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The Apprentice 5, Episode 13: Suite VictoryPage 2
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The Embassy Suites executives are excited and think they have a lot to run with. The candidates arrive. Trump yammers that it’s a contest of men vs. women. The executives say they have clear winner, one they could use for real. Gold Rush, Ivanka says, had these comments- comfortable to work in, fresh and warm, modern, sophisticated, and professional. 83 employees preferred Gold Rush. Synergy’s material, Don reports, looks uncomfortable, wrong color scheme, edgy, not practical, would not compliment all body types. They got only 37 votes. Trump is surprised that the women lost. He wouldn’t have if he’d seen those hideous uniforms
Ivanka says that Sean knew more about fashion and tailoring than she did. Don says his metroxesuality paid off. Sean says the win is for Tammy, and adds that Synergy has no idea about fashion or style. Good luck in the boardroom. The reward is dinner with Don and Ivanka. They’ll learn all about Trump.
Lee and Sean have dinner with the Trumps. Lee feels how close the finish line is. Ivanka says she knew their parents were wealthy, but they were strict. Don says that they probably were spoiled compared to most people, but in college, he only got $300 a month on his credit cards. That’s more money than I got, but compared to say, Paris Hilton, it’s a huge difference. Ivanka says that they appreciate it in retrospect. Sean says that it’s impressive how balanced they are. Sean loved the diamond reward. He was thinking of giving it to Tammy. Ivanka loves that gossip and says she liked Tammy. Sean hopes to meet up with her again. Sean intends to convince her that he is also gorgeous and that they need to have lots of babies. Ivanka says her dad wants people who are solid, tough, with integrity. He doesn’t like showboats, though he does like passion. Don says that people have started in security or the mailroom, but moved up with hard work. Ivanka shares that he wears a pink bathrobe. Don says he’s a blue collar guy with a lot of money. He’s firm, but caring, Ivanka says. He can be painfully blunt. Don says they were in the boardroom as kids “almost every day.” It’s a cool reward in that I would love a chance to hang out with Ivanka and (to a lesser extent) Don.
During the commercials, we learn that the polls favor that Trump fire Allie. I say he save us all some time and fire Allie and Roxanne.
Allie and Roxanne are upset. They feel like they nailed it and worked well together. The uniforms were stylish and Allie thinks they were comfortable. The two of them snuggle on the bed. Roxanne says they’ve always supported each other. She’s not going to throw Allie under the bus.
The women arrive in the boardroom. Allie winks at Roxanne. She says that nothing went wrong- they’re proud of the final product. It wasn’t received the way they hoped. They wanted to innovate. Ivanka says functionality was the problem. She criticizes the puffy sleeves. They’d be very unflattering with large arms, and she thinks it’s a mistake a man would have made. The khaki on a breakfast cook is no good- you can’t bleach out stains, so it’s “a one-time wear.” Trump asks who came up with the culottes idea, and Allie won’t admit it was hers.
He asks Roxanne if she would have been better as PM. Don thinks with such a big margin of loss, probably. There was certainly a lot of room for improvement. Roxanne says she would have been more vocal about changing some things. Did she speak up? Allie says no. Roxanne wanted the front desk person in pants. Allie says she never brought it up. According to Allie, both handled design. She’s surprised to hear Roxanne say it would have been different. Roxanne insists she said pants. Allie doesn’t remember it. Hey, does anyone hear a bus about to pull up? Is someone getting thrown under it, perchance? Ivanka is not impressed with sharing leadership 50-50. The PM must have authority. Allie says they saw eye to eye on everything.
Roxanne says she agrees to an extent, but most of the vision was Allie’s. Roxanne would prefer that neither of them be fired, but barring that, fire Allie. She thinks she’s a stronger competitor. Ivanka says she’s too tentative- too many “I think”s. Allie says Roxanne is not qualified. She’s a great attorney- hire her as counsel and Allie as apprentice.
Roxanne says Alllie did not have respect for the experts they were working with and offended Mark. Allie disagrees- he used the wrong fabric. Roxanne says there’s a nicer way to go about things. Allie denies fighting with him. Trump can’t believe Roxanne didn’t bring this up before. Allie says she’ll stand up for what she believes. They fight. Allie says Roxanne has attitude and can’t get along with PMs. She did that with Tammy. Roxanne is harder to work with, and she, Allie, is a chameleon. Rox says Allie is very demanding. Roxanne says she’s a hard worker, but won’t lie if she thinks something is wrong. Allie says when Roxanne was PM, Allie was instrumental. But in Ellis Island, Roxanne says, she saved Allie’s butt.
Trump thinks that the two of them like each other, but they lost and now are going at each other. It all has to do with losing. Losing is (naughty word). Trump is disappointed that they’re attacking each other. Roxanne and Allie are both fired! Yay!
Roxanne hugs her. Are we still friends? Of course, says Allie.
Trump says he hated seeing it and hated firing both of them. Ivanka says it showed a complete lack of loyalty.
Allie says she’d prefer that he fire neither of them. You have to defend yourself, so that’s what happens. She says they didn’t attack each other’s character. Roxanne says their friendship is intact.
I’m very pleased with this outcome, and not just because it saves me another week of recaps. Allie and Roxanne were absolutely horrible to anyone who crossed them. They ganged up on Sean when he supported Andrea, then they went after Tammy last week. Allie’s designs were horrendously impractical and showed no understanding whatsoever of the people who would be wearing them. Roxanne did nothing but sit idly by while Allie designed them. Good riddance to both of them.
On Monday, we’re down to the final two. Lee and Sean will pick teams and face big tasks. I assume Sean is calling dibs on Tammy. There are only two episodes left, and this time, America’s votes will help determine the winner.
Betsy Wasser is the Associate Editor of Reality News Online. There are no culottes in her closet. She can be reached with comments at email@example.com<--Previous 1 2
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