Trump asks Lenny to admit that he was bad in the presentation, and he does, and Carolyn -- her ire rampant now that Lenny's demonstrated ignorance of the economy of scale, which is the system by which she organizes everything from middle management to her sock drawer and the order in which she loves her children most -- is on him again: "Then why did you do it?" Lenny says, "Ask Lee." And I don't even know what he means, because I don't care, because they can both go to hell. Bill asks if Lee is Lenny's attorney, and Lee explains that they have an understanding about how he articulates himself better, and Carolyn's like, "Then you should have presentation." Lee agrees. Trump points out that Lenny is "great at other things," but beyond being a funny dancing Russian monkey, I'm not sold that Trump could say what those are, and he's speaking just on faith. Not that I don't agree, Lenny's awesome in a lot of ways, but I doubt Trump knows shit about it. Lee explains that his fear was that it would show weakness if someone other than the PM did the presentation, and I'm too tired to link to all of the examples of this, but he's got a point, historically. Bill points out that this still isn't the point, because the presentation isn't why they lost, and Trump kind of gently overcorrects that maybe if the presentation was "great," they could have convinced the execs the room was better. Which is untrue, and just a way of backhanding the whole argument, because everyone in the room at this point -- except Lenny, and Lee would never admit it -- agrees that the task was lost at the first executive meeting. And what's really frustrating is that most of the team knew that at the time, but the bullshit kept getting in the way. Which is intensely exasperating, because honestly, Charmaine could have been Lenny's key guy in this task, but he was too flustered to deal with her, so it's his fault -- except that was obvious, and she didn't correct for it, so it's kind of her fault too. She's smart enough to adjust to him, whether or not he's smart enough to adjust to her, and vice versa. I just like her more than I have since the beginning, but I admit that they were both stymied by the same thing.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: C+ | 706 USERS: B-
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