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The Apprentice 4, Episode 3: How Can Seven Brilliant Women Be Wrong?Page 3
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The teams head to the boardroom. Trump asks Excel how Randal did; they loved him. He tells Trump that Markus didn’t do too badly. Trump asks Rebecca about Capital Edge. She says that they were good but Jen W. was weak. Carolyn reads off Capital Edge’s comments – some of them are good, but the seniors complain that there were no informed technicians. The ratings were based on things such as usefulness and comfort of using the technology. Out of 10, then women scored a 7.9. George says that Excel’s comments were generally good, and they received an 8.1. The men win!
Trump mentions that Randal could get an exemption, but only if his team votes for it. Fortunately, the men unanimously decide that he should get one. Trump announces that the men’s reward will be something else involving giving back. They’ll be visiting a children’s hospital and donating thousands of dollars worth of electronic equipment from Best Buy. Aww, that’s sweet. Trump seems to have taken a page from Martha’s book about rewards that involve doing nice things for other people.
Trump says that it’s hard to say that a team lost when the task involved helping people, so, really, both teams won. Except they didn’t, and the women will be returning to the Boardroom. Capital Edge returns to the suite, where Jen W. says that Rebecca stabbed her in the back. In her room, she cries and tells Kristi that she’s tired. [Editor’s Note: Good thing she’s not on Martha’s version of the show, because Martha said businesswomen don’t cry!] She swears, then says she needs to wash her mouth out with soap because she hates swearing. Jen W. hates that Rebecca threw her under a bus. She thinks that she’ll be going to the Boardroom and will have to fight to stick around.
The men head to the children’s hospital for their reward. Josh thinks that this is a “phenomenal concept.” He says you can’t quantify the value of this reward, and he thinks the group will become stronger from doing this together. Mark feels like Santa as the guys give all of the goodies to the kids. The guys all talk to and play with the kids, treating them like normal, healthy children. And I’d like to point out that not one guy complained about having to do this. They all look like they’re enjoying themselves, and the kids are obviously loving the gifts and their new playmates. Josh thinks that they’ll take a lot away from this experience.
Mark says that the guys are just as happy to connect with the children as they were with the seniors. The men talk to a teenager who says that when he makes his first million, he’ll buy a Lamborghini. The guys laugh and Clay notes that that’s a sore subject with them. As the guys are getting ready to go, my potential boyfriend James (I still haven’t decided between him and Brian) asks some girls if they don’t want the men to leave.
Back at the suite, Jen W. tells Rebecca that she did everything she was supposed to do. (Of course, there’s a difference between fulfilling your obligations and actually doing a good job.) Jen W. says that Toral was the one with the problems. She thinks that Rebecca and Toral have bonded, which bothers her. She says that if Rebecca doesn’t take Toral to the boardroom, it will come back to haunt her. She would rather have Rebecca stick around than Toral. Jen W. notes that the other women agree about Toral, asking, “How can seven brilliant women be wrong?” Rebecca is torn.
Boardroom time! Trump asks the women if Rebecca was a good leader. Toral, of course, thinks she was great. She thinks they lost because of problems with their knowledge of technology. Marshawn speaks up that Toral must be talking about herself. She says that the women didn’t ask much of Toral, but she still did poorly. They don’t have room on their team for benchwarmers – in fact, they don’t even have a bench. Nice!
Toral starts getting worked up, and I’m wondering if she’s going to be this season’s Chris. She says that she is the most qualified person there. Carolyn wonders if she feels that she’s the only one who deserves to be the apprentice. Toral names herself and Rebecca. Alla accuses her of making things personal, since she and Rebecca are friends. Toral says that she and Rebecca both speak less and think more. Trump notes that the women were better. Carolyn agrees and says the women were boring.
George brings up the food, mentioning that the men’s food was better. Jen W. says that that wasn’t why they lost. Carolyn points out that Jen W. has a background in event planning, but there was no banner announcing the expo and the message on the cake was misspelled. Yeah, I have to wonder, if seven brilliant women can’t be wrong about Toral being awful, how could those same brilliant women not catch that glaring mistake?
Trump starts asking everyone who should go home. Jen W. names Toral. Felisha thinks either Rebecca or Toral should be fired and adds that Toral is a liability. Alla names Toral. Jen M. names Toral. She thinks that if Rebecca doesn’t bring Toral back to the boardroom, Rebecca should be fired. Rebecca announces that she would like to see a woman win. “And you don’t think Toral’s going to make it?” Trump asks. Rebecca continues that if Toral doesn’t continue, the other women won’t have the intellectual charge to get by.
The women are all offended, as they should be. Jen M. says that this shows Rebecca’s lack of judgment. George thinks that Rebecca is “way off base,” but Trump doesn’t necessarily agree. You know what, then? Just do your show with all men, if you’re going to have that attitude. You handpicked these people yourself, Trump, as you keep saying. If you don’t like the women, that’s your own fault. Rebecca points out that Toral went to the same school as Trump. So? Why are we still, after last season, equating schooling with intelligence? Trump defends his school, noting that Toral has to be smart because the smartest people in the nation go to Wharton. Shut up, Trump. Shut up a million times. He does admit, though, that this doesn’t mean Toral has common sense. It doesn’t mean you do, either, Trumpy.<--Previous 1 2 3 4 Next-->
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