M and Maria start the episode as they tell Kevin that
the Board Room was brutal, as she agrees with Carolyn
that the women have been a complete disgrace. Stacy
comes back and says that the witch is dead - and
everyone assumes that Jen C. is gone. However, it
doesn't stop there - Stacy goes after Sandy for not
helping them against Jen C. - and Sandy says that it was
unprofessional for crying in the restaurant and that it
shouldn't have taken Stacy 45 minutes to order bread.
That breaks down into another argument, where John
playfully uses the Mortal Kombat/Street Fighter phrase
'Round 1 - Fight!' Even Pamela, who is a woman, is agape
and she is glad that she is on the men's team, as she is
a competitor first and a woman second.
Everyone gets the call to go to UPS, where Chris is now
the project manager for the guys. No mention of the
women project manager is announced - because the Donald
has had enough of the women. Hence, he pulls Pamela from
the men's team to the women's side and has her become
project manager. The women don't seem to be too thrilled
- and neither does Pamela. Donald tells her that it's
going to be tough, as the level of animosity is beyond
belief. Well put.
On to this week's task. QVC is one of the biggest
nation's electronic retailer, as they ship out 54
million products. The task - pick one of two products
from QVC and pitch it live on television. Whoever makes
the most amount of money will win, and someone from the
losing team will be gone - except Raj, who is exempt.
Everyone takes a bus to Pennsylvania for a 2 and a half
hour ride. On the bus, Pamela tells everyone that things
are going to be different. She's going to be bossy and
b!tchy, because in her words, nothing has been 'f#cking
working'. It's all well and good to command respect, but
based on Trump's lesson from last week, you have to
command respect to get respect and she was being very
condescending. Maria agrees with that sentiment and she
is insulted by it.
Pamela then does something smart, asking them all what
their strengths are. Maria says communications and
speech, and while she is talking, so is Stacy. Pam tells
Stacy to not interrupt while what is going on, adding
that she needs to whip the team into shape. I agree with
the sentiment, but not necessarily in how she is doing
it, as you can't have bees produce honey by throwing
water on them.
The lesson for the week - 'Price it Right'. If
you price something too high, they won't buy, but too
low and you run out of product.
Raj says that the challenge is huge, because if they do,
Trump will equate their success to Pamela, who has been
considered the weak link of the men's link.
The women choose the 'It Works' cleaning block. Pamela
gives everyone tasks - Jen and Maria will be the
communicators, Sandy will be doing set design, Ivana and
Elizabeth is working on the script and Stacy will be
doing legal and the liaison. Ivana likes it - except
noting that Pamela isn't taking
accountability for herself, which is fine if they all
win. If they lose...
Pamela asks Stacy for a pricing point for the object,
and Stacy first says $19.99, but isn't sure. Pamela
presses her, and she says to not to talk to her in that
fashion. Pamela sighs and takes the responsibility from
Stacy as she creates her own point because Stacy
wouldn't give her an answer (though she did - $19.99 -
before getting interrupted).
The men choose the DeLonghi Panini Grill. It's their
turn to create a price, and Kelly wants to make it
$71.50. Raj suggests $69.99, as it psychologically makes
it seem like it's $60.00, but Kelly and Raj get into is
and Chris is watching the ping-pong match. They keep it
at $71.50 and Raj is very concerned about the price.
Pamela wants toe package to be $29.99, but Ivana tries
to convince her that it should be lower, as the thought
is that $1 a sponge blows as a deal.
Meanwhile, Stacy is doing legal, and Pamela thinks she
is being too thorough in legal. Wha? Stacy is rightfully
confused. "If you don't want someone thorough to do
legal, then don't ask the lawyer."
More chaos on the set, as Ivana and Elizabeth is
frowning on Maria's action. They both think that Maria
looks like she is having a seizure, while they like
Jennifer's work. They think that Jennifer should be the
lead spokeswoman and that Maria should just stand there
and look pretty. Elizabeth says this to Ivana on the
loudspeaker - not realizing that its VERY loud and Maria
can hear what they are saying. Oops. Maria says that the
meeting will not be necessary as she goes off to vent.
Hopefully, things are going better on the men's side -
and they are, as Andy equates all the electronics to a
Las Vegas casino. The Donald watches both the men and
women's performances on television. The men are having
fun - until they get on the air and the callers plummet
from 300 to 50. Peg from Oklahoma calls in for a
testimonial, and the numbers do go up, but they only
sell 191 of the 800 planned. Raj immediately blames it
on the pricing, and he gets ready to stick Kelly on the
The women start out worse, as they get no calls in the
first few minutes. Once they show the product, however,
they start getting calls in and they sell around 600
units. The number of units sold far outpaces the guys -
but did they sell enough, financially?
The tally comes in. The women sell 649 units at $27.23
for a total of $17,944.57. The men sold 252 units of the
grill at $71,25, for a total of $17,955. Mosaic wins by
$10.43. They get the win, and Chris compliments Kelly on
the extra dollar while Raj stares in disbelief. The men,
as a reward, will get to meet John McEnroe and Anna
Kournikova as the Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium to play
tennis. Both teams will be selling their product again
at QVC on October 11th. Someone on the women's team,
however, will be seeing game, set and match.
The guys walk out and see John and Anna play some
tennis. Andy idolizes
McEnroe, and for him, it's a dream come true. Raj's
dream is to have a date with Anna, and he asks her out.
Anna is flattered - and dares Raj to hit back one of
five serves. He completely misses the first serve, and
it goes downhill from there. Raj calls it Bill Clinton
serves, but it does him no good and he loses. The
penalty? The guys tell her to run around once around the
field wearing nothing but his boxers. Raj, grudgingly,
complies, while everyone is hitting tennis balls at him.
Even John is having fun as they enjoy the day out.
Remember when Trump was wondering why the women were all
aligned against Stacie? Well Stacy bring everyone over
to try to figure out how to get rid of Pamela. The women
decide that it's either Pamela or one of them, and they
decide that it's better that Pamela leaves. Pamela, who
is shooting hoops and is working out, thought she was
effective, thinks that the other women would be under
more fire - but it wouldn't surprise her if she, who was
sent to get a win that she didn't get, would leave as
The women return to the Board Room - and George has
returned as well. Donald is upset that the women lost.
Pamela thinks it was closer to a tie, but Donald
explains that a loss is a loss, regardless. Jennifer
says that the price is too low, while Pamela thought the
price was too high. Carolyn agrees with.. Jennifer,
while Ivana says that her style is not conducive to the
rest of their styles. Pamela elects to bring Stacy and
Maria with her to the Board Room.
In deliberations, George liked Pamela's leadership,
while he thinks that the women should be mad at her.
Carolyn agrees, but says that the price was the reason
why they lost - and the price was set by Pamela. Pamela
is asked why Stacy was in there, and she says that her
talking is detrimental to the team, Stacy immediately
replies and talks about legal, adding that if he wants
another Enron, there's Pamela. When she is asked about
Maria, Pamela replied that Maria identified herself as
public speaking - but she crumpled on the camera and she
had to replace her. Stacy says that Maria wasn't
utilized and Pamela didn't want to take accountability.
Pamela says that she let people take assessment of
people - but more importantly, she didn't assess them
because she was too busy speaking at them instead of
speaking to them. Pamela tries to argue, but Donald
fires her in the middle of her talking, and that's that.
I don't think that she was the worst person, but she
made too many mistakes and the price, which did cost the
team the match, was right on her shoulders. That being
said, some of the women didn't do themselves any favors
this past episode...
So Far, So Good - Jennifer M., Kelly, Sandy, Kevin,
So Far, Not So Good - John, Wes, Andy, Ivana, Raj
In Trouble - Elizabeth, Maria, Stacy
You're Fired - Pamela
Next week - the teams do women's fashion. If the women
are going to win anything, they SHOULD win this one,
right? Or will the guys take this one as well, which
will lead Trump to think about firing all of the women?
Tune in as we do a little pret-a-porter.