He moves on with trying to determine who will be the celebrity spokesperson. Darryl groans loudly on the couch, and it appears he might be settling in for his mid-morning nap! Michael thinks Curtis will be a good front man because cooking is hot right now. Blago suggests Michael is better known worldwide because he's a gold medalist, but Michael makes an executive decision to go with Curtis. His suggestion having been shot down, Blago argues that the team is "prematurely ejaculating" with their swift decision making. Silence. He VOs that Michael doesn't deliberate enough, and that was something he did very successfully during his governorship. Yeah, like all those times he deliberated with people who wanted to buy Obama's senate seat. Hours of deliberation there. Hours!
Tenacity brainstorms how to tell the story of identity theft through pictures. Maria stumps Summer when she asks what "scene" they're trying to show. She VOs that Summer isn't being clear enough as a leader. It doesn't help that every time she tries to formulate an answer or explain her thought process someone (I'm lookin' at you, Lauper!) interrupts. Sharon interviews that the tension and the overly competitive vibe is breaking them all down. She brings it up in the meeting to clear the air, but the others ladies pretty much cover their ears and start singing, "La la laaaaaa," like everything's fine and dandy.
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!