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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
Host Donald Trump
VO Joe Cipriano
Judges Donald Trump Jr.
Ivanka Trump
Creator Mark Burnett
EP Mark Burnett
Donald J. Trump
Jay Bienstock
Packager Trump Entertainment LLC & Mark Burnett Productions
Origins Trump Tower, NYC
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Week Five
October 14

Mahsa is back in the loft. And the world is shocked. Understandably everyone thought she should be fired after her loss as PM, but Tyana took the bullet and the biggest job interview ever continues.

Wade is finally stepping up to be PM after a 1 week hiatus in responsibility. Wade should have been PM last week after his promise to Mr. Trump, but instead, Clint was and the Octane win landed Clint a 1-on-1 with Steve Forbes. We see a brief and somewhat boring conversation and then comes this week's task.

Rockport is running this task. (Extra product placement for them, apparently). Each team will be tasked at running a fashion show to release the matching gender line of shoes. As a twist, Donald's eyes and ears on this task will be two professional headhunters. No pressure, but if you do a good job, you could get a job.

Stephanie is the PM for Fortitude. She puts the fashion styling into Kelly's hands and Brandy will be the emcee. They come up with the idea of "A Day in the Life of Tristan". The show will go through Tristan's progression from morning to nightlife. Then as a grand finale, the women are thinking of sending the models out in just their underwear. Kelly, on second thought regrets that she suggested the idea, but Stephanie loves it, so expect some male semi-nudity later in this recap.

Octane is setting up their roles and David wants to be emcee. He has a stand-up comedy background, so it's not too farfetched. Gene says that he has experience doing this as well and eventually Wade agrees to letting them be co-emcees. Clint is afraid of this as he thinks David is still a liability. Time will tell.

On the fashion end, Steuart and Anand have been put in charge of styling and show matching. As Gene puts it, there are wolves in the hen house. Kelly and Poppy are doing the same job for Fortitude and having a good deal of success. They made the wise decision to shop without the models in tow...

Steuart and Anand however managed to marry their models on the trip to the department store and are tethered at the hip. Shopping is chaotic, relationships cross past being professional and we have no idea what kind of fashion the men are going to send down the runway.

With 1 hour to go Fortitude is running through their final looks. Poppy and Kelly reach look 17, the underwear, and Stephanie finds out that they only bought one pair of underwear. Stephanie flips and they rush to buy more underwear. Fun.

With the additional underwear in tow, the women move into their rehearsal and things run very well. Kelly is directing all the models, the VOs sound great and the only qualm is Liza picking on the scabs one of the male models has on his legs.

Octane on the other hand is in serious trouble. Gene has not completed his research on the shoes, so David takes time to point out his ineptitude on stage during the rehearsal. Gene begins steaming and wisely walks away rather than starting an altercation. However, he doesn't spend that time researching the shoes either.

So Heidi Klum comes out to start the show. What? No Heidi? Boo!

Here's the long and the short of it.

The ladies put together a solid show and Brandy does a fantastic job as emcee. Aside from the guy with the scabby legs and the excessively oily men in the finale, it's a solid show that delivered a story and sold the shoes.

The men... Oh dear, where do we start? David opens the show by clunking his way through the welcome and introducing Gene. Gene lumbers up to the stage with his laptop in one hand and a fist of papers in the other. He mispronounces every 3rd word. He has a disruptive cadence. He mixes up the models' names with the names of the shoes. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Your 4th grade daughter puts on better fashion shows in her Barbie Dream House.

The show wraps and we are whisked to the boardroom. Where we learnt that the women have won. No, I didn't skip anything. Trump announces the women as the winners and sends them back to the loft without even uttering a word to the men.

It's gonna be bad folks.

As Trump begins to rail into the men, we find that he has two clear targets, Gene and Wade. Wade bears the assault first.

Trump asks how he could have picked Gene as an emcee. He was horrible. Did you ever test him? why didn't you pull him during rehearsal? Wade's only defense is that he has seen how Gene carries himself over the prior tasks and that Gene said he had emcee experience.

As a side note, Trump adds that David didn't do well either and David rolls his every. (Deal with it, David)

Trump wonders why Wade didn't pick Steuart or Anand as they come across much smoother than Gene or David. Wade says that for similar reason he puts them on the styling for the task and couldn't have them do everything. Trump admits that the one thing the Rockport executives liked was the styling.

Gene who until this point hasn't been spoken to directly stupidly speaks up and says that while this performance was poor that he has successfully completed many speaking functions. Trump silences Gene, reminds him that he was beyond bad and nears the conclusion of his interrogation.

He asks Octane openly if anyone else saw this train coming off the rails prior to the show and everyone kind of nods. He asks Steuart why he didn't step up to be emcee and David answers for him saying that Steuart wanted to "harass the models." Anand comes to Steuart's defense and says the model were not harassed.

So those comments about Steuart having a girlfriend, but that not being an issue, asking the models to lift up their skirt and more weren't at least a tad offensive?

No need to quibble here, everyone should see what is coming. Trump asks Gene who he thinks should be fired and Gene does not point the finger. He tells MR. Trump that if he thinks he(Gene) needs to be fired, go ahead.

Trump does. Gene, you're fired!

And Wade, You're Fired! (Too!)

Ahh, the sweet smell of a double firing. We live for these when watching The Apprentice. Next week the candidates will be crafting and selling tours of NYC. Fun? We'll find out.

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