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The Apprentice: Los Angeles, Episode 6 Performance ReviewsPage 4
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Let’s discuss something “fishy.” Whenever I see a pink toy octopus in the future, I’ll be sure to remember Aimee wanting to call a team meeting to discuss the one hiding in the rafters of their kiosk. Her crack decision to remove it could have won the task for Kinetic. Yes, I’m kidding. Her efforts to make sure to get opinions slanted her way before that meeting is the icing on the cake; and she appeared ludicrous throughout this whole segment.
In one telling clip, Aimee came up to Muna while Muna was very busy helping non-English people work the computers. Despite the fact that there was more business that they could handle, she asked if Muna wanted to stroll the mall with her to drum up more business. This idea of Aimee’s was a terrible use of resources; fortunately, Muna stayed on the more critical task. This indicates Aimee didn’t really understand the flow of activity under her control. It also indicates that Aimee didn’t know her place is at the kiosk, not wandering about the mall and away from the action like Surya.
Another clip shows Aimee admitting there were more Hispanics than she thought. However, she felt that that between the help supplied by folk’s own kids and the Spanish Derek and Muna could provide, the language issue was under control. So it’s untrue of her to say in the Boardroom that she didn’t know there were a lot of Spanish-speaking people that were slowing down the process. At this point, whenever it was, Aimee was aware that language issues were slowing down their process, and chose not to act.
Pre-Boardroom, Aimee told us she thought she did a great job. No. Her decision to tell Jenn she was going to be brought back into the final Boardroom was also poor planning, as it confirmed Jenn would be fully prepared and gunning for her. There’s no way highly regarded Derek was going home; so Jenn was the only alternative to herself.
I don’t know if Aimee was looking for support from Surya as a way of payback in the Boardroom, but it wasn’t forthcoming. We never saw him try to put the blame for the loss on someone other than Aimee.
Every team member voiced a criticism of Aimee in the Boardroom. She was either micro-managing (per Derek), delegating badly (Angela and Kristine), unobservant (Muna and Derek), outright lying (Derek and Jenn), or unassertive (Derek). Trump himself was convinced she was too assertive. So after two weak performances as the PM, Aimee must get an UNACCEPTABLE rating. I like it that she left in a feisty mood, though… who likes to lose, especially when the prize is this big?
Did Trump make the right decision? Yes. I also feel that Derek and Jenn have both had a bad week and might be on shaky ground.
I found this to be a very unsatisfying episode, with too many key questions unanswered. Were there a large number of people who didn’t speak English at Arrow’s mall, or was the challenge unfair? Did everyone on Kinetic except Aimee know 50% of the people were Hispanic? We saw longer lineups at the fast food drive-through, were there lineups really so bad? Or, like Martin, Michele, Marisa, and Aaron before her, was the unpopular kid pushed out the door?
I’m going to repeat the link to Yahoo videos for you one final time, because I will continue to refer to some of the content that often ought to be part of the show. I highly recommend that you add this link to your “Favorites.” The webisodes and any “deleted scenes” are usually the best viewing.
That’s all for this week. Please feel free to let me know what your thoughts are at the address below.
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