Nicole horses around about how it's Surya's first boardroom, like he needs the encouragement to dwell in the drama, and he interviews that it's a "complete unknown," which is not really true, and Nicole thinks that she, Tim, and Surya are under the heaviest fire. Which she's right about, and which is also correct as to the assignment of blame. Surya immediately starts complaining about how Aaron did such a shitty job and that while he's charismatic, he has a lack of leadership, and basically winding himself up into a self-aggrandizing tizzy, which is so ugly to watch a person do. He interviews the good old "popularity contest" defense, that they're going to gang up on him because they gel as a group and he's an outsider -- which is not only not a problem, and pertains to the actual real world as a fact you need to get right with, but is also in this case entirely his doing -- and explains this worry to Derek. "You think they're going to sell you out?" Well, that and the fact that you sabotaged the task and wasted a bunch of time showing off in the mistaken delusion that people would be impressed. "It was Aaron's fault!" he insists, and sends Derek over to tell Aimee about the impending possible team-up. Which is like, I hate any conversation or concept that goes through that many filters, because it's really loss-y, especially when Surya has a vested interest in his own blamelessness. So basically we're three or four neurotic layers away from whatever actually happened, but everybody's going to behave as though their personal understanding of it were correct, which is going to lead Surya to act like a complete jackass crybaby, and Aimee to act like a dickwad in front of God and everybody. "I will be fair, but I won't let them ambush him because they're tight as a team," she says distractedly: "I will not let him go down." A laudable sentiment, to be sure, but why is she addressing it to a half-full glass of fruit juice on which she's drawn a crude representation of a human face?
Into the mansion! Andie, you're looking very Evan Rachel Wood today, even more than usual. How are your Satanic devil babies? Aimee is looking very human again, in the boardroom. Sean still looks like Sean. Aaron makes an uncanny trollish Trump face as Trump comes in. Nicole immediately whines about being back in the yard, and Aaron admits that he hates losing. Nicole says this, which... I want you to think very carefully about the kind of person that would say this in this precise way: "You gave us that sense of victory and it was stolen back from us!" Man, I just hate her. I don't even know how to describe it anymore. Either you understand why that entire sentence is offensive, or you don't. If you don't, I'm not saying I won't be your friend, but I won't invite you to my birthday party either.