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The Apprentice 4, Episode 7: Let’s Talk About SexPage 3
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Markus says that he thinks their topic was weak, and that he would have preferred that they talk about time management. Alla laughs and says that Markus was never able to put it that clearly before. Markus denies it and talks about how all of the ideas had to do with time. I guess, kind of. They all also had to do with carbon-based life forms. Trump says that Markus is being unclear and asks what he did on the task. Markus said he got “goodwill” from the crowd. George directs him to answer the initial question- why did they lose? Markus asks if the question is why they lost, and Carolyn looks exasperated. Markus says it was a bad topic and that Adam micromanaged him.
Trump asks Adam who he’d like to bring back to the boardroom, and to the surprise of absolutely no one, Adam chooses Markus and Clay.
George thinks that Clay’s remarks were insensitive. Trump says that there’s something he likes about Adam. Markus, on the other hand, is a blabbermouth. Carolyn thinks that Markus has a tendency to take himself out of tasks, then say “I told you so” when they lose. Carolyn is smart.
The candidates return to the boardroom, and Trump asks Adam if he’s ever had sex. INAPPROPRIATE. You do not ask someone that in a job interview, and Trump should be ashamed of himself. Adam opts not to answer the question, and good for him. Trump says that Adam was talking about an unfamiliar or uncomfortable topic. Adam counters that he worked with it and made it productive. Trump says that talking about sex is not a big deal. When did Trump become Adam’s dad?
Trump asks Clay if Adam is weak. Clay says he absolutely is, and wants to lead by consensus. He says that Markus is also weak. Carolyn asks Markus exactly what he did in the task. She thinks he uses the Cover Your Ass technique. She thinks he’s very negative so he can then say “I told you so” when the task fails. Adam adds that Markus was very unfocused. Markus argues that he tries to add value to every task. Clay says that Markus was only able to give one idea. That’s the way he operates.
Adam once again brings up Clay’s Jew comment. He says he accepted Clay’s apology and does not think he is an anti-Semite. Well, that’s something, anyway. That said, he thinks Clay made inappropriate comments. He was too provocative. George says that if they can’t be provocative, they shouldn’t be talking about sex. George and Carolyn are on fire this week. Adam says he wanted the presentation to be tasteful. Trump gives me the line of the night with, “Adam isn’t good with sex.” He thinks he might be in ten or so years. Keep practicing, Adam! Maybe one day Donald Trump will think you’re “good with sex.” Trump then adds that sex is great, but has cost him a lot of money. Oh, the Trump ex-wife jokes!
Trump says that Markus talks in riddles. He did a poor job. Markus argues that he was “outstanding.” Trump says no way was he outstanding – the team lost. Markus thinks his own idea would have been a winner, and trust me when I tell you that I’m paraphrasing so he makes more sense. Trump says that Markus always has an excuse.
Trump is glad that Adam doesn’t think Clay is an anti-Semite, adding that as a gay man, Clay has probably encountered his share of prejudice. Trump thinks that Adam is soft and inexperienced. Adam promises to prove himself, and to show he is “hard core.”
Trump says, finally, that Markus shows “so much nonsense” that he can’t imagine him working for the Trump organization. Markus is fired. As he leaves, Trump wishes him luck. Markus says he doesn’t think Trump means it, adding, “It’s been a railroad.” That may have happened on this show before, but it sure didn’t happen this time. Trump could have reasonably fired any one of them this week. Clay may well have turned off some audience members with his remarks. Adam probably didn’t do a very good job of teaching a topic that made him so incredibly uncomfortable. And Markus really didn’t contribute anything to this task and has been something that his team has had to work around from the beginning. Trump didn’t fire Markus because his team ganged up against him like he did with Stacie J. He fired him because he was incompetent.
Clay and Adam get on the elevator, and Clay snaps, “Don’t even talk to me.”
Trump says that he can’t imagine Markus working for him. George and Carolyn agree.
Clay gets to the suite and practically kicks the door down. He is clearly livid, and I suspect we’ll be hearing more about it next week.
In his final interview, Markus makes absolutely no sense. He says his team took advantage of his ideas. By not using them? He stammers, “I speak to the point,” which is hilarious. He blathers and generally makes no sense. Bye, Markus!
Next week: Star Wars! My husband and I watch the promo with Chewbacca being fired. Conversation at Stately Wasser Manor is as follows:
Steve: Why does Chewie have to have a pink suitcase?
Me: Because it’s funny.
Steve: It’s disrespectful.
Needless to say, we’re excited about next week’s task.
Betsy Wasser is the Associate Editor of Reality News Online. She loves Star Wars and briefly flirted with the idea of naming her son Luke Sky Wasser. She can be reached with any comments at email@example.com
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