Nick, in an interview on the roof, discussing Sam: "Either he's incredibly brilliant, or he's half-nuts. But he's still here. He's hilarious. I love him." In a nice, witty edit, we go directly to Sam actually removing his pants in the hallway of scenic Poutyville, right there where he's still waiting. Next thing you know he's doing...is that a yoga pose? I think it's either a yoga pose or something he learned from a Chuck Norris movie. He's lying on his side, propped up on one elbow, and...well, suffice it to say it doesn't look like something you'd normally do wearing a tie and no pants. Although I suppose the only things that do look like you'd normally do them in a tie and no pants are (1) put on pants; and (2) run out of your apartment during a fire, so he's starting at a disadvantage, just as far as plausibility. Sam interviews that if the rest of them think his "wild man thing" is just a strategy, they should come watch him in his real life, because he's even nuttier. And he has not yet begun to crack. Oh. Well. Oh, good. Sam holds his pose. Funny music guy throws in a cymbal crash. Ta-da! Hee.
Light, nondescript jazz plays as Troy, Kwame, and Bill chat in the kitchen. Troy argues that the team is playing Sam all wrong, because all they're accomplishing by ganging up on him is making Trump more fascinated by his underdog status. Sam is still frolicking in the entryway, by the way, because apparently no one has yet come to fetch him. In an interview, Bill says that "the entertainment value of Sam is over," and now, Sam is just annoying and it's holding back the team. Sam does some push-ups, because you just can't be the crazy guy if you don't do push-ups. Ask Jack Palance. Sam still has no pants on, by the way, and when you can't even muster entertainment value doing push-ups in your underwear, you know you've got problems. Building on Troy's argument that they're playing the Sam situation wrong, Bill proposes that they make Sam the team leader for the next task: if he's so brilliant, it'll play out that way and they'll get the win; if he's not brilliant, well...it'll play out that way, and they might get rid of him at last. "It's time for Sam to put up or shut up," Bill interviews. What I like about this is that they're not saying they're going to sandbag him -- they're saying they're going to give him the reins and make him back up his claims of brilliance with something more than endless metaphors and yapping. Oh, and Sam is still playing his own little scene from The Young And The Pantsless in the hall.