Ground Floor Recap: The Break-ups
“Ground Floor” Season 2 Episode 4 “The Break-ups” aired on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on TBS. Learning that the Remington Trust team is slowly losing staff to a poacher, Brody thought he could get his old job back. Find out what happened in this episode in the recap below.
The episode opens with Mansfield (John C. McGinley) calling on his team to beef up business in Hong Kong as there’s more market to tap over there. But he soon learns that a lot of his staff are gone. Lindsay (Emily Heller) tells the big boss that another firm, led by a young up and comer Jasper McCabe (guest star Brent Morin), has been poaching people from Mansfield’s company.
At the lobby, Brody (Skylar Astin) comes across McCabe hanging out in their building. He realizes he’s the “Prophet of Palo Alto,” and McCabe ends up riffing, advising him to feel good about his work as the trash man. Brody clarifies that he’s more than just a trash man, but McCabe only hands him $100.
Coming down to the ground floor, he tells everyone who he just encountered at the lobby, but Jenny (Briga Heelan), Harvard (Rory Scovel) and Derrick (James Earl) are too busy poaching items from the employees who left Remington Trust. How can they be so lucky?!
Brody could not believe his luck too. Now that there are many job vacancies on the top floor, this could mean he can get his old job back. He visits Threepeat (Rene Gube) to find out more. Threepeat, by the way, is bummed that he’s not getting any calls from McCabe for a job offer. He has called nearly everyone, including Derrick, but him.
Mansfield is baffled as to how McCabe is able to pirate his staff, until Brody points out to him that the guy has actually been hanging out in the lobby. So down goes Mansfield to confront his nemesis. The exchange was not nice. McCabe alluded that Mansfield is already way past his prime. Some nasty but funny words were exchanged.
Meanwhile, Lindsay has apparently been harboring a little crush on Harvard, and Jenny thought that while her friend’s standards are low and weird, she could set them up together. But Harvard hardly notices Lindsay and Derrick points out to Jenny that it’s because the guy is still too hung up on her. To solve this, Jenny has to “break-up” with Harvard.
Back at the lobby, McCabe once again runs into Brody and realizes he’s the big shot Mansfield protégé. Learning about what happened to him, McCabe offers Brody a spot in his company. However, out of respect and loyalty for Mansfield, he declines this.
Brody then heads upstairs again to tell Mansfield that he’s ready to take his spot back at Remington Trust, since it’s clear the company is lacking financial advisers. But Mansfield gives him the biggest blow and tells him he’s never going to take him back.
Mansfield: You lied to me, you let me down, and son, you broke my heart.
Brody: Sir, I know I messed up. But I only did it one time.
Mansfield: When you violate my trust, just once, you’d never get back to zero.
This “break-up” scene between Brody and Mansfield is played out alongside the “break-up” scene with Jenny and Harvard. He tells Jenny that she is not the first girl to have broken up with him when they weren’t actually in a relationship, and she won’t definitely be the last.
Meanwhile, crushed that Mansfield won’t take him back, Brody takes the job offer at McCabe’s company, reuniting him with his old team, the Jackson Five aka The Brody Bunch.
The next day, when Mansfield learns that Derrick is now going to be taking care of his office plants since Brody left to join McCabe, guess who ends up feeling crushed and disappointed? Did Mansfield regret his decision to not accept Brody back?
That’s the recap for “Ground Floor” Season 2 Episode 4 “The Break-ups,” which aired on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on TBS. Brody is going to be riffing with McCabe in his new office, so how’s that gonna work? Keep checking back to Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on this series.
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