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The Apprentice 4, Episode 13: All the MarblesPage 2
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Randal kicks off the event by giving a speech in which he talks about how much he has learned about autism during this event. In an interview, Mark says that Randal became “a rock star.” He says that Randal came across as genuine and that his speech was very moving. Randal then introduces Donald Trump. In an interview, Josh enthuses that Randal is the real deal and was speaking unrehearsed and from the heart.
MC Jim introduces the celebrities – Sugar Ray Leonard, Jerome Williams, Jerry O’Donnell, and Carson and Thom from Queer Eye. I love Thom so much. They auction off a pair of boxing gloves autographed by Sugar Ray Leonard. Alison has gone from looking miserable and upset to glowing. In an interview, she says that Randal is organized, a good manager, and is doing a fantastic job of raising awareness.
Trump ditches his helicopter and takes a limo to Rebecca’s event. Rebecca tells an executive that the Yahoo backpack is full of Yahoo swag, plus the brochure and envelope for Elizabeth Glaser. She reminds us again that Yahoo asked for no direct requests for money. She thinks that the VIPs will have deep pockets and hopes they’ll donate to a good cause. Trump calls her on her cell, and Rebecca looks a little taken aback. She promises Trump he’ll be impressed.
And now it’s time for the second Trump Lesson of the Week: Respect. Trump likes it when employees treat the boss (i.e. him) with respect – it makes the boss feel good. And now for your second bonus Betsy Lesson of the Week. Whenever I have important paperwork I don’t want to lose, but won’t need for a while – say a plane ticket, or all of the receipts for my Christmas presents – I put it in my sock drawer. It’s as good a place as any, and I always know just where to look.
At Rebecca’s event, things are going pretty well. James reviews the plan with the comics, and Pete is uncomfortable about something or other. Trump arrives, and Rebecca is not there to greet him. He finds her, and they chat for a few minutes. She asks him if he’ll say a few words, and the next thing you know, there’s a microphone in his hand. Trump gives a short speech, then directs everyone downstairs for the comedy event. Oops- that wasn’t supposed to happen for another half hour! In an interview, Rebecca says that ironically, Trump was their biggest wild card. She gets on her walkie talkie and suggests that Pete enter by running through the crowd. In an interview, Chris says admiringly that Rebecca never sweats under pressure. Rebecca sends Toral to get Jake Glaser.
Pete is not happy that he has to go on early. James says he had to get the comedians going, and that they don’t like starting earlier than planned. Pete doesn’t want to go on stage too early, so James agrees to go on in his stead. In the audience, Trump says that the even seems a little disorganized. Funny, considering that it’s his fault.
Jake Glaser gives a short speech, then it’s time for Pete. He teases George about drinking the girly Yahoo-tinis, then teases him about his age. Chris says in an interview that he wanted to stop Chris from going after their judge so relentlessly. Rebecca is upstairs arranging the gift bags and gets a call from downstairs that George is laughing. Amusingly, the next comedian teases George, too. It’s like a George Ross Celebrity Roast, which should totally be one of the next final two tasks.
Now it’s time to check in with Randal. He says he’s feeling good, especially that he got to work with such great friends again. He hugs Marshawn and thanks her for being his little sister. She laughs and says he’s her little brother. Randal says in an interview that he really appreciates everyone’s hard work. He felt humbled to work with such an important charity, and he’s relieved that it’s all over. He looks exhausted.
Back at Rebecca’s event, Pete wraps things up. They pass out the bags and thank each person for coming. George leaves, admiring all of the details that went into the event, down to the purple flashing ice cubes in some of the drinks. Rebecca thanks her team, saying she couldn’t have done it without them. She wishes she could do something for them, after they gave their all for her.
Randal and Rebecca return to the suite. They agree that the day was crazy, but good. They’re both exhausted, kind of like I’ll be by the time I finish this recap. Randal says that Rebecca is a worthy opponent. She says that they’re both very qualified and will be happy for each other regardless of the outcome. “Let the chips fall,” she says.
The two of them go out for breakfast and talk about their experience. Rebecca says that she’s never had to overcome something as “in your face” difficult as working with a broken ankle. Randal says it was tough to compete after the loss of his grandmother. Rebecca admires his dignity, and Randal, in turn, says he respects her. They toast the experience being almost over.
Now it’s time for a montage of the two of them getting ready. Randal says it’s his last chance to impress Trump. Rebecca says she will bring to the Trump organization drive, passion, intelligence, and an attitude that nothing is out of bounds. Randal says he has more experience; Rebecca thinks she has broader business experience. Randal reminds us that he has a 3-0 record as project manager and was drafted onto two different teams. Rebecca says she’s ready to fight.
They arrive at the boardroom, but have to wait – first, Trump wants to talk to their teams. Josh says Randal was a phenomenal leader, grounded and calm. Mark says they couldn’t have played softball under those conditions, but thinks they may have raised more money this way. They’re all happy to learn that they raised $11,000 for the charity.
Rebecca, on the other hand, raised nothing. Toral explains again why they didn’t overtly ask for donations. Chris agrees. George asks the big question – who was running the show –them or Yahoo? Toral says the show went great, but Trump says that they didn’t raise any money. He says Yahoo should donate some money to the cause. Open your own wallet, big guy.<--Previous 1 2 3 4 Next-->
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