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Poor Randal takes responsibility for having the wrong channel on the poster. Trump says this was a big mistake. I think the producers asked Trump to play up this mistake because it was pretty obvious Clay would be going, and also because most people think Randal will win. Fortunately, George mentions that Randal’s mistake wasn’t the reason the team lost. Their song was all wrong. Randal says they were taking a risk, but George calls it suicide. He says that repeating “my time has come” doesn’t tell a story and will lose the audience. The lyrics were bad and the team chose the wrong artist.
George says that Jide was R&B, but Randal argues that the song sounded rock. George says it had a tone of R&B. Trump asks what George knows about R&B. George says that he was working with hard rock back in the ‘60s, before anyone else. Randal still thinks the song sounded rock. George replies that it doesn’t matter – it still got a lukewarm reception. The audience didn’t relate to the artist or to the song. Trump says it wasn’t a bad song and Clay says that they all liked it.
Trump asks if Excel heard Capital Edge’s song. Rebecca thinks it was too similar to stuff that’s on the radio. Yeah, but most of the stuff on the radio is similar to other stuff on the radio. Trump points out that it was better received and Carolyn adds that it fit the channel better. Trump says that all three members of Excel made mistakes: Clay is the problem child, Rebecca wasn’t outstanding and disappointed with her performance and leadership, and Randal just screwed up.
Trump repeats that he’s disappointed in all three of his children, but past performances are important. Clay is his least favorite, so he’s fired.
In the cab, Clay whines. He says that Randal and Rebecca aren’t creative and he thinks they’ll lose their next task. He lost respect for Rebecca because she said she would never work with him again, then said how much she enjoyed working with him. He thinks that people are only in this game for themselves (well… yeah, and so was he). He should have told Trump about his and Randal’s track records.
Clay thinks that Alla will go after Adam and Felisha now that she doesn’t have Clay around to beat up on. Alla could win, but in the interview process, everyone will see how elitist and snobby she is. (Because if there’s one thing Trump hates, it’s elitism. Shut it, Clay.) Clay allows that Randal and Alla might wind up in the final two, but Randal might lose because he’s not creative. Clay wouldn’t hire anyone who’s left. Good thing it’s not his show. He’s impressed with himself for making it to the final six, which is further than he thought he would go. (Me, too!) Clay was strong and thinks that’s why people wanted to get rid of him. He knows this isn’t Survivor, right? That no one voted him out? Okay, just checking. Clay’s attitude seems to be, “Oh, well.”
In his exit interview, Clay says that he thought he could be the next apprentice because he’s creative, outgoing, a hard worker, and a problem-solver. He’s talking about himself, not Alla? Really? Clay also has a background in real estate. In the beginning, his strategy was to be quiet, which is why we didn’t see much of him until he was project manager. Then, he turned on his annoying side. If people were heading down the wrong path, he would bring up a better option. He thinks that people thought he was argumentative, but really, he’s just better than everyone else.
Clay says that whenever his team won, it was because of his ideas. For instance, on the float task, the float design was his idea, and the team won. Well, they also won because Jen sucked, but whatever. On the teaching task, everyone ganged up on Clay. We get the whole Jewish comment situation again. Clay says that the comment had nothing to do with money; he meant that Adam was uptight.
Clay thinks he was fired because he was combative. He thinks Adam, Alla, and Felisha told Rebecca to tell Trump that she could never work with Clay again in order to save herself. We see Clay get fired again. Clay says that he’s not difficult to work with. He repeats that people are only in it for themselves. He thinks Alla can be great as a person, but he warns that people shouldn’t do business with her because she only does what benefits her. If something doesn’t benefit her, she’ll lie, cheat, and steal to get what she wants.
Clay continues that Markus and Adam annoyed him the most because they whined. He never knew what Markus’ abilities were because he could never communicate them. He thinks that Adam is only safe because he kisses up to Alla and she took him under her wing. Clay is glad to get back home and back to his job selling real estate. He thinks maybe Trump will offer him a job in the future. No, see, this whole show was your chance. You lost that chance. Therefore, you don’t get a job with Trump. See how that works?
Next week: Two hours? On Thanksgiving? Trump really does think he’s the king.
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