"Assault on Battery" - April
having just received a piece of the American dream with
his reward to D.C. last week this weeks task seems
somewhat fitting. The teams will be making photographic
brochures promoting Ellis Island. The team that makes
the most money selling their brochures wins.
Very simply folks this is a sales task.
Lee steps up to head the dying Gold Rush and he sends
Michael and Tarek to create the brochure while he and
Charmaine stay back attempting to secure sales from
local hotels. After a short junket taking pictures, Gold
Rush is back putting together their brochure. Charmaine
points out that Tarek is coming across as more of a
project manager than Lee is and that she will be very
frustrated if Lee gets the credit for their long overdue
The scary thing is that it might just happen. While
finishing their image gathering expedition, Synergy lost
one of their notebooks that contained all of the
information they would need for the text of the
brochure. This wouldnt be a problem except for the fact
that they noticed that it was missing while they were on
the boat. Allie and Tammy run back off the boat to find
the notebook, but just as they come back the boat sails
off into the sunset.
[Yes these are supposed to be some of the best business
people in the world, and yes, they still manage to find
a way to miss the boat]
Regardless, the delay did not prevent them from
completing their brochure on time, so let the sales war
Lee wakes up Gold Rush at 5am to ensure that they are
the first team out in the city selling their brochure.
They make a quick junket out to Battery Park and being
selling their commemorative brochure to everyone waiting
in line to head to Ellis Island. At 1 for $3 and 2 for
$5, Gold Rush is doing extremely well.
Synergy arrives significantly later only to find that
Gold Rush ahs already taken control of the line. They
become even more frustrated when the see Gold Rushs
brochure and feel that it is better than theirs. In a
quick and maybe hasty decision, Allie pulls her team
over to Ellis Island in order to avoid competition.
Unfortunately, on the island they find that they have
been cut off as most of the guests have already
purchased Gold Rush brochures. Does anyone smell and
Gold Rush: 1548.68
Oh yeah, thats what we in the business call a drubbing.
Gold Rush can finally cancel their reservations at the
boardroom. In fact they have just made reservations at
Trump Golf course for a tee time with Vijay Singh.
Synergy on the other hand can expect a change of
scenery. Allie was not confident even before the results
were revealed and lambasted Andrea for her lack of sales
ability. Well, if we know anything about Andrea we know
that she is not going to take that well. Andrea
immediately is shocked and later up in the suite she
outright calls Tammy and Allie some choice words. She
claims that they are lying and that she at minimum
brought in $210 of sales herself.
Let the fight begin. Allie says that there will be blood
on the walls. We can only hope.
Tammy, Allie and Roxanne all unite to assail Andreas
character. They claim that she is incapable of sales and
further that she is a virus for the chemistry of the
Andrea continues to be appalled and claims that Allie
was a weak leader and had she actually put forth some
decent effort that they would not have lost this task.
The Trump triplets and Donald is joined by Donald Jr.
and Ivanka this week, first question why there was such
a difficulty in making the brochure.
Allie says that she relied on Andrea as she claimed to
be a graphic specialist. Andrea can not really defend
this claim, however, when Allie calls Andreas work
shoddy, Andrea makes it clear that she does not agree.
Next, Donald Jr. wants to know why they gave up the
prime position at Battery Park and went to Ellis Island
where their sales were compromised. Allie defends this
decision by pointing out that they sold twice as much in
their first half hour on the island than they did in
their first hour at Battery Park.
Andrea claims that it was at this point that she made
most of her sales so the point is mute until it comes
out that Andrea was supposed to be a bulk sales
specialist. In a task where Synergy lost by almost $800,
the Trumps are not happy that she did not utilize her
It seems that the only defense that Andrea has is Sean
who still claims that Andrea is a valuable asset.
However, when pressed, Sean refuses to acknowledge that
Andrea has good people skills. The Donald recognizes
that and makes the quick decision that the team does not
seem to be vindictive as many teams in the past have
been and they seem to have a genuine reason to want
Shockingly, this boardroom goes no further. Because she
refused to be a team player and held back on her
abilities, Andrea, Youre Fired! Andrea is shocked. So
is The Donald. He came into this week thinking that
Andrea was a star and now she is gone. Thats the way
the candidates crumble.
Synergy has finally taken a blow and now Gold Rush has
stolen back the momentum. With 8 candidates left it will
become harder and harder to fly under the radar, so to
see who goes next keep watching and keep reading.
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.
will Donald Trump choose as his next Apprentice? Check out the
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Recaps by Eric Pierce, GSNN
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
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