Love to Interrupt
The DiGeorge Files
Eighteen men and women have been
chosen by the most powerful man in real estate for a 15-week
job interview, in which only one can be named president of one
of his companies.
will Donald Trump choose as his next Apprentice?
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Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Host: Donald Trump
Assistants: George Ross and Carolyn Kepcher
Creator: Mark Burnett
EP: Mark Burnett, Donald Trump
Packager: Mark Burnett Productions, Trump Productions.
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"Scoop Dreams" -
After a slam-bang first episode, we are off to the
second episode. We start it off in the Boardroom, where
the guys predict that going home is.... Andy.
Buzzzzzzzzzz. Rob is toast, and Andy coming up confirms
it. Andy reiterates that since he is the youngest person
there, he has to be 100 times tougher than everyone
else. Kevin says that going sucks, but he is reminded by
Chris that as long as they keep their eye on the big
picture and win, then they won't have to go down to the
As everyone is toasting to the fact that they are still
in the game, Bradford is happy that they know who is
good at what for the next challenge. Maria, meanwhile
wants to know what Bradford brings to the table, and is
distressed that him, the 'Weakest Link', is exempt. She
wants to know what's going to happen when he is put in a
real pressure-filled position. We probably won't see
that this week...
...but we do see Bradford picking up the phone the next
morning and being told to meet in front of the Trump
Tower at 8:00 am. While Maria is worrying about her
black and pink shoes, Stacie is worried about the
personality in the team, thinking that the relationships
are phony and they are here to cut each other's throat.
The women all want to cut Stacie's throat, with Maria
adding that her behavior on yesterday's challenge is not
something they will forget easily.
The Donald wants to start up his own ice cream business,
and he wants to call it Donald's Ice Cream Parlor. The
ice cream business is a 20 billion dollar industry - and
Donald wants a piece of it. Everyone will be working
with Ciao Bella Gelato Company. They have to create a
flavor, and then sell it. Whoever makes the most amount
of money wins, while losing sends them all back to the
The guys have a random draw to determine who the Project
Manager is - and it's Kelly, who, with his military
experience, gets everyone discussing for ten minutes.
That turns Pamela off, but John's suggestion to get
distributors was a good idea. they all realize that the
girls are sexier, so they had to get a plan going to
counter it. Kelly splits up the group to a sales team
with Wes leading, and a distribution team with him
Apex, on the other hand, decides to brainstorm. Ivana,
the Project Manager, decides to split everything to
sales and distribution. Ivana adds that she would be
more cooperative, which turns Bradford's head. Meow.
They all pow-wow in terms of flavors, and Bradford is
worried that it's too much velvet glove and not enough
Mosaic meets the Ciao Bella, and Pamela is asking all
sorts of questions about the ice cream - everything
about how it's made, but nothing about how to sell it.
Kelly and Andy are discussing on how Pamela's questions
are leading them nowhere, and her questions about how
many people are needed and how the production works are
getting them absolutely nowhere.
Trump's lesson of the week - 'Get Organized'. You
can't get focused with a lack of leadership. Thank you,
Wes calls up a few companies and says that he is an
independent contractor for Ciao Bella ice cream. That is
sort of true, but then he says that he is marketing a
new kind of ice cream, which he can't say yet, but the
focus groups love it. That is total hooey, and even
though he thinks he is good at it, the companies aren't
buying what he is selling. A frustrated Wes winds up
hanging up on a company, Sure, that's a good way to deal
The women go over to Ciao Bella's to brainstorm, and
they come up with around 50 flavors, including Chinese
Pineapple Cake, Margarita, Cocktails, and Lobster.
Lobster? Stacie says that it was total chaos when Ivana
comes up with Shortcake. People stare at her like she
ate too much lobster ice cream.
The guys call up Ciao Bella and ask the important
questions that somehow Pamela never asked. The most
important one - how long will it take to get them the
ice cream. Answer - 14.5 hours. Kevin flippantly says to
drop a chocolate bar in the ice cream and call it a day,
but then they get serious and think about vanilla,
chocolate and donuts. Hmmm... the ice cream person tells
them to go buy donuts, which would cost around $250.
Chris calls up one store - and realizes quickly that one
store will not have 250 donuts. Pamela finds out that
they only have 25 minutes to get them, and they raid the
Dunkin' Donuts, grabbing everything (and making little
kids cry) in the process. It takes them 14 minutes to
get 300 donuts as they clean out 2 stores. I hope they
don't eat them all...
It's 3:45 and Apex still can't come up with a name. They
decide on Red Velvet Cake - which is a smooth cake with
cream cheese and pecans (C-Note: Pecans? What red velvet
cake are YOU eating?). They suggest it to the main ice
cream maker, who say that it's... interesting. They do
have the ingredients, so they don't have to go get the
ingredients. As they are done, Jennifer G. notices that
the men are bringing in donuts for their idea. She
realizes that their asses may be getting kicked on this
Also not helping? Stacie under a table hiring temps to
distribute the product. Just what Apex needs - more
chaos. All of the women stared at each other, as none of
them told her to do it. "Stacie J. is a loose cannon."
says Elizabeth, "She needs adult supervision."
The happy production team comes back, with Pamela
stating that they can put dog feces in the ice cream and
it tastes good - and they meet a very unhappy sales
group, who didn't get much done. Wes doesn't know if
it's worth doing and Raj thought that Wes was wasting
his time. Andy comes up with a great idea - some of the
proceeds will be donated to charity. Kevin, who's
brother had leukemia, suggests that the money go to the
Leukemia/Lymphoma Foundation. The guys think it's a
great idea and the idea is to go to the park and hustle,
The ladies come out and say hi to the guys. They all
notice that all of the guys plans are out in the open -
and they decide to spy on it. They see that the guys are
going to the park - and they, who originally wanted to
hit 42nd street, think that the idea is good enough to
steal. The women think that they have the advantage,
when Bradford telling the guys that, "You need to grow a
set of boobies to beat MY girls." BRADFORD's girls? They
all turn around and you can tell that they are hoping
that the exemption didn't exist.
Mosaic gets to Times Square at 7:15, with the hopes of
selling the ice cream at 8am. The guys all decide that
they should all dress in uniform, so they all wear a
classic ice cream parlor look - with Raj's bow ties. The
ice cream truck showed up at 7:45 and everyone got to
sample the wares. John told everyone that they needed to
save money - and hence to not eat. Raj says that he is
hypoglycemic - and he needs to eat. John is convinced
that no one should eat and winning the task is above
food. Kelly pulls rank on him and says that he is taking
out $5 per person so they can get food. John protests,
but Kelly says so noted and doles out the money, saying
that they can all make it back with an extra sale. "That
was a crazy immature notion and not a winning strategy,"
notes Raj, who apparently will not be giving John any
Bradford, meanwhile, goes over to the girls, and tells
them to take out the weapons and wanted them to wear
short skirts and halter tops. The women overturn him and
don't want to play the sex card. They are there later
than the guys, who get a jump. Raj insists that they
have a breakfast spin on it with donuts - and it really
helped. The benefits for the Leukemia Society also was a
hit and the guys seem to be creating a huge lead.
Apex does decide to setup by the tickets booth, which
worked - until some angry street peddlers wanted to see
their permits. Oops. The women decided to move the carts
- in opposite directions. Oops. Neither team realizes
this until Bradford wonders where Ivana is - and they
destroy their umbrella top. Ooops. Oh yeah, they pass by
Mosaic, who realizes that the women are in trouble.
The women decided to set up like the guys did, but in
order to do that, they need the second cart, which is on
42nd and 7th. Now Broadway runs concurrent to that, so
they could have mistaken 7th for Broadway, which in this
case, is exactly what Stacie did. Now Stacie comes from
New York, so you would think that she would at least
know where she was in her own city, right? Wrong. They
finally find each other, but not before wasting even
more time and I don't possibly see how Apex is going to
win this - especially since the guys are making a mint.
I mean the guys - not Pamela, who sounds as convincing
as a brick. Raj notices this, and makes a note to not
make her a salesperson as she screamed that someone
screamed at her.
They realize that women sell, so the guys recruit sexy
women to scoop out the ice cream for them. Now THIS is
what the guys should have done in the first season, but
Pamela is aghast - and aghast when Raj says, "Any man
who purchases (ice cream) gets a kiss from the beautiful
Anna." Andy, just to complete the moment asks - and gets
- Anna's number when they are done.
After a very slow start, Apex finally gets the ball
rolling, Bradford is doing a very good job getting
people to get ice cream, adding that Bradford is a
hustler. Jennifer G. also does a very smart move, as she
invites restaurateurs to look - and possibly buy - the
ice cream. A bulk purchase order could be more than
enough to make up the gap and get them the win.
Is it enough? The guys have a decision to make, as they
need to determine how much to give to charity. Too much
money given to charity could cause them to lose the
competition. They decide to give around $150 and change
They all move into the Board Room to find out. Apex made
$2,472. Mosaic made... $2,707.85. Mosaic wins, and Kelly
is exempt. Donald is told that Ivana was the Project
Manager, and was told "Ay-yi-yi. I shudder when I hear
that name." Heh. Mosaic told Donald that it was a
combination of a better product and better sales
strategy. Their reward? A trip to Petrosian, where the
finest caviar in the world is. Apex will go to the
Boardroom, where someone - who isn't Bradford, will get
canned. Kelly asks if the whole amount that they made
can be donated to Kevin's charity - and Donald says yes.
HUGE brownie points for Kelly.
Bradford says that the loss sucks - like kryptonite to
Superman. He is pissed that they lost by $250 to a
completely organized Mosaic, adding that if they were
more organized, they would have crushed Apex. It is Apex
that is doing the crushing - as they are crushing the
caviar, which Pamela loves. She is enjoying life while
the guys looked like they were completely out of their
element. Kelly tells the guys how great they did, while
Andy wants them all to stay friends (which causes Pamela
to blanche, because she knows what's coming). All of the
guys then hug each other - which really makes Pamela
Ivana looks ill - but she realizes that they need to
trim the fat. Jennifer and Maria discuss strategy, and
Elizabeth suggests to get rid of Ivana, who calls in
Marie to see what is going on. Marie tells her that
seeds of discontent (which she is planting, but she
doesn't tell Ivana this) are being planted. They all
decide that they want to get rid of Stacie - and after
that discussion, she walks into the room. The girls then
all walk out of the room, and she realizes what's going
Stacie confronts Jennifer, who tells her that for
someone who knows NYC, she didn't know where she was.
Bradford tells the women to step up to the plate. The
women, who really don't want to hear any of it, tell him
to go away as they pack up their bags. Bradford, who
repeats that he doesn't have to pack up his, says that
he plans on participating and giving his 2 cents worth
as well. We'll see...
The Donald was amazed that the women lost by a large
margin - especially since the guys had to buy supplies
and donated $150 to charity. Carolyn thought that it
should have been simple, while Bradford, who butchers
Carolyn's name (calling her Caroline), says that they
were unorganized. Donald says that there is a difference
between selling sex and selling SEX. Carolyn said
that they could have dressed in uniforms or have gotten
clowns or anything - but they did nothing.
Donald asks Bradford how Ivana did, and he said average.
Donald reminds everyone that Bradford can't be fired,
and that he could say some tough things. Bradford then
says that he thought he did well, and because of that,
he is going to waive his exemption. Carolyn stares at
him. Ivana stares at him. Everyone stares at him. Donald
says that he will do it - if that's what Bradford wants.
Bradford said yes, and Donald does just that, telling
him that was stupid, as he can now be fired and that
everyone is in the hunt. WHA???? You are told that you
have an exemption, and now you're going to be put back
into the line of fire? Bradford deserves to get fired,
just for doing something like that.
Jennifer M. says that Ivana could be more decisive,
while Sandi says that the cart wasn't in communication
for 3 hours. Ivana says that Stacie gave them the wrong
location, which is why they were lost. Donald was
wondering why they couldn't see them if they are half a
block apart. Well, you can't really see it from that
aspect, so I don't blame them. Stacie says that Ivana
did a horrible job. Ivana says that Stacie needed
supervision, citing her going under the tables and
getting temps. Stacie says that she was a worse
liability, while Jennifer says that Stacie should be
fired. Sandi says that she would fire Stacie - and so
does everyone else. Things are not looking good for her.
Ivana now has the choice - and she decides that she will
bring in 3 people. She will bring in Stacie, Jennifer
G... and Bradford, as she is sensing that Bradford may
have done something very stupid that he could get called
on. Ivana tries to explain to Bradford - but he
understands, and says that it was dumb. Ivana calls
Jennifer in to say that they all need to be in
agreement, and Jennifer responds by saying that the page
is still the same. Carolyn would get rid of Ivana, while
George wants to get rid of Stacie.
Back they go into the board room, and everyone pounces
on Stacie. The problem is that it's to no avail, as the
Donald has made up his mind. Yes, Stacie was a
distraction. Yes, Ivana was a horrible leader, but
according to Donald, "Bradford made a stupid, impulsive,
life-threatening decision, that frankly, if you were
running a company, and make that kind of decision, you
destroy that company." Adding that he doesn't want that
sort of person running his company, he tells Bradford
that he's fired.
Stacie is speechless. Ivana buried her head in her hand.
I agree with Mr. Trump, but for a different reason - you
can't put yourself ahead of the game, and Bradford's ego
was clearly to big for the game - or for Mr. Trump. Even
though he realized his mistake, he realized it a little
too late, and hence, he's gone.
Afterwards, he admitted that it wasn't a smart move, but
that he did it for the sake of the team. That still
makes no sense, because you are not playing for the team
- you are playing for you. I think that was a thinly
veiled excuse for the fact that Bradford was trying to
use the move to make him look great - a move that
With that, let's turn to the scoreboard and see who
else's plans royally backfired this week.
So Far, So Good - Jennifer M., Stacy, Kelly, Sandi,
Elizabeth, Kevin, Andy, Raj, Chris
So Far, Not So Good - John, Wes, Jennifer G.
In Trouble - Stacie, Maria, Ivana, Pamela
You're Fired - Bradford
Will Stacie be gone? Or is Pamela digging her own grave?
We'll get the scoop next week.