Jennifer and Dennis find Hildi sitting on the sofa examining fabric. Dennis gives her a peck on the cheek, so Hildi makes sure to give Jennifer a kiss, too. They agree the room is boring and needs a complete change. Jennifer insists that Laura is exciting and fun and young. MPDP comes in all of a sudden. Since when does she get to be in on the meet 'n' greet? I usually find that her first appearance after the key swap comes at approximately the twelve-minute mark. Hildi tells them they're going to be making a buttload of slipcovers. They're also building a wall. MPDP shrieks: "What?" See, this is why you're not invited to the meet 'n' greet. You're not supposed to find out what's going on until it's too late. Hildi says they're painting the room a totally different colour. They empty the room.
Laura and Tim find Frank studying an 8 x 10 glossy of Dennis stuck to the TV, upon which he's written, "Frank -- I love your work...I only hope I still do on Friday! Dennis." Um, okay. Why does this guy have 8 x 10 glossies of himself? It's never explained. Any chance that there was going to be a love train for this guy just got derailed. There's just something way too smarmy about that. I mean, sure, leave a note. (For all the good it would do.) I doubt Frank wants or needs a signed photo of you, even if you are some sort of local celebrity. Now you're going to be known as "8 x 10 Glossy Guy." Way to go. Frank reads the message aloud and laughs a fake-evil laugh, saying, "Fat chance. This room is mine!" He tells his team he's on a power trip. He says he's seeing a "bleached-out Nantucket beach house...sort of East Coast Nantucket, not bright like the rest of the house, but more subdued." He wants to put a mosaic on the fireplace. Ew -- the top of it has that same gravel surface as the window sill. Frank wants to cover those window sills with wood. He wants to do a distressed finish on the wainscoting, and to slipcover the sofa. They clear the room.
Hildi reveals her paint, flinging some strong orange-toned red onto the walls as Jennifer squeals. Please, not a spatter-painted room. Dennis pretends to taste it. Jennifer says she loves it. Dennis calls out, "Paint fight! Paint fight!" Dude, dial it down. We're not even at the first commercial and you're getting on my nerves -- which are, admittedly, frayed, but still. Hildi says it's not a paint fight room, and paints the word "no" on the wall to underline her point. Dennis gets up and starts painting a heart on the wall, saying, "We love it! We love it!"