Charlie takes an "intelligence pill" and claims it has helped him invent a way for spiders to speak to cats. The researchers quickly diffuse this claim and credit the placebo effect for increasing Charlie's self-confidence, arrogance, and perceived intelligence with no actual effects on his intelligence.
The group members realize they sometimes have difficulty communicating in an orderly manner when making decisions. They insist on implementing a democracy in which everything will be fair. Emotion will be suppressed and reason will prevail.