Taj Mahal. A pigeon waddles across the Boardwalk. And in a segue that absolutely has nothing to do with the pigeon at all, honestly, Heidi now gets off the elevator with her walkie-talkie, preparing for the meet and greet. She's got that stupid red pleated skirt on again, by the way, which is just...really, really no. Not even as part of a schoolgirl uniform. Really, really...no. Heidi interviews that the meet and greet where the fans and the VIPs can meet Jessica is "really critical." She manages to work in a reference to how impor-ant it is not to "underestimate" her. Because of course, it's still all about Heidi and everyone totally cares about whether she's "underestimated," even though she did get booted weeks ago and is about to experience a shelf life as a celebrity somewhat shorter than the amount of time required to prepare microwave popcorn. (A small bag.) She also reminds us that she is "more confident than Troy." Yaaawn. When she gets to the meet and greet, however, she discovers that the event is suddenly expecting a lot more people than the room can hold. The VP of entertainment at the Taj Mahal interviews that they substantially increased the number of casino guests who were expected at this event, and the information was passed to Troy, but it didn't make it to Kwame or Heidi. Heidi pages Kwame to the meet and greet ballroom, and when he gets there, he smoothly reassures the gathered worriers that their plan involves only bringing people through the ballroom in groups anyway, so they don't intend to have all of the people in the room at the same time. Thus, the fact that there isn't room for everyone isn't so important. They all seem to approve this plan. It's interesting that Heidi didn't come up with it, what with being in charge and everything, just like she wanted.
At this point, we move to George, who tells us that this task is very difficult, and it appears to him that Kwame has it well in hand. "I think Kwame's doing very well," George interviews. Kwame leaves again. He interviews that although he's nervous, he continues to believe that leaders have to maintain an illusion of calm, whether they actually feel calm or not.
Now, the meet and greet gets underway, and Secondary NotGeorge is again not all that pleased about the way things are going. He says that although Heidi was in charge of it in name, Troy was in charge of it in practice. He says that when the VIPs filed into the room, Troy talked to them all about standing in line and filing in, and Secondary NotGeorge felt that he did it in the wrong way, like they were "third-graders." One might ask whether a Jessica Simpson fan is likely to be insulted by being treated like a third-grader, but I suppose that would be unkind. I know some very smart third-graders. It does appear that Troy goes way overboard with his hick routine while trying to be charming, and he does indeed come off like he's conducting an all-hay-chewing episode of Romper Room.