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The Apprentice: Los Angeles, Episode 4 Extras – Fowl PlayPage 2
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There are a number of replayed scenes; we see Tim and Frank securing the bulk sale, Surya packing up for Tent City, and dueling scenes of the teams selling their respective “pollo bowls.” We are also treated to a replay of Marisa’s numerous calls to Heidi. In case you’d forgotten, Marisa wanted to have people dress up in chicken suits to draw attention to the restaurant. Heidi said no. She also wanted to call Kinetic’s creation “The Bravado Bowl” (though she said later this was Derek’s idea). Heidi said no. And did I mention the chicken suits? Again, a “no,” which is apparently a word absent from Marisa’s vocabulary.
Finally, we see Team Arrow enjoying its reward. As I was watching the beach soiree, I remarked to my husband how nice a reward this was, compared to, say, having to feign interest in Hugh Hefner’s self-aggrandizing. Speaking of Hef, I wonder if that ubiquitous smoking jacket has lots of pockets for storing, say – oh, I don’t know, perhaps a certain pill that rhymes with Niagara? Just curious! Oh, by the way, my husband wasn’t as impressed as I was with the whole serenade-at-the-beach thing… unless, he added, it had been Pink Floyd.
The most interesting part of this week’s Extras were, as usual, the deleted scenes. We see Marisa and Derek, just before the Boardroom. Derek tries to prepare Marisa, telling her she has a strong personality and a tendency to interrupt. Marisa becomes defensive, asking Derek if he thinks she has a strong personality just because she dares to disagree. He tells her to save the fire for the Boardroom. Taking that as a cue that she is likely to be fired, Marisa channels Aesop’s fable, “The Fox and the Grapes,” and tells him that she didn’t want to be on the Kinetic team anyway.
She reminds him how she volunteered to be the one to move from Kinetic to Arrow, and how she would have been much better on “the guys’ team.” She also points out her many contributions to previous tasks, specifically noting how her swimsuit was the winning idea. Spurred by the word “suit,” Derek chuckles as he mumbles something about her infamous chicken suit idea, but it ricochets off Marisa’s soapbox and onto the editing room floor. It’s too bad, because it was probably a good one. Between this and his Shamu impression, it’s clear Derek has a good sense of humor. Of course, when you’re sequestered with Marisa all day, the material just presents itself!
And speaking of Derek and Marisa, the final deleted scene is one in which we see him call Heidi to tell her that the two of them will be late getting to the restaurant. The team is in the process of being trained to work the registers and prepare the food orders, but Derek doesn’t think they’ll get there anytime soon. He says they have a few hours of work left before they’ll be ready. Honestly, I can’t figure out what in the world they were doing that entire time, as one of the main reasons Kinetic lost was due to their poor marketing. Perhaps Marisa was making Surya-esque lists of why “Bravado Bowl” was a better name than “Paradise Pollo” or was trying to get Hugh Hefner to slip a chicken suit over that smoking jacket. Whatever the case, Derek is adamant that they’ll have to be trained in the morning.
The restaurant manager tells Kinetic that Derek and Marisa will have to be trained by his personnel, which means they must be there before 11 that night. This information is relayed, and a very unhappy Derek and Marisa get into the van to head to the land of the crazy chicken. In the van, Derek asks aloud how long it could possibly take. He tells Marisa he is going to be the “best badass cashier.”
Unfortunately, his dream is never realized, for he and Marisa arrive too late. The manager tells Kinetic that while the girls did a great job, Marisa and Derek missed the training and therefore are not allowed to work in the restaurant or even wear the uniform. They stare at him, incredulous. What is interesting is that the original broadcast led us to believe that Derek and Marisa handing out samples in the drive-through area was a calculated step, while in actuality, they had no other recourse. Furthermore, mention was made that it was an odd choice to have them do so while wearing suits; the truth is, they weren’t permitted to wear what their teammates were wearing. Those crafty editors!
Our coverage ends with uncut scenes of the Boardroom. Before the teams are called in, we see Trump meeting with the restaurant executives, who make specific mention of the importance of marketing and how Kinetic should be held accountable for their poor performance in this area (coughforeshadowingcough). Moments later, Trump meets with Kinetic. He asks the team members how they like the tents. Heidi says it’s okay; she’s a camper. Kristina says she prefers the mansion, but the tents are okay. It’s clear that none of them wants to be called a “Michelle” (who has been inducted into the Reality TV Hall of Shame for quitting). Trump asks if any of them prefer the tents. They tell him it’s not the tents they mind, it’s what the tents represent. Ooh, deep. Trump’s all over it like a comb-over.<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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