Meanwhile, Randal and Rebecca edit their commercial lovingly and tenderly, laughing at each other's secretly humorous thoughts. She claps some more. Clapping is the new Staring. Rebecca explains to Carolyn that they had unworkable acting talent, and intensely did the acting themselves, because that's what you do when you are an unstoppable juggernaut of power and efficiency. Carolyn enjoys this display, and the video itself: you can tell by the way in which she doesn't move her face whatsoever. In interview, she says that they did a very good job, noting how it tells a story. (Important!) Finding Carolyn difficult to read, Rebecca gets the howlers after Carolyn harmlessly (and obscurely, with vast approval) asks how long it took to create. It's a Connecticut thing, and you can't blame her for not reading Carolyn right. Carolyn's scary lack of affect is like the 49th Rule of Power: "Don't smile, don't frown, don't let your guard down." It's awesome for many reasons, but especially because it induces minor breakdowns like Rebecca's here, with minimal effort.
They all laugh fakely and Carolyn leaves, and Rebecca freaks. Only it's Rebecca, so you can't tell -- like, her face would actually have to start shooting out sparks or steam or something -- until she starts asking repetitive questions. Of course, this is Randal's prime mission on earth, cooling you down, so he just tells her it's a generic question. "Carolyn is freaking me out," Rebecca says, and decides that she hates the video. Randal's awesome: "You're getting neurotic on me. Let it go." She says, "All right," but makes this astonishingly cute face where she purses her lips and looks off the side like it's Randal that's being a silly child. Since we know Carolyn liked it, it's not half the amount of irritating this same face would be if it were hubris foreshadowing, not to mention how Alla is turning into a monster right before our eyes.
Trump's Weekly Wisdom: FAMILY. You heard me right, dear reader. "Family is very important in business. Each of my many families spread out across the globe, even the secret ones I support through front companies, is central to my success. Wealthy people aren't always happy, sometimes because they have really specific and expensive sexual requirements, but sometimes it's because they don't have enough family." Trump flirts creepily with Melania on the phone, and calls her "angel" and says he will bring her "chicken parmesan with meat sauce." Gross! "I'll get you some spaghetti, baby. You are so lucky to be married to me. Goodbye honey, bye baby." The very, very last part is said so sweetly you can almost forget the following: Melania's apparently unable to feed herself, even in Manhattan, even in a giant castle full of restaurants. And more importantly, you can almost forget that he apparently just said he was bringing her some sodomy.