Wes and Andy chat in the bedroom, and Wes says he's "no dummy." He knows that he's probably in trouble, and people are "plotting against [him]." Andy chuckles, because...what can he say? Wes says in an interview that everybody's vulnerable, but...probably him, especially. He tells Andy that he thinks Maria ought to be held to the fire too, though. He interviews that he thinks Maria should be fired, for showing a total lack of leadership abilities. And for all her clothes.
They head to the Boardroom. The elevator doors open, and they go in. Trump appears. Wes, by the way, is wearing a very nice sort of berry-colored tie. Hot. ["I'm saying." -- Sars] Maria, on the other hand, is wearing her black jacket with all the silver rivets. I hate that jacket. She looks like she's ready for a formal evening at Space Camp. Trump asks her immediately about the fact that jeans are meant to show off the body. "In particular, they're supposed to show off the ass," he says. I don't need to see Trump say "ass" a whole lot, but okay. He asks Maria why she didn't promote the ass in the shots. Wes puts in that Maria didn't like the butt shots, because she didn't think they looked quite right. Maria makes that "no-no-no" condescending noise she always makes, and Trump basically tells Wes that Maria may have been wrong, but it was on him as the PM to overrule her on something that basic if she was. Ultimately, the asses are on his head. Or something.
Boyfriend Bill has something else on his mind. "Why the fighting?" he asks. Sandy says that it resulted from her desire to know what was going on and Maria's refusal to allow anyone else to participate in putting together the catalog. Trump gives Sandy some shit about calling Bill "Bill" instead of "Mr. Rancic," but I'm not sure he can possibly be serious, because the contestants have called Carolyn and George by their first names all along, so I'm not sure he's not just giving Sandy lip because he can. Furthermore, Bill looks like he's going to die of embarrassment. It's like when your grandmother makes you play the piano in front of her friends.
Asked whether Maria is talented, Wes says she is, but she "over-promised" and "under-delivered" in this particular case. Andy jumps in to say that he used Maria in the same way as PM, but that she needs to have some boundaries laid down, and Wes never did it. So Andy deftly manages to put some blame on both Wes and Maria while also theoretically relieving either of them of complete responsibility. Maria jumps in about how everyone is talking about her, but she's not getting to talk about herself. And we know how she loves to do that. Trump tells her that nobody cares what she has to say, and she sarcastically agrees. Wes argues that he tried to give her as much direction as possible, and then she leaps back in to say that Wes was "asleep at the wheel." She blames the entire loss on lack of "planning," which is hardly a ringing defense of herself, and Carolyn looks dubious. Carolyn also raises the issue that they didn't all even wear Levi's to the presentation. Maria acts all horrified, and again blames the planning. Well...didn't Andy say they should do something about that, and didn't Maria blow him off? Yeah, that's what I thought I remembered.