Love to Interrupt
businesspeople have come to the biggest jungle of their lives
- New York City - to take on each other and the business savvy
of Donald Trump to win the job of a lifetime as an apprentice
with the Trump Organization.
Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Host: Donald J. Trump
Assistants: George Ross, Carolyn Kepcher
Creator: Mark Burnett
EP: Mark Burnett, Donald J. Trump
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Episode 12 - April 1
This past week, Katrina got booted, but not before she
sewed up some seeds of destruction for Amy and Nick's
chances to win the game by accusing Amy if playing
favorites with Nick. She also may have planted seeds of
destruction with their 'relationship' as Amy thought
that Bill would be a tougher competitor than Nick - and
she says this in front of Nick.
Nick is convinced that Amy will not be fired - and she
goes in wondering why there is no one left to greet her.
She talks about how she has only been there once - and
she talks about how she is the last woman left (which is
true - Trump, after eliminating the first 4 guys, has
knocked off 7 straight females).
Amy praises Bill, who thinks that Amy has gotten a God
complex. Amy says that she thinks that Bill is the
stronger player - because she meant it - and she says
that Nick should realize this. He does - and he now
realizes that Amy could stab him in the back at any
time. Someone who doesn't think that he will be
backstabbed? Troy - but he thinks that although Kwame is
one of his best friends, that he is also his greatest
threats. Is this an alliance - or is it foreshadowing?
It's foreshadowing to Bill, who knows that he is on the
outside looking in for that alliance. 'I'll be a fool
not to take that into consideration.'
The Donald meets everyone in World Towers as they come
back from Atlantic City. He shows everyone an apartment
in Trump World Tower - the 90th floor Penthouse, so to
speak. Trump rents it out only in special events. He
tells the group to rent it out for one day - and the
minimum is $20,000. The team that rents out the space
for the most amount of money will be taking the Trump
Jet for lunch in Florida at the Merlago. The losing team
will have someone sacked.
Trump notes that Nick has a relationship. Nick's answer
- "We do have a strong business relationship and
sometimes we engage in meaningful conversation." Trump
likes that answer - and so do I. Heh.
Troy takes over as Project Manager for Protege while
Nick takes it from Amy for Versacorp. Both teams take
out different sections of the lobby to call up different
event planners. Bill asks what the average sell point is
- and e is told that it's $40,000. "It's really going to
come down to finding the right person at the right
Amy's idea is to let the people to rent out the space
and have their own vision, but Nick tells the planners
what exactly they could do - and that turns Amy off. She
talks to Nick about it and Nick tells her that it's the
way to operate. Amy says "If you say so" and the love
bird's nest may have found a few wormy twigs.
Trump's lesson for the day? Passion. "You cannot
be successful without passion - if you don't have
passion for it, forget it. Do something else. You'll be
a lot happier with your life."
Troy has passion to not give Amy and Nick a romantic
lunch - so they get some people in to look at the place.
Troy says that they are looking for a number in the
$30,000 range - and the clients response is 'Oy Vey.'
Troy says that there are a few offers on the table - but
Bill is concerned because they don't have any offers on
the table - and they may be losing this one. Nick and
Amy are having just as little luck, as Amy is offering
in the $40,000 range and people are laughing at her...
...until Ian shows up, looking for a place for a New
Year's Eve event. That didn't work for them, because the
lease says that they have to be out by midnight - and as
we all know, New Year's Eve parties last much longer
than there. "That's another client that we lost" says a
Troy's team now has an opposite problem - both Troy and
Kwame have perspective bidders. Troy tries to turn on
the charm on to one group as he tries to jack up the
price - but the guy interested thinks that he's being
hustled and he passes. Bill is concerned about that -
but fortunately, they did have another group in the
wings at $35,000. Bill asks if they can make the deal
$35,001, and they do this, as Kwame says, Price is Right
style, just in case Amy and Nick get a $35,000 deal. A
happy Protege come back down and see Nick and Amy
scrambling to get a client - with 35 minutes left to go
in the competition. They are feeling very good about
themselves as Bill says - "I think it's time to gas up
Amy and Nick are indeed struggling - but with 2 minutes
left to go, Kate comes back - with Ian, the New Year's
Eve person. He makes what he says an 'extravagant offer'
and calls them walking in at the last second 'an act of
God.' An Act of God? No. An act of kindness by Mark
Burnett - like he did with the house rental a few
episodes back by sticking someone in there at the last
second? That's more likely.
We'll see how likely that is when we hear the numbers.
Protege got $35,001. They needed to make it $40,801,
because Versacorp gets the win with a $40,800 rental.
The Donald continues the relationship talk by saying
that if this isn't a match, he doesn't know what is -
and he sends Amy and Nick to Florida.
A stunned Protege are now licking their wounds. "I said
gas up the jet." says Bill. "I was wondering if I can
retract that statement." They feel devastated as they
are trying to figure out what to do next. Bill,
meanwhile has a heart to heart talk about trying to get
a little action from Amy. Bill tells Amy that Nick wants
to make some magic, Amy's response? "Well, maybe there
will be an attractive flight attendant." OUCH.
Trump says that time will tell if they are in love - but
they better not use the bedroom. Sure enough, there is a
bed in the back of the plane - but it's going to be
really tough to use it as The Donald has brought in some
guests with him to the plane. Any magic that could be
made for Nick just went down the toilet as the guests
are...Amy's sister and Nick's dad.
Amy says that Nick talks about his family, so she may
have a bead on him. He says that Amy is a beautiful girl
- but that Nick has a horrible track record with women.
Dad isn't helping when he asks Nick about the women on
the west coast - in front of Amy. Her face immediately
changed from joy to wondering why she didn't bring Nick
into the board room instead of Katrina.
After the turbulent air flight, the group gets a tour of
the mansion and are served drinks by the guests. The
treat is not only seeing our relatives, but experiencing
their reactions to things that we are used to, says Amy.
Troy's team is also used to something - losing. Bill
didn't sleep a wink, so he went out to get a haircut.
Bill reads the horoscope to Kwame, who believes in that
stuff. Kwame's horoscope? Someone who you love and
respect will let you down in the next 24 hours. Don't
let that affect your relationship. Like we don't know
what this means. Kwame thinks that it's possible that
Troy will send him back up because of their relationship
- but he also knows that Troy would be committing game
suicide if he went up against Bill, who has the better
The Board Room knows all - and Kwame tells the Donald
that they were disappointed. The Donald was happy with
the money - but accuses them of setting their goals too
low, which is what cost them the win. Bill then talks
about that he wouldn't hire Troy as a CFO. Kwame says
that he would hire him - as a sales exec. Donald tells
Kwame that he should have kept his mouth shut.
Donald compares the education of the people in the room.
Kwame comes from Harvard, Bill comes from Loyola of
Chicago, and Troy has no experience in college - but 15
years ago, he got all of his learning from Trump's book
"The Art of The Deal." He sends Donald a copy of the
letter that he sent him 15 years ago - and that either
helps him - or screws him entirely. Troy is asked who he
will be bringing with him - and he says Kwame, as they
shake. Donald is surprised, but I'm not, as that was the
only move that Troy could make.
What move will Carolyn and George make? Carolyn says
that Kwame is textbook - but not practical, while George
says that Troy is a loose cannon and isn't right for
Trump - yet. This could be a good match-up. Troy says
that Kwame has done great in a supporting role - but
Bill has been good in the leadership role. Kwame says
that he's been steady, but the Donald says that his
style is more laid-back then active. Troy says that he
has more instinct than Kwame - and he goes back to the
education - until Donald says that "'Education isn't a
Donald notes that Kwame has been chosen to led three
times - but it comes down to what they were doing when
they were leading. Quite simply, Kwame was more
successful while Troy was more of a loose cannon - and
could be detrimental to a company. Trump says that Troy
isn't ready for the next level - and Troy is fired. Troy
and Kwame's alliance is broken - but they shake hands
and end their pact in the game with a hug. AwwwwBarf.
We are down to the final four - and the hugs are over.
They are really over when some of the past contestants
return - including Omarosa. Will the ghosts of the past
come back to haunt the present players? Tune in next
week to find out.