We gave it a B+
We’re getting close to the end and every move is critical, people! At least that’s what Evie’s telling Jesse as they play a game of giant Jenga. Their fun is soon interrupted, however, by an exasperated Xavier, who’s trying to find a way to divert the asteroid and save the world so he can have a future with Evie. But no matter what way he looks at it, it’s all coming up catastrophic event.
Speaking of bleak outlooks, Case Cory or Cory Casey, the hoverboard riding CEO of Cybermart is back with some exciting news: He’s dissolving the Seattle branch of Cybermart and assigning all the employees to other branches. It’s not such bad news for Evie, who landed a promotion to head the “Givers and Getters” program based out of the Tacoma branch, but less great for Hank, who’s off to volcano territory in Arizona, Kareema, who’ll be in Detroit (she doesn’t like the idea of being in a state that’s shaped like a mitten — it’s too cute), and it’s truly horrible news for Deirdre, who’s being shipped off to Siberia. Who knew Cybermart had such a long reach? Anyway, she’s to take up residence in a town one guide book described as “an unyielding landscape of frozen doom.” Yikes. It’s also especially bad news for Hank and Deirdre’s recently rekindled love.
Not to worry, Evie (as always) has a plan! The gang heads down to the Tacoma branch to convince their counterparts to quit their jobs in pursuit of their life-long passions, thereby allowing the Seattle crew to step into those positions. It doesn’t take them long to discover that Hank’s Tacoma double, Frank, loves candle making. Unfortunately, Frank’s candles smell… well, really terrible. So terrible, indeed, that they render everyone in the cafeteria unable to eat their lunch. Bingo! Why not use them for this specific purpose? Kareema whips up a website over night and the gang presents “Frank’s Diet Candles” to the candlemaker the next day. The site already has 186 sales at $20 a pop. Just like that, Frank quits his job, and Hank can step in.
According to Dierdre, her equivalent is “a complete nightmare” — but actually she’s a pure delight. She spends her whole day improving everyone else’s with non-stop activities. Soon enough Hank is hooking her up with a position as a cruise ship activities director via his uncle. Two down, one to go.
But the third won’t go down easily. Kareema’s counterpart, Carrie, is rather secretive. She seems to have zero interests — not macaroni sex, nor ketchup drinking. But after Hank installs a tracker on her phone and the gang follows her to a barbershop that has a sneaky basement club, they discover she moonlights as a magician alongside her coworker, Craig. It just so happens Deirdre used to date David Copperfield, so she arranges an apprenticeship for Carrie. And problem… not solved. Turns out Carrie’s actually passion is her co-worker, Craig, not wands and bunnies. Accepting defeat, Kareema does a nice deed and sets the couple on a date.
The crew heads back to the Seattle branch to clear out their desks, when Sweet Tea stops by. While the Cybermart employees have been grappling to save their jobs, Sweet Tea’s been told by his new editor to publish his hit piece on Xavier. She delivers this perfect line about Xavier and someone else whose name won’t be mentioned (á la Meryl): “He is a model of the typical post-election American. Totally terrified that the end of the world is coming via a fiery orange nightmare barreling straight toward us.” Anyway, she wants to bring in a legit scientist to debunk the theory. Re-enter Tyra DeNeil Fields — yes, the same professor Fields who threw Xavier’s paper in the trash episodes back. Now, Sweet Tea has come to show Evie the professor’s findings.
NEXT: Xavier goes undercover to save the world