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The Apprentice 3, Episode 8: Got MILF?Page 3
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The team heads to the boardroom. Angie says that Chris was a good leader, and adds that he was also good on TV. Trump agrees that Chris was “surprisingly cool,” and adds that Erin was a terrific deejay. He then asks John why the team lost. John says it was luck of the draw, which is never a good answer. Carolyn says that they lost because the other team came up with much better experiences to auction off. George adds that whichever team negotiated the best packages would win the task, so why did Chris delegate it? Chris thinks that the production of the show was just as important, and he sent John because he thought he’d do a good job. He thinks John did well, but obviously it wasn’t good enough. George adds, “You didn’t push it.” Trump then teases George, asking if he knew before the task who Fat Joe was. Right, like Trump has a Fat Joe CD in his limo.
John admits that the ideas for the packages were all his. George asks why he didn’t aim higher, adding that Gene Simmons especially seemed receptive to it. Erin says that instead of letting these celebrities talk about themselves, John talked about himself much of the time. John disagrees, saying that he gave three minute quips for each one to warm up the room. Trump asks Erin if John has the “It Factor,” and she says no. Unfortunately, Erin adds, John dominated the conversations. John asks why, if he did such a bad job, didn’t she object. Why did she and Stephanie high five him after the meetings if they went so poorly? It’s a good point.
Trump asks again how Chris did. Angie says that he delegated well. Trump teases him again about the chewing tobacco and says he needs to get Chris to quit. Then, he asks Chris who he’s bringing to the boardroom. Chris chooses my ex-boyfriend John and Erin. Why Erin? Chris says he doesn’t have much of a choice – Stephanie is exempt and Angie did a great job.
After the three leave, Carolyn says that John failed in the negotiations, but Chris could have managed the team better. George is disturbed that Chris delegated such an important task.
Trump sends them back in. John says he was the only one who offered any ideas. If his ideas were so weak, the rest of the team should have said something. He asks Trump who is at fault – the person who came up with the best ideas, or those with no ideas. Man, I really thought my ex-boyfriend was doomed, but he’s fighting pretty well for himself. Erin says again that John just didn’t interact well with the celebrities. She says that she was impressed with Chris despite the fact that the team lost.
George asks Chris why he didn’t handle the negotiating. Chris says he trusted the team. George wonders if that’s the truth, or if Chris was just staying out of the line of fire. George is a sharp cookie. Chris gets defensive (as he is wont to do) and says that he is the best negotiator there. Yeah, keep talking, Chris, and you’re going to negotiate yourself a trip home. Carolyn asks why, if Chris is the best negotiator, he put John in charge. Chris thought John was good enough. Carolyn hammers home that if negotiating was so important, Chris shouldn’t have sent the second best person to do it. Chris keeps arguing, and George tells him not to raise his voice. Man, if Chris doesn’t get fired this week, when he does get fired, his tendency to lose his composure in the boardroom is going to be a contributing factor.
Chris calms down and says that the production was just as important as the negotiating. If they didn’t produce a segment that people wanted to watch, they wouldn’t get any bids at all. It’s a good point. Trump asks if he could have done both the negotiating and the production. Chris says no, that it would have been too much to take on, and Erin quickly agrees. John thinks so, too. Trump then tells Erin that she’s not likely to be fired unless she talks too much, so Erin wisely keeps her mouth shut.
Finally, Trump breaks it down. Chris delegated, but didn’t manage. But John was a terrible negotiator, which lost the task for the team. John is fired. Man, what a bad night for him. First I dump him, then he gets fired. Unfortunately, he deserves both.
In his cab ride home, John says that it was between him and Chris for the firing. He says that because he put himself in the line of fire so much, he was bound to either win or get burned. I’m pretty sure at the end he said something about how he hopes we can still be friends, but that got cut off at the end. So long, John.
Betsy Wasser is the Associate Editor of Reality News Online. She can be reached with any comments at BetsyW42@hotmail.com .
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