Over at Gold Rush, Lee's the PM and he's handing out the razors. They brainstorm -- without really any fucking trouble at all, because they're adults -- about how the five-blade razor "system" allows a closer shave, and the campaign could be about "getting five times closer" and maybe, like, "Get Closer" would be good. That's Tarek, and he's right, but since it's Tarek it's kind of Game Over at that point. Tarek interviews that "Everybody selected Lee as the PM." He kind of scoffs, because Lee's a "twenty-two-year-old kid," and Tarek's concern is that Lee's "going to be overwhelmed." I'm willing to give Tarek the benefit of the doubt, because ever since Trump called him an asshole he's been acting more human, so instead of assuming that he's bitching about Lee's inexperience based on the bitterness of not getting to be PM on every single task -- which is how I would have read it last week, admittedly -- he might be right. Not to mention he seems to bear zero ill will for the whole contretemps with Lee last week, which I think reflects well on them both. The episode bears it out, regardless of his motivation here. Lee takes a poll on the keyword, "Closer," and makes sure everybody's on board, everybody's confident, nobody has anything else to add, et cetera. Which is moderately annoying, because the word itself is nothing compared to how good they are going to be at getting in faces, but at least it shows a management strategy, which Pepi has yet to demonstrate in any way. Everybody else kind of finds it irritating, but Lee is pretty cool so they don't do anything about it, just nod and nod until he's comfortable. Lenny interviews: "Lee spent so much time on the keyword...I don't care what word they're typing! Who cares, really?" Charmaine and Lee continue to process the parliamentary acceptance of the key word. "This could not be a simpler part," continues Lenny. "Get a guy to dial it for you. What could be simpler?" I know, right? He gets more and more excited and starts getting jumpy about how they need to leave and get started doing it. Lenny, Charmaine, and Leslie are going to Times Square. Lee looks pretty freaked as Lenny voices over that the task is to get as many text messages as possible. In case we, like most of both teams, forgot that altogether.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A- | 708 USERS: B-
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