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The Apprentice 3, Episode 6 Extras: She’s Just, She’s Just Tara from the Blockby Jenn Brasler -- 03/01/2005
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Once again, the candidates not in the final boardroom are up in the suite, waiting to see who will return. Alex says that Stephanie will hold a grudge if she stays; she has an “entitlement attitude.” Stephanie and Bren return sans Michael, and Stephanie assures her teammates that she’s not taking anything personally. Group hug!
Once the task has been assigned, the teams start working. John is probably very happy that part of the task includes playing a video game. In a scene that probably should have been left in, since most of the discussion later on is about this topic, Angie (I think) asks how many different city scenes are in the game. John replies that they should only worry about the one they’re looking at right now. Oh, and everyone on the team is sitting right there. So take that into consideration when everyone starts talking about who knew what and who decided what. In addition, Craig suggests that everyone on the team play the game so they know what it’s about. It’s impossible to know for sure, but from what we’re shown, they don’t listen. John says that his personal knowledge of the game is irrelevant on this task.
Net Worth starts talking about the game, which leads Tara to start talking about Harlem. The team meets with the Sony executives and Tara declares herself to be “the hip, urban demographic.” In an interview, Craig disagrees – “she is black, and she has a weave, but she’s not urban.” He says that Clinton is more urban than Tara, because at least he plays the sax and has rhythm. Ooh, Tara, you just got schooled! Wait, am I saying that right?
Over at Magna, Alex wants to brainstorm about the layout. He interviews that he decided to step up because he’s sick of losing. I’ve liked Alex from the first week, so I’m glad that he’s taking some initiative. He seems to be very organized and definitely wants to make sure everything goes well on this task. He sends Bren and Stephanie to meet with the Sony executives while he, Erin, and Kendra meet with the artists. “Mint” has been around forever and wants something that will appeal to the general public. Kendra interviews that the general public is their target, so they need to find an artist who appeals to a broad audience. They need someone who paints for him- or herself but also has others in mind.
The three then meet with Erni, the artist Net Worth wound up with. Kendra says that she put herself in the shoes of a person who knows nothing about art but responds to colors and things that are visually stimulating. She doesn’t think that Erni suits them. Lady Pink, however, does. She says that when she paints, she keeps beauty in mind, as well as doing something that’s fun and that will enhance the community. Alex says that the task is about what the viewer thinks and sees, and Lady Pink is the only artist who considered that.
Net Worth rushes from their meeting with the Sony execs to meet with the artists in the park. As they talk to “Crash,” Chris (who? Oh, yeah) interviews that Tara didn’t want anyone questioning the artist too much. She wanted to be more involved in picking the artist than anyone else. Since the group is short on time, they rush from artist to artist, only spending a minute or so with each. Tana even jokes to one that they would shake his hand but they don’t have time. Tana wins another point from me. Chris thinks that they’re moving too quickly and aren’t getting to know the artists well enough.
The team meets with Lady Pink, who says that besides painting, all she does is play video games. I know someone like that. Lady Pink says that she can teach on the job so that everyone feels comfortable painting. Tara interviews that she doesn’t need to learn how to paint – that’s why Lady Pink is there. I’m wondering if Tara thought that the artist was being hired to do the entire ad. What, then, did Tara think she would be responsible for?
Net Worth meets with Erni, who Tara is impressed by because he has 27 years of experience, he’s laid back, and he’s familiar with the neighborhood. Everyone agrees on this choice and Erni is hired.
Magna brainstorms for their ad, because they’re supposed to start painting but don’t know what to do. Alex interviews that he’s leading by consensus. The other members of the team ask him for his opinion, saying that he always has good ideas. Alex says that they should just start painting and see if they get inspired. He interviews that everyone is waiting for him to do everything and he worries that they’re sabotaging him. Oh, Alex. Paranoia is so unattractive. Stephanie is worried about losing, because she thinks she’ll go back to the boardroom.
Net Worth toils away on their ad. Tara asks Craig to supervise and he says something about her just announcing to everyone what needs to be done. Audrey sarcastically refers to Craig as the “commander in chief” and says that she’s lost respect for him. She tells him that he has a big mouth, but I think he thinks she’s kidding. He interviews that she wants to run things the way she does at home. Craig assumes a lot about Audrey’s home life, doesn’t he? Audrey and Angie, by the way, seem to be having a lot of fun. Craig tells Audrey not to assume what Erni wants her to do. My biggest pet peeve is condescension, and it sounds to me like Craig is being very condescending. Like Audrey, I wouldn’t put up with it.1 2 3 Next-->
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