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The Apprentice: Los Angeles, Episode 9 Extras – I’m Ready For My Close-up, Mr. DeVille, MonPage 2
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We also see James admitting he knows nothing about soap operas or filming commercials, and in an interview, he says he is happy to “rely on the expertise of his teammates.” We see Tim obsessing about the music, while Frank offers us his tomato sauce metaphor: “If you add too much of something to it, you ruin it.” Einstein… Newton… Frankie Suits. There you go, America – the triumvirate of genius.
It’s time for a replay of Kinetic’s editing room session. As the tape plays, we see Muna falter and everyone else cringe; nothing new here, folks. And speaking of nothing new, we see what’s billed as an uncut scene, but to me, it’s the same ol’ same ol’ Arrow meeting Ahhhhnuld scene that we saw before. We also see another replayed scene – the amusing yet disturbing comments Kristine makes about Muna reading the Bible, a book about a Messiah vs. her reading a book about a guy who just thinks he is. Heh.
And now for the grand finale… Le Boardroom! Though the debate is broken down into a number of separate clips, in essence we see the entire Boardroom all over again. Though they’re listed as uncut scenes, judging by my recollection of Sunday night’s broadcast, there isn’t much new material. One interesting remark is made by Ivanka, who has been sorely missed. In a season filled with changes for the worse (tents, anyone?) she has been the only bright spot. Her intelligence and business savvy lead me to believe she must have been sired by the UPS man. I wonder if paternity testing would bear out this theory; could the “shiny objects” gene be absent from her DNA?
But I digress… again. In debating Kristine’s decision to allow Muna to appear on camera, Ivanka notes that working behind her father, you won’t always be on camera. She adds that you’ll always be behind him if he’s on camera. Heh. She’s got his number, that’s for sure.
The Boardroom continues with Trump asking each team member who she would fire, and then going after the same information by asking Angela and Heidi which of the potential firees, Kristine or Muna, they would want on their team. So confident is Muna that Heidi will support her that she asks the question directly rather than letting Trump do it himself. Ah, hubris. Muna, did they not teach Greek mythology in Jamaica?
Speaking of Muna, I leave you with her exit interview. In it, she tells us that she thought she could be the next Apprentice because she felt she had what it took. She says she has learned a lot and has become sort of an apprentice along the way. She describes the final task and laments that even though she speaks clearly, she didn’t come across that way in Kinetic’s commercial, which resulted in their loss of the task.
She says that before going into the Boardroom, she prayed hard, not that she would be spared in the firing, but that she would do both Jamaica and her parents proud. Going into the Boardroom was like going into a lions’ den, she says, and it was extremely hurtful to hear Kristine label her as “difficult.” Muna feels strongly that she is one of, if not the hardest working members of either team. She thought she would have received more support from her teammates.
She says she tried to accept her firing with grace. In closing, Muna says she has learned many things from her time on the show. She learned that she is a lot stronger than she realized, and that the person who does you the worst is often your greatest teacher. In case anyone out there was unsure, she cites Kristine as the person from whom she has learned the most. Muna says she is going to move forward and is hoping for the best.
And with that, we conclude our coverage of this week’s (and last week’s!) Apprentice Extras. I promise to be back on my toes next week, bringing you breaking news about all things Trump. For those of you who just can’t wait that long to revel in my rapier wit, I’ll see you at the judges’ table at Foxes On Idol, where I’ll be the one dressed in black, mourning the loss of Brandon Rogers at the manicured hand of Sanjaya Malakar. I’ll bet Sanjaya never used Soft Scrub!! Au revoir!
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