In the world of management consulting, morality is decidedly gray. You do what you have to do to close the deal and worry about everything else later; a conscience is the last thing you need to think about when tasked with securing a multi-million dollar account and charming a potential client. The Pod on House of Lies has mastered the art of separating their business selves from their regular selves, their willingness to go the extra mile the main reason for their immense success, but considering how they’ve been crumbling over the past few weeks, are they still the best in the business?
On the next episode of House of Lies, Jeannie has been confronted with the chance to start up her own pod, which has to be a mightily tempting offer. She already knows that Marty’s no long for Galweather and thus, she needs to think about her next move before he leaves. Being left with no game plan would be the worst thing for her and as she’s shown herself to be ambitious and hardworking, it might be time for her to take the next step in her career. The only thing is that agreeing to front her own pod would destroy any chance of her continuing to work with Marty, who would use this as another reason to leave Galweather and wouldn’t be able to hire Jeannie for the firm he wants to start. Is Jeannie ready to leave him behind and strike out on her own, particularly since she’s not worked through her feelings over their night together last season?
Elsewhere on House of Lies, Sarah has gotten Doug’s ear about the way he interacts with the rest of the Pod. She’s already spoken to him about Clyde being disrespectful and now, she wants her boyfriend to begin taking credit for the deals that he helps close. Marty might be the face of the Pod, but he wouldn’t be where he was without Clyde, Doug, and Jeannie and Sarah wants Doug to advance in his career the way he should. Being with Sarah has given Doug the type of confidence that he didn’t have during the first season and growing a backbone could be the best thing for him in the cutthroat management consulting industry. However, does Sarah have another motive in trying to separate Doug from his friends and get him to move up in the ranks at Galweather?
House of Lies airs Sundays at 10:00 on Showtime.
Should Jeannie step up and start her own pod? Does Sarah have Doug’s best interest at heart? How will Marty take the impending dissolution of the Pod?