At Athena, Annie goes with Bob Scott, the photographer (which is weird, since Brande and Annie were supposed to be the photo shoot people, weren't they?). Annie tells Bob she knows David. She met him at a nightclub. Annie continues to be annoying and calls Brande to fill her on every little thing that happens. Melissa says they're telling secrets, but Brande has Annie on speakerphone, so it's not that secretive. She does confront Brande, though, about how they're conspiring to get rid of her. Brande glares in such a way that it almost looks scripted. Brande insists she's never talked bad about Melissa or conspired. Melissa feels they're going to turn on her if the team loses. She tells Brande they're not fooling her. Brande interviews that Melissa is a sensitive, irritating whiner, but she has nothing against her. Except, you know, those things.
KOTU's photographer, Alex, shows up. Jesse wants to go shoot the cityscape to put the New York skyline in the ad. A model shows up to pose with David in their "advertorial." That sort of tells you how text-heavy Clint's ad is if he's calling it advertorial. They're shooting ads with a stand-in before David shows up, so they can set it all up before David shows up. Clint feels like putting Jesse's ideas with more Right Guard is a "solid" idea. "Solid." Get it? Ivanka shows up to find out how they're doing. Joan tells Ivanka that Clint's listening a little better this time (12 or 18 percent better). They both tell Ivanka Jesse might be the type who sits back and lets his project manager hang himself, and then throws him under the bus. In a cab, Jesse confirms this by saying his team's going to lose; he has a feeling of doom. He says he's running around trying to shoot the city, but Clint's stinking it up. Jesse says it's all about talent now, and he's going to shoot the photos that will work with his idea, and will tell Clint it's that or his stupid idea.