Unaired, but adorable, so we're doing it. I'm going to be talking more about the deleted scenes and webisode stuff than usual in this episode, because I wanted to make sure I was seeing as many angles as possible. It's probably going to be a bit longer than normal, for the same reason. So at sunrise, everybody is up and dressed when Stefani and Muna get on the phone with Trump. They both do a good job of proclaiming their respective teams' awesomeness, and then Trump grins while they talk good-natured shit back and forth about who's going to win the task this week. Muna is the cutest thing; Stefani does a great job of being adorable as well. A little more of this would have calmed me down considerably, by the end, but I just remembered something interesting: this episode was originally scheduled, I think, to be as long as last week's, which means it's possible that a lot more stuff got cut than they planned originally. Which fits what I think happened overall to make this episode so felching horrible in the first place, and really adds to the overall sense that television itself is outweighing its welcome. Trump tells them to pick team names and a team sign, and they'll meet with him and a special guest before everybody heads to Santa Monica to hear about the task.
Team Heidi brainstorms concepts like "take action," "movement," "vitality," and "energy," everybody nodding their heads vigorously and in constant agreement about everything, and Muna comes up with KINETIC, which she prefers to the other things because it is an intangible force that is also an adjective, or something, and the logo is... classic looking, love the font, with a pendulum swinging from the capital K, which looks a little doofy and literal, but works overall.
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.