Protégé, 3rd Street. The team walks in, and Assorama immediately admires the icky yellow-orange color on the walls. Again with the bathroom, however -- it's nasty. There's actually a great moment where Kwame (I'm pretty sure) falsettos, "The bathroom is soooo crusty!" Hee. Heidi complains at length about how nasty it is as well, only she finishes with, "I am not going in that bathroom." Right. After all, one should be able to sort through tasks, pretty much, and do only the ones that one feels like doing. Cherry-picking: it's what teamwork is all about.
The sun goes down, and we watch Protégé working on painting. Well, that is, everyone is working except for Assorama, who is parked on the floor looking at notes. She calls everyone into the living room. Why does she get to call meetings? They should have ignored her. Also, she's wearing a stupid-looking hat, and...good God, I think everyone knows how I feel about that by now. Amy interviews that, indeed, it was very frustrating to be in the middle of actually doing something and then to have someone who isn't doing anything call them all in to discuss what remained to be done -- which were the things they were already in the middle of doing. Stupid meetings. I have a Demotivators calendar from these people, but they also make this little desk decoration that says, "Meetings: None Of Us Is As Dumb As All Of Us." Exactly. Actually, this entire show is kind of one big commercial for Despair.com, so go check it out if you never have.
So anyway, Assorama is The Queen of Useless Meetings, which Amy chalks up to Assorama's desire to avoid doing any real work. I agree. Back in S4, Kwame tells Amy he thinks that they had a good day. Elsewhere, Heidi is on the phone, apparently getting some bad news, because she's quickly in tears. Long story short, Heidi learns that her mom has Stage I colon cancer. Which is very sad. And of course, I feel bad for her, because it's kind of the entire point of humanity that you retain some measure of it even for people you don't like very much. Good things and bad things both happen to everyone, after all -- it's not like cancer only happens to people who have likeable children, or like it's only sad when that's the case. So, you know, it's a shame, even though it's her. We hear Heidi tell her mom (I assume) on the phone that if Mom wants her to leave the show, she'll leave. It sounds like Mom doesn't think that's necessary. Troy interviews, "Heidi's in a tough, tough boat. To make that decision, just...I wouldn't want to be in her shoes." And we see him, while she's on the phone, come over and take her head in his hands and kiss the top of her head, which makes me love him a little bit. "I feel bad for her," he interviews, "and I know she's an emotional lady." Heidi cries a lot on the phone.