Athena's at a night club shooting a backdrop of girls. Melissa's coming up with ideas while Brande models with some other club girls. Melissa starts to leave, and Brande goes to whisper with Annie about Melissa, who she calls "someone." She tells Annie Melissa thought they were trying to "coerce" against her. Brande: Get yourself a dictionary. Annie, to her credit, asks what, and then sort of corrects her with the word "conspire." She interviews that she doesn't have to conspire because Melissa sucks. Brande says she's the weak link. So, you know, they're totally proving Melissa right, because they are definitely conspiring against her. Brande says, "As a crazy person, you're not going to win." I really hope Melissa wins this game.
Jesse's back at KOTU with awesome New York City photos. Clint likes them, and incorporates it into the ad. Meaning, he puts the bridge, but then adds flames and a bunch of words. Joan and Jesse don't agree. Jesse says Clint sucks, and Joan doesn't want any friction, so he's going to do all the ganging up on Clint. He says Clint doesn't know what he's doing, and has no business doing it. As opposed to everyone else, who are all experts on this. Jesse's really angry, and hates this. Clint's asking Jesse stuff, and Jesse ignores him. Even Joan asks him to listen, and Jesse just says, "It's Clint's call." Clint thinks that Jesse can't expect him to take 100 percent of his ideas 100 percent of the time. Joan thinks Jesse is trying to throw Clint under the bus. She acknowledges Clint is "a one-man band" who would "give himself a hickey," but Jesse shouldn't try to sink him.
David shows up at Athena. Brande's surprised about how cute he is. He shoots the pictures: dancing, shirtless, signing autographs. Melissa's mad because Brande took over the photo shoot, which is supposed to be her job. She tells us she's being frozen out. Annie whispers about Brande to Melissa, saying that Brande's had her do everything. She explains that she did that so that Melissa would feel like she was pulled in privately to Annie, so that it wouldn't seem like she was on Brande's side. Melissa explains to Annie that she's not being used at all, and Annie says she thinks they have opposite problems. Then she tells us how this is like poker: It's all about analyzing your opponents and finding different game strategies, etc. Annie wants to make it to the final four.