Interview: "I always feel somewhat marginalized. The people on the team constantly are thinking about how they're going to position me, should things go wrong, but they're going to find out that I'm definitely the Teflon player -- this team will never set me up." I love how he's like, "They are trying to use my sullen uselessness against me, but they will not prevail!" He takes their food orders, and makes more horrible faces.
Capital Edge also has lots of wood shop stuff happening -- where did they acquire these skills? Either team, I mean? That's great, really. Kristi explains that her concept is to have the house at the head of the float, and then "as it floats by you," the house is ripped away, revealing "the galaxy," and she characterizes this as an invitation to "come join this adventure." Jennifer is trying to get Kristi to RSVP that particular invite herself, as Kristi's fighting her on every little detail, including details that have not been mentioned, because she's too busy complaining and suggesting to actually hear what Jennifer's talking about. Jennifer gets that "well I guess I'll just shut up now" face that you sometimes get after interrupting a person one hundred times in a single sentence. Marshawn watches all this, and then interviews: "Kristi is extremely bossy, confrontational...disobedient...[and] makes the team miserable." Marshawn admits that Jennifer has her "weak areas," but is at least capable of improving, whereas it seems unlikely that "Kristi can improve her attitude." Cut to Kristi contradicting Jennifer about something and Jennifer finally just being like, "I wasn't even talking about that. Maybe you need to just listen before you put down the idea."
Markus interviews that there's a distinct "lack of respect" at play here, and that it's that respect which is "the key" to Excel's wins. Yeah, that's true. There's a lot of inequality on that team, but they don't go after the PM every week like Kristi and her Bloven do -- only Clay has pulled a Kristi, that we've seen, and he seems to have gotten over it and rejoined the team. Jennifer pulls Kristi aside and tries to reason with her: "Every time you don't like something, the way you say it is very...bossy." And then, with this defiant, kind of oblivious smile, Kristi goes, "Very bold?" And that was it for me and old Kristi. No, sweetheart. Because either you know what she's saying, and you're just being a jerk; or you honestly don't get what she's saying, and you're just nuts; or you're playing for the cameras, and actually coming off worse for it. And none of those are acceptable.