At 7:30, Bill is working on a sale. He tells someone that among other things, the artist will hang and light the artwork for her if she buys it. He takes this nice woman around and shows her some of the work. He sells her a really nice one with a lot of blue in it that I have to say would look nifty in my living room. He shakes on the deal with the lady. Katrina interviews that once Bill made that first sale, she knew they were going to do great. She herself, of course, reverts to flirting with a guy in the gallery, twittering that he should buy her one of the paintings and so forth. If I hadn't seen her crank the twitter on so many occasions before, it might be a little easier to forgive I this one. (And yes, "Crank the Twitter" would make an excellent band name, a fine British sitcom, or a useful addition to any woman's vocabulary.) Nick and Amy are also working over various potential customers. Nick and Andrei are obviously very upbeat about how the evening is going. In that same old interview, Nick says that he thinks the whole competition isn't about marketing or background or whatever, it's about "leading people." It's a nice thought. And wrong. The thing is that Nick is a pretty good leader, but he's a terrible follower, so unless you want to start him at the very top of your organization, he's just a bad bet, in my opinion.
Over at Protégé's gallery, Carolyn surveys the decimated tray of nibbles. Assorama claims that everything at the gallery "fell into place" and she feels confident. As the camera carefully points out, though, somebody really needs to clean up the food and drink table, because it looks like somebody's dirty kitchen after a party. There's fruit everywhere, dirty glasses...there is work not being done, I'm saying. Troy tries to sell a painting like this: "Again, her thought process is far beyond my comprehension. Just the little indoendoes [what is that, all of a sudden?], the snake in the grass over there, the skull...I mean, she is amazing." The guy looks around like, "Is there more to this, or is this the whole painting?" Troy interviews that art is indeed his "Achilles heel," because he knows bubkes about it. And, in this case, he can't fake it, unlike with water from Poland. He then explains to several guys that one of the paintings stands for the dichotomy that guys want a virgin outside the bedroom and a whore inside. And Troy took some crap for saying that this week, but it doesn't mean he or Meghan would be endorsing the concept, just pointing it out. And he's hardly be the first person to suggest such a notion exists.