Maria interviews, in her pink sparkle tube top (eye roll), about how Baldford made this decision all on his own. Back in the discussion room, he tells them that he understands how they all would like to have a say, but "it's [his] ass on the line." Well, actually, it's everyone's ass on the line, but...whatever. Maria fantasizes in her interview about getting her hands around his throat. Baldford stares at the women intensely.
This week's Black Screen Motto is "Be Quick But Be Careful." Trump interviews that although he respects quick decision-making, it's also important to make the right decision, so the best thing is a combination -- someone who makes the best decision quickly. The fact that you never could have solved that puzzler is why you are not a mogul. As Apex heads into its meeting with the designers, Stacie interviews that nobody was really all that jazzed about Baldford's football idea, and adds that some of the women had thrown around the idea of a remote-controlled car of some kind. In the meeting, Baldford tells the designers -- one of whom is wearing a remarkable black top with some kind of fireworks display on it, like…did you get that stencil off an old Trans Am? -- about his rolling football helmet, and asks them if they've seen anything like it. The designers tell him, it appears, that they are aware of such a thing, and it's not entirely successful at this point. As Ivana shakes a Magic 8-Ball as if she has no idea what to do with it, Baldford asks about just doing a remote-controlled car where you can interchange the parts. That idea seems to go over a little bit better. And, hey, it sounds like it's close to something the women were thinking of before he forced the football down their throats. Remarkable. Baldford is a little too eager to have the designers claim to be "excited," and then he interviews that his original idea was the sports guy, but when the designers said that they didn't think it would fly, he backed off. Of course, having a group of eight women tell him they thought it sucked did absolutely nothing to dissuade him. In the meeting, he asks the designers if they can have it ready for tomorrow. They say yes, but comment that they'll be "pulling an all-nighter." Baldford claims that he "reconsidered [his] management style" along about here, thinking that it might be better to be less of a dictator. "You can't always be a dictator," he says. That is true. And I find it just as sad as he obviously does. Jennifer C. says that she thinks the remote-controlled car could be "a phenomenon."
Very heavy music bonks on the soundtrack. The moon is in the sky. Morning arrives. At Mattel, Mosaic meets with the designers in the workshop and sees the mock-up of the crustacean thingy. They all love the way the snails and whatnot look so "scary." Yes...terrifying. Assuming you're a sand mite. Apex then meets with its designers, and sees its remote-controlled car, which does indeed have interchangeable parts. Apparently, they're ideally supposed to have four cars and there are only two, but other than that, everything's going well. Baldford talks about how much the design team rocked to be able to put those prototypes together 13 hours after they came up with that idea, and I agree. I love toy geeks. The team thanks its designers, and Baldford says that just when he was feeling great, he realized that it was time to go into the focus groups.