On to what the execs thought. Athena was great and forgot marketing. KOTU was good, but their dessert was too complicated. Schwan's liked both, but they liked Athena's more. Jesse is excited, or at least he seems happier than normal. Annie comments that she knew that gluten-free was a good idea. Donald says Joan's shooting daggers in that direction so Annie better run. KOTU still sucks, and someone is getting fired.
There is less than 10 minutes left, so I'm hopeful that this boardroom will be short and sweet. Clint thought they won, even though it wasn't the most original product. Donald wants to know why Herschel was project manager if he doesn't eat meat. I think that the better question is how Herschel can run a line of frozen meat products without eating meat, but I digress. Joan says it is her fault that Herschel was in charge because she doesn't like working for Clint because he's a steamroller. Upstairs, Athena listens as Joan says that Clint is at least marginally better to work with than Annie (who isn't even part of this boardroom) because she's got a second agenda. Annie says she could say the sky was blue and Joan would still call her a bitch. Melissa scowls in the corner, as much as her botoxed face will allow. Herschel gave Clint the marketing task, but he complains about the reliance on celebrity shilling. Both guys say they like each other, but they don't agree. Ivanka says that Clint never listens and is argumentative. Joan says that Herschel stepped up to the task. From upstairs, Jesse reminds the room that he was the first one to suggest that Clint should be fired.
Donald asks Joan who to fire, here come the waterworks... She can't make up her mind. Trump says that he's going to start crying every time he fires someone. Ivanka laughs. Herschel is the project manager, he picked chicken and the weird complicated dessert. Donald insists that he loves him as much as a straight man can, but Herschel is still fired. Outside, Joan is crying and telling Herschel that she wants to send his mother a letter telling him what a great man he is. Aw. That's kind of sweetly nauseating.
In the town car, Herschel thinks Clint should have gone home, but he had a great time and met some cool people.
Next week, Annie and Joan scream at each other some more and there's a twist you have to see to believe. It involves a note. Exciting. DeAnn will be back to cover that though. My brain can't handle it.