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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.

Who will Donald Trump choose as his next Apprentice? Check out the Portfolio to see who is still in the running!

Recaps by Eric Pierce, GSNN


FACT FILE:
Host: Donald Trump
Assistants: George Ross and Carolyn Kepcher
Creator: Mark Burnett
EP: Mark Burnett, Donald Trump, Jay Bienstock
Packager: Mark Burnett Productions, Trump Productions.
Origin: Trump Tower, New York City
Airs: Thursdays at 9:00pm ET on NBC


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"Shaniagans" - November 17

Felisha, Alla, and Adam are all singing the praises of their victory as they await the return of 2 candidates. They don’t 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. C’est 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 Randal’s stock has fallen a share or two. Randal holds in his emotion and we find out that the candidates will be launching Shania Twain’s 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 Adam’s 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 isn’t dialed, so on to the boardroom.

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 hasn’t 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 Adam’s 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 Bill’s characterization of the Trump Corporation as a place for big ideas.

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, You’re Fired!

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 magic.

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