The next morning, RockSolid makes a team decision to leave Bret behind at the hotel when he's late to the van yet again. Sinbad starts up a conversation about balloons because apparently Blago just can't get enough of them, then takes the chance to make fun of the Gov to his face about his balloon fixation. Meanwhile, the girls meet up with Sharon, who is markedly better, and set up their shop. Summer learns the tech while the others hang the blown-up prints of the digital pictures they took everywhere. The aesthetic is a little junior high Valentine's dance, but considering the shit show that is RockSolid, it probably won't work against them.
Bret finally shows up to the storefront, claiming that he may have been 10 minutes late, but "in rocker time" he was actually early. Bret continues to mope behind the scenes about being left behind because Sinbad has a grudge against him, even as he says out loud winning is the only important thing. On a lighter note, Blago is positively amped about the balloons, which are in the aptly titled hue of Goldenrod. He claims he's excited about them because goldenrod is Kodak's color, but you know that narcissist just loves anything with "Rod" in it. He scampers around bragging about his balloon, prompting Sinbad to deadpan, "The goldenrod is it, dude. I'm blown away." Heh.
Elsewhere, the ladies are likewise excited to get their goldenrod balloons. Holly VOs that Maria is in a tricky position. On the one hand, she was a strong, organized leader; on the other hand, the entire concept was hers, so she'll be the only one on the block (well, besides Cyndi it goes without saying) if they don't win.
RockSolid. Apparently Sinbad screwed up on ordering a couple of banners, and one of them didn't arrive. He calls the graphics guy, who says they "basically couldn't do" a banner-sized collage of all the Moments the guys spent hours snapping around the city the day before. Now they have a blank wall. Michael thinks the miscommunication stems from Sinbad's jokey style, which gives his teammates a tangible reason to blame Sinbad for their failure. The printer offers to do a smaller banner but warns them it might not come together in time. Curtis restates Sinbad is too relaxed as a leader.
Ten minutes before the task is set to start, Sinbad is sweating bullets because the banner hasn't shown up yet. Lucky for him, it arrives with five minutes to spare. All the guys finish setting up their station (Curtis cooks some food, Goldberg lifts some weights, Blago requests more goldenrod balloons), and Sinbad shoots off at the mouth about how the girls will have to pull off a miracle to beat them now. Whoa there, trigger. Let's not get ahead of ourselves.