John has already, of course, positioned himself as almost un-fireable as a result of having been sent away for the actual shooting of the ad, and Kristen is working on him to support her in the idea that it was Tana and Audrey's fault that there wasn't good footage, because those two were in charge of the models. Kristen tries to instruct John about what he's going to say if Trump asks him why they didn't get more footage, but John tells her nothing doing -- he's going to say that he thinks they missed the joke in the entire way the commercial was shot. And that's a problem for her, obviously. He says that it will be up to her, then, to explain why the bad execution wasn't her fault. Damn, he is good. Kristen continues to equivocate, but John is in the best position of all, which is that he's good and he's been good, so he doesn't really have to play except when he decides he wants to. In an interview, he explains that Kristen is the one who said that the final (sucky) product indeed represented her (sucky) interpretation of his (slightly less sucky) idea, so he thinks she's clearly the one who should be fired.
Magna has a team meeting in which Erin comments that she thought they wanted racy, and the team thought it was delivering racy. Bren sadly says that he bears some part of the responsibility for the stupid idea. Alex interviews that this is exactly true -- if Trump hates the whole idea of what they did, Bren will be the one to take the brunt of the wrath of the Hair. Alex says, though, that Bren's firing would be a terrible loss, and accordingly, Erin says in the meeting that everyone supported the idea, stupid as it may have turned out to be. Elsewhere, Kristen is trying to get Tana fired up to blame Audrey, which seems like such a totally losing battle, I cannot even tell you. Tana interviews that, indeed, Kristen wants Audrey out, and she thinks Kristen will ultimately get rid of Audrey. Bren's words, as they head out, are that the Boardroom will not be pretty, because he's sure Trump is not happy about the universal sucking.