"Blow Out" - May 1
Upon returning from Andreas
firing, Allie is shocked. She cant believe that Sean
turned on her in the boardroom.
[Rule #1: Anyone will do anything to protect their hide]
Sean tries to make it clear that he was worried about
being fired and only did what he thought would help him
stay in the game. Roxanne and Tammy who are helping
Allie hulk over Sean call Seans comments crap as they
say he wasnt getting fired. Sean reminds them that they
have no control over who is fired and Allie is left with
a sick feeling in her gut. Trust broken.
[Good. All this talk about trust started to make me
think this was Survivor, or worse, Friend or Foe.]
Trump is in the boardroom preparing their next task. To
introduce it, Donald invites Charmaine to inspect his
hair. Her verdict is that it is real.
[Real ugly, but real nonetheless]
The candidates will have to run Grand Openings for Hair
Cuttery hair salons. The team that makes the most money
wins. With this straight forward task in hand, the teams
Synergy will be led by Tammy this week, but all eyes are
on Sean. After his boardroom betrayal last week, he is
convinced that nay mistake on his part will have the
cats pounce on him in the boardroom should they lose. He
diligently works on the grand opening flyer and is
quickly told by Tammy that it is too wordy.
Over at Gold Rush, Charmaine is in charge which as the
sole female seems like it might be a wise decision.
Tarek however wont accept it being a simply a grand
opening. He insists on creating a theme. Charmaine is
aggravated as she feels Tarek is stealing her thunder,
but in the end they do settle on a theme and manage to
Meanwhile, Sean and Tammy are on a date at a pizza shop.
[And now The Apprentice has turned into the Bachelor, or
Tammy believes that Sean was not being malicious toward
Allie, and more so believes that she and Sean have
chemistry and thus can work well together.
[Well, good for them. Disregard the quarter million
dollar job at the end of the rainbow.]
Gold Rush is getting nowhere. They are rearranging
displays but they are doing nothing to help their bottom
line. Tarek recognizes this and chooses to complain
about it. However, seeing as he is not project manager,
he seems more than willing to let Charmaine crash and
[Its good to be strategic, but in Tareks case where he
is hurting in Trumps eyes, it might be smarter to try
to save the day]
Michael Lee and Tarek the next day are doing their best
to herd in customers from the parking lot. However, it
isnt paying off as salon business in the early going is
Tarek and Lee are frustrated with Charmaines lack of
marketing and leadership and laugh at the situation.
They even think that Charmaine is wasting her time
getting her hair done. She is.
[Welcome to Extreme Makeover: Apprentice Edition]
As Bill Rancic watches on, Charmaine gets her hair
teased. Tarek asks Lee in the van what he is going to
wear to the boardroom. Lee is planning on a nice suit.
[Optimism has left the building]
Allie is pushing product as its transaction can be
completed much faster than a hair treatment. She is
right and along with Gold Rushs ineptitude, we can be
pretty sure how the results are going to fall.
Gold Rush: $700.00
Synergy scores the win and Tarek calls Charmaines
leadership job average. As a reward Synergy will be
writing a song with Burt Bacharach.
[I guess Burt was rejected by American Idol. Now that
would have been a great theme week!]
Before the boardroom, Gold Rush is picking sides, Tarek
think he has Lee and Charmaine thinks she has Michael.
Lee says that he is finally done taking sides and that
he is only going to protect himself.
[Looks like our young man is growing up. If only he had
a real chance to win. There is somewhat of a curse on
the under 25 crowd. Rebecca almost broke it, but Randal
screwed that one up.]
Boom! The boardroom begins and Charmaine is called on
the carpet for having her hair done at the salon. Bill
says that she should have been out marketing.
Charmaine then attacks Tarek saying that he is
impossible to manage. Tarek calls this ridiculous. Lee
dances the fence and refuses to name names when asked
who should be fired. He alludes to Charmaine, but never
actually makes the statement. When the Trump crew calls
him a politician, Lee claims not to know what that
means. Michael makes an eloquent speech explaining that
a project manager can not be blamed when someone is
unmanageable, especially when that PM does everything in
their power to bring that person into the fold. Long
story short, What Michael and Lee say is irrelevant and
Tarek and Charmaine both know it.
Attacking each other like Tonya attacked Nancy, violent
insults are thrown back and forth and in a garble of
blather, we basically get the idea that both are total
Trump cuts them off and starts his tirade. Who is it
directed at? Its going to Charmaine! Boom! Charmaine!
[FYI, the Get Rich With Trump Crowd predicted this. Im
sure it took a genius to figure that one out]
Speaking of geniuses, Tarek is breathing a little more
easily with Charmaine gone and as Charmaine gets up,
Trump tells her to sit down. The bloodbath isnt over
yet. Trump turns his sight to Tarek, and fast as heck,
Tarek, Youre Fired! Its a daily double folks.
Moving on to part two of this Apprentice double dose.
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