Then JR encourages Bast to take Mister Wonder to this gala event that he got free passes to–a free meal!
Bast flees but is nabbed by Crawley who forgot to mention the hippos in the film, and hopes that Bast will add hippo music.
Amy is delighted that Crawley is “patronizing the arts” and even more that he’s asking Bast to do a commission for him. She replies “There’s nothing I can do until all this with Lucien is settled and I can..,” and in another great play with names, he replies, “This Joubert you mean, yes.” [Crawley, it is her name too…] (307).
She thought that he wanted money and the company wanted controlling interest. So they are going to buy up the remaining shares and sell them at once to drive the price down.
It looks like he’s borrowed against the value so he’ll have to sell.
Amy is a little freaked out by this and what it might mean for her and her son (Crawley tells her not to get mixed up in that aspect of things (ha! She sees Coach Vogel (who is on the trip with her) and tells him she has to go because of an emergence (Amy Joubert seems to be something of a fibber-di-gibbit, at least on school trips).
Once again they have no idea how many kids are on the trip.