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The Apprentice 4, Episode 11 Extras: Slinging MudPage 2
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Trump asks Felisha if she was “outdone” by Alla. Felisha says she wasn’t, that they both have strengths. She says she should have been in charge. Trump says that Felisha is being truthful, but that she was overpowered. She’s being nice, but Alla is killing her, Trump says.
Alla says that she has a strong track record, but that Felisha has a history of clashing with project managers. Felisha says that’s not true, and that Alla is “getting dirty.” Trump says that’s life. Felisha says that she is not giving up, and she starts to cry a bit as she talks about how much she wants the job. Trump offers tissues all around and is rather nice about the whole thing. Alla starts to talk, but Trump shuts her up. Alla says she was going to compliment Felisha. He asks Felisha if she’s tough enough to work in New York. Felisha thinks she is. Trump says he has no doubt that Alla is tough enough. No kidding.
In the end, Trump tells Felisha that she’s great, but she’s not tough enough. Felisha is fired. Then in a genuinely shocking moment, he fires Alla as well for being hard to manage and for directing such a terrible commercial. They are both stunned.
In the cab ride, Felisha is philosophical – “It is what it is.” Alla says that the two of them had a pact from the beginning to be the final two, and they almost made it. They had a connection from the beginning. Neither of them was impressed with Rebecca, and they wonder if perhaps Randal is bringing out the best in her. Felisha says she did not perform her best and made bad decisions. She didn’t want to pretend otherwise in the boardroom. Alla hated being criticized for being too strong. She thinks that maybe she’s not hard to lead, but that other people are weak leaders. The two vow to go into business together and give Trump a run for his money.
In Alla’s exit interview, she says that her biggest strength is to maximize her teammates’ potential. In the final task, they lost because Felisha lost focus. Trump found her too aggressive, and Alla says that she does tend to take charge. Alla says that the process was hard, and it was difficult seeing people fired every week, especially the multiple firings. She liked the suite best when it was full of people and energy.
Alla was sorry to see Jennifer W. fired so early. She found my boyfriend Josh to be hilarious. She really admires Felisha and thinks she’s very well-rounded. Alla says that she has four kids and is eager to get home to them and her husband. They’re building a huge house, so she’s ready to get back into that project, spend time with her family, and see what’s next.
Felisha says in her exit interview that she’s very driven. She’s amazed at all of the different things she’s done in the process. In the final task, she just wanted to win, and ended up losing control. She didn’t want to sling mud in the boardroom, and admits that she thought she’d be fired. She wanted to be fair, and says slinging mud is unnecessary. It seems just to her that both she and Alla were fired.
Felisha didn’t expect to make friends, and it was a delightful bonus that she did. She loves Kristi and says they’ll be friends forever. She and Alla had an “earned friendship.” Adam was like a younger brother to her, though maybe not a younger brother she could imagine running one of Trump’s companies. She loved the XM task the most, and demonstrates by singing “Nothing Can Be Everything” again. She’s ready to move on and grow, maybe go into business with Kristi and Alla.
Finally, we see the two videos. Rebecca and Randal’s does indeed tell a story, whereas Felisha and Alla’s has slightly more warmth than a Powerpoint presentation. Rebecca and Randal ran away with this one.
I really wanted to see Alla in the final two and I’m disappointed she was fired. I’m not shedding any tears over Felisha and think she made it as far as she possibly could. The truth is, she was weaker than Alla, and I think she knew it. That was why she thought the best way to win was to give Alla as much control as possible. Unfortunately, Trump apparently doesn’t like Alla’s admittedly aggressive style. I’ll be interested to see how Rebecca does against fan favorite Randal. See you next week!
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