Jen interviews that she does think Kevin gave her busywork and "marginalized" her. And why? Because Kevin and Ivana are so weak, and they resent her for being so awesome. Bleh. I mean, Ivana is weak, I agree, but Jen hasn't exactly knocked my socks off recently, and there's no taking away from the fact that Ivana did plenty on this particular job, so grumping about how incompetent she is kind of makes it look like Ivana might not be the only one who's jealous, you know? My dislike of Jen continues to grow.
Trump's giant limo turns a corner, and we hear Trump canceling all of his pretend appointments in order to visit Levi's. I really wish they wouldn't do things like that. It's insulting. At Levi's, Mosaic is chatting about its upcoming presentation. Andy points out that if they're not all going to wear Levi's, they should wear suits out of respect, because otherwise, it just looks like they "forgot to wear jeans." "I think it's cool like it is," Maria says dismissively, and Wes agrees. They go in to meet with BLG, who I really like. He welcomes them and introduces them to a couple of other big shots. Wes's introduction is, "What if the jeans could talk?" Uh...you probably wouldn't want to hear what they'd have to say about your behind, no matter how good they make it look. Maria beams as Wes wonders aloud what story your jeans would tell about you. You know, if they were alive and could talk and we could stop them from taking over the planet. Because you know a pair of jeans could kick your ass. Wes does a bit more of this setting up of the strange concept, and then Maria takes over. She babbles about the jeans telling the story, and then she explains that they have this enormously tall stand-up photo of a female model wearing a bikini top made from a Levi's bandanna and a skirt fashioned from a pair of men's 501s. "And why on a woman?" asks a mildly perplexed BLG. "And why not on a woman?" Maria asks. Ha ha ha. Awesome. That's telling them, Blinker. Maria leans down on the table and actually looks right at these Levi's people and says, "If being sexy is wrong, then I don't want to be right." The intense wrongness of that remark is difficult to quantify using existing number systems. That's an example of a phrase that not only is no longer hip, it wasn't even hip when it was new. It was invented as a parody, essentially, of things that people say to try to be cool. It's never actually been anything other than intentionally lame, and delivered by Maria, who uses it without irony, it is -- predictably -- even worse.
Andy, who is still smiling inwardly during the presentation, says in an interview that Maria dominated the whole thing. Moreover, he says that she said a lot of things that he wouldn't have chosen to say, and that he suspects Wes wouldn't have chosen to have anyone say. I'm not sure if that line about being sexy was one of them, but I certainly hope it was. BLG guy points out that almost all of the shots in the catalog are front shots. Why no butts? Where are the butts? What has become of the butts? Maria basically blames it on the fit of the jeans, which she says didn't look quite good enough for great butt shots. Good one! Insult the product; that's always a winning strategy. Wes interviews that Maria blew it with the pictures, after promising him that she knew what she was doing. "She let me down in this respect," he says. BLG tells the team that they did a good job, and he'll think about it. Oh, and he has one more thing to say. They're dressed casually, but not in Levi's. Maria babbles through her toothy smile that they didn't have time to get any this morning. "The only thing I'd say to you is planning ahead next time," the guy says, kindly but pointedly. Because, you know, Levi's didn't go on the market this morning, and Maria -- whether she meant to or not -- just admitted that they didn't own any Levi's that they could wear prior to the task, and kind of acted like they couldn't have expected her to, you see what I mean?