A Day In The Life Of
"The Rich And Famous"
And if you need me to explain to you why that is trashy, I'll take away your taco cart so fast your head will spin. Gross me out. And Nicole's still screaming weirdly at the camera. Whatever. They get the banner ready as Nicole interviews that she's sure Tim's doing "everything he can," but figures that's probably pretty difficult with Michelle there. So even though she, by her own admission, has no idea what Michelle and Tim are up to, she can at least be sure of one thing: Michelle's blocking Tim from doing his job. Because Michelle sucks, per Tim, and Tim is the boss of the world, per Nicole. I don't even have the heart to explain why this is stupid. It's so stupid. Why is Nicole even here? Is this some kind of calculated decision where people will hopefully tune in because Nicole's just like them? Are we appealing to the WCW crowd suddenly? Is she the Scott Savol of this show? Aren't we over that yet? When did aspiration and excellence take a backseat to showing the triumphs of white trash? No wonder everything sucks.
Michelle asks Tim straight up: if he were her, what would he do? Tim looks at her seriously: "If you tell me to make a decision, I will, but you shouldn't." As usual, Michelle's three steps ahead with no walkie-talkie, so she can't explain to him that she already knows what he's saying, already processed it and is willing to take that chance, so she's just like, "I know, I get it," and he doesn't think that she gets it, and they stare at each other, and she finally decides to go back to Hollywood for real. They shake on it and he tries to be encouraging. He interviews that now they have no choice but to pull an all-nighter, and that it's going to be a long night. Michelle babbles at him some more and it's clear he's basically fried.
Kinetic sleeps sweetly in their mansion dormitory, while outside we find Stefani making coffee for Team Aaron, which is quickly becoming Kinetic v2.0, and interviewing in a teal sweater (poncho?) and looking cuter than she's looked this whole time. They talk about Mann's Theatre and Stefani notes excitedly that the first Academy Awards was held at the Roosevelt Hotel, and they have charts and graphs and things on their computers and they are a whirlwind of preparation and efficiency. Stefani giggles in the interview about how awesome it was to have three people "with such big mouths" getting it together and working hard. They all agree to get some rest, since everything's well in hand: it's notable that Aaron, the PM, is the one asking for validation of the nap idea. On this show, and this has almost always been true, when men double-check stuff with their teams, it's considerate and management-minded; when women do it, they're being whiners and asking for consensus. This is one of the few cases where the show is right, gender-wise: being a female manager in real life is very different from being a male one in real life, and this is one of the ways. And it sucks, but that's the real world, and that's why Michelle is coming off as idiotic and weak, while Aaron -- who is no closer to evincing any kind of personality than he was two weeks ago -- is looking awesome.