Showtime, Synergy! Andrea suggests that they have "physical stations" so that the kids can go from thing to thing. "Really interactive." Everybody loves it. Michael starts making a list: Television, Gaming, Music. "Girls." The eyes of Allie and Andrea and Carolyn call bullshit, but nobody says anything, because he's describing a place where you sit and chat, and boys of any age seem to find that sort of difficult, so really it's just shorthanding it, no matter how stupid and ignorant it sounds. Allie Charmaines that the stores are closing in four hours, and Michael Lennies right back that he wants to have a meeting about "color schemes." Allie's like, "Um, okay then!" It's 4 PM and Carolyn is fucking bored. "Time's ticking! Michael has to go to the store!" Roxanne finally levels with Michael that they have to go shopping, because the purpose of the task is to decorate the room, and they will need supplies to do so. Allie's like, "We should be shopping." Roxanne succumbs to a migraine as Michael talks. There's a 24-style screen split, to Gold Rush shopping efficiently at the store, and then back to Michael waxing obnoxious about colors, blue and orange and whatever, having a meeting about the colors of the rainbow with himself. Sean's kind of trying to involve himself, but is also terribly bored. Gold Rush buys some paint efficiently. Michael picks at his chin. Gold Rush finishes shopping and bundles up their purchases efficiently. Night falls.
Tammy desperately assures Synergy that they will one day go shopping, and Allie finally blurts, "We need to be out on the street!" Roxanne screams, "What TIME is it?" Allie begs Michael to start the shopping expedition and Roxanne screams, "Will you LET some of us go and start?" Roxanne is so cool, because only if you were looking directly at her that this is like the most frustrated she's ever been, but it's still like she's asking you to get in the left lane and you won't. Michael: "Sure! Here's the thing..." Tammy finally gets a little teacher voice: "Michael, we're running out of time." Michael throws his hands around, and Sean interviews exasperatedly that they're still pissing around, and then has a shadowboxing dandy-fight, like he's going a round with Invisible Hugh Grant.
Leslie and Tarek and Tarek's arms are getting things primed. As they roller the walls, Tarek talks about how he wants to inspire in them "musical ambition," and Charmaine accidentally pokes herself in the eye with her painting mask. It's all very friendly but there's still work going on. Charmaine warns Lenny that red is a hard color to paint -- true -- and that they're going to end up painting multiple coats.