"The Last Supper" -
We start out this episode
the way we start of the other ones - where the guys, as
usual, guess the wrong person is leaving. Raj, as the
token wrong guesser for the episode, guesses Elizabeth.
The women quickly prove him wrong as they say that
Stacie J is fired. The women explain the whole story to
Raj, and Kevin, who apparently liked Stacie J, goes
after the women, asking them which one of them is
clinically certified to say that she was crazy. Jennifer
adds to that, saying that everyone may have felt
threatened by Stacie, but no one ponied up and said
anything until today, so Stacie could be made out to be
a scapegoat and save everyone else's hides. Yes,
Jennifer, EVERYONE did that, including YOU.
Kevin rightfully rips the women a new one, and at least
Jennifer acknowledges it, adding that Stacie J wasn't
the reason why they lost. She adds that it was
Elizabeth's fault, and she was a terrible leader. The
focus now turns to Elizabeth, who tries to explain
herself, and then has to leave. "I felt like I had been
kicked in the stomach, and I was not sure if I was going
to be able to get up." The Elizabeth issue continues and
the guys, who are just watching, are licking their lips
in wondering how they can carve the women up and eat
them for dinner.
They'll have to wait until the next night, because the
Donald, who is at Jean George restaurant, is there to
meet them at 9am for breakfast. Joining Donald is
Carolyn... and BILL RANCIC (last year's Apprentice
winner) who is there brokering a deal with the
restaurateurs to help them out with Bill's Chicago
project. Bill is also filling in for George, who is out
Speaking of restaurants, each team will be working on a
restaurant property. The objective - to transform
restaurants to eating places. The winning team will be
the team with the highest rating in the Zagat book (a
book that customers fill out reviews for). The losing
team will have someone go bye-bye - unless it's Kevin on
the losing team, since he can't be fired this week.
The women draws a name out of the hat, and Jen C. is the
new project manager. She says that she wants to keep it
simple - and therefore makes it Asian Fusion. Wha? Stacy
was these ideas of grandeur, and Jen, who finds Stacy
the most annoying woman she has ever met, lets her do
Meanwhile, the guys, who draw names out of a fish bowl,
draw out Raj's name, and he gets to be the Project
Manager. However, it's Chris's forts to be in the
restaurant business, and he gives the guys training in
greeting people, including the art of the small talk. As
he does this, he curses the public out, saying that he
hates them - but what he does say makes sense, and he
says that he knows how to turn it on and off. Raj says
he hopes so...
The women are at the restaurant, and Jen C. likes the
decor. Ivana wants to know what the next step is, and
Jen C., realizing that she forgot her computer and
phone, tells them all to go back to their suite, as she
asks for the little munchkin (Stacy). Ivana is
frustrated by Jen C.'s lack of planning and she wonders
how this is going to get done. I am wondering that too,
as Jen C. better make sure that Stacy doesn't hear the
munchkin comment, or this episode is going to get very
That night both teams realize that their places are
dirty. Kevin says that their place is now cleaned, while
the women are realizing that their place needs to be
clean. They decide to pull an all-nighter and clean it
themselves - at 4am to do so. Unbeknownst to them, the
guys hired a cleaning service for their area - so they
didn't have to pull the all-nighter. Ivana is furious.
"You have to be at tip-top shape to open up a
restaurant. Jen C. just doesn't going to get it. If we
are going to pull it off, it's not going to be because
of Jen C.'s leadership skills, I can tell you that right
The Trump lesson of the week - 'Be Respected'.
People have to respect you or you cannot be a leader.
That sounds like a direct attack at Jen C...
...who, after 90 minutes worth of sleep, is ready to go.
Sandy says that it's frustrating getting no sleep, and
it's evident by the women sniping at each other as they
get plates, silverware, and everything needed for the
John decides to volunteer to paint artwork for the
restaurant, as one of the ratings for the Zagat survey
is decor. John knows that if the art sucks, he will be
in the Board Room, but Raj seems to like it and John
seems to be happy.
Far from happy, Elizabeth wants to run promotions and
get 2 people. Jen C. says that she can only give her one
person, which frustrates her because if they lose, she
is going to the Board Room. A sobbing Elizabeth gets
consoled by Maria, and she complains that she can't do
anything right with the team. Jen M. on the other hand,
says that no one has had enough time to do what they
want and she needs to get over it.
Another woman who is unhappy with Jen C's leadership
ability is Stacy, who is getting nuts that Jen C. is
literally hovering over her while she is working. She
takes a deep breath when Jen C. talks to her - and she
accuses her of rolling her eyes. Jen C. then tells both
her and Maria to get dressed. A flabbergasted Maria
looks on as Jen and Stacy get into it and Stacy says
that Jen C. hasn't earned her respect - and walks away.
A frustrated Jen makes a fist sign at Stacy and I am
just wondering if Stacy somehow heard that munchkin
Eventually, the women do get all dressed up, and
Jennifer M. says that the women, although splintered,
are uniting to make sure that they win. Sandy, who is in
charge of the decor, says that she did a great job on it
- but the two old women who go into the restaurant as
the first customers seem to disagree. Jen C., still not
learning from her relations with her own team, goes out
and badgers the women (calling them old bags to the
camera) and tries to persuade them to like the decor,
adding that she loved what Sandy did.
The men's attitude is simple - instead of persuading the
customers, they have to make sure they are happy with
the three things that they are being graded on - Decor,
Food and Service. Raj's problem table, which Chris waits
on, has 4 guys who are going to the theater, complaining
that their soup isn't chilled enough. Chris, who thinks
that the guys are gay, sends John (the most attractive
one there, according to Chris) out there to help them
out - and maybe drop a fork and bend over for them. That
seems silly - but being that the first idea was to send
him out there to give them all a b$owjob, this seems to
be the tamest idea. Sure enough, the guys stare at John,
adding that they now like the soup. Well, the women use
their sex appeal in the first season to win challenges -
all is fair in love and Apprentice competitions.
Back to the women's (Apex) side - and Jen C. is still
badgering the customers, who stare at her, wondering
when she will leave so they can eat their food in peace.
Ivana wisely gets the women to disperse so they can help
customers - and tries to make sure that they don't have
the impression of loafing around.
At Mosaic, Pamela and Andy
both goof around and cater to the customer's every whim.
They seem to be having fun, and the mood permeates among
the staff. When everyone leaves, the guys think they did
a job well done. The women agree - but, as Jennifer M
says, "I think we got together and got this accomplished
despite Jen C."
But did they win the task despite Jen C.? Back at the
board room, we find out the results... Bill says that
according to Zagat, they liked the food, but
they don't like the chairs and tables and the women were
milling around like a bunch of uptight stewardesses.
Food - 22, Decor - 16, Service - 19. Total 57. On
Mosaic's side, they like the food and the artwork,
though not liking the chairs. They also like the
services. Food 22, Decor 18, Service - 21. Total 61.
John and Chris pull through as the guys win - again.
As a reward, the guys get to meet Rudy Giuliani. Jen C.
is shocked at both the outcome and the reviews as her
team has to go back to the Board Room. Ok... so Ivana,
Stacy, Elizabeth and Jen M. all are upset at Jen C.
That's over half of the team. Jen C. better select very
wisely who she brings with her to the Board Room.
The guys meet Rudy in his office, which Raj describes as
a museum. He adds that everyone has to be accountable,
including the leader, and he adds that the leader needs
to know what is important to him and what he believes.
The guys are blown away by this and they are grateful
for the experience.
On the flip of the coin, Jen C. says how ungrateful the
rest of the women are and there is not a bunch of
'witches' that she would like to fire more.
Sandy, who clearly is on the block, since it was her
decor that doomed the team, does the right thing - and
sucks up to Jen C., adding that she has been the best
Project Manager so far. She tells Jen C. that Elizabeth
is weak and should be a target. Elizabeth, sensing this,
starts to plan out her defense and talks to Ivana about
Jen C. continues to talk to Sandy, saying that it was
the two old Jewish fat ladies that cost them the win.
Within earshot of that comment - Stacy, who is also
Jewish. Oops. Jen also calls them b!tches who can kiss
her @ss and Stacy has heard enough. Stacy tells Ivana
and Elizabeth about what's going on and listening to
her, behind her, is Jen C. Oops. Jen C., behind her
back, gives her the finger and then comes up behind her
and asks her to stop spreading controversy. They get
into it, which results in them both being nasty to each
other. Ooh, what fun. Stacy: "If Jen C. wants to bring
me in the Board Room, she better be prepared for what
she's going to be dealing with, because it's not going
to be fun for her." CAT FIGHT!
In the Board Room, Ivana says that there is some
leadership problems due to lack of sleeping. Jen C. says
that her father says that if you have time to
sleep, you had time to work, which doesn't go well with
Donald because he notes that the men had a cleaning
group work for them. Carolyn says that part of the
problem was that the women were dressing in fine style
for a more relaxed neighborhood, and says that the decor
was a major problem. Jen C., on the other hand, defended
the decor and said that it was gorgeous. Carolyn said
that it was gorgeous, but was wrong for the environment.
Ivana and Stacy go right after Jen C., saying that she
needs to take responsibility. This turns into a shouting
match between Jen C. and Stacy, which prompts Carolyn to
ask the women if they can ever get along. Jen C.
interrupts Carolyn (never a good thing to do) and
Carolyn has to put Jen C. in her place - again. Carolyn
adds that she is embarrassed to be a business woman.
Trump asks Maria who should be fired - and she says Jen
C. Sandy, who is the real person that cost the team the
match, also says she would fire Jen C. OUCH! THAT should
have been the message to Jen C. to bring in Sandy, but
she elects to bring in Stacy and Elizabeth. Both Carolyn
and Bill warn her that this isn't a game, and that
building alliances is a very good way to leave the game
quickly, but Jen C. doesn't listen, stays with her
decision on Jen C. and Elizabeth, and there's no doubt
in my mind that Jen C. is toast.
Back in deliberations, Carolyn thinks the decision for
Jen C. was completely personal, while Bill says that she
needed to lead more by example. Donald asks why Stacy is
there, and she says that she is a thorn in her side and
gets in her way. Stacy says it's personal, adding that
she wouldn't want Jen C. to work in her company.
Elizabeth adds that it is personal, and Jen C. was
looking for a scapegoat. She added that Jen C.
undermined promotions. Jen C says that Elizabeth was on
the verge of a breakdown, trying to get the Stacie J
defense, but Elizabeth and Stacy both quickly shoot that
down, with Stacy wondering why Sandy isn't there. Jen C.
said that Sandy did more than any of them, but Carolyn
says that Sandy was the reason (Decor) that they failed,
and she should be there. Jen C. says that she takes
responsibility for Sandy, and Donald says that the one
chance she had to get off the hook - she didn't use.
"Jennifer, this is really easy - you're fired."
Stacy is smug and she and Elizabeth leave quickly,
blowing Jen C. off as they leave. Donald feels good
about it, as it's been his easiest decision to make in a
while. Jennifer leaves in her cab, and I leave you with
So Far, So Good - Jennifer M., Kelly, Sandy, Kevin, Raj,
So Far, Not So Good - John, Wes, Andy, Stacy
In Trouble - Elizabeth, Maria, Ivana, Pamela
You're Fired - Jen C.
Next week - Pamela joins the women's team for a
competition at QVC. Welcome to Hell, Pamela. We'll see
on the next episode how long her sentence is.