Something New" - October 6
Welcome back to The Firing
Game. Now its time for Excel to find out who survived
the boardroom. Heres Markus! And the crowd goes dead.
Jaws hit the floor and for a moment there is a vast
sense of disappointment. Josh breaks the tension by
telling everyone that what happens in the boardroom
stays in the boardroom and that tomorrow is a new day.
Only time will tell if their resolve will last.
On the Capital Edge side of things, Toral and Rebecca
have found friendship as a result of Rebeccas hospital
visit. Unfortunately friendship will not fix a broken
ankle. Maybe next time Trump will allow the ladies to
simply have a celebratory dinner. Regardless, Rebecca
will be in the cast for 5-6 weeks and she seems more
than ready for the task. Toral however has other
concerns. She believes that there are some alliances
forming in the suite especially amongst all of the
blondes. Its good to see someone aware of the sorority
attack early in the game.
Out front of Trump place, the teams receive there next
task. Each team will be responsible for creating a high
tech expo for the cedar crest retirement community in
order to introduce the elderly to the benefits of modern
advances. The convention attendees will then fill out
surveys and the team with the best comments will win.
Randal notices a quick irony here in that the last thing
he did with his grandmother who recently passed away was
take a picture of her with his camera phone and show it
to her. As a result he feels inclined to take on the
project manager role this time around.
Capital Edge has nominated Rebecca, who feels that she
needs to prove she is still valuable despite her ankle.
She quickly delegated event planning to Jennifer W. and
Jennifer was very confident in her ability to help
deliver a win. Whether she is confident because of her
skills or confident because with comment cards the women
can use their flirty skills to their advantage no one
knows, but she is confident nonetheless.
In pre-interviews with the senior citizens, on citizen
felt that computers were from the devil. Now there is a
wall to break down. George who happens to be in the room
is consulted by Clay who seems to be more worried about
covering his own tookas rather than aiding the team.
George warns him that he is on thin ice and Josh
suggests that if Clay makes one wrong move that he is on
everyones radar and he will be gone.
Trump Lesson for the Day!
Inspire. Make life interesting everyone likes to work
for the Donald because he makes things vibrant. I guess
you can do that when you have Miss Universe available to
meet people at your beck and call.
Kristi, Alla and the rest of the blonde squad are
blaming Rebecca for not keeping mojo up in the group.
Beware: sorority entering attack formation. The rest of
capital edge is doing fine purchasing their technology
from Best Buy in peace.
On the Excel front, Mark confronts Clay about his
actions. Markus tries to explain the situation by using
the beautiful metaphor that there is still a turd in the
pool, but hopefully it will be fished out. Yes, these
are the kind of people that the Trump Corporation is
looking to hire. Excel at least temporarily buries the
hatchet and moves on, snappily dressed in geek squad
Excel has set up three stations. 1. The Internet to
explore hobbies. 2. Photography to keep lasting memories
and 3. Entertainment such as TiVo to make everyday life
a little better. The booths and exhibits looked great
and Markus had a captive audience so of course he was
Capital Edge seems to have fallen a bit short on the
dressing up of their expo. Jennifer Ws event planning
wasnt up to par and worse yet, they arent excelling on
the technological side either. Toral cant work the big
screen TV and Jennifer M. is just selling her body to
old men showing them how to use a heart rate monitor.
Did I Mention that they spelled Techno Expo wrong on
the cake? Id tell you what the misspelling was but it
truly wasnt legible. Unless Capital Edge can use sex to
sway the comments this looks like a slam dunk for the
Here are the average scores:
Capital edge: 7.8 (out of 10)
Excel takes the cake and unanimously votes for Randal to
receive and exemption. Youd think trump would fire them
all for making such a strategically dumb move, but I
guess there are always people politics to handle. The
men will, as a reward, be delivering electronics from
best buy to sick kids in the hospital.
Back at the suite, Jen W. is crying her eyes out because
Rebecca threw her under the bus calling her out as the
weakest link. She feels very betrayed. She also feels
that Rebecca vision is clouded because she will not
acknowledge that Toral was a weak link in not being able
to operate the big screen TV. No one is giving her any
real sympathy so lets see how well she fights for
Things start out with Toral praising Rebeccas job and
the Marshawn attacking Toral for her ineptitude with the
TV. Then Toral explodes and suggests that only she and
Rebecca have the background necessary to become a great
executive. Sorority Attack! The Blonde squad then points
out that Torals opinion is biased because she and
Rebecca have become friends. Cutting off the bickering,
Carolyn and George attack Jennifer W. for her lack of
event planning skills and Carolyn gives us the cake
misspelling tethno Then Trump asks everyone who they
would fire and the blonde squad chants Toral! Toral!
Toral! Then Rebecca opens her mouth a little too wide
saying that she would like to see a female win the
Apprentice and that if Toral goes there may not be any
more women with the intellectual capability to do so.
Ouch. As for Rebeccas decision, she chooses to bring in
Jennifer M. and Jennifer W. Toral luck out big time and
Rebecca say that if she were to put Toral on the line
when she absolutely believes in her abilities that she
would be destroying her integrity and that is something
that she refuses to do for a short term gain.
With the final 3, Rebecca can not come up with a good
reason for having brought Jennifer M. into the
boardroom. Trump tells Jennifer M. that she is safe
unless she says something stupid. Jennifer M. summarily
shuts up for the rest of the proceedings. Trump then
chides Rebecca for having not brought in Toral and says
that she would have been fired. Further, he says Rebecca
is stubborn and hard-headed to which Rebecca agrees.
Rebecca takes offense however when it is said that she
was inflexible as she feels taking on project manager
with her injury shows that she is more than ready to
adapt. Then the facts come out and when it comes down to
it, Jennifer , simply failed to even put on a marginal
show and even though Rebecca made a lot of late
managerial efforts Trump respects her loyalty and for
the first time in a long time, someone has tried to
protect someone and survive. Jennifer W. Youre Fired!
Rebecca and Jennifer M. will rejoin the team and I can
only think of one person in the suite who will be happy
to see Rebecca back.
Another one bites the dust and some just plain bite, but
next week someone is going to try to bite the Donald.
Check in next week to see if the Donald bites back.