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The Apprentice 4, Episode 1 Extras: Melissa vs. Kristiby Jenn Brasler -- 09/26/2005
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Welcome back for another season of The Apprentice, complete with extra footage only seen on Yahoo! If you thought the candidates would be a little more normal and a little less dramatic this season, you were wrong. So let’s get straight to the madness.
Well, first, we have to see everyone packing and getting ready to go to New York. Big business, here we come! Does anyone have all 18 of the candidates’ names memorized yet? Just wondering. Trump tells us that his show rocks. He tells us what he wants in an apprentice. This is not a game. If you say so, Trump. The candidates hail cabs. Trump tells us that these people rock. Melissa talks about how she rocks. Randal talks about how he rocks. Alla talks about how she rocks. They all head to New Jersey to meet up with Trump. Trump has something unexpected planned. He’s going to fire everyone right away and spend the next few weeks watching Survivor? He thinks this is someone’s dream job.
Over in New Jersey, Trump informs everyone of the helicopter race. This would be a lot more fun if they were all in helicopters and had to race each other. Or if they had to navigate eel-infested waters. Or if it were like Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game, where the guy watches humans get hunted. That’s actually what I thought of when I saw this scene. Anyway, there’s running. Chris almost plows into Trump, which Trump finds amusing, especially since Chris used to be in the NFL. The women are smart and jump in golf carts. More running. The men win anyway. The girls decide that this doesn’t matter and they can’t quit.
Excel works at their Bally’s location. They get a woman to sign up, but she learns that the class costs $20 and changes her mind. Chris laughs over the fact that she just bolted as soon as she realized she would have to pay that much. He decides that they need to evaluate whether or not things are going to work. He and Josh decide to drop the price of the class to $10. Markus doesn’t like this idea, even though Chris says that people keep balking at $20.
Markus says he won’t refute Chris’ findings, he’s just reporting what his are. He doesn’t want to negate the class by selling it for too little. Markus says it’s not about selling the most, it’s about selling the best. Well, actually, in this task, it’s about selling the most. Hence, whichever team makes the most money, wins. Markus feels like his team is backing him into a corner. Josh doesn’t think they’ll win if they keep the price at $20, and the whole team agrees. He says that during times of pressure, they need a leader who will make decisions and move on them. Obviously, Markus isn’t that person. Markus finally approves the price drop but doesn’t want to change their offer.
Capital Edge finishes their research and discusses what they should charge for the class. Here goes Melissa, ranting and talking about what Hispanic people want and generally making an Omarosa of herself. Kristi tries to control her, but doesn’t have much luck.
Kristi watches the class she choreographed. Marshawn thinks they’ll win. Kristi asks a couple of the Bally’s employees if they thought Capital Edge would bring in this much money. They admit that they didn’t, especially from the prices they’re charging. Kristi says that they succeeded because they were passionate. She loves winning. Don’t count your chickens, Kristi.
Rona calls Excel. Hi, Rona! Trump talks to Markus. Well, Markus talks. Trump doesn’t get much of a chance. He tells George that Markus talks a lot.
Capital Edge admires the suite they’ll be living in. Felisha and Kristi quickly claim a room. Toral is happy that there’s food in the suite. Excel arrives, and Josh says that coming into the suite felt like coming home. “Let the games begin,” he announces. “And tell Betsy I’m married. And so is she!” James (who?) thinks it will motivational to have everyone living in the suite together, though he knows they’ll eventually clash. He reminds us that you never know what will happen there.
Randal calls home and his wife tells him that his grandmother’s funeral will be on Monday morning. Either they didn’t show him getting the news about his grandmother’s death or he knew before he came and is just know learning about the funeral arrangements. It’s hard to tell. Randal fills the other guys in and says that he has mixed emotions about being there.
The teams head to the boardroom. Trump says that they’ve finished the first battle. George and Carolyn give the results. Excel wins. They get to go to the Friars Club. We know all of this. Let’s get to the drama!
Capital Edge will come back to the boardroom, someone will be fired, blah blah blah. Trump keeps Randal behind to talk to him about what he wants to do. Randal will stay, since his grandmother would want him to. Trump nicely offers the use of his helicopter so Randal can go to the funeral.
Excel goes to the Friars Club. They eat in the Milton Berle room. Josh calls the reward “sick” and says it’s better than sex. Must… not… make… joke… at… Betsy’s… expense…. Trump asks Chris if he saw him when he almost ran into him back at the golf course. Chris admits that he didn’t. Trump says that that’s why he’s a good football player - he only sees the goal. Chris tells us that this was a great compliment to get from Trump. Trump jokes that if Chris had run him over, that would have been the end of The Apprentice.1 2 3 Next-->
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