Fortitude van the next morning. Nicole gives them all a pep talk and says she, Poppy and Tyana will go to the prop store. Mahsa suggests herself, and explains later that since she was doing all manual labor, Nicole has no idea what she's doing, and she doesn't want to be left out of contributing. Nicole and Mahsa go head to head, but Mahsa gets her way. In the store, they totally interrupt each other and talk over each other. But Mahsa doesn't care, because she now gets to go with the creative people after also doing tons of manual labor. Tyana chooses an ugly painting of an old guy, and Nicole lets her get it even though a) she hates it and b) it's ridiculous.
It's morning at Octane. Gene says he doesn't want a repeat of the day before. He wants people to take the task and own it, but he has the final word. Clint interviews he wanted Gene to say that sooner. Gene puts Steuart and James on art and windows, and puts David on technology. Gene wants to get David under control, so he tells him to own it. David says he will, but first he has to make an important phone call. He has to call and claim his unemployment for the week. He says it's very humbling to go from making six figures to drawing unemployment. I find it hard to believe him, however, since there doesn't seem to be anything humble about him. The music gets all sad and strummy as he talks about supporting his five children on an unemployment check. He says this has shattered him as a man, and he feels shame for the first time in his life. It's hard to care about this guy, despite the music telling me I should. David moves on to getting the tech stuff done, which he's good at because he worked in telecommunications. The trees show up and Gene loves them. He's also happy with David. He thinks everyone's doing a great job now that they're owning their tasks. So he takes Steuart and Wade to go get office supplies. They have four hours, and he's comfortable that the guys at the space will do a good job while he's out.
When Nicole and the other prop shoppers show back up, the furniture store has just arrived and is unloading, so it's totally chaotic. Which is a good time for a young Trump to show up. Enter Don. Nicole greets him with a giggle, and says they're in the final crunch. She tells him their motif is modern executive and modern green. He says it doesn't surprise him, but it also might not work with the space. In his post-interview, he says this space has a long way to go before it's acceptable for their companies. He asks who her biggest help and detriment has been. She says Tyana's been her biggest help, but a day ago she would have said she's her biggest detriment. Tyana hears this and gets offended, because she hates "typical pageant lawyer" (is that a thing?) Nicole, who probably thinks of Tyana as "a homeless dog on the street." Tyana talks to Don, and tells him honestly that she thinks the team had no leadership or delegation. He thinks the team dynamic is "interesting." If by "interesting" he means "like every team dynamic in the history of this show."