Clay goes from my favorite moment of Clay ever to my least favorite moment of Clay ever: "The thing I learned most from Bill today was...in the end it's all about you, you have to really stand up. It doesn't pay me to give the people on my team respect anymore."
What We Heard Bill Say: A Stitch In Time Saves Nine
What Clay Heard Bill Say: You're All Alone In This World, Clay. Everyone Is Against You!
What We Heard Bill Say: You Catch More Flies With Honey
What Clay Heard Bill Say: Everyone Else Is Just Robots. This Life Is Only A Test. Defeat The Robots And Live Forever!
What We Heard Bill Say: Rate Equals Distance Times Time
What Clay Heard Bill Say: Women Are Insects! They Sap A Man's Will!
What We Heard Bill Say: A Fool And His Money Are Soon Parted
What Clay Heard Bill Say: Trump Hates Everybody But You! Abuse Them And Win His Approval!
What We Heard Bill Say: The Square Of The Hypotenuse Is Equal To The Sum Of The Squares Of The Other Two Sides
What Clay Heard Bill Say: Kill Them, Clay. Kill Them All As They Sleep!
Bill continues to explain a few things about generic situations that never actually happen, and even Alla's getting tired of this, in her weird fake fur.
What Adam Heard Bill Say: I'm Your Real Dad, Son! Come Live With Me, In My Castle, Where There's A Puppy Waiting For You, And Your Selection Of Accounting Software!
Aww. Meanwhile, Brian and Randal are in the kitchen making cookies, and again your sense of perspective goes totally whack. They worry about the Boardroom. Well, Brian does; Randal just worries about Brian. Brian interviews that Randal "could be a big contributor to our loss, because it was his original design," but fusses that "Randal's exempt, so that's not an option." He somehow does this without looking completely ungrateful for Randal's support. Marshawn says she's packed, and Brian replies that he's going to fight for his life, but he's also packed. He and Randal have a meeting in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator where he asks if it's "worth the good fight," and Randal fully scoffs, awesomely, all, "Always! Are you kidding me?"
Randal interviews sweetly about his "concern for Brian in particular, as we go to the Boardroom." In Randal's opinion, Capital Edge won because their ideas were more creative, and because they -- get this -- "definitely hit the mark as far as the expectations of the executives." Like Cap Edge just had this crazy lucky advantage of knowing what the client wanted. I mean, I know he means it's all Brian's fault, but he says it in such a nice way. He admits, though, that the PM bears the "ultimate responsibility" for meeting those expectations. Brian burns the cookies, and says in somewhat of a jocular tone, "I can't even make cookies properly." They laugh, but I die a little bit inside.