Amy continues the conversation with those who have decided to stick around by saying that when the time comes for tasks, the best thing for them all to do about the personal conflict at this point is ignore it. "Part of leadership is teamwork," she says. In an interview, Amy says that the one thing she doesn't care for about working with women is what she calls a "tendency to hold grudges," which is the same thing that I would characterize as a tendency toward over-personalizing everything. Amy goes on to say that the advantage in the way men communicate is that they can fight and argue and hate each other personally, but that they can put it aside when they have to and get work done. Yep. That's kind of what I was saying last week. I'm thinking like a candidate. Hey, I must be ready for my limo and my belly-button shirt.
We time-lapse it until morning. Heh, I guess Sam vacated Poutyville at some point. The silver phone rings. (What happened to the red phone, anyway? Did the White House repossess it for some nefarious use? I demand to know!) (Wait, I think that sentence was a PATRIOT Act violation.) Apparently, it is 6:00 AM, and the candidates are told to be ready to go to the West Chester airport at 8:00. Amy interviews -- hey, she's wearing that pretty coffee color I can't wear, too! -- that her only strategy with the tasks at this point is to focus on teamwork. I have to say, it's going great, the teamwork. I can't see anything interfering with the brilliant teamwork at this point, except the inevitable restraining orders.