"Bend It Like Donald" -
The Claws are out. Kinetic
is down to 4 members and the once lagging Arrow is ready
to tear Suryas head off. Can anyone survive?
Straight to business.
Trump meets the candidates at Echo Parka and starts
spieling about exercise. This makes sense as the
candidates will be working with GNC on a marketing task.
Kind of. The candidates will be performing at halftime
during the LA Galaxys Major League Soccer game. The
team that best promotes the GNC brand will win sending
the other team to the boardroom.
Arrow jumps quickly onto the idea of a boxing ring with
a GNC product being used like Popeyes spinach. Everyone
seems pretty psyched about the idea and then Surya shuts
everyone up saying that they need to take 5 minutes of
silence so that everyone can brainstorm independently.
Frank proceeds to mock Surya during the 5 minutes.
Kinetic has put Kristine in charge as she has done
halftime promotions before. Kristine seems to want to
have vitamin costumes run through health related
obstacle courses. Muna thinks that they may be
undershooting the target, and voices her opinions only
to be chopped down by Kristine. Muna now believes that
Kristine wants to work with a mute.
What may be more accurate is that the viewers may want
all of the candidates to become mute. Oh wait, you can
Back at Arrow, Surya is sick of James. James is pointing
out that a boxing ring as they imagined may not be good
enough for a crowd of 13,000. Surya thinks that James is
already maneuvering for the boardroom. Maybe hes right,
but isnt that what you are supposed to do?
Kinetic is working in the prop shop and Kristine is
still at odds with Muna. She thinks Muna is asking too
many questions and is sick of her being up the hineys of
the prop masters. She doesnt voice this to Muna, but
the glaring stare says it all.
Regardless, all of the props are done. They look great,
and Angela is praying that they get to move out of the
Arrow is rehearsing on the field and while the entire
canvas shouts GNC, the message of the event is lacking.
James is very concerned that they wont get a simple
message across. As Bill Rancic recognizes, with 5
minutes to go before halftime, Arrow is in disarray. Can
they pull it through?
Kinetic comes out and does the classic wiener race,
except the wieners are GNC vitamins. They run around the
entire field and Angela extols the virtues of GNC
vitamins, while, Muna does the same in Spanish. (Looks
like someone learned from the Travelocity Mall
Challenge). Their overall performance is strong.
Arrows, not so much. They start an inspirational story
of Joe who cant break through the wall of
A Total Snoozefest.
Somehow, even with the disinterested looks on the
crowds faces, Surya thinks everyone loved it and they
are sure to win. Lets let the Donald be the judge of
Poor product integration, weak storyline, overall
confusing. That was Arrow. Kinetic wins. Kristine will
join the boardroom firing squad and Arrow will be moving
out of the mansion after a short but painful visit to
First though, some conniving. Surya is talking through
the bushes to Angela and is trying to make sure that
Kristine knows to defend him in the boardroom. The full
Kinetic complement seems to be behind Surya, but only
Kristine gets to be there when it counts.
That time is now.
Frank tells Mr. Trump of the concept and then turns on
Surya. Tim joins in saying that Surya has a disconnect
when it comes to leading their team. Surya complains
that this is unfair and that he has the best record of
anyone at 5-2 and that no one on this team has given him
a fair chance. Well, heres your fair chance.
Tim, who would you fire? Surya.
Nicole, who would you fire? Surya.
Stefani? Surya. Stefani, who is the overall weakest on
this team? Surya.
Smackdown. Trump asks Surya who he plans to bring in
intimating James and Tim. Surya agrees and the rest head
back to the tents.
Back inside. Kristin wouldnt mind if all 3 were fired,
Bill thinks it is between James and Surya as Tim was the
only one who was offering any ideas.
Trump wants to know why Surya thinks James should be
fired. Surya says that James does nothing but disagree
at the 11th hour to put himself in a good position to be
able to argue in the boardroom.
James retorts saying that he had nothing to do with the
team losing this task and that the team lost because
Surya failed to make important decisions. Trump starts
directing questions to Tim and Tim starts to show a
change of heart.
Tim agrees that Surya was advocating seeking more ideas
during brainstorming and that Surya is capable of making
decisions. Tim, however, still feels that Surya should
be fired citing that the group can function weaker
without James, but can not function at all without Surya
Weirdly enough, Tims rationale may have been effective
as Trump pushes back towards Surya asking what other
choice he has.
Surya pushes for James, but James is being smart and
keeping his mouth shut. And theres the bell.
Surya, Youre Fired!
So Arrow gets their wish. Can they prove that they can
win on their own, or will Suryas departure be their
demise? Check in next week to find out.