Bill still doesn't get it, because why would you take a risk on such a huge task. Marshawn scoffs that it was "a task about a display," and instead of explaining to her that all males 14-25 spend money or any amount of thought whatsoever on is violent video games, Trump just hollers something like, "This was gold on a platter delivered to your door! It's Star Wars for crying out loud! What's better than that?" He hates the fact -- "say what you want" -- that she shunned her responsibility. As for Brian, Trump thinks he's a terrible leader, his inexcusable tardiness cost them the task, and that he was late for idiotic reasons: "You live in Manhattan! And you didn't...meet with the executives! And you didn't really know what they wanted! Brian, you're fired."
"And you also. Marshawn, you're fired. I hate how you let your team down."
Randal and Rebecca are flobbersnacked. Randal looks like he just bent down to pet a puppy only to have a snake come slithering out of its eyeball humming "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," and then slapped him across the face -- that's how wide and terrified his eyes get. "Out!" screams Trump, and everybody leaves looking either pissed as hell or scared out of their wits.
Trump ruminates that Brian "never stepped up," and at least is cool enough to say that it's a huge bummer because Marshawn has such great potential. I wish I could tell him my Killer Fatigue theory -- he'd get it, because Marshawn explained it to him about Brian. Carolyn is intensely vague: "Well...I definitely...agree that Brian should have been fired." Interesting. She went after Marshawn pretty hard, but it seemed like maybe when your cat finds something in the yard and wants to see what its insides look like. I can see her disagreeing with this firing; until tonight, I felt the same.
Bill, to provide balance to the Force, agrees with Marshawn's firing -- "she abandoned her teammates" -- and doesn't mention Brian at all. I wish I'd watched the first season more closely so I could make all kind of pop-psychology judgments and parallels, but I'll have to settle for saying I thought he was incisive and smart in this week's Boardrooms, and I'm impressed with him anew. Trump gets the last word, and as usual, it's indefinably weird: "We had no choice. Only the best can work here." Every week I hope he'll give us some of that "Life continues" bullshit, but this will do. Outside, Marshawn and Brian get into the cab. Goodbye, The Two Best-Looking Candidates (Besides Josh). Inside, Rebecca hop-hops like Little Bunny Foo-Foo back to the suite.