Brian interviews that as PM he has a lot of responsibility, but also should be able to rely on his team. He and Rebecca have a hush-hush convo about how Marshawn "just gave up," and Rebecca is so excellent here, because she pretends to have her whole mind focused on something else, only just kinda listening to him, never looking him in the eye. This is awesome because I love it when crazy Rebecca decides she's actually in a noir film, but also because I know for a fact that she's only going to keep up this "Oh, uh-huh?" thing going as long as he says what she wants him to say. "She didn't feel comfortable doing it," right, and then, "And you had like a half hour!" She looks sidelong at him and has a crazy sexy smile as she drawls -- still "not entirely" focused on the conversation -- "I don't know. I don't wanna " So good. She's so good. I cannot freaking wait until she and Alla go head-to-head for real. Just thinking about it gives me the shivers. Remember when 24 was good?
Brian looks fantastic as they head into the boardroom, voicing over that "Marshawn should be fired." Bill and Carolyn look totally dour, like Crucible dour, and Rebecca and Marshawn have matching looks full of intensity and maybe a little regret. Brian has taken his glasses off -- put them back on! Trump asks exactly what the concept was, and Brian explains Randal's whole "good v. evil" deal one more time, then says it was Randal's initial concept, and they all built on it from there. Randal jumps in there to clarify that there are two separate issues at work here, the concept, and then the actual building of the display. Instead of letting him go more in-depth with exactly why that's a factor -- because Randal presumably has something interesting to say here, since he has no reason to cover his ass -- Trump jumps to the whole "missing the client meeting" concept, and Marshawn gives the best "oh, fuck" eye-roll of the episode.
Randal sighs like it's physically painful, then admits that "it was Brian's determination that we leave at 10 for a 10:15 meeting." Trump screams, "Where do you go in New York in fifteen minutes? You know where you go? Half a block!" Brian laughs. Trump's like, "Starting at the suite? And going where?" Brian says, "Chelsea," and this sets off Trump again, because you can't do midtown to Chelsea in 15 minutes and what the hell part of New York is Brian actually from? Because clearly, Trump is implying, it's "Delaware." Brian admits that he's from Murray Hill, and Trump screams some more about the idiocy of this, and Brian has no answer to any of this, because even he is confused by that decision at this point.