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of Donald Trump to win the job of a lifetime as an apprentice
with the Trump Organization.
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Host: Donald J. Trump
Assistants: George Ross, Carolyn Kepcher
Creator: Mark Burnett
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Episode 8 - February 26
On the last show, We saw the wacky Tammy finally
eliminated from the show. Will this mean that better
things are in store for Protege? Or will they pull a Sam
and continue to spiral downwards?
Amy is happy that Katrina and Bill return - without
Tammy, and Nick and Troy are happy - but because it's
game time. Bill is back - but now he has an axe to grind
with Katrina and Ereka, since he felt that he should not
have been brought to the Board Room. The people become
fewer, the tensions are higher...
...and no one can be more stressed out than Heidi, who's
mom has cancer - and she's the most stressed out with
Omarosa, who is still claiming to have a headache from
the plaster that fell on her head. OMarosa thinks that
she has been a trooper about it, but it's grating on the
rest of the women, who are contempting her right now.
Amy - "She is a scheming , conniving bitch." Ouch.
The teams better be scheming now, as the next plan has
been set out. Trump decides that the next challenge will
be branding-related, as he unleashes his new product -
Trump Ice water. The team that sells the most of it
wins. The winning project manager gets a helicopter with
2 of their teammates. The losing project manager will
also get to bring 2 of their teammates - to the Board
Troy is starting to create a campaign - and he is
starting to feel a little full of himself. Amy is
concerned that he is being a little bit used-car
salesmanish, but that's what's been working so far.
Ereka is thrilled to be the Project Manager - but Bill
calls her emotional and he is concerned about her
leadership. He is even more frustrated when his ideas,
which sound very good, are being dismissed by ereka -
and usually when that happens, it's the leader that's
usually dismissed from the game. Despite this, Bill
masks his frustration and succeeds in selling the first
water of the game - 2 palates (12 cases) worth.
The lesson of the week: "Beggars Can't Be Choosers".
You won't be able to sell anything if you beg - if the
strategy doesn't work, then take your lumps and move on.
Troy does this, asking for space for water, which has
the bar owner asking if they have the product outside.
Meanwhile, Omarosa and Amy are going to sell water
together - and they have an agreement that if Omarosa
says something bad, then Amy will kick her. Omarosa will
be having problems walking by the time the day is over,
because she is completely mangling the strategy of what
they are doing. They are selling water - but not nearly
as much (in terms of both quality and price) that Amy
wanted. They wanted 1,500 cases - but they haven't sold
nearly enough. Amy has had enough of Omarosa. "She can't
sell her way out of a paper bag."
We have the same tension between Ereka and Nick. "She's
trying to tell me how to sell - it's like trying to tell
the pope how to pray." Nick wants Ereka to be less
hands-on, while everyone wants to cut Omarosa's hands
off. Her and Kwame go out for...hairstyling? Yes, she
gets prettied up, but they sell 2 cases.
Troy gets an idea - instead of selling them all in one
shot, he says that he can send out orders if terms of
weekly shipments - and he can get them all out that way.
They love that idea - and that may be the one that put
them over the top. Nick, conversely, wants to bring them
to the promised land - but he winds up giving out free
water instead. Oops. Bill - "Nick is one of those people
who jumps out of a plane before learning how to use the
parachute." To add to it, Nick doesn't fill out the
paperwork properly - and some of their transactions
aren't going to be approved. Ereka blames Nick, Nick
blames Ereka, and Bill looks like he wants to sell
tickets to the fighting event - and wondering if he can
use the proceeds for the water sales. Sorry, Bill, you
The sales have been tabulated - and it's time to figure
out what to do with the time while everyone is waiting.
Kwame works out, while Bill, Amy, Nick and Omarosa do a
little dancing, where Nick puts the moves on Amy - and
Katrina, who sees the reserved Nick turn into a Cyrano,
thinks that she could be his downfall. Even Omarosa is
hugging Nick. Yikes! Bill puts it the best: "There was a
love fest, and in 12-15 hours, there's going to be war."
Fastforward to 12 hours later. The war is starting, and
the returning George fires the first shot - $6,283.45
for Protege. Carolyn's group, Versacorp, only sold
$4,015.93 - so they take the loss. Heidi, the Project
Manager, takes Troy and Amy with her to the helicopter
ride, while Ereka's group crashes and burns. To
celebrate, Heidi calls mom and tells her that she won,
and she sniffles about it and tells her much she loves
her. AwwwwBarf. The helicopter ride makes her feel
better, as they fly around the statue of liberty. Amy
thinks that this rates as the best prize yet...
...but what's even better is that they don't have to go
to the Board Room. Ereka says that she is bringing in
Bill - but only as a measure of support. The real person
that she wants to eliminate is Nick, due to his lack of
sales. Bill, knowing that Ereka stabbed her the last
time, is very wary, and I have to agree. She is much
better off bringing in Katrina as an ally. She is also
making a mistake to tell Nick that he is going to the
Board Room - because now Nick has a chance to think of a
strategy to defend himself. "If she slings mud in this
direction, it's a bad move. I'll ask her leading
questions that will cause her to implode."
At the Board Room, we find out that the team lost on
Distribution - which is Nick's specialty. Ereka goes
after Nick, saying that he didn't do his homework, but
Nick said that he did and went to the website. He
accuses Ereka of being frazzled - but Ereka accuses Nick
that she was fixing Nick's mistakes and brings out the
papers with all of the distribution numbers. Katrina
says that Ereka did a good job - and Donald tells
Katrina that she's doing it because she is not going to
be selected. Sure enough, she isn't, and Bill and Nick
are joining Ereka into the final deliberations. Donald -
"Ereka, your girlfriend just gave you a break." Does
that mean that Katrina was in bigger trouble in that
challenge than we were led to believe?
Regardless of if she was, she is safe, and the
deliberations start. They don't like Nick's lack of
sales rapport. George says that what's worse is someone
who can't control their emotions. Donald tells Bill to
shut up - and that he's safe - but he is asked who did
the worse job. He says Ereka, because she dismissed most
of his ideas, and Ereka looks like she would fire Bill -
right through the window. Donald goes right after the
fact that Katrina wasn't selected because they were
friends - and that Bill shouldn't have been there. That
decision to save Katrina (and leaving in Bill, who
applied the final knife sheathing) has doomed her, as
Trump cans her for being too emotional. "In business,
that could just kill you."
The nastiness continues after the Board Room. Bill
offers to shake her hand, but Ereka declines, saying
"You sold me out." Bill retorts with "Short memory" and
they leave. Ouch.
The cuts will be more painful next week, as we are down
to half of the staff. We have eliminated the people who
can't defend themselves, and now we are down to 8 pit
bulls. The next Board Rooms should be a lot of fun - and
next week could be the most fun of them all...