This once very popular persona and an even more popular persona knocked at the high executives doors and, because decency calls for it, was given time by a lower but still high official.
The duo and company were there to leverage their popularity. Give us this, or else. Official goes through the motions and thanks them as they leave.
Official turns around, eyebrows hitting the ceiling and beyond.
The duo were apparently trying to squeeze out the last they can at the time when the high official is smoking out the reluctant but honest people to join them. Your desperation is showing, folks.