Meanwhile, Tarek and Andrea and Tammy sit around in a bedroom, planning Sean's life for him, just like he likes. Andrea wants Sean to win so bad it gives her the Ebola. Tarek tells them a long, sexy story about how he worked at McDonald's for so long, and also at a sewage treatment plant for a while, so he imagines himself to have a "blue-collar work ethic." If you say the words, you don't have it. But I imagine the whole time he was doing the work, he just kept repeating the words to himself, trying to prove something to somebody. "I am demonstrating a blue-collar work ethic. I am a man. I am a hard-working man who's not afraid to get his hands dirty. I think I might throw up." Andrea interviews that it's "no secret" that she believes herself and Tarek are the smartest people. I agree with that statement completely, I just don't think it's a selling point. The real respect and coolness that Andrea and Tarek have with each other makes me like them both more, when I already liked them to begin with. Even if it's based on weird ivory tower presumptions about their own superior intellectual gifts. She says that she hopes Sean will take Tarek on, despite not having worked with him. I said, aloud, "...And it'll be kind of gay." Sean grabs Tarek by a meaty deltoid and goes on and on about his "swagger" and how much he loves the "swagger," and also the "cheeky charm" of Tarek. I love lots and lots of things about Tarek, mostly things on the inside of Tarek but also some things on the outside too, but..."swagger"? He has no swagger. Swagger comes from within, and within Tarek there's just a kid holding a sign and the sign says, "Please?" That's not swagger. Tarek doesn't know what to do about all that and just smiles hugely at Sean.
Lee and Lenny take off to build a fort with couch cushions and act like idiots with a secret plan. Leslie thinks it's stupid. I think that's Leslie. Was there somebody named Theresa? Hang on. Okay, the blonde lady is Theresa. The Center for Intra-Spection lady that lost her marbles in the BR that I liked prior to the marble-losing. So who the hell is Leslie? ...Right. The deaf-mute volleyball player. I don't see her here. Anyway, Theresa thinks that Lenny and Lee are being dorks. She's insightful. Lenny tells Lee there's nobody better than him and then lectures him about who should be on the team. He makes it clear that he and Lee are the Allie and Roxanne co-PMs of life. A win for Lee is a win for Lenny, because they have love. Lenny wants "people who are willing work for us," and to prove that he is all about Lee's success, says that they have GOT to have...Pepi. Remember Pepi? Goatee? Couldn't handle Brent? Or anything else? Thought everybody was actually Omarosa in disguise or whatever? No? Yeah. Lee wonders if Pepi isn't "rusty," and Lenny gets intense about how he must have Pepi on his dream team, and don't ask questions. He gives no reasons for any of this; he knows he doesn't need to. Lenny interviews that he loves Lee and wants Lee to win, and I do believe that. I just think that, if you're going to have a person making all your decisions for you, it should be based on them not being crazy or incompetent. Lee seems to love Lenny purely because Lenny loves Lee, and that this somehow translates into strategy. This is how you join a cult.