Trump asks Lisa why she brought Victoria back. Lisa cites Victoria's refusal to take her assignment and her threat to quit the team. Victoria insists that's not how it went down. ("Lies" might be a better word for it.) As much as Victoria claims she wasn't guilty of any sort of insurrection, her continual insistence that Lisa was putting her "in a closet" (uh, it's called a sound booth, hussy) clearly demonstrates that she was in fact questioning and, in fact, resisting Lisa's authority. Lisa kind of loses me when she calls out Victoria for not knowing how to spell Medieval. In this moment, Lisa is guilty of exactly what she said was Victoria's fatal flaw -- letting emotion override good sense. The spelling thing just seems below-the-belt. I know Lisa has basically made a career of calling people stupid, but this is not the time or place. To wit, Trump notes, "But you didn't lose for that reason?" Lisa saves herself a little by explaining that Victoria's claim she was "underutilized" stemmed directly from her own incompetence.
It's a fair point, but Lisa seems to have gone beyond the brink. In defending her decision not to be creative director, she actually gets emotional and starts to choke up. She fights through the breakdown, insisting they didn't lose the task because it was too fem-centric but because her teammates, specifically Victoria, weren't on board with her. It's worth noting that, while all this chaos goes down, Dayana has been sitting there silently, rolling her eyes and smiling uncomfortably, like, "What have I gotten myself into?!" As Lisa continues to spin out, it becomes clear that she feels she has taken the undercurrent about her being bossy to heart and is coming from her own headspace after having to fight for a career in a male-dominated industry. She acknowledges that she's getting emotional, then pulls herself together to say that, if she had been the cause of the problem she would "literally have fallen on the sword like they did in Medieval times." That said, she firmly believes she is not the problem.
Trump asks Dayana what happened. Trump barely gets a word out before Victoria and Lisa are squabbling again. Victoria insists she didn't refuse to do her task, nor did she threaten to jump ship. Even Don Jr. has lost patience for her. He notes that he's gotten the same story (a story that doesn't corroborate what she's saying) from five other teammates, so what gives? Speaking of "What gives?" Trump turns to Sir Lippy, who spells out the word "passion," and is all, "Chew on that." It's total nonsense, but at least it quieted the banshees for a brief, glorious moment.