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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
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Episode 10 - March 11
This is the episode after Omarosa leaves - and
everyone is ecstatic. "I wanted to have some electric
shock - but they said that they didn't have any," says
Troy, who is relieved that Omarosa is gone. Heidi is
thrilled and does the "Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead"
dance that Tom made famous on Survivor - and she is also
happy that the operation that her mom had was
successful. She prioritizes her family first, then the
Speaking of the competition, that comes next as the
group meets at 9:30 am in front of a set of rickshaws.
Those rickshaws are the next challenge, as Donald says
that transportation in the city is a disaster (and I
agree). Each team has a shift from 10am to 6pm to try to
get as much money as they can be operating the
rickshaws. Whoever makes the most money wins.
Kwame is the team leader, but Kwame has the great idea -
how can they get money besides giving people rides on
rickshaws? Troy comes up with another good idea -
prepaid rickshaw cards (like a bus ticket) that they can
use any time that they need to.
On the other side, Bill, who won the coin toss, is the
team captain and he suggests that they all dress up in
character outfits. Katrina suggests Ben Affleck and
Sharon Stone, which isn't a good idea - but Amy's idea
of selling advertising is a great idea which could be
the key to the win. They call back all of their old
clients to see if they could get the advertising. "We
could be like NASCARS...if we put this together, it
could be a bloodbath."
The cards for Versacorp are done, and Troy decides to
cold call the companies - something that Heidi doesn't
think will work. Heidi seems to be distracted by her
mom's situation, and Kwame is making a note of it. Hmmmm...
Bill is letting the ladies do the talking, and that's
doing very well. Amy calls up Marquis Jets, and he said
that he'll do it - IF Amy and Katrina wear the Marquis
clothing line, too. Amy says that it's a deal, and
Marquis Jets is in.
Bill talks to Katrina about selling big ticket items -
and Katrina, says that she knows about it because Heidi
told her that her team is trying to do that. Katrina
also adds that she is feeling slighted because it's
convenient to talk to her about her looks when he needs
to sell a product, but he consistently ignores her when
it comes to ideas. "I'm not successful because I dress
cute." Bill's response? "Katrina doesn't like the way I
lead. My response? Step aside, then." My response? Both
Bill and Nick seem to use that tactic, and the slighted
women could come back to bite both of them at the end.
Trump's lesson? Thinking Out of the Box - sure,
it's a cliche, but it's a successful one, and the people
who are the most successful will take that one to heart.
Kwame brings back the incentive program and tells the
drivers that whoever gets the most money at both noon
and the end of the day makes an extra $100. Versacorp is
making much more than that as they have advertising
plastered all over their rickshaws.
One of the advertisers banners get destroyed, and Nick
thinks that they should call the company and give them a
few hundred dollars back. Bill disagrees, saying that
they got some value, but Nick insists and Bill sends him
off to meet him. That impressed me, as Nick is more
concerned with his ethics than Bill's ideas of saving
every penny. "Without your reputation, you're pretty
Nick speaks to Alberto, who is thrilled that he is
getting a $250 credit. Bill's reaction? "That sucks", as
he is concerned about losing the competition and getting
sacked. Nick realizes that the company is much more
important than a $250 refund, and although Amy is also
upset, Katrina doesn't say anything, nods, and notices
George taking notes...
Both teams seem to be doing well with getting customers
- but Kwame, who apparently hasn't seen the Yaphet Kotto
episode in TV Nation, can't get anyone to go with him on
a ride. Amy and Katrina get the same treatment, with
Katrina getting upset that Amy is using her body to get
We have more frustration at the other side as Troy, who
is trying to sell the cards, is not getting any
business. They all reconvene in a restaurant and they
decide to go out, change their clothes and go out and
have fun. Kwame turns into the Rickshaw Cowboy and they
are making money and having fun - until Heidi mouths off
to the customers - and then notices that Versacorps
rickshaws had advertising all over it. "That's a great
idea."' says Troy. "I didn't think of it...we were
looking up the ass of a dead dog with fleas if we
thought that we were going to go up against that and
Versacorp is digging out the shallow grave for the dead
dog as Nick and Bill count the money from the drivers.
Even though they didn't get much money, Amy is convinced
that the team won, while Katrina is about to sharpen her
knives and dig into Bill if they lose and Bill takes her
to the Board Room. Protege may have done better with the
fares - was it enough to offset the advertising? As they
go into the Board Room, the answer is...no. George says
that Versacorp made $621.39 on the cab - but picked up
$3,450 on the advertising with people that they dealt
with before. Their total profit was $3,681 for the day.
On the other side, Protege didn't think of advertising
and they only made $382.68. Troy admitted that they
didn't think of advertising - and he admitted that they
took a pretty good thumping.
Versacorp wins again - and as a reward, they get to go
on George's yacht for the day. The losing team sees a
member go bye-bye, and according to The Donald, "At this
stage of the game, I was not impressed...I may just fire
all of you." OUCH.
On the yacht, Versacorp had some drinks and enjoyed the
moment. Katrina notices that Amy and Nick are still
making googly eyes at each other. "They are playing each
other in some sort of strange way... I think in the end,
Nick will win." Nick thinks that being aligned with her
is good, while Amy's goal is to make it to the end
without every losing. We'll see if that happened and if
it does, she is probably a shoo-in to win the whole
Thinking about winning is the furthest way from
Versacorp, as they are planning the defenses. Troy jokes
around with Heidi and Kwame, telling them that he is
bringing both of them - which is cute, because they are
the only people left on the team. Troy and Kwame seem to
have a warrior's bond between them, while Heidi tells
Katrina that her mom is more important than winning the
cab challenge. That may be great in real life, but I am
sensing that Heidi, who isn't thinking about the
challenge, could be mentally unprepared this time
Versacorp hits the board room, where Donald scolds them
for being badly beaten. "I didn't see any good ideas
from any of you." Troy thought his card idea was good.
"Our idea was great, theirs was brilliant, and that's
the way it goes." Heidi is accused of disagreeing, but
she wasn't - but the Donald may have been hinting that
she should have - and she does say that it was Troy's
They talked about driving the rickshaw, and Kwame says
that it wasn't successful, saying that he got no
customers. He is asked who he would throw out, he would
say Heidi, only because he's been with Troy longer.
Heidi would select to get rid of Troy, and Troy is asked
to only bring one person with him to the Board Room.
Troy selects... Kwame to stay up, because he did a good
job, while Trump counters it by saying that Kwame spend
the whole afternoon running around in a rickshaw getting
The Donald is intonating that Kwame did the worse job,
but Troy goes with the allegiance, something that Heidi
calls him on when they are in the hall. She calls Troy
an @$$hole, and tells him that he knew that she did
better and that he was just covering for him. I have to
agree with that, and it's a toss-up now in terms of who
is going to get fired.
Back in the Board Room, George says that Heidi came up
with nothing, but that Troy came up with a lousy idea.
Carolyn counters it by saying that at least Troy came up
with something, while Heidi has been riding on coattails
for most of the show. OUCH. Troy and Heidi come back,
and Troy says that she is a good salesperson while he
has been selected for three tasks. Carolyn gets into it
with Heidi telling her that Troy has been leader for 3
times while Heidi has only been the leader once, and she
accuses of setting Troy up for the fall.
Donald says that people have said that Troy is a good
leader - but he also remarks that no one has said the
dame about Heidi. George tells both of them that neither
of them would survivor in a corporate environment and
there shouldn't be any explanations. Troy thought that
they wanted one, and Donald does - but not 'a long and
boring one that put me to sleep.'
Trump decides that the difference is the following -
Troy had lost as a team leader - but at least he's been
up there three times. Heidi hasn't contributed as either
a leader or a follower, and hence, she's fired. "I just
don't think that she has the leadership qualities to run
one of my companies." Troy and Heidi exchange a hug and
she leaves to visit her mother.
We get a week's break due to a recap - and the NCAA
tournament - and then the final 6 get to go down to
Atlantic City. Tune in next week to see who comes up