Felisha, Alla, and
Adam are all singing the praises of their victory as
they await the return of 2 candidates. They dont seem
shocked to find out that the fallen soldier is Clay, but
Alla is disappointed Clay is gone because he would
always cook her breakfast in the morning. Cest la vie.
Randal and Rebecca step aside to have a discussion and
Randal lets Rebecca know that he did not appreciate that
she portrayed him in the boardroom as someone who did
not step up. He feels he has put forth full effort and
though she may have had the right to assail his
mistakes, lack of effort should not have been one of
them. Rebecca clears the air, apologizing for her word
choice and Randal and Rebecca resolve to work harder
than ever to keep both of them in the game.
Trump prepares the next task and Bill is filling in for
George, but before he details the task he points out the
Randals stock has fallen a share or two. Randal holds
in his emotion and we find out that the candidates will
be launching Shania Twains new fragrance appropriately
named Shania. Each team will be wrapping their ads
around NYC in hopes of getting consumers to dial their
1-800 number and receive a free sample. The team that
has their number dialed the most will win.
Randal as PM has committed to working smart rather than
working hard and as a result has employed 60 temps to
run through the city wrapped in Shania ads.
On the Capital Edge side, Alla is PM and she is letting
her minions run the show. Adam is convinced that they
need to create a spectacle and wants to wrap a carriage
and the horses. For this, Alla gives him 60% of their
10,000 dollar budget. She later gives Felisha $1,500 to
hire some temp workers. Felisha is frustrated as she is
convinced that people sell and that Adams carriage is
cutting their team off at the knees, but she holds in
her frustrations and moves on.
Trump Note: Be a Gladiator: Confrontation is never
popular, but sometimes it is necessary, do what you need
to do and do it with gusto.
Back to the show. Randal is trying to get megaphones and
in calling radio shack, he is cut off at the knees as he
finds out that someone else has reserved the megaphones.
A little logic shows that they are reserved by Capital
Edge. Enter Mission Sabotage. Randal and Rebecca run to
the radio shack and purchase all of the megaphones
before Capital Edge arrives, and when Capital Edge calls
back to finds the megaphones sold out to some girl on
crutches, boy are they furious. Alla feels hit below
the belt and invokes Karma on her opponents.
In meeting their temps, Capital edge finds that not
everyone is completely comfortable with speaking
English. Strike one for Felisha. Then, Adam is
struggling in applying the wrapping to the carriage and
even rips the phone number. Strike Two Adam.
Excel is rocking it out selling on the streets and
sending their Spanish speaking temps to Spanish Harlem.
Randal even puts their strongest seller in the Van
creating a strong call to action. Of course none of this
matters if the number isnt dialed, so on to the
This one is a doozy. It came down to 5 calls. One team
had 978 calls and one team had 973 calls. Who won?
Excel. Apparently sabotage pays off. Looks like that
karma hasnt kicked in yet. Randal and Rebecca will be
rewarded with a trip to have dinner and horseback ride
with Shania Twain. Felisha looks disgusted, but only the
boardroom will tell.
In preparation, Alla is joining with Adam in ganging up
on Felisha with the idea that every second mattered
Felisha of course is prepared to blame the loss on
Adams misappropriation of funds in spending so much
money on the carriages.
In the boardroom Alla cites that 14 carriages and 15
people limited their budget to get extra staffers.
Felisha jumps on this bandwagon but then Alla turns and
says that Felisha should have been able to bring in more
staffers with the funds that she was provided. Felisha
disagrees and Bill and Carolyn jump in to remind them
that a single additional person would likely have
resulted in a victory. The Donald then goes a step
further to say that Excel simply out thought them and
that they thought way too small, capitalizing on Bills
characterization of the Trump Corporation as a place for
Trump then send Alla upstairs letting her know that she
will not be fired this evening. It then comes down to
Adam and Felisha. When asked who she would fire, Carolyn
say that she feels Felisha and Adam are clearly the
weakest of the 5 remaining candidates and that she would
fire Felisha. Bill agrees with Adam and Felisha being
the bottom 2, but feels that Adam should be fired for
having not steeped up his game recently. Trump then asks
Adam why he should stay and Adam says that while he may
lack some experience, he has a degree of ingenuity and
curiosity that Felisha can not possibly match. Felisha
in her defense points out that experience does matter
and points out her backgrounds. Bill then requests that
Adam back up his qualification and Adam points to his
strong problem solving skills. Felisha again disagrees
and the Trump points them back on task. Adam cries that
Felisha only had one responsibility and that was labor.
Felisha then claims that she was pigeonholed into a
maximum of 20 laborers even though she wanted more.
Carolyn asks why Felisha never pressed the issue if she
thought more laborers were important. Felisha, with no
real response, was cut off by the Donald who cited that
she did a horrible job in negotiating for laborers, but
the fact that Adam spent over half the budget on
carriages that looked dreadful, was inexcusable. Adam,
Once again, youth bites a candidate in the bud.
Nonetheless, it leaves us with our final 4. Next week
the candidates tackle the big daddy of them all,
Microsoft in a no holds barred showdown. We are only a
few weeks away from finding out who will become the
apprentice, so keeping tuning in for all of the firing