Team Frank yells and screams and bitches and moans and talks nonsense, and over all of it there's Michelle shouting about how she hates the logo, they need to do this, work that, change this, go over that, rethink and retool and refashion. And I still like Michelle for now, because she doesn't actually know that she's being off-putting, she's just being sure, so she gets an D for social Dumbness, but an A for being -- relative to the rest of the team -- competent, if confusingly and Abrasively so. Frank, whom we've seen before reacts poorly to any kind of forethought or analysis or discussion or anything, because it takes him three times longer than a normal person to process anything, complains that Michelle "likes to really, really go deep"; this intrigues me because I still don't like Frank, but he has a point, so he gets an F for being Frank but an A for his ADD, which is right. Michelle continues to nudge and offer notes and helpful critique and make everybody go even crazier, and Frank makes a face that is hateful but also: correct.
Then: fucking Regis Philbin. Really? I miss when he was the butt of jokes. I know he's probably a fine person and he really is a professional, and you know how much I love his daughter, so I'm sure he's a good dad and man, but my God with the voice and the face and the mugging and the nervous affect. Why is he here? Not even Trump can tell us, he just points him out to Kinetic and they clap and Jenn offers him a tour of the house. Nobody asks why he's here, which is just as well. Trump calls him "Reege," which is fine. Surya does a good job presenting the logo and whatever, he's very confident and speaks well, and then Derek calls Regis "Reege," and Trump is menacing about it but then everybody laughs and it's kind of awkward.
Outside, "Arrow" schmucks around about what if this and what if that and whatever, and Michelle wants to present the logo but doesn't want to be the one leading the pack but wants to be the one talking but doesn't want to... whatever. She's an overthinker, and I don't mean in the Frank way where thinking is bad, just in the way where she thinks too hard about everything and ends up stalling out. You see it in her syntax, where the weird constructions and strange phrasing all have to do with trying to answer every question at once, or get as many details and truths in there as possible. Like lawyer talk, only... she's not that great at it. Like last week, calling the tent their "first pseudo-task." Makes sense, is not untrue, and yet implies a certain retardation on the part of the listening party that they might somehow confuse building a tent with washing a car, so she just wants to be clear. Trump and Reege appear, Trump explains about the tents to Regis and how Regis knows all about being a winner. Michelle takes control and right out the gate: "The company that we call ourselves is Arrow Corporation." The hmm? And you know if you asked why she said it that weird way, she'd tell you exactly why, but it's like, if you're going to fit in with us Earthlings, you have to talk like us or somebody is going to catch on. Like this, or in other ways not clearly expressed in the above paragraph or otherwise disclosed, is the way that at all times, including the present meeting and in previous and future business environments, she speaks, for reasons that have not been previously laid out or otherwise made clear, to her associates.