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The Apprentice 5, Episode 5 Extras: Sean as James Bond in “Diamonds are Forever”Page 2
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Carolyn thinks that Gold Rush’s concept was bad and Dan made a mistake by using it, but it was Lenny’s idea. Bill agrees, but thinks that Tarek made a bad concept worse. When Tarek, Lee, and Dan return, they discuss Dan’s intentions for bringing Tarek in. Tarek says that he thinks Dan was a good leader. If he’s fired today, it’ll be a major blow to the team. Trump thinks that Lenny should be there but Dan disagrees. Carolyn says that he almost brought Lenny in and wonders if he was afraid of being ganged up on. Dan says that Lee checked out on him after he worked hard for Lee, so that’s why he’s there. Carolyn says that Tarek was a good choice to bring, but he made a mistake by not bringing Lenny back. Dan says that everyone agreed on the decision not to use voiceover.
Tarek tries to defend himself by saying that the text wasn’t his idea. He adds that it was almost all written by Lee, but Lee disagrees. That’s not the point anyway – it’s not that the text was bad, it’s that it was there at all. Trump notes that Tarek has been in the Boardroom a lot. Tarek thinks that everyone is aiming for the “alpha dog.” Trump calls him an embarrassment to Mensa. Tarek says that some people always lead, so when the team loses, they take the fall. Other people just don’t step up. He’s obviously talking about Lee, but Lee led the second task, so it’s not like he’s never stepped up. Trump doesn’t think this is a fireable offense anyway.
Trump says that Tarek has been bad throughout the process. Lee doesn’t deserve to be in the Boardroom. Lenny does, and since Dan didn’t bring him in, he’s fired. So basically the lesson here is always listen to Trump.
In the cab, Dan says that he put his faith in his team but people had problems with each other that affected their creativity. If you say so. He can’t hold one person responsible. So the whole team sucked? Okay. Dan says they didn’t do a great job, but it was a team effort. That’s why he couldn’t implicate Lenny. It’s too bad the team didn’t come up with more ideas, but they didn’t have enough time. He would like to think that the team will struggle a little without him, but they need to pull together so they don’t lose again. Dan thinks Charmaine and Andrea will go a long way (I’ll give him the former but not the latter). He had a great time meeting everyone and hopes that some good opportunities will come his way. He had an excellent time, did stuff he wouldn’t ordinarily do, and made some great connections. He’s happy to go home to his family.
In his exit interview, Dan says that he thought he could be the next Apprentice because of his varied business background. He notes that maybe he shouldn’t have led the way he did. The first hour of the task was chaotic, but it’s always like that. There was something missing from the ad, and he admits that it might have been a voiceover. He realizes now that he made a mistake with that. Dan says that after he became the PM, Lee and Lenny checked out. He didn’t think he could place the brunt of the responsibility on Lenny because everyone on the team agreed on the idea.
Dan continues that he and Tarek had a connection from the beginning but he and Lee never really got along well. He was a big fan of Brent (mostly because he was making Synergy miserable) but he doubts he would feel the same if they’d been on the same team. He’s happy to go home and see his family. His sons are really cute. Dan says that he called home after the third task and spoke to his three-year-old son. Instead of asking, “When are you coming home?” or saying that he missed his father, he said, “Can I have potato chips?” Dan laughs that his son didn’t even care that he was gone. He’s blessed to have a great family.
In a preview for the next episode, Bryce calls Gold Rush together to make peace before the next task. He says that he’s the project manager, apparently a self-elected one (so tough luck, Leslie). He wants everyone to get everything out in the next 15 minutes. Tarek says that he feels like no matter what he does, good or bad, he winds up in the Boardroom because his team thinks he’s a threat and they want to get rid of him. He interviews that he feels honored by this because everyone has to knock him out to win. Leslie, however, announces that she’s insulted by this idea. Tarek interviews that the weak go after the strong. Charmaine says that if people interrupt Tarek or do something he doesn’t like, he starts sighing and rolling his eyes. Hee, she does a funny Tarek impression. Tarek says that he’ll change his ways. Charmaine doesn’t look like she believes him, and I don’t blame her, since he doesn’t sound very sincere.
Next week: More singing? Didn’t they do that last season? Please let at least one of these people be able to carry a tune.
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