Showdown" - December 8
Both Randal and
Rebecca, unknowing of the fates of their fellow
candidates, are waiting to see who will return. Both are
fully expectant that Alla will be the one coming back,
so understandably when through the rack of the door they
see a suit they are confused. Through the door walks the
Donald and after asking them who they thought was coming
back, he reveals that Randal and Rebecca have made the
final 2. Randal and Rebecca are floored and the glee
beams from their faces. Rebecca says that she was in
shock, but now both realize that they are teammates no
longer and the game has once again changed.
Trump then lets them know that they will be having a
fancy dinner with George and Carolyn this very evening.
They both get gussied up and dinner ensues.
Carolyn and George are their usual amiable yet
professional selves and keeping the topic on business,
Carolyn asks the candidates if they have given any
thought to who they would like to work with on the final
task. Rebecca replies that she has and very quickly both
candidates are alerted that they will have to make their
decisions before the end of dinner. Pressure, on.
Both Randal and Rebecca name their top 3 and the lists
are quite similar. Rebecca wants Josh, James and Chris
while Randal wants Josh, James and Mark. Time for some
negotiation. Rebecca offers Josh for James and Randal
agrees. Then Randal wants Chris and Rebecca complains
that she had picked Chris from the start. Randal then
made it clear that he wanted him anyway. It came to a
coin flip and Rebecca won Chris. Randal then takes Mark
and Rebecca changes her game plan once again, throwing
Toral into the mix. Carolyn warned that Toral might be a
risk seeing that Rebecca did once say to Toral that she
should be fired. Rebecca is willing to take that risk
and confirms Toral. Randal then selects Marshawn and the
teams are set. Now back to the boardroom for the tasks.
Rebecca will lead Capital Edge with James, Chris and
Toral in an attempt to run a charity comedy event
sponsored by Yahoo for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric
Aids Foundation. The event will be hosted by Joe Piscopo
Randal will lead Excel with Josh, Mark and Marshawn to
manage the Outback Softball VIP Challenge at Keyspan
Park on Coney Island. Excel will be raising money for
For the first time in Trump history everyone seems happy
to be working and respectful of their PMs. Given, the
challenge has only just begun, but by giving the
candidates free reign over the selection process, we may
have a very competitive final.
Capital Edge heads to BLVD to check out the location for
the comedy show, they are very pleased with the
performance space Rebecca seems very comfortable and
professional speaking with the club representative, but
she does admit that she is mainly keeping a can-do
Excel heads to Keyspan Park and discusses logistics as
far as setting up a VIP area and making things flow.
Randal is very excited about the celebs that will be
showing up and thinks todays weather would be perfect
for tomorrows event.
Mark and Rebecca meet with Yahoo Exec. Beth Lawrence to
talk about incorporating advertising with the theme of
the night and the methods of obtaining donations. Yahoo
expresses some ideas but mainly steps back because this
is their first time ever heading up a charity event.
Rebecca then takes her junket to Infinity Marketing to
get some help as far as setting up the stage. She wants
to make the sage into a computer monitor and turn the
steps into computer keys. Infinity Marketing warns that
this will have a large price-tag and as a result Capital
edge is back to the drawing board, trying to streamline
For some comedy, Chris is describing the shimmering
shine and glittery gleam of the fabrics he has chosen
for the décor of the comedy event. This is only funny if
you remember that Chris is a former NFL lineman. Imagine
a 6 foot 4, 300-pound man trying to sell a doily and I
think you will get the idea.
Excel is meeting with Alison Singer, CEO of Autism
Speaks who explains to them the gravity of this event.
She tells them that 1 in 166 children are diagnosed with
autism Josh hears the message loud and clear as his wife
is pregnant; however, Alison is worried that Randal may
be a little aloof to the emotional messages affect on
fundraising. She felt that Josh seemed like the leader
and is concerned that this disjoint may affect the
success of the event.
Chris and James have dinner with Joe Piscopo who makes
it clear that he is excited to help. He calls himself
Joey Benefit and says that where there is a great
cause he has a tuxedo.
Back at the office, Rebecca is clearly tired, but her
team is still impressed with the way that she is staying
on the ball. Chris even says that as much as he loves
Randal, if he expects to beat Rebecca, he has his work
cut out for him.
Now Randal is staffing up his team for a trip to Party
City in order to pick up some provisions. Randal has
Mark reschedule a meeting with a radio personality who
will be calling the softball game from 10:15am to
11:00am and for the first time Mark disagrees with a
move that Randal makes.
Well, Party City ends up taking much longer than
expected, and as a result, Mark is forced to cancel his
meeting. On the plus side, Excel finds some megaphones
that they think will work great to help promote the
message that Autism speaks.
Capital Edge meets with Jake Glaser and they confirm
that he is going to speak during the event. Everyone is
positive, and more importantly organized.
Excel heads back to the ballpark to meet with the execs
from Outback and he gives them the run down as far as
the logistical set up for the event will go. The Execs
address tomorrows weather and Randal claims the weather
will be great tomorrow just like today. The execs
question whether or not everyone will need to be under a
tent, and Randal says that everything will be fine.
Capital Edge is fighting to fend off questions from the
Yahoo execs that have swooped down to the club. Rebecca
lets them know that there will be décor, but no purple
food. Upon mentioning the auctioning off a seat in the
Yahoo Chair at the beginning to the evening, but the
execs put the kibosh on that and eventually it comes
around that donation envelopes will be placed in the
Back at Excel, Mark is on the field setting up the tents
and chairs. He goes through an inquisition from the
outback executives and he is worried that all of the
work will not get done if only Mark is on the field
setting up the event.
Now for the challenges that will be hopefully resolved
in the season finale.
Capital Edge receives a call from Joe Piscopo and they
are told that Joe can not do the event because of Union
contracts. Can Capital Edge resolve this or find a
Excel is burning the midnight oil setting up the field,
but worse yet, there is an impending threat of rain in
tomorrows forecast. Only time will tell how things turn
out, and that is all that you are going to get until the
Live Finale next week. Our 4th Apprentice is about to be
chosen, so stay tuned for the finish of a historic