So Kristi pulls a Markus and attempts to engage Carolyn in a discussion of something that happened two years ago (did somebody in Season Two try this "women hate me" shit?), but Carolyn's way too into what's going on here, and silences her with what was I'm sure quite a flick of the wrist. Kristi apologizes, and Melissa continues to rave, but I'm stuck on the whole Carolyn/Kristi thing. She's gotta know that now's not the time to ask Carolyn to team up with her. She's totally in trouble. It's a very Markus move: "You're my friend, right, good buddy? You like me? We don't like stinky Melissa because she's just a dumb-dumb." I like Kristi, a lot actually, but this was really bad.
Melissa explains that all women are intimidated by her because she's beautiful, and smart, and she begins another list. Carolyn nearly laughs, looking over at Kristi for a second before remembering that they're not friends right now and she can't have a moment of solidarity with her about the crazy of Melissa, but come on. Trump points out to Melissa that most of the team is beauty queens (never mind how he's a pageant owner now and probably cast this season from his skeevy badger personal files), and Melissa starts off on some weird explanation about how Kristi is one of the few people that something, I have no idea what she was about to say. Something effing inane. Trump just asks again if she thinks Kristi was intimidated by her beauty. She demurs.
Speaking of, though, Carolyn now gets freaking awesome. "So Melissa, what you're saying is that you can't work with women." She says this with a slightly angry expression along the lines of "Can you even believe how easy that was to make her say?" Melissa starts to say yet another thing about the end of the day, but Kristi Markuses herself again, blurting, "I work very well with women!" Kristi! Shut up! Let her hang her own self and shut up, girl!
Carolyn continues: "[So then] do you have a shot of [winning] this if you can't work with women?" Melissa replies along the lines of, "Actually, I totally do, because there are no women or 'Hispanics' in the corporate world, but lots of crazy people, so I'm golden." Carolyn: "[Okay, freak, but] more than half [of your team, or possibly the global population] don't respect you, so how can you come back to lead this team and win?"