an excuse to get away from Brent without being rude. "I will be back stronger and more powerful than ever!" Brent declares. He smiles and looks around for someone to validate him in some way, but it never comes. He is surrounded by bagels in sandwich bags. Man.
As the members of Synergy pack their bags, Brent voices over, "I have my arguments prepared for tonight. I am ready. Tammy, I will out-argue you, and everyone else on the team. I am a nuclear weapon in that Boardroom! Keep me out of the Boardroom, or you'll be sorry!" He jiggles around with self-satisfaction.
Yowza Quiz: Pretend you're at an actual job interview. After demonstrating and openly admitting that you have no skills you can admit to, but holding forth the promise that you do have amazing secret skills you will one day reveal, you are called into the Boardroom for the Quickening. Do you: