Upstairs, Kelly asks Lauren what went wrong with the shoot. Lauren cites the missing pieces and how she had to call a messenger to get them delivered. Kelly naturally wonders where Steph was in all of this. Lauren says she was out on lunch. Kelly retorts: "I haven't had a lunch break in five years. That's bullshit." Lauren hems and haws while Kelly rants some more, noting that people who care about their careers get it done before anything else, including but not limited to proposals. The exact words are "Nice ring. Excuse me, I'll be right back." Ha! And, as we know, the Cutrone is a vengeful deity. She says the mistake was embarrassing and that somebody must pay for it. Cue neck-chopping motion. Kelly tells Lauren she must fire the Steph by the end of the week. She sends her off with these encouraging words: "Think guillotine."
Lauren heads back downstairs to the still-oblivious ShePratt, who has now deluded herself into believing that perhaps Kelly's grumpy demeanor from before was unrelated to yesterday's mess. To be fair, that might not be that far of a stretch, considering Kelly's notoriously surly personality. Regardless, we know that this is not the case, and must watch as Lauren looks agonized and pensive (thinking is hard!). In doing so, she squanders this perfect moment to tell the screw-up bluntly that mistakes have consequences, firing in this case. Buh-bye.
Next week: Brody smugly tells Lauren that firing Steph will ruin their friendship. Heidi's gun-totin' bio-dad comes to give Spencer the once-over. Fleshbeard then proposes, with the romantic notion that "getting married will save this relationship." He even buys a real ring this time! Not one from Claire's!