Trump moves down the line to Dennis. He would fire Scott, whom he considers too soft as a PM. Trump tries in vain to get Dennis to compare Scott to former Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson, but Dennis instead just states matter-of-factly that they're not on the ice. Trump doesn't know where to go with that, so he moves on to that purveyor of cholo style known as Jesse James. As a total side note, I am loving all the different iterations of what is boardroom appropriate this season. Dennis is rocking his Ed Hardy chic, Jesse's cholo'd out, Clint's rockin' the Johnny Cash look, and on and on... If nothing else, Scott should be fired just because his clothing is so damn boring. Anyhow, Trump asks Jesse who he would fire. Jesse provides the non sequitur of the day by calling out Clint. Trump is baffled: "Clint? What the fuck did Clint do?" Tom begins to explain on Jesse's behalf, calling Clint "a major wrench in the gears," but Trump shuts him up so Jesse can speak for himself. Jesse says Clint is argumentative and detrimental to the team. Upstairs, Joan calls Clint a snake and Claudia agrees she got a mean vibe from him from the start.
Trump asks who Clint would fire, and he sides with Scott. He suggests Trump should fire Tom because he was purposefully undermining Scott. With that, group discussion closes, and Trump lets Scott pick adversaries. Scott harkens back to last year and decides to pick two opponents even though it's really just a contest between Tom and him. Scott decides to bring Herschel back into the boardroom -- more as an advocate than as an opponent. Trump commands the ladies to turn off their TV, and they discuss their ambivalent feelings toward Tom.
In the waiting room, Tom acts diplomatically (genuinely or not, I don't know), but Scott and Herschel remain stone-faced Scott and Herschel. Inside the boardroom, Trump, Don and Erin caucus. Erin believes the men's team won't survive if both Tom and Scott stay on board. Don points out that Clint rubbed some people the wrong way and, therefore, questions why Scott chose to bring back Herschel. Trump calls the men back in.
Scott starts the final round of discussion, saying his attention and ability to lead were compromised by Tom's scatterbrained working style. Tom shakes his head and interrupts to insist that his teammates didn't understand what he was trying to do. This is actually a fairly brilliant move. It's totally ambiguous and, thus, impossible to disprove. And, as a bonus, Scott tries to demonstrate Tom's insanity, which only ends up making him look like the crazy one. Well played, Mr. Green, well played. After Scott's little episode, Tom interjects and claims he -- as opposed to, say, Clint -- was trying to bring positivity and enthusiasm, despite being cut down, sidelined and belittled all day.