Concerned about the disadvantage they'll be at if they try to sell on the street -- because of all the lessons learned last season about the women who sell themselves along with the product -- Mosaic turns its attention to distributors, thinking they'll go for a few huge sales rather than, as Kevin puts it, a "street fight" in which they feel like they're doomed by their small breasts. "Guys will buy stupid stuff if they see pretty women," he says straightforwardly. Heh. I think I like Kevin. Kelly decides to break the group into a "sales team" and a "flavor selection team." Snerk. It's not so much that he breaks up the work, it's that he has to call the second group the "flavor selection team." They should have t-shirts. I would totally wear a shirt that said, "Kiss Me, I'm Part Of The Flavor Selection Team." Kelly leaves Wes in charge of sales, with Raj, Kevin, and John, and he takes the rest with him. The non-Flavor-Selection-Team members depart S5 for Ciao Bella.
The Comedic Clarinet of Unending Searches for Consensus moan-honks in the background as the women once again find themselves paralyzed by everyone's unwillingness to do anything at any time that anyone else might disagree with. Jennifer C. thinks that they should have a discussion of what they think the "key factors" are. They agree to go around the group and have everyone say what they think they have to offer in the task. Merciful heavens, people. No wonder it takes you so damn long to do anything. Ivana wants to "break it down" for them, so she shows them a diagram. Yes, a diagram. And it indicates that sales is made up of price and quantity. The "driver" for price is the product, and the "drivers" for quantity are distribution and promotion. Welcome to your first week of business school, I assume. I think this is from a filmstrip. Jennifer M. interviews about how Ivana had this big analysis and all these complicated "equations and models," and I certainly hope that Ivana did something much, much more complicated than the formula she just presented, because otherwise, Jennifer is much too thrown off her game by something that only takes up about four lines on a legal pad. At about this point, Maria says that she thinks Ivana is "evolving" as the leader, so she thinks Ivana should be the PM. Ivana accepts, and she takes the opportunity for a shot at Baldford by promising to be "more collaborative." She must mean more collaborative than Baldford, because she can't possibly mean more collaborative than the team has been to this point, because if they get any more collaborative than they already are, they're not going to be able to go to the bathroom without agreeing in advance whether to go number one or number two. Ivana claims in an interview that Baldford "ruled as a bully," and she vowed to be different. Which is, of course, what everyone says before she figures out that bullies are the only people who can herd eight other maroons without everything falling to pieces. Ivana says it was important to "listen to everyone's input." Snore. She badly needs to abandon the false belief that everyone has equally worthy input. Some people are stupid. Identify them. Tell them not to talk anymore. It's a very good way to "streamline your process," to use language that people on this show might understand. As the women sit around and fondle everyone's ideas, Baldford voices over that Ivana's style has "too much of the velvet glove and not enough iron fist." I hate to find myself agreeing with him, but I sort of do. "Too much input paralyzes you," he adds, and I definitely agree with that. Especially when it's stupid input.