The team has a meeting around a big table. Audrey asks the guys to tell her what their timeline is for what they've already done and what their plans are for finishing. John declares it "a waste of time." Which...yeah, in a sense, but I also think he doesn't want to explain what he's done, because I don't think he's done anything. Craig interviews that Audrey didn't have a plan, she just wanted other people to have plans. Imagine that! Real managers never expect anyone else to do any creative thinking, right? ["Real managers don't call pointless meetings for the purpose of leadership plumage display instead of having an actual plan, either. I know they're baiting her, and I sympathize up to a point, but she's like a Dilbert cartoon." -- Sars] John informs Audrey that she's trying to set him up as a "scapegoat" for not handling the promotions well. Honestly, I don't think she has to do much to set him up in that regard. Any guy who doesn't want to run down what he's done, particularly what he's done today -- because it's not like he's having memory problems -- is a guy you don't need to know.
In an interview, John says, "It's so funny, she's trying to go toe-to-toe with me like Clash of the Titans...when in reality, what it is, is like a lion swatting away a gnat." You asshole. You asshole. Does he think she doesn't feel that, that he has that attitude? Does he think that attitude isn't infecting the way he approaches the project? Because she does, and it is, and that attitude is part of why they can't work together effectively. It's not the only reason, but it's part of the reason. I certainly got sick of him in a hurry.
The next morning, more coffee perks. I think coffee is a motif. Stephanie explains that she and Alex were up very early, heading out to the prop shop to pick up their stuff. We see them load up a U-Haul and get out to their spot, where they set up the greens and Stephanie says the whole team is in "full hustle mode." Net Worth, on the other hand, is busy dressing up as clowns. Audrey tells Chris how cute he looks in his clown suit as he -- you guessed it -- complains. And then we enter the weird world of watching Chris...chewing tobacco in his clown suit. "How many clowns do you know who chew tobacco?" Tana asks, very amusingly, in an interview. She imitates Chris asking the kids with a mouthful of chaw which ball they want. What's sad is that there would be kids who would be made to feel right at home by that. You can tell those children from the spit stains on their shoes. Anyway, Chris complains to Tana that all the kids are afraid of him, as Carolyn and HotNotGeorge look on. Chris claims that he is taking the task very seriously, although he allows that some people might not be open to "humbling themselves to looking like fools," and we cut to John who, unlike the rest of the team that's doing customer contact, is in his regular street clothes.