Tenacity travels downtown to their photography studio. The executives arrive to run down the basics -- Norton offers online protection, while LifeLock offers offline protection. They say the comprehensive protection they're offering is one-of-a-kind and has never been available before. Key word: Protection. As you might expect, Cyndi starts in on the questions -- some more on-point than others -- and even cuts off the LifeLock guy at one point. Summer shakes her heads and VOs that time is too short for her anecdotes.
The executives then make their way over to RockSolid. Bret apparently decided to fill the void left by Sinbad in terms of endless, nonsensical jabbering. Curtis VOs that you need a leash for him. Michael is frustrated that he's not getting the information he needs, so he tries to steer the ship in the right direction at one point, but Bret speaks over him in order to bring up the financial crisis. Um? Not related to PC security? Then he yammers a bit about name changes until Curtis cuts him off to ask what the executives want them to avoid when creating their advertorial question. The LifeLock exec starts answering, and Bret cuts in again with another non sequitur. Making it all the more rich when he interviews later that he felt closer in that meeting than ever before to Michael -- yes, the same Michael who's shooting him dirty looks as I type. Why? Because he sat next to him. It's simple osmosis, people! The executives try to leave, but Bret practically chases them out the door asking the most obvious, unhelpful questions he could possibly conjure. All the while, in his interview, he's all, "I wanted Michael to know that I was there for him." Michael, meanwhile, VOs that he has his work cut out for him controlling Bret this task.
Tenacity. Summer tasks Selita with handling the photo essay (advertorial) portion of the assignment, arousing some doubt from Cyndi because she thinks Selita is too young. Maria inexplicably nominates Cyndi for the role of spokesperson. Summer tries to tactfully sidestep that suggestion by saying Sharon should do it. She says Sharon's more accessible because Cyndi has such a "unique and extraordinary" (read: weird) look. She adds later that Cyndi talks for hours on end without actually making any coherent point (I'm paraphrasing here). Sharon agrees without much enthusiasm.