Duquette's class. The teams work on their models. Two descend into bickering and worse (one guy flinging a model piece inches from Parenti's head), but Namond easily splits up the job among himself and his teammates, as Bunny takes notice.
Prez's class. Since a deal is a deal, Prez is buying Randy's candy online as Randy looks on, grinning hard enough to break his face.
Duquette's class. Chandra is putting the finishing touches on her team's Big Ben model, but it's shoddily constructed and collapses. At the adjacent table, Namond's team's Eiffel Tower model appears to be assembled. Namond slides the few leftover pieces into his pocket and announces that they've finished. Chandra calls bullshit and stomps over to test whether it's going to fall apart, but confident Namond says that it's "built to last." Duquette asks about the extra pieces. "What extra pieces?" asks Namond, frowning in confusion. Bunny checks out the model, looking impressed, and can't hide his chuckle as he asks Namond, "What's in your pocket?" Namond claims there's nothing in his pocket, and smugly asks Bunny where he can get a good steak. Bunny and Duquette have to smile at their achievement. And who's to say the instructions wouldn't have told them they'd thrown in a few extra pieces in case some got lost or something? Hell, anyone who's ever put together anything from Ikea knows that furniture can stand perfectly well with a whole pile of unused screws and dowels.
Rawls's office. Carcetti, attended by Norman, is tersely laying out his plan to contain the intractable Burrell. First: upon Carcetti's inauguration, Burrell is not to undertake any initiative without clearing it through Rawls; day-to-day administration is Rawls's responsibility. Second: Carcetti acknowledges that although Valchek is a hack, he has earned a favour; he confirms that Valchek won't be able to do any real damage as Deputy for Admin. Rawls says he'll keep an eye on Valchek there. Third: Daniels is going to be in charge of CID. Rawls kind of makes a face, but admits that he's "good police," if one with an independent streak. "Independent from who?" asks Norman, the grave tone mitigating the bad grammar. By way of answer, Rawls says the promotion is fine, and asks what else Carcetti needs. Carcetti says that's it for now, but as he turns to go, Rawls says, "About Ervin -- if you don't mind my asking, why keep him as a puppet commissioner when you can just fire the guy?" Norman and Carcetti share a long look, and finally Norman replies, "We mind you asking." Mayor-elect snap!