Hydra is still coming up with their concept, which doesn't go much beyond putting Lennox Lewis front and center. Again. Stephen Baldwin starts taking pictures, but Trace wants to talk about the actual design for the receptacle so he knows what to tell the manufacturer when he meets with them at noon. They end up going with a flat, rectangular bin. Well, good thing Trace kept them on task.
At the Empresario meeting, Vinnie is still floating ideas, and begins to question Piers's wisdom in sending someone as intelligent as he is to do the spying when he could be using his big brain to help Hydra. A bit later, he and Marilu Henner are headed out to go meet with the designer. Stephen is already out in the shared hallway, using the phone there. So while Marilu isn't looking, Vincent tosses Stephen the folded-up notes he wrote. But Stephen won't pick it up, because to him that counts as cheating, and "God is watching us all." Stephen's a minister now, in case you weren't aware. I take responsibility for keeping you in the dark about that. I've been putting off mentioning it until I could say it with a straight face. So because the Right Reverend Stephen Baldwin has...
Excuse me for a minute.
Sorry, just had to blow my nose. There was a great deal of soda in it after I started that last sentence. Anyway, since the Right Reverend Stephen Baldwin wants no part of accepting ill-gotten information from the other team, he has Lennox come do it instead.
Back from the ads, most of the guys are excited about the goods they got from Vinnie, but Stephen protests that it's wrong. He doesn't mind messing with the other team, but he isn't cool with taking the information. Piers calls Stephen a hypocrite. But it doesn't really matter, because they aren't changing their strategy at all. The notes lie on the table, still folded up.
And on the way to Brooklyn with Marilu, Vinnie changes his mind, and decides to be on Empresario for real. He comes clean to Marilu in the cab. "He thinks he's still on The Sopranos, she says. Which is funny, because Marilu insisted on driving the cab. Not really.
For Hydra, it's Lennox and Trace going to see the designers. Ivanka drops in on the Hydra war room and wonders where the other guys are. Piers is honest with Ivanka about what Vinnie is up to, and she's sort of on board, although she's disappointed in Omarosa for not seeing through it. After she leaves, Piers gloats to Stephen that Ivanka is backing them up on this. He understands that Stephen might not want to go back to his ministry after being part of corporate sabotage, but he doesn't have that problem. Piers also does not have Biodome on his resume, so it's not really a fair comparison.