James takes Arrow to a "delightful" sit-down brunch. Is there giant fruit in the champagne? You bet your rich and classy ass. He's proud to be able to do this, you can tell, because it makes him look good as a leader -- in the same subconscious way that Trump constantly petting Heidi and Angela makes everyone afraid of them -- and as a manager on this task: they've got "time to spare," he says. Normally I'd say "Keep working on the editing until your eyes cross!" but this week A) Tim's got me covered and B) they kid of deserve it. Stefani and Frank hold a small "hope we win" party; Nicole tells us that when the execs see that video, "they're getting blown away." And hey, if the execs buy it, in the bizarre claustrophobic whirlwind of this show, that kind of means that she and Tim will get married after all. Task = Subject = Subtext = Endpoint, and Trump and whatever exec ass she needs to kiss = God. She's a carnivore, I'm telling you. Or like a termite. I kind of admire that: it's one way to get things done. James says, and I do think he means it honestly, that if they somehow lose, he is really not interested in bringing anybody to the boardroom. He tells them he's honored to have worked with them on this task, and that it's been a pleasure. Stefani says it sounds like he's saying goodbye, and things are awkward for a second. I don't know what his game is. He's being vague enough that he could be shooting multiple skeet here, or it's just edited poorly, but either way:
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1: They win, he remains PM and looks like he was going to sacrifice himself to humility, ensuring ongoing loyalty and another task's worth of mind control.
2: They win, he just meant it would be hard to bring somebody back, but of course he'd have done it, but he didn't have to, because he led a good task; there's no way to clarify this now-negligible, if weird, statement without looking accusatory.
3: They lose, he's the PM with the PM's perennial target on him, but he just meant all along that it would be hard to bring people back. Which can't be turned around on him or brought up in the BR, because it is loyalty and team spirit, which Trump likes.