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Episode 6 - February 12
After seeing that the drama of the people inside their
room waiting to see who comes back from the Board room
seems to be a good way to start for the last 2 episodes,
we'll do it for a third straight time. Jessie is
completely expecting Omarosa to be gone - but as we all
know - she is still there and Jessie's strategy with
Kristi backfired on her in the worst way. She gets to
find that out when Omarosa returns.
Reaction? Ereka is thrilled that Heidi is back - but
Tammy's jaw drops as she spins around like one of those
wacky cartoon characters that you would see in Tom and
Jerry. Omarosa's reaction? "Oh, are you surprised,
Tammy? Did you think I was not going to hold my own?"
she says, and then slinks off, staring daggers right
into her. Any sort of good will between her and most of
the people on her team is gone, and if the team didn't
think that she was a superbitch before, well, I can't
wait to see what she'll be doing in the future.
She immediately reacts - and she doesn't disappoint me
by wanting to be the next project manager. "During the
last task, seeing a very, very weak Project Manager made
me want to step up. Either I remain a team member and
let someone else choose to put me up, or I'm Project
Manager and I choose to put someone else up." It's an
aggressive strategy to take, but I think that it's the
right one, because she is looking to take fate into her
own hands, instead of giving it to someone else. Jessie
is looking at it in a positive way too - because either
they will win, or Omarosa will be going home. Be careful
what you ask for, Jessie...
As for the task itself - both teams have to get items
from celebrities for an auction to benefit the Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation. Each team will be
talking to 5 celebrities to get items to be put up for
auction; Versacorp's celebrities are Regis Philbin,
Rocco Dispirito (the chef in Marc Burnett's The
Restaurant), Carson Daly, Tiki Barber (Running back for
the New York Giants), and Ed Bereno, (Third Watch
executive producer), while Protege gets Russell Simmons,
Kate White (Editor in Chief for Cosmopolitan), Nicole
Miller, the Fab Five of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,
and Isaac Mizrahi. Whichever team gets the most money at
the auction wins, and the losing team gets to see
another member go bye-bye.
Omarosa quickly goes to work and tries to do her
homework on their celebrities, which includes
pronouncing Isaac Mizrahi's name correctly. The rest of
her team wants to do homework by calling up the
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation itself, which
Omarosa likes - and likes so much that she wants to be
the person to do it. Like Sam did before, she doesn't
give out the phone number and hangs up on Kwame. That is
not a good style of leadership and Kwame is justifiably
steamed, realizing that they do have another Sam on the
team. Jessie thinks that it would be better for
everybody if Omarosa was gone.
Kwame, Omarosa and Troy meet up with Russell Simmons,
who seems more than happy to help - until he listens to
ideas from the suddenly flustered Kwame and Omarosa,
which all appear (unlimited backstage passes for a year,
New Year's Eve concert and after-party) seem
unreasonable. Troy then comes in with a suggestion to
have a one-night only event for someone and make them
feel special. THAT, Russell will do, and they get that
event for a donation.
That leads up to Trump's tip of the week - "Know What
You're Up Against". It is vital to do your homework
when you are negotiating with people. Omarosa's team may
have done their homework with the Elizabeth Glaser
Pediatric Aids Foundation, but they certainly didn't do
any research on the celebrities - and they probably
could have done much better with Russell Simmons if they
knew more about him. Could that cost them down the
Let's see if Versacorp does any better when they speak
to Carson Daly. He says that he can give them a limo
ride with 8 tickets, which seems nice - until Tammy asks
him to maybe get a round of golf with him and Tiger
woods. Carson's reaction? 'What have you been drinking
tonight?' adding that Tiger is busy and he can't control
someone else's schedule. Well, that was a good try, but
Carson says to shelf the golf ideas. Amy then goes back
to the golf idea - and then Carson tells them to go back
to Z-100. The rest of the group, who thinks that Tammy
is a loose cannon, wants to send Tammy to the golf
links, and Amy suggests that Tammy doesn't return with
them to any other negotiating sessions.
Next up for Protege - the Fab Five. Troy says that their
job is to critique straight men, so he purposely takes
off his belt and expects to be critiqued - and he is.
"You may as well be naked". Troy thinks that he was in
like Flynn with that, and he suggests to go out on the
golf links. The Fab Five talk about doing something else
including balls - bowling. Heidi is happy that she is
working with Troy, and that deal gets done rather
Katrina's group meets with Tiki Barber, and they get a
deal done with Tiki Barber, while Nick gets a chance to
star in an episode of Third Watch from Ed Bereno. Next
up is a trip to Rocco's Restaurant - and Amy wants him
to auction off his most expensive wine, which gets a
weird stare from Rocco. Amy - "When Tammy comes with us,
we can pretty consistently expect her to say something
at a meeting that we wish we can erase."
Omarosa wines and dines with Kate White, who is
impressed that she did her homework - and that gets them
a nice deal. Next up - Isaac Mizrahi. Did Omarosa get
the pronunciation of his name right? She doesn't have to
look like an ass - Jessie does it for her, as she talked
slowly like he didn't understand English. Omarosa
notices that Isaac is going nuts - her team is going
nuts, and more importantly, George the reviewer is not
happy. Jessie isn't happy when Omarosa tries to
interrupt to salvage this discussion, and Isaac isn't
happy about the idea, but Troy saves the day when he
suggests the winner gets a sneak peak into Isaac's
fashion show for the 7th on 6th showcase coming up.
Everyone is happy about that - and then Omarosa, on the
way out, mangles his name anyway. Despite that, everyone
thinks that Jessie was the poorest performer on the team
- and George was watching. Hmmmm....
Versacorp is trashing Tammy in the taxi the whole way
home. Nick - "Tammy is not only not on the same page,
she's not reading the same book." Nick and Amy get into
a playful tiff about shushing Amy, and they laugh about
it on the way back. Is Amy and Nick seeing some sparks?
More importantly, will Tammy screw up again when they
meet her idol - Regis Philbin? Amy suggests a morning
with Regis, but he says that he gets up very early, gets
some cereal, and feeds his cat. "Maybe thy can help me
feed my cat." Tammy suggests an exciting weekend with
him, Joy and another couple (what is it with Tammy and
trips?) which Regis balks at. Trying to shut her up
immediately, Amy suggests a night in Atlantic City with
him as he is performing, and Regis goes with that. On
the way out, there is a sign that you are supposed to
hit (for good luck) - a la the Notre Dame football warm
up group. Tammy is too short to reach the sign while
everyone else hits it as they leave. Foreshadowing?
It now comes down to the auction. How beguiling are the
prizes and who comes down to the auction? We start with
bowling with Queer Eye for the Straight Guy - and that
gets $9,000. Versacorp counters with the 'Day with
Regis' and it gets only $6,000 (+$3,000 for Protege)
Next round - lunch with Isaac Mizrahi, which gets
$7,000. Private Party for 50 people at Rocco's gets
$13,000 ($19,000 Vs. $16,000, Versacorp).
Kate White gets $6,000, Third Watch gets $7,000, for a
third round score of $26,000 Vs. $22,000, Versacorp. 4th
round - Nicole Miller for 15 days as an apprentice -
$6,000. The Tiki Barber set of clothing only gets
$4,000, so the lead is now $30,000 Vs. $28,000,
The final item - A day with Russell Simmons for $7,000.
Versacorp must get at least $6,000 for the Carson Daly
experience for the win. It gets up to $8,000 and the
game is over. It eventually gets to $10,000, making the
final score $40,000 Vs. $35,000, Versacorp. Perhaps the
touching of the good luck sign is good luck, because
Tammy will not be eliminated - because her team didn't
lose. During their party, the group does mention to her
that she is in left field, and even though she says that
if the ball is hit to her, she'll catch it, it should
signify to her that she is the outsider looking in.
She's probably as good as gone if her team ever loses -
but as long as she stays under the radar, and her team
wins, she's still in the game.
The Donald congratulates both teams because they made a
total of $75,000 - but Protege has to go back to the
Boardroom. The Donald does congratulate Omarosa for a
great job because $35,000 is still a nice number to
raise - and that should signal to her that she isn't
going anywhere - and that whoever she picks will
probably be going.
Conversely, no one on Versacorp will be going anywhere
on this episode. "I love this team" says Amy to
Versacorp, as Amy, Katrina, Tammy and Ereka has never
seen the insides of Trump's Boardroom. Nick and Amy have
seen a lot of each other's hotel rooms. Could this be an
item? Maybe...or maybe not, according to Nick. "Women
have been the cause of a lot of guy's downfalls - it
ain't going to be me." We'll see about that...
But Omarosa could be the cause of someone's downfall at
Protege. At least she is upfront, thinking that she
could go toe-to-toe with any of them - and she tells
Jessie that she was horrible. She notes that when Jessie
screwed up, she did so in front of George, and she knows
that she can get rid of her because George has seen her
in action. A tearful Jessie says that if Omarosa goes
after her, then she'll question Omarosa's character.
At the boardroom, Kwame said that Omarosa did a
fantastic job. Heidi says that everyone did a great job
- but when pressed by Donald, Heidi said that Jessie did
the worst job - and Kwame seconded her. When asked about
Heidi, Omarosa said that she was fantastic. That should
have been good right there, but she opened up her mouth
and said that in the past, she didn't have any class and
proceeds to bad-mouth her. Donald? "That was one of the
worst compliment that I have ever heard." Heidi takes a
little offense to that - but she says that she likes
her. Donald keeps asking them if they are in the least
bit hurt, but they both say that they like Omarosa.
Donald tells them that they should be insulted by how
Omarosa was speaking to them: "You either aren't telling
the truth, or you're not very bright." Ouch.
Let's see - she was nice to Kwame and Troy, yet spoke
down to Heidi and Jessie. Omarosa, as can be expected,
brings Jessie and Heidi with her to the Boardroom.
George wasn't thrilled about Omarosa's leadership
qualities - and neither was Carolyn. Trump gives Jessie
one more catch and asks Jessie why she shouldn't be
fired - and she goes into character development. That
wasn't good enough for the Donald, and even though
Omarosa was very rude - "but worse than you're rudeness
was the way that Jessie took it." The problem was that
she took it - and Jessie is fired. She tries to protest
- but it's too late now and that was something that she
should have done earlier. That was clearly a warning
shot to Omarosa - and Heidi knows to stand up for
herself. IF they lose next week, it's clearly going to
be very nasty in that Board Room.
Will we get to see sparks fly? Or will the love nest
start to be developing thorns? We'll find out next week.