For this week's lesson, Mr. Bentley has the entrepreneur Michael Malin come in to talk to the seven remaining gents about their career goals. Because Michael won the reality show Big Brother All Stars and used his prize money to start the...... Read Full Episode Summary »
The G's work on their career building skills by planning a photo shoot for rapper E-40 and an altercation between Mito and Lank puts them both on the chopping block.
For this week's lesson, Mr. Bentley has the entrepreneur Michael Malin come in to talk to the seven remaining gents about their career goals. Because Michael won the reality show Big Brother All Stars and used his prize money to start the successful restaurant and nightclub business, the Dolce Group, Mr. Bentley thinks he's the ideal person to counsel the G's on this topic. First, Michael has all the G's list out three previous jobs they've had and what their ultimate career goal is. When Mito's job history includes such "real" professions as plumber and caregiver, some of the other G's question how much of a G he really is. Meanwhile, Fahim puzzles everyone when he lists "being Fahim" and "gangsta" as previous jobs and "being Fahim" and "gentleman" has his career goals. Mr. Bentley worries that Fahim's not really taking it seriously. When Baron talks about his job history, he admits that his temper has cost him a lot of jobs and a lot of the other G's have had the same experience. While Michael understands their frustrations, he suggests that if they really think about it, their anger probably isn't worth losing a job over.
To utilize the skills Michael has taught them, Mr. Bentley reveals that the G's will be in charge of putting together a publicity photo shoot for hip-hop star E-40's new album. As excited as the G's are to meet E-40, they will also have to deal with makeup artists, models, props, the photographer, wardrobe and more to make the shoot a success. Imagine everyone's shock when Mr. Bentley names Fahim the boss for this project! Even though he bombed in the workshop, Mr. Bentley wants to give Fahim the chance to show what he can do. After the shoot is finished, Bentley and E-40 will decide which of them was the most valuable employee and that G will be safe from elimination. What the guys don't know is that both Mr. Bentley and E-40 will be watching them prepare via hidden cameras.
Mito and Baron take over the "creative" department, handling the wardrobe and props for the shoot. Teddy and Lank are in charge of "talent" and must meet all of E-40's demands, as well as make sure the models are all happy. All In and Blue handle the "production" aspects and must keep things clean and make sure everyone has what they need. The problem is, Fahim seems to think his only job is assigning the other G's positions and when people have questions for him, he pawns them off on other people. Bentley and E-40 are not impressed when they see Fahim yelling at the other G's and spending his time sweeping and picking up trash. Fortunately, Teddy steps up his game and picks up Fahim's slack.
Things come to a head when one of the models is complaining to Fahim about not having anywhere to change, prompting Fahim to drop the c-word. Mr. Bentley can't believe that one of his guys would say such a thing and immediately apologizes to E-40. Seeing that Fahim is falling apart, Mito takes over the shoot and begins setting up the models himself. Lank and Teddy, however, are annoyed that Mito's acting like the boss because they're supposed to be in charge of the models.
Fahim continues to disappoint when E-40 returns and Fahim has to have Mito come over to explain the concept of the shoot. Although Bentley finds the photo shoot to be a bit scattered, he admits that they did a pretty good job for it being their first time -- especially with someone like Fahim in charge! When Mr. Bentley reveals that he and E-40 had been watching them the entire time, everyone knows Fahim's about to get in trouble. Sure enough, Bentley calls him out for not participating and for dropping an obscenity that he should never use, especially in the workplace. Impressed with how hard he worked and his handling of some fairly difficult models, E-40 names Teddy the most valuable employee and saves him from elimination. Because the boss is the one who gets the credit in the real world, Mr. Bentley announces that Fahim will get to choose one other G to join him to chill with E-40. Although Mito pushes hard to go, Fahim decides to take Lank because he's funny.
After an awesome evening with E-40, Lank returns to the house and stirs up trouble by accusing Mito of stealing his job and taking over the role of the boss. The argument reaches a boiling point when Lank accuses Mito of faking being a G to get on the show, despite the fact that Mito's been to jail. The two of them go into "street mode," threatening to fight each other. While Fahim and Baron are content to watch and hope that the fight will send one or both of them home, All In intervenes and pulls Lank away.
With the fight over, Mito worries that the other G's have seen a side of him that might get him blackballed. Likewise, Lank knows he has to blame Mito for the fight in order to ensure his own safety. When Mr. Bentley reveals that Lank has gotten one vote, Lank immediately begins bashing Mito. But there's a twist -- Mito wasn't the one who voted for Lank. Although he doesn't know it, Blue was the one who voted him in for losing his cool at the end of the challenge. The same fight starts up again when Mito tries to defend the fact that five people voted for him, saying that they did so because they're intimidated by his success. Lank brings up the violence from the night before and continues to argue that Mito doesn't need to be there because he's already a gentleman, but Mr. Bentley thinks they're all missing the point: it's all about who's progressing and really trying to change.
Joining Lank and Mito in the bottom three is Fahim, who Mito admits voting for. When Lank and Mito begin arguing again over their fight, Mr. Bentley reminds everyone that they need to be thinking about the big picture and asks Fahim, Lank and Mito what they'd be returning home to if they're eliminated tonight. While Lank and Fahim say they'd return home to the same position they left, Mito says he'd be asking for his job back and trying to teach his son how to be a gentleman. This is what Bentley wants to hear and he sends Mito back to safety. Although Fahim claims that he's changing, Mr. Bentley hasn't seen enough progression and ultimately sends him packing.