Clay interviews sardonically that "Alla wanted to present part of it, but I kept that under wraps -- I didn't want this to be 'Alla saves the day.'" Even though that's...what happened, and there's video everywhere to prove it. Alla tries again: "One more point, Clay, if you don't mind?" And he goes -- chipper as fuck -- "No! Go right ahead!" She points out to them about how the display defines the space without closing it off, so that they are inviting customers into the environment from every direction. And she's right to highlight that: none of them knows this is going to be a main Excel issue. Clay's all, "So...yeah, we wanted to do that. Now, as far as "
Alla interviews, fuming, "I know this thing inside and out! I built it! I conceptualized it! I brought it to life! He just cut me out!" Like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth. I feel for her, I really do, because it's so below-the-board, what he's doing, but again, you and I both know that if Alla or Rebecca pulled this shit, I'd be dancing on a table like Coyote Ugly. She's just so clearly disappointed, and not for some bullshit emotional wussy reason like not getting to be Best Boy and show off and kiss the asses of Bill and Carolyn and the execs, but just because she was really invested in this, passionate about creating this thing, and it's been taken away from her. Which would be the other main difference, if the opposite thing were happening. Meanwhile, Felisha and Adam stand worthlessly on the sidelines some more.
Over to Excel, where Rebecca is talking crazy about the "overarching umbrella challenge" to make this "something of an experience," crazy eyes piercing souls left and right, and it's so wonderful. "The people want to bring Star Wars home with them -- not just the movie, not just the video game, but to bring that experience home with them." This last phrase is said literally with her dukes up, like she's about to punch one of the dudes in the face. They can't look away from her, nobody can, because it's entirely possible she'll spontaneously combust at any given moment, and who wants to miss that? Seriously, I'm watching it on mute while I'm typing this and it just got to that part, and I swear I would buy whatever she's selling, no matter what it was.