All the ladies are I the van on what appears to be the next morning. Liza tells them what she's planned for the intro, and Mahsa suggests making it a little simpler and more interesting. They're headed to the theatre to present their audition to the judges. Mahsa says that Liza had one thing to do and couldn't even write three sentences, because she can't do anything. At the theatre, they see the poster, which is the black and white one that Liza didn't want. She tells them it's all right, but is clearly peeved. The guys, meanwhile, love their poster, which is like a cool little chalkboard, with a 3-D piece of chalk and everything.
Judges line up for Octane's presentation. Steuart introduces it shortly and sweetly, then the presentation starts. As David sings along backstage, Clint interviews that this is the best he's seen David, who was creative and solely responsible for this. You can actually see that Kristin's into it, though the other two judges look sort of bored. Steuart closes with a lot of stumbling and stuttering over his one line. David's annoyed that Steuart ruined it. The judges talk about it: They liked the performance a lot, and they love the materials. But Kristin wishes Steuart had been more excited about it. John wishes he'd been more prepared, since you shouldn't stumble. They don't think he sold the show.
Fortitude's turn. Liza comes out, reading overly dramatically from her script. Then the narration and songs start up. The judges don't look enthused, except by the songs. Daryl likes the presentation, but John couldn't follow it with just songs and narration. Kristin thought Liza's enthusiasm was great. And they like the simple, black promotional materials, except that they don't have any information on them to follow up with the producers. They say the decision will be tough, since they have two very different presentations. It really doesn't seem that tough to me: The guys clearly have this one. Who would have thought David would be such an asset for a change?
It's that time again: Boardroom. Trump joins them, and asks Liza if she liked their musical. She loved it. He asks Brandy if Liza was good, and she says she was, though she would have liked to see a little more involvement from Stephanie given her musical background. Stephanie says she told Liza of her background, but she sent her to the printer instead. Mahsa says she thinks Liza did "fine," and Trump tells Liza that's not great, but she's making progress. Don admits that's a high compliment from Mahsa. Trump turns to Steuart, who's extremely happy with how they produced as a team. Trump asks about David, and Steuart says that he let David step up and take ownership of something and thinks he did a good job. Trump asks Clint if he'd take back the things he's said about David, but he won't because he thinks the conversation last board meeting is why David did such a great job this week. Trump asks Anand what he thought of Steuart, and he says he was good. Trump asks about him stumbling on the presentation, which the judges were not happy with. Steuart says he just looked down at his note card and read the wrong word, then recovered and finished strong.