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Episode 7 - February 19
'Annoying', 'Pestering', 'Incompetent', 'Won't Go
Away'. Those words, 3 episodes ago, referred to Sam. The
words now, can refer to 2 people - Omarosa, who is not
yet eliminated by Trump, and Tammy, who is not yet
eliminated because she has yet to be on a losing team.
Since they are on opposing teams, one of those people
may be getting her walking papers - but we start off
with Omarosa returning once again to visit the rest of
the group by saying that she's still here - but that may
change now that her biggest ally, Heidi, tells everyone
that she is classless and looked unprofessional by
calling Heidi classless in the Board Room. That seems to
galvanize everyone, which means that if Omarosa loses
again, she is going to get trashed.
Omarosa's team has been trashed in the recent
competitions, so when The Donald calls everyone over, he
tells Protege to pick out a member from Versacorp to
that the teams are even at 5. Kwame tells The Donald
that they are selecting Amy, and we see Nick and Amy's
relationship temporarily dampened.
What isn't dampened, though, is the spirit of
competition, and this competition is to select an
apartment, renovate it, and sell it for the higher value
than what it was worth beforehand. The teams have 72
hours to do it - and the losing team loses a person.
While the teams were talking, a little piece of plaster
falls on Omarosa's head. While she says that she is ok,
it looks like the little piece of plaster will be
causing a big piece of ruckus later. Causing a ruckus
now are the two project managers, Katrina and Troy, as
they look at the buildings. Katrina, who has a real
estate background, says that this is a perfect challenge
for her, while Troy agrees that she will be a tough
adversary. We've heard people say that their backgrounds
have been good before - and then have the failure of
those tasks lead to their dismissal, so we'll see what
The first building is Court Street which has a value of
$1,500. The second building is 3rd street, which has a
value of $1,200. Both people had to negotiate as to
which building that they want. Both people want third
The negotiations get interesting as Troy knows that
Katrina is the better real estate person - and Katrina
sense (rightfully so) that Troy is trying to siphon off
of her knowledge. They decide to write out which
apartment that they want. Katrina writes the 3rd street
complex, while Troy write out "I want what you want." -
which is funny, but it infuriates Katrina, who calls him
a sleazeball and despicable and the most untrustworthy
person that she's met. They settle it on a coin flip -
which Troy wins. He picks 3rd St., which leaves Katrina
fuming and bitching to her teammates.
Reaction? Troy wins the round - and he may win the
episode - but he may have lost the war, because his
reputation as a dirty dealer may have gotten to the team
- and Trump. It seems that Trump frowns on unethicalitis
- and you now have someone who has done 2 major ones -
this and the Kwame Brown debacle at Planet Hollywood.
Whoever can get into that Board Room and successfully
string all of Troy's unethicalities together will send
him packing. What's more, Troy may have made a few
enemies, which could come back to haunt him when/if it
moves to individual play.
What's haunting the teams now is the state of disarray
that both apartments are in. Troy, Amy and Heidi are
painting, while Kwame is eating and Omarosa is dictating
what needs to be done. That scene should say a lot. "I
think Omarosa is having meetings for meeting's sake
because she does not want to get down and dirty." says
Amy - and methinks that she is right.
But we get a dark cloud into the party. Heidi's mom is
in the opening stages of Stage 1 colon cancer - and mom
has called Heidi to tell her. Heidi says that she will
leave if needed - but the family tells her to stay in
the competition, and she will - for now.
This week's lesson? "God is in the Details." The
details reflect in the price as to what things are worth
- which is why he is up early to see everything. "You
can spend $10 for the carwash - and get another $200 for
the car." Ereka is awoken by the drills that are trying
to make their apartment look better - and her team is
discussing the price for the apartment.
Meanwhile. Heidi is concerned about her mom - but mom
wants her to stick it out, so she will. Heidi would love
to eliminate Omarosa, who is complaining about her head.
Amy thinks that Omarosa is using it as an excuse while
Heidi calls her 'Worthless and Useless'. She'll have
another reason to bitch out Omarosa, because as Heidi
goes out to walk - she notices that Omarosa is playing
basketball with 2 kids. This drives her nuts, and she
can't wait to get back into the Board Room.
Katrina, trying avoid going to the Board Room, hires a
contractor to survey the place and it only costs them
$1,500 - thanks to Katrina's feminine ability. Bill -
"Do you think we'd be able to get him to do that? It's a
woman's world. we're living in, Nick." The problem is
that the woman who isn't living up to the standpoint is
Tammy, who once again is living up to her role as the
royal scarer. She is scaring Katrina as she asks for
clearly undoable things from the contractor, to the
point that Katrina tells Tammy not to talk to them.
"Tammy adds absolutely no value to the team. In fact ,
she only adds obstacles and I feel like I have to
The houses are renovated - and they look nice. Katrina
is convinced that she outdid Troy, while Troy is
determined to beat Katrina. Now the teams need to be
determined to get someone to buy the apartment - and
it's not looking good for Troy's team as some of the
furnishings are falling down. Katrina's team isn't doing
much better either - as it's 3:15 and neither team has
secured a buyer yet - remember, this needs to be done in
72 hours - and the 72nd hour is 5pm.
It's 4:15 - and everyone is getting anxious. Bill
finally got someone - but she is going low and Bill only
gets $1,650 - which is a 10% markup. That means that the
only team only needs to sell their place by more than
$1,320 - and in this market, it should be very simple to
do. It is - they get someone to rent out the place for
$1,525 - a 27% increase. They all give Heidi a hug for
support - but Kwame and Omarosa are not in the hug, and
that could speak volumes.
While waiting to go to the Board Room, Omarosa is still
complaining about her headache to Tammy - which pisses
off Katrina, who is mad that Omarosa is creating drama
with the headache, while Heidi, who has had her mom take
care of cancer, is not creating any drama.
Time to go to the Board room for the results. Carolyn
was very happy with the effort and shows the 10% - but
George says that his team was a 27% increase. Katrina
cries foul, saying that Troy was unethical and
dishonest. Donald says that Troy duped Katrina, and
Katrina denies it, adding that The Donald probably
doesn't want anyone to be dishonest into his company.
Tammy then pipes in, saying that Katrina was duped,
which gets the whole group rolling in laughter - except
Katrina, who is staring daggers at Tammy. Nonetheless,
even though Katrina lost, I think she won in the long
run, learning a lesson from Trump and setting up the
groundwork to get rid of Troy, should he wind up back in
the Board Room.
Troy's team, however, isn't going to the Board Room, as
they get to go to a picnic in the country. Before that
happens, Donald asks Heidi if she wants to continue?
Heidi says that she wants to stay - and she asks not to
be judged with that in mind. Donald makes sure that
everyone wants her to stay - and he looked really well
in that exchange. Heidi agrees, saying that Donald was
more like a friend than a mogul. At the picnic,
Omarosa's headache is suddenly gone and Amy, although
she despises Omarosa, is going to make sure that her
team keeps winning - which unfortunately means that she
will also keep Omarosa in the game.
Katrina's team, however, will be losing a member, as
they go to the Board Room. She s plotting with Ereka to
get rid of Tammy, as she is fuming about what Tammy said
in the Board Room. Bill want to know if Katrina is going
to say who she is bringing with her to the Board Room -
but she says no and she is putting Bill up for not
charging a high price in the negotiations. Ereka is
trying to convince Tammy that they weren't duped, but
Tammy just isn't getting it and everyone wants her gone.
Will the Donald feel the same way? Carolyn asked Tammy
why she didn't deal with the negotiations - and she
defended herself by delegating it to Bill. Bill defends
himself by saying that he needs better prospects coming
in. Donald goes after Tammy for going against the team.
Tammy says that she was defending Troy - but you don't
defend someone on the other team, as the team takes the
advantage and calls her disloyal. Katrina predictably
brings Katrina and Bill with her to be judged, and Nick
and Ereka are safe.
Who's going home? Carolyn wasn't impressed with Katrina
- but she said that Tammy didn't bring anything to the
table. George wasn't impressed with Katrina either - but
it's clear that she wasn't the cause of the failure.
Donald admits that Troy caused some bad blood. Katrina
does the right thing here, and goes into why Tammy
should be gone, adding that she had to concentrate
energy into babysitting her, which stopped Katrina from
being effective. Tammy counters by saying that Katrina
is pointing fingers. Tammy's argument is weak - and not
effective enough. Donald tells Tammy that due to her
being ineffective, getting into the team's way, and
being a general detriment, she's fired.
Donald thought the decision was much tougher than George
did, who said that Tammy brings nothing to the table.
Next week's Board Room promises (according to NBC) to be
the best one ever, which means that we should be seeing
the final round of Heidi vs. Omarosa. I'll be here next
week, selling the tickets to the fight.