Heidi and her mom, whom we learn is a hospice nurse, walk around and take in the view. "She takes better care of other people on a daily basis than she does herself," Heidi says, getting as emotional as we've seen her. "She was single mom for a lot of years," Heidi explains, and she worked hard to give her kids what she could. Mom apologizes for not coming to visit earlier, and then fully gets OTF'd and interviews about how coming to see her daughter is a dream finally coming true. Aww! Heidi is winning this whole bitch, maybe. They talk about how proud mom is, and then Heidi finally cracks on the fly about how seeing her mom is more significant than winning, and there's a lot of sad, poor subtext in there that makes me love Heidi so, so much. I always felt like I was in a secret club with Sarah Michelle Gellar about this stuff, moms and opportunities and trying to keep everything together, and now Heidi can be in the club too. They look out over the valley and talk about how lovely LA is, but really they're talking about Heidi's life and how far she's gotten, and Heidi's like, "Pretty cool, huh?" So then I kind of cried a little bit, like maybe a single tear. Like a Heidi amount.
Next morning some fake newspapers are fake-delivered to some houses, including the mansion. Awesomely fake is how fake this is. Heidi brings in the paper, and their supplement is inside. I guess The Yard doesn't get a paper; that's probably best. Everybody yells about the tangible evidence of their awesomeness and Nicole's adorable mom is like, "This is a great supplement! I can see how you won!" Nicole interviews that this made her proud, and then on the couch she talks I'm guessing for the fifth hour in a row about the goddamn Tim situation, and her mom finally goes, "You know what? Worry about the task. This is not why you're here." Props to mom. Does it work? Hell no. Nicole interviews that having her mom there reminded her that "somebody" loves her and would never betray her or show disloyalty, and would do anything for her. Thus somehow proving Nicole's worth. So gross. Kristine interviews that the whole thing was a great recharge, and that she knocked boots with Ludo, and that it's none of your business, and everybody giggles about the awesomeness of the reward.
Arrow meanwhile is so very tired in the hot Sunday sun. Tim and Frank sleep while James and Stefani discuss which of them is going under the bus. They agree that James was a good PM, and that it comes down to which of the other two was "worse" this week -- remember how James simply cannot believe that Frank pulled a James -- and when I say they agree, I mean that James asserts these things and Stefani nods, because that's how she rolls. James interviews that he's afraid of getting fired, but he'll fight hard. Later, Tim and Frank join the conversation, which immediately stops, because that's how both James and Stefani roll. Frank just wants everybody to agree to be "honest" in the boardroom, and Stefani wonders if Frank will go home for second-guessing the project, for bugging James, and "getting on all of our nerves." Tim talks and everybody goes silent, because obviously Tim is going home. His OTF excuse is that it was his "big ideas" that the team has been using, and that the PM ultimately approved those ideas, just like Angela last week, but he's totally getting fired. Not until after he shows his ass big-time, though. Upstairs next door, Trump asks the execs who the "really strong players" are on Arrow, and they say that James is "clearly a leader" and the team acknowledged his leadership; Stefani also was great, confident, well-spoken. He thanks them and they take off, but the whole thing is kind of lame because we just heard that a second ago, that it was going to be Tim and Frank on the hotseat, so it's kind of redundant. Not to mention that Frank did nothing wrong and never does, and deserves to go further than anybody might think, so Tim's going home. Why can't they just send him home now? The boardroom never needed to happen.