Aaaanyway, after everyone gets through congratulating Stacy on her Enron comment (which she pretty much coerces them to do by telling it with such relish and satisfaction -- it's not like they can say, "Well, that sounds kind of ass, really, is that all you said?"), Kevin interviews that having Pamela leave caused the women's team to "gel." Which makes sense, because people this obnoxious and lacking in merit of their own aren't really capable of bonding over anything except the bad things that happen to others. Kevin says that obviously, the women pulling it together is bad for Mosaic, but he's not worried. "I don't think anybody on the guys' team is afraid of seeing the A-game from the women." I don't think the Miami Dolphins are afraid of seeing the A-game from the women. (And...have you seen the Miami Dolphins recently? Apex could beat them. At football.)
In the suite, Mosaic has a team meeting in which John talks about his plans to do a great job delegating, because as it turns out, John has been drawn by lot as their PM for the task. He interviews that you never know what to expect from the tasks, but he felt like he "had a lot of support." In the meeting, Raj says somberly, "When you're delegating tomorrow, give me something...good." There is some chuckling over this, and John tells us in an interview that he likes Raj. Going off to bed, Raj shakes John's hand and says, "Oh Captain, I will give you my allegiance tomorrow." As we sail away on, you know, the Dreadnaught. Raj is the kind of guy who will one day be beaten to a bloody pulp by a large man in a John Deere hat who yells, "How do ya like that, ya pipe-smokin' dipshit?" the entire time.
In one of the bedrooms, some of the women are sitting around and Elizabeth is wondering whether there's anything they should be talking about. Maria interviews smugly that "the team is burned out with Elizabeth wasting their time." Because, see, Maria doesn't just sit around wasting time. She actively detracts from the team's performance. Because, see, the enemy of productivity isn't counterproductivity -- it's being boring. Maria complains that Elizabeth has a need to "talk in concepts," and...is it not "talking in concepts" to talk about someone else needing to "talk in concepts"? Could you not be a little more concrete, there, Skinner? Anyway, her own dopey talk doesn't stop Maria from bitching about how the PM will have to "control Elizabeth." Have you noticed how this entire team, at any given moment, can tell you exactly whose fault all of its problems are? First, Stacie was the cause of all their problems. Then Jenn was the cause of all their problems. Then Pamela was the cause of all their problems. Now Elizabeth is the cause of all their problems. And somehow, the booting of the people who cause all their problems doesn't seem to make them any better. Moreover, Maria, who was so useless in the last task that she had to be demoted to silent mannequin with 15 minutes to air, talks airily about how they'll have to "nip [Elizabeth] in the bud" while still making her think that she's doing something of significance. Incidentally, Maria is wearing a very ugly tank top that looks like it's made from curtains. Ironic? Oh, yes. I think so.