Jennifer's like, "Um, no. Bossy." Kristi's like, "Okay," but she says it a hundred times and it's the kind of "okay" that means "shut up." Jennifer continues, thinking we're dealing with a rational person here: "I'm really tired of it, and a lot of people are tired of your attitude -- you don't think you have one, [but actually] you do. You complain about little things...please, just try and roll up your sleeves, smile…" Kristi complains that she feels she's doing a lot for the team, and Jennifer agrees. "You're doing a ton, but [that] doesn't make it okay to complain and whine when I ask you to do something." Kristi then goes for strike two: "I don't think I'm...whining that much, and I'm sorry that you do." Which, actually that's strike three, because I hate it so much. "I don't feel that way, but I'm sorry that you do." Really? Because no matter what we're discussing, or what I think, you just automatically proved me right. It's the Godwin's Law of discussions like this, because it's content free: of course I feel this way, and of course you don't agree, so really you're just answering a question that nobody asked, because you're an asshole. I would have walked away right then.
Jennifer's still in there batting: "You are, you just don't know you are, because that's what you do." She interviews to us that Kristi "brings the team down," and seems quite at the end of her rope as she spits, "She needs to go, I'm sick of it." Back with Kristi, she's all, "Just stop it." Kristi continues to bitch and talk meaninglessly, and Jennifer is awesome. She goes, "Okay, thanks," turns around, and walks away, slamming the door behind her just as Kristi's walking toward it. You know she didn't do that part on purpose, but it was delightful. Now, I don't think Jennifer handled this perfectly -- I would have told her a couple of hours earlier to shut it until she stopped sounding like Melissa -- but she did better than I thought I would, and this pleases me, because now that I hate Kristi, and Rebecca's a ticking cobra bomb, I don't have that many people to like.
We see thousands of feet of Team Excel working, working, everybody working -- and then Markus yawning. Lots of shots of Markus sneaking around while everybody works. I hate him, you guys. Isn't this the big Omarosa problem? I know it was on Surreal Life, this inability to, like, do anything. You can't even characterize it as laziness, really, because of the amount of work he puts into not working, and justifying it to himself and everybody else, and trying to drag everybody else into it, but I don't know what else to call it. It's just...assholistic. Josh interviews that Markus stepped up from being merely "someone that you have to marginalize" to "a point of frustration" because of how Josh was working his ass off, which made Markus's loafing and lurking about all the more glaring. Not the best of reasons, but I like that he's upfront about it, like, if he weren't sweating and sweeping and all that, he'd just be condescending and disgusted, but since he's working so hard, Markus is aggressively annoying right now. "I want him to step up or step out because I cannot stand his bullshit anymore." Josh finally complains to someone on camera, instead of saving it for the interviews, but low-balls it, compared to how he usually talks to us. "I'm tired of carrying his weight...he's gotta start sweeping."