RockSolid. The photographer arrives well before the team has developed their vision for the advertorial. Curtis throws out an idea: Michael Johnson may be the fastest man on the planet, and Goldberg may be the strongest, but they can't outrun or outmuscle identity theft. Then they show Curtis, who can avoid theft, going through daily life with this new Norton/LifeLock bundle. It's basic, solid concept. And they're short on time. I say go, go, go. Bret would be inclined to disagree. He thinks Michael has a "fetish" for Curtis and VOs that Curtis isn't the right face for security. He doesn't explain why. But seriously, Curtis is handsome and fairly relatable in that Californian-looking way. What more do you want, Michaels? Methinks the bandanna wig is getting itchy, and he's taking it out on the others.
Tenacity. Maria is walking out the door to get props. Holly volunteers to go with her, but Summer clearly wants Cyndi out of her hair. Cyndi says she should stay behind because she's very good with graphics, saying some of the most obvious, non-specific stuff about how the advertorial needs to look "serious" and also "aesthetically pleasing." I for one like my advertorials in mud brown fairy font. That's how I roll. After Cyndi's jabbering, Summer basically says to everyone but Cyndi why she needs them there to make it seem like Cyndi's the only option to go with Maria for the manual labor. But Cyndi won't even leave without a fight. Sharon notices the relegation and says some harsh words in her interview about how Summer disrespected Cyndi. She VOs that Summer's not perfect and should "shut the fuck up." Then she asks, "Did I really just say that?" Looks like someone's got a case of the Cyndis!
RockSolid. Michael charges Blago with creating a list of security threats from Norton's website. These are intern tasks, y'all. If he can't do that, then we are in trubbah. And, indeed. Blago literally can't even operate a computer. Cue some awesome dunce-y tuba music while Blago hunts and pecks on the computer. Michael scratches his head how Blago got to be governor of Illinois with this much ineptitude. Ladies and gentleman... politics.
Tenacity. As Summer struggles with the project's message, Sharon VOs she jumped up without knowing what she was getting into and isn't actually the right person to lead this task. The photographer arrives, and Summer tries to explain the project. It's a mess. Homegirl doesn't have the first idea what she's trying to show. The photographer urges them to work on their concept a little more so they can actually tell him what to shoot. Summer is all, "We didn't just tell you that?" Yikes.