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The Apprentice 3, Episode 8 Extras: Tana in the HizzyPage 2
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Going back to the question at hand, John says that the team could have performed just as well as they did without Stephanie. Trump asks why they lost and John claims that, from what he’s heard, they didn’t do anything differently than Magna. Except winning, of course. Carolyn challenges this, saying that Magna’s artists gave more time for their experiences. Trump wonders how they managed to get someone a week with Moby. George says that Net Worth didn’t push enough. They get into the discussion of Chris delegating the negotiating portion, and Chris is getting really agitated.
Erin brings up the fact that John kept talking about himself. Trump asks her who he should fire, and she names John, because he said that he could deal with the artists. Carolyn, I would like to note, looks like she’s really sick of John. Angie is still talking Chris up, saying that he did a good job delegating. Trump asks Chris what he should have done differently, but Chris can’t think of anything, because he thinks the team did well. Trump asks if the blame falls to Chris and Chris, who’s getting agitated again, admits that he has to take some of the blame, since he was the project manager.
Trump asks, apropos of almost nothing, whether Chris chewed tobacco during this task. Angie assures him that he didn’t and Chris says, “Sorry, sir, it’s a horrible thing.” Trump says that they need to make him quit. Carolyn is still stuck on Chris saying that he doesn’t know how most of his team did because he wasn’t with them. The point of the task was negotiating, and he should know what happened. Chris says that he thought the experiences, as presented to him by his team members, were great. He announces that he’s bringing John and Erin to the second boardroom.
Trump confers with George and Carolyn, then calls John, Erin, and Chris back in. Trump starts in on John this time, calling him a bad negotiator. Erin agrees. John says that he didn’t display business acumen, as Erin said, because he takes a different tack with artists than he does in other business situations.
George wonders again why Chris wasn’t there for the negotiating. Chris says that he was confident that Erin, Stephanie, and John could handle it on their own. George asks if it wasn’t really because Chris wanted to stay out of the line of fire. Chris is really getting inappropriately angry here. Another viewer and I are betting that when Chris gets fired (and it’s going to have to be when, not if), he’s going to blow a fuse, and it’s going to be the most entertaining firing ever. I think he’s also going to throw a hissy-fit in the cab and refuse to look at the camera, like Brian.
Trump wraps up by announcing that Chris and John were both bad during this task. Daddy’s disappointed, boys. John is ultimately fired.
In the cab, John continues to not get the point. He says that he came with a “phenomenal attitude” and is leaving with the same attitude. He was always in the line of fire, so he was always at risk. He feels like he’s taking the fall for his team’s failure. He’s grateful for the experience. He says that he knew it was going to be between him and Chris, but Stephanie deserved to get fired. He starts talking in clichés about looking back at yesterday and crying over spilled milk. He thought he would get more credit, but Trump didn’t take everything he’s done into consideration.
John continues that he met a lot of great people on the show. He claims that the most memorable moment was meeting Gene Simmons. Why am I not surprised? He accomplished everything he wanted to do, except winning. He thinks that he performed with integrity and has nothing to hang his head about. He did nothing underhanded. He hopes that people will do business with him in the future because he proved on the show that he’s honest. Not seen: John being trampled by an angry mob of women.
Next week: “a special episode with never-before-seen moments!” In English, that’s a clip show. No extras, so I’ll see you in two weeks!
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