Michael walkies to Sean and asks them to list everything they bought. Allie says she can't believe he would do that, double-check the basic shit they were delegated, but Sean says probably the smartest thing anybody has said about any person, this season. Sean, I don't like, because I think he's a poseur and too invested in team spirit for his own good, without knowing it -- however, he's pretty cool in this episode, and this is awesome: "No, it's because he wants to look like he's Project Managing." Wow. I know it's not brilliant or all that out of the ordinary, but they get so wrapped up in the many crazy layers of meaning here that it's nice to have somebody call the bullshit what it is. Michael hems and haws over the paint chips before him, and Andrea spits: "Look, just make a decision, whatever it is. Tell me what you want because I don't care." No matter how much you hate Andrea, this is not an example of her being a bitch, because my God, Michael. The whole time she's saying this, he's like, "Yeah, I know, colors are so hard, I just need to make a decision! Think, Michael, think! Paint colors..." When she finishes telling him to grow a pair, he snaps out of it. "Let me call Sean." Andrea throws up her hands and goes to look for shovels.
Roxanne answers the phone, and Michael immediately starts with the word vomiting: "Do we need one color for everything, or should the walls be one color and the pipes another color, because there are exposed pipes just under the ceiling and I think that they should provide contrast, because it's all so fun for kids, and primary colors are the new black, and we really want these colors to say something meaningful, about teamwork or some shit, and like, should we have different walls be different colors, or maybe each pipe should be a different color, or maybe we should rethink all of this and just glue hay to the walls, and that will provide texture, but you know what, it would also kill the children and then so probably that's a bad idea, but you know blue, red, yellow, indigo, green, I kind of like blue, as a color, but also orange is good, I mean who doesn't like orange, but you know there are so many colors in the visible spectrum that it's really confusing, because it's like apples and oranges trying to pick one over the other, when they are all so special in their own way, which is why I was asking if we should have different colors on the walls and the pipes, and why the fuck haven't you answered me yet?" Answer: Because they're too busy laughing at your chucker ass.