KOTU heads up to watch the boardroom on the screen. Joan's sure Melissa isn't going home. Annie told Joan how bad Brande had been, so Joan's confident and happy, so she happily drinks champagne with KOTU. Joan tells everyone that Brande's going home. In the boardroom, Brian explains that they thought sticking with Todd as the guy was the way to go after meeting with Todd. They felt like he loved being the guy. Trump asks if KOTU had a celebrity advantage with Joan and Clint. Brian says no, and Jesse agrees that it wasn't an advantage, but better packaging. Trump says they loved the celebrity use, but really the packaging. Trump asks George who was the reason for the defeat, and George says he won't pin anyone down, but he knew they'd have a problem time-wise. Trump asks Annie if the project manager is to blame for that. She says she kept bringing up the time issues, and Brian kept saying, "It's okay. We're fine." Brian says that's true, but he felt there were other issues. George says Brian was a laid-back project manager, which Trump says is how Brian is. Annie says the time management is all she didn't like about Brian, so Trump asks who was the weakest member of the team.
In the viewing room, Joan prepares everyone for Annie to say, "Brande," but after a very long, "Um," Annie says, "Brian, because his time management skills were poor." Joan says Annie's a troublemaker, because she told Joan she was taking Brande out. She says Annie's a snake. Back in the boardroom, Trump asks Melissa whose fault it is that they lost. Melissa feels like it falls on a number of different shoulders. But not hers, because she backed up Annie and helped Brian with the presentation. George says that's losing focus, since they weren't being judged on the presentation. He says if she had spent more time on messaging and originality, they might have done something better. Melissa says she couldn't help Annie until she had something to edit, so she turned to research. George continues that the focus wasn't research. Back in the viewing room, Joan says, "Oh, stop it, George." George and Melissa continue to bicker. Joan says they're out to get Melissa, and Annie's saying nothing. Joan says she's leaving tomorrow, too, then, because this is so unfair.