Inside, however, Craig is determined to keep working on The Box. He gives an interview in which he explains that his team basically bailed on him, and he was pretty sure that they were off bitching (check!) and plotting how they'd blame him when the team lost (check!). Craig says he kept himself busy building The Box -- or, really, The Boxes -- and he didn't care. We watch him hammer nails. Craig tells us that the team is basically failing him utterly. And that's kind of sad. It's not like failing each other utterly isn't sort of the theme of the season, but one keeps hoping it might change. I guess not.
The next day, we return to Home Depot. Craig has a chat with Bren and Alex in which he tells them that he's concerned that the team isn't supporting the project and is kind of punking out. Alex tells us in an interview and Craig at Home Depot, using "dude" a lot in both cases, that he's willing to work on the task from this point forward. He's ready to throw himself into The Box! Well, you know what I mean. "We can make it exciting by getting involved in embellishing The Box!" Craig presses to Alex and Bren. Bren amuses himself with a comment about how if they work on decorating The Box, then they would be thinking outside the...well, never mind. I really can't say it, because it makes me queasy, even though somebody else said it first.
Similarly, Kendra interviews that Craig asked why everyone was being so negative, so she and the rest of the group decided that they were stuck with The Box, and they might as well do the best they could with it. Tana coerces a perfectly nice Home Depot employee into shaking his fanny for her (it's more obnoxious than lecherous...you kind of had to be there), as she sets up tables for the task, obviously really trying to have fun. Bren snots in an interview that maybe "Craig has some 'vision' about The Box," and you can just tell that he, among all of these people, is the most amused by the fact that his team is about to embarrass itself. "I hope that everyone gets along, and The Box turns out to be a magical Box." You know, point or no point, he could stand to be a tiny bit less smug.
Net Worth, meanwhile, is about to start their "presentation." They have Erin out in the store doing promotion, telling one guy that she thinks guys who can fix stuff and build stuff are "hot." I'm sure he won't see through that one at all. Because he was born yesterday, and has never had a woman attempt to extract anything from him through flirtation before. Angie explains that Erin was put in charge of marketing because she had absolutely nothing to do with the creative aspect of the task. As a former beauty queen, I have to say I don't think I would have put Erin on any particularly punishing DIY-related detail either. Erin tries a new stereotype-driven approach when she tells some woman that doing the task was "empowering" for her, and the lady really doesn't look like she came to Home Depot in order to be fulfilled in that particular manner, to tell you the truth.