Up in the Boardroom, Trump congratulates Kwame and Bill on not only doing well over the course of the tasks, but on impressing all of the executives. Carolyn looks extremely pleased, and so does George, that they've come down to these two guys, who both have flaws but seem like basically decent guys. Trump sends them up to the suite, instructing them to meet him back in the Boardroom the next morning at 10:00.
On what appears to be the next morning, accompanied by the Tinkling Piano of Reflection, Bill and Kwame head out on the roof, where they crack open a bottle of champagne. There's no wrong time of day for champagne, apparently. Because nothing says "young, hungry executive" like showing up to work soused. Kwame interviews that they just had a good morning and wished each other good luck. They sip and talk. "To opportunity," they toast. Bill interviews that he's played as well as he could, and he's tried not to act different from the way he really is, because he figures that if you win that way, they're going to find you out soon enough anyway, so there's not much point. I love that sentiment, incidentally, and agree with it.
And now, this Kwame interview. "My mom was the first person in my family to go to college and finish," he says matter-of-factly. "The first person. My grandpa signed his name like a...like a runaway slave, with a X. I went to Harvard Business School, and my grandfather signed his name with a X. If that's not the American dream, I don't know what it is, in terms of access to opportunity." And honestly...that gave me chills, no fooling. I loved that. I almost cried. Because...he's right. And he's awesome, and the more he's on, the more I love him. Moreover, don't forget, Kwame's mom died when he was young, too. You want to talk about a guy who's had some odds to beat? Talk to this guy, because...yeah, those are some odds. And is he complaining? No. What he's talking about is gratitude for access to opportunity, which is probably a lot more gracious than a lot of other people would be in his position. And have been, Assorama.
"May the best man win," Kwame says to Bill. "I think we already have," Boyfriend Bill says. Seriously. Two good guys, I think. Not perfect guys, and not always guys I would want to work for (particularly Bill), but good guys, I think, for the most part.