"Back to School" - May
finds out that not one but two candidates bit the dust
nothing changes. Roxanne and Allie are still all over
Sean about the fact that he has still not apologized to
Allie for what he said about her in the boardroom. Sean
is getting absolutely fed up with all of the bickering
and feels as if he is awash in a sea of estrogen.
[Apparently not in the good way, cant share pizza with
Tammy all the time.]
Sean wisely procures a pair of earplugs and Allie and
Roxanne are left wondering why he isnt responding to
any of their questions. Priceless.
The candidates head down the 50 yard line of Rutgers
Stadium to find out that they will be running a tailgate
party for Outback Steakhouse. By selling the most
Outback food, one team will avoid the boardroom. The
team that comes up short will be paying dearly to Mr.
First however, sides need to be evened up. Michael and
Lee are staring at 2 against 4, so Trump asks Synergy
who would like to cross over. With some mild giggling
them all (and we all) know what is going to happen. Sean
volunteers and we have a battle of the sexes.
The girls are giddy to be free of Sean.
[Tammy might not be but she is wisely playing the part]
While the guys are oozing their testosterone planning on
throngs of cheerleaders, the ladies of Synergy head to
Outback Steakhouse to sample what the will be selling.
In what sounds like an herbal essences commercial, they
sample, they scarf, and they love it.
Someone else is loving it too. Michael receives a call
from the Cheerleading team letting them know that they
will work with Gold Rush Exclusively.
Out at the pep rally, Gold Rush pulls another coup. They
run around hand out flyers and get announcement made
over the P.A. system to have students head to their tent
on the Blue lot. Meanwhile, Synergy has Roxanne and
Tammy in the van fetching flyers While Allie is
attempting to sell their tailgate at the Yellow Lot
[Its amazing how far back an hour of eating can set
Later, Michael meets with the cheerleading and dance
team coaches in order to arrange timing, and the
cheerleading coach mentions that she spoke with Allie
and wanted to send some cheerleaders Synergys way.
While Michael was willing to bend a little, he called
back to Lee, the PM and Lee and Sean cut him off cold.
As a result, Gold Rushs exclusivity is back in tact.
Everything seems to be in Gold Rushs favor but as sales
begin, questions arise. Carolyn notes that with the
cheerleaders, money booth, eating contest and more, Gold
Rush did a great job of creating a spectacle. However,
she does wonder how well they did converting the traffic
of people into sales. Synergy on the other hand began a
delivery service of sorts by running in their
cheerleading outfits to hungry men and offering to chant
the fight song if they would buy food. The result?
Gold Rush: $1750
[Note: Synergy sold everything at $5 a pop while Gold
Rush sold at bargain basement prices of $2 and $4.]
The ladies have crushed the gents and will be heading to
Raphaels winery via Trumps helicopter to create their
own wine. And we all know what will be happening to the
After a brief scuffle for positioning, the gents head to
In the boardroom there is not that much bickering
between the men. Lee is steadfast in believing that they
had a great event but admits fault for not focusing more
heavily on converting the sale. Michael claims that he
believe Lee should be fired because it was Lees
responsibility to keep the team focused on the goal
which again was sales. Sean looks to be sailing through
this scot-free, but he does chime in to say that he
believes that Michael should be fired for his lack of
sales and his egregious suggestion to give up some of
the cheerleaders to Synergy. Trump, Carolyn and George
Ross are all flabbergasted by this and arent sure what
is worse, whether Gold Rush didnt realize this was a
sales task, or Michaels unnecessary kindness/weakness.
Trump tells them all to the leave the room and Carolyn
mention that she cant get over Michaels decision.
Upon re-entering, Carolyn continues to steal the show
asking where their competitive edge has gone. She seems
to feel that they should have been able to win this
task, and by the sheer number of people at their event,
most would agree.
Trump however ahs had enough, while it may not have lost
them the task, Trump cant see how Michael could
possibly explain his way out of giving up a competitive
advantage. With that nothing else needs to be discussed.
Michael, Youre Fired!
After 2 episodes, 3 are gone and 5 remain. Can the Men
turn it around or might we see an all female finale?
Time will tell, tune in next week.