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The Apprentice 4, Episode 2 Extras: Accept Your EgoPage 2
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Before the presentation, Clay does the other guys’ hair and puts together some outfits for them. Adam (who?) says that Clay thought they should go with a “bad guy” image. Apparently this includes jeans, colored shirts, and blazers. How does that equal “bad guy”? Marshawn teases one of the guys about his appearance. Clay says that if the women go into the presentation in three-piece suits (they make three-piece suits for women?), they’ll be wrong about what people who like Lamborghinis wear. Because apparently everyone who drives a Lamborghini wears jeans and blazers.
After the guys leave, Marshawn, Jen W., and Alla discuss their sartorial mistakes. They don’t think the clothes fit the presentation. Alla says that stripes are last season. Jen W. says the guys’ clothes were “not Lamborghini.” Marshawn thinks the situation is like a lion before the kill, and the prey has no idea.
Fast forward to the women getting their reward. Mostly we just see them falling. Kristi says that it was a lot of fun, despite all of the bruises she has. She thinks this was the best reward ever. That’s because she didn’t get free jewelry like last season. Kristi notes that she’s not very good at stopping in her skates.
Excel heads to the Boardroom. Chris blames Markus for the loss. George says that the whole team is responsible. Markus and Clay are the only people who admit that they thought the team could lose. George tells them that fear was the best thing they could have had. If they were afraid of losing, they would’ve done something exceptional. However, only their cockiness came through, so the rest didn’t matter. Josh says that the slogan was Markus’ idea. Markus argues that the guys ignored his idea, then used it in a different format. Then that’s not ignoring it, is it?
Chris wants to know if Markus came up with the words “rebirth” and “intimidation.” Markus tells him that he’s not a lawyer; he’s there to answer Trump’s questions, not Chris’. Trump asks the same question and Markus claims that, yes, he did come up with those words. Chris challenges him and Markus admits that he got the words from Aaron, the executive, but put them together. Words are a puzzle, and it’s important to put them in the right syntax. The next time I say something stupid, I’m just going to say, “Sorry, I meant to put that in a different syntax.”
Trump brings up the little I in “Italian.” Mark admits that this was his idea. George mentions the “green with envy” issues and Mark takes responsibility for that as well. Carolyn thinks that the guys did too much explaining in their presentation. Chris explains (heh) that they were pointing out the subtleties of their ads. Should ads be subtle? Shouldn’t you make your point known pretty clearly? Carolyn tells Chris that she thought their ad was boring.
Trump says that he’s heard that Chris gave a good presentation. The other guys agree, but Markus says it was just okay. Trump asks who said it was okay, and when he learns it was Markus, he says, “Oh, Markus, I’m shocked.” I like Trump when he’s sarcastic. He does it so well. He asks why Markus thought Chris was only okay, because, like it or not, Chris “called it right.” Trump criticizes the guys’ choice of photos, since one of them was taken at a strange angle he doesn’t think was compelling. He thinks the women’s shots were must more compelling.
Trump asks Josh who he would fire. Josh names Markus. Trump asks Markus why everyone dislikes him. Markus doesn’t think they do; he says that everyone else is in a clique. Trump asks if they disrespect him. Markus doesn’t know why they would. Because you’re annoying, maybe? He says that there was chaos on the team. Trump says that there’s only chaos when a team loses. If they win and didn’t do that well, there was no chaos. He thinks the guys did a “fairly good job,” but they still lost. He adds that people hate losers, as does he, and there are so many losers in that boardroom. That’s why there was chaos.
Chris says that they lost the battle, but he’d go to war with his team any day. Trump tells him that the competition wasn’t even close. The men see the women’s ad and are impressed. Markus calls it “smashing.” Trump asks if he’s being disloyal to his team, but Markus says that they ignored him. No, they didn’t! They took your idea! They said it was good! Every time Markus starts complaining about this, I can’t help but give a Napoleon Dynamite-like “gosh!” Shut up, Markus.
Trump asks Markus who did the worst job. Markus names Chris. Chris says that Markus doesn’t do well with responsibility. Trump says it doesn’t matter and Chris shouldn’t bring him back to the boardroom. Carolyn asks who was responsible for the creative portion of the ad. Chris says it was himself and Mark, but he’s not bringing Mark to the boardroom. Gosh!
Clay would fire Markus. Clay is getting on my nerves and he’s barely done anything. Trump says he won’t ask Markus for his opinion because he knows he’ll want to fire Chris. “Um…,” Markus begins. “Just say yes, Markus!” Trump exclaims. Hee. George is as amused as I am. Markus finally says “yes” and Trump says that it’s nice to have a one-word answer every once in a while. My potential boyfriend James says that he would fire Chris. Chris says he’s just bringing Markus to the boardroom. This is when I knew Chris was a goner. But I wasn’t overconfident or cocky about that.<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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