Carver House. David, still wearing his outfit from the night before, finds his mother outside. Class-ay. He tells her he needs to talk to her. She asks where he was, and he stammers that he was with a "lady...friend," but that's not what he wants to talk to her about. "Barbara Hershey": "Oh, good." Hee. He asks her if she thinks there was any way the elder David would have sold out to the Dowlings. She firmly tells him no. David wonders why Travis would have told him that. She suggests asking him. "But you might get a better answer from your brother." Twists! Turns! Aren't you glad you stayed tuned? Huh?
Oh, David gives "Barbara Hershey" a big, strapping, not-at-all-broken-rib-hurting hug, and leaves. Scene.
Conference room. Travis is sitting on the same side of the table with "Mitch Pileggi" and Michael, like that's not obvious or inappropriate or anything. David enters, and "Mitch Pileggi" asks if he's made a decision. He says he has, but first, he'd like to bring in his partner. Everyone clutches their pearls. The partner in question is of course Will, who greets everyone with a wry smile that kind of amused me. Anyway, the ensuing scene is absolutely ridiculous, but no more so than what's come before it. Will asks "Mitch Pileggi" when he approached the elder David about selling, and the answer is that it was eight months prior. He wasn't interested. Will asks when he became interested, and "Mitch Pileggi" can't answer. Will says he doesn't think there was a verbal agreement, which seems cut-and-dried. The insane thing is that "Mitch Pileggi" genuinely seems to think there was a verbal agreement. Travis may have told him that the elder David had changed his mind, but "Mitch Pileggi" should be smart and experienced enough to have made sure from the actual owner. Whatever. Anyway, Travis approached the Dowlings himself with the idea that they buy Boundary, and offered his services as CEO. Also, it turns out that David's allowed to take on a partner, although the explanation they give for this is dubious at best. But he wants the partner to be his ex-girlfriend-stealing brother. "Mitch Pileggi" is all, who cares, I still want to buy. "Do you or do you not want to sell it?" A yes-or-no question! Excellent! "You know, when my grandpa left me the mountain..." KHAN! He blathers that what the elder David did wasn't about the mountain, but about his family. He declines to sell, and cans Travis on the spot. The Dowlings leave without a word, but Travis pauses to say, promo-style, "You'll never make it without me." The brothers laugh, as they should. Take your briefcase and your stupid hair and get your ESL ass the hell out of here.