Kinetic: is completely abandoned. It looks sad and dead inside, like how sometimes you see a chicken place that's still shaped like a Taco Bell, or that weird haunted location in every strip mall that goes from baseball cards to smoothies to tax prep franchises every six months. Kristine tries to sell a foot traffic guy the Paradise Bowl, and because it is disgusting while quesadillas are delicious, he opts for a quesadilla. Aimee is on the window, telling the customer every single one of the thirteen thousand ingredients of the Paradise Bowl. The lady's like, "Grrrrrrross."
Speaking of, Sean arrives. Since they are completely devoid of all customers like The Day After, Heidi has to talk her team up in terms of how incredibly ready they are, for the customers that will never, ever arrive: the computers are go, the registers are go, the prep is done, everybody is in a state of extreme Heidi-like readiness. Meanwhile, Marisa and Derek are outside the restaurant, offering gross samples to everybody. First of all, don't talk about the ingredients, Aimee, because they are anti-marketing for a fast food crowd, and second of all, don't let them taste it first, for the same reason. The Paradise Bowl should be a big scary surprise. Marisa and Derek are very charming with this part, although Derek seems about as comfortable bugging people in a sales-type way as I would be. Marisa -- I could look at this girl all day long, seriously -- interviews...guess what she's saying? You'll never guess! They should have had two chicken suits on two busy corners doing their marketing, and instead it's her and Derek looking like the X-Files and bum-rushing hungry folks in a hurry with their gross samples. When you put it like that, it is kind of sad. Marisa calls it the closest thing they can be doing to pulling their weight, considering Heidi wishes they were still at the Loew's hotel doing nothing at all and staying out of her intense way.