Sixteen candidates, hit hard by the recent economic crisis,
are chosen by the most powerful name in real estate for the
ultimate job interview.
Recaps by Eric Pierce, GSNN
Donald Trump Jr.
Donald J. Trump
Trump Entertainment LLC & Mark
Trump Tower, NYC
10p ET Thurs, NBC
MATERIAL COPYRIGHT 1999-2010 GAMESHOWNEWSNET.COM. All rights reserved.
No infringement of copyright is intended by these fan pages; production companies of shows this site covers retain all rights to the sounds, images, and information contained herein.
Copyrighted material appearing on this site constitutes fair
use, and no challenge to copyright is implied.
Web design by Jason Elliott. Logo by Chico Alexander.
Powered by 1&1
James is gone and can no longer be the scapegoat of
elitism for Octane. David however should be able to serve well as a whipping
boy. Steuart is still not over some of David's actions and confronts him in the
loft. Wade is supposed to be stepping into the role of Project Manager, but
Clint thinks Wade is weak. Am I still writing about the men's team?
Welcome back to The Apprentice. It's time to get our task! Sometime after Tyana
spends time with Russell Simmons. (No, Miss Cougar didn't pounce on him. Yes,
she received a $10,000 Calvin Klein gift certificate.)
This week is all about popcorn! Each team will create a guerilla marketing
stunt/viral video for Popcorn Indiana.
The PMs are Clint and Mahsa. Let's get it on!
Mahsa begins leading Fortitude by telling them that she is going to be very
bossy. Thank you captain obvious. They meet with Charlie Todd, a viral video
expert and the only thing that we truly learn is that Tyana is against every
idea. Literally. She's convinced that the women aren't funny and are missing the
objective. Looks like someone is picking a side.
Fortitude finally settles on an idea of people working out in the gym and eating
popcorn gluttonously. Haven't seen the execution and at first glance I might
have to agree with Tyana
Speaking of gluttony, David is chowing down on a bagel in the Octane war room.
Unfortunately, that bagel (note I said bagel, not brick!) apparently is chowing
down on David's tooth. David loses half a tooth to a New York Bagel. So, David
shuttles off to the dentist and the rest of the team relishes to moment knowing
that if they lose, David's ouster is a lox.
The food puns will now cease.
The women are in Gold's Gym shooting their clip and it's not fantastic. Donald
Jr. notes that Mahsa is doing a great job as director, but because she is doing
almost all of the work, it will be very hard for her to pawn a loss off on other
members of her team. Tyana already noticed this believes Mahsa is trying to set
her up by assigning her flip cam videography. Ever think you could get fired for
your flip camera work? Welcome to today's tough economy.
Octane is having a popcorn fight in front of Trump Tower. It's not quite a flash
mob, but the team seems to be working together and is for the most part behind
their concept. They shoot a few scenes for commercial use and then start an all
out brawl of popcorn-to-the-face! I gotta admit, it would have been fun to be
there, but will it translate on video and will it become a win?
The teams head to the edit bay, which means it's your last chance for
Tyana sits in complete facepalm. She Negative Nancys the team's idea and Mahsa
shuts her down saying that there is no opportunity to change it now. Tyana cries
in confessional saying that she is on Mahsa's side and can't imagine Fortitude
winning the task.
No similar cries or scapegoating coming from Octane. At least not yet.
The video review is complete. Popcorn Indiana's rep and Charlie Todd have voiced
their opinions. We enter the boardroom.
Fortitude back up Clint saying he was a strong PM. Trump asks why Wade backed
down from being PM and Wade says that Clint's role was predetermined and that he
didn't want to shake up the team prior to a task. Fair enough.
Trump questions Fortitude and let the defection begin. Mahsa is confident in
their video. The team is confident. Tyana... not so much. She raises her hand
when Trump asks if anyone thinks they lost. To their credit both Tyana and Mahsa
are straight forward about their opinions, but they are really choosing horrible
times to fight.
Tyana believes the women failed to create an event and thinks the gym concept
was contrived. Mahsa asks Tyana what ideas she came up with. Sorry, I don't
think you read that the way the rest of the world heard it...
WHAT IDEAS DID YOU COME UP WITH TYANA? WHAT IDEAS TYANA? WE HAD A DEADLINE TYANA?
WHAT IDEAS DID YOU HAVE?!
Tyana was unable to answer with any ideas, so Mahsa berating was accurate, but
as PM, she's still going to struggle if the women lose.
The videos are screened for Trump and the verdict is handed down.
While the men's video treated the product violently and didn't hit the tagline
hard, the women failed to push their gym concept far enough to be considered
mildly viral so Octane wins!
Clint will be meeting with Steve Forbes as a reward.
More importantly, Fortitude's loss means the boardroom firing will be that much
more entertaining. Boxing anyone?
In this corner Mahsa, the PM, the only one who can take full responsibility for
the concept and the loudest woman in Apprentice Boardroom history.
And in this corner, Tyana, the ultimate naysayers who averted responsibility so
well that it will be nearly impossible to fault her for anything on this task.
Mahsa stars out with the standard flurry of punches. Tyana was ineffective.
Tyana didn't work as a team player. Tyana provided no creative ideas.
Tyana counters with Mahsa did all the work. Mahsa lost. Mahsa was the PM. Mahsa
didn't create an event like the men did.
And then the unthinkable begins to brew. Mahsa unleashes a wide net of attacks
trying desperately to find someone for Trump to get rid of. She attacks both
Poppy and Liza saying they contributed in menial ways. The saving grace being
that given the time constraints, everyone but Tyana fell in line.
Then the spectators chime in. Poppy thinks Tyana should be fired. Stephanie says
you should never come to someone with a problem if you don't have a solution and
thus renders Tyana's complaints irrelevant. And Liza, the person who has
probably been beaten upon by Mahsa more than anyone else, with a perfect
opportunity to put Mahsa down for the count...
Little Liza says Tyana should be fired!
And thus, the downward spiral begins.
Mahsa brings Liza and Tyana back into the boardroom. The 3 Trumps throw all
sorts of barbs trying to find a reason why the team would not take the
opportunity to get rid of Mahsa, but clearly Mahsa paid off Fortitude
Tyana, you're fired!
Ladies and gents, this is the biggest Apprentice escape we have seen in a while.
I have to wonder if this could become a big zero to hero story. Time will
Next week, America's Next Top Model invades the Apprentice. Ok, not really...
To see this episode in its
entirety, visit the official website at