And finally, I don't believe she's a plant because it's completely consistent with everything else Assorama does. Even putting aside the "n-word" story that I promised to never touch again, she has been nailed for lying about a whole pantload of stuff since she got off the show. It's very sad, but it appears that this is what she does. I don't see any reason to think this is some kind of planned sabotage rather than a continuation of her normal pattern, which quite frankly is getting pretty creepy. And the show can't really be exploiting that pattern, because they didn't know about it when they shot this. It's not like they knew that she was going to get off the show and immediately make up all kinds of shit about the show and everybody on it, so that seeing her lie would make sense. I really don't think she's a plant. I think she just sucks.
Heidi interviews that Kwame lets things slide too much to avoid conflict, which is probably true, but in this situation, it's hard to say what he could have done. He did press Assorama on the phone call, and on what Diane told him. Beyond that, it's hard to say what would have helped. In her office, Diane is making a phone call. "The band got their own transportation," she says unhappily. "Not good." She tells whoever it is on the phone that they can bring the van home, because the band set up their own transportation to the hotel. Again, if this was planned, what's the point of that?
Briarcliff Manor. People are playing golf. In the manager's office, some lady is bitching to Lesley and Carolyn, "Somebody's storing stuff in my garage." She complains that among other things, she "can't be responsible" for the stuff. Lesley takes her in to talk to Bill, who's behind a desk on the phone. He puts the person on the phone on hold. Lesley says that she just found out that the garage of the model home has the inventory for the goody bags in it. Katrina comes up during this part of the conversation, and she seems to have told Bill that there was already stuff in there, because Bill expresses his understanding that "this isn't the first time that was used for storage." When Lesley takes issue, he corrects himself, saying, "Oh, it is the first time." "Well," Lesley says, "it was the first time except for this event." What? Oh, stop being so persnickety, Lesley. Katrina explains that there was already stuff being stored in the garage and she just added some things. "That doesn't seem unreasonable to me," Bill tells Lesley. "But did you get approval?" Lesley asks Katrina. She tells her that it's more "considerate" to get approval from the manager before you use space. And I mean, I hate Katrina and everything, but I seriously doubt that she came up with the idea of storing the goody bag stuff in the garage of the model home, of all places, entirely by herself. (I'm not confident Katrina can make a grilled cheese sandwich entirely by herself.) It seems far more likely that what you had here were two people at the golf club with different understandings -- that somebody told Katrina it would be okay, but it wasn't the person she should have asked. And in that particular situation, Bill wasn't especially rude to Lesley -- he told her it was his understanding that stuff had been stored in there before, which turned out to be true, and I think he backed up Katrina's decision as "not unreasonable" when Lesley twitted at her. He could have been more diplomatic, but I have a feeling he had a difficult day with Lesley.