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The Apprentice 4, Episode 1 Extras: Melissa vs. KristiPage 3
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Carolyn reminds Melissa that more than half of her team said they have no respect for her. George tells her that intimidation doesn’t work in the executive world because it creates a hostile environment. He asks if Melissa doubts that the other women don’t think she was nice. Melissa says that she talked to all of the women except Alla and Felisha and they all said it would be fun to work with her again. Because they couldn’t tell her to her face that they hate her. George isn’t sure about this and notes that the other women aren’t there to confirm or deny that.
And then we really get into it. Melissa announces that she doesn’t think she would have any trouble working with the other women again, especially if Kristi weren’t around. She would be positive and contribute. George asks why she wasn’t positive this time around. Melissa starts repeating things she’s said before, which means that she’s run out of things to say to support herself. She says that everything will be fine once Kristi leaves. Kristi says that waiting for someone you don’t like to leave isn’t the way things work in the business world. Melissa exclaims that she doesn’t need to worry about that because Kristi will go home. “You don’t belong here,” Melissa tells her. She also says that Kristi is “inprofessional.” Oh, I see we’re inventing words again this year.
Trump asks, because it isn’t already completely obvious, if Melissa and Kristi don’t like each other. Melissa has no problem stating that she doesn’t like Kristi. She thinks she’s manipulative (show me some proof) and has been negative. She thinks Kristi has been approaching people one on one and trying to get their support. Melissa realizes that she should have done the same thing. Melissa is delusional.
Trump announces that everyone thought Melissa was disruptive, whether she’s responsible for the loss or not. Kristi was a bad leader and didn’t do great with the marketing, but Melissa was a lot worse, no matter what she claims the others told her. Melissa is fired.
In the cab, Melissa… keeps talking about Kristi. She doesn’t like Kristi, though she thought the other women were cool. She wishes them luck. She was harsh with Kristi and didn’t (and doesn’t) care how the others saw her, because it has no impact on her life. Except that it got you fired. She doesn’t think Kristi will go very far. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if Kristi won? I’d laugh. Melissa thinks that Trump liked her (still looking for evidence, here) and says that he was kind and fair.
Melissa isn’t shocked that everyone wanted her to go home. She didn’t care enough to try to befriend them. She wonders if she’s too independent for her own good. Yes, that must be it. She’s grateful for the opportunity and happy that she met Trump. She thinks that he’s a big fan of hers. See? Delusional. She wonders if they can have lunch sometime.
Yahoo! has added a new feature, the exit interview. It’s basically a combination of an extended cab confessional and clips of the episode. Melissa tells us that she thought she was the whole package but she had to choose between her family and her task. Apparently she had to decide between doing what everyone else wanted to do and making her family proud. I’m not sure exactly what she means by this. I think it has something to do with talking about what the Hispanic people at Bally’s would want. Melissa’s logic confuses me.
Melissa knows that she has issues with women but claims that when they get to know her, they really like her. She knows that either she or Kristi had to go. She feels that she was literally voted off. She thinks the price was a big issue and that the other women on the team were misreading the customers. Basically, she was right, they were wrong. She also doesn’t think that the other women liked her bluntness. Her biggest weakness was not caring. She says that if you’re not family, you shouldn’t bother, because she won’t care. What a wonderful woman.
Melissa thinks that Kristi is childish, rude, obnoxious, and fake. Someone kill me now. This woman has lost her mind. She has no respect for Kristi and can’t work with her. Melissa liked the men, especially Randal, Chris, Mark, and Josh. She calls Josh an idiot, though she says she means it in a loving way. She also liked Marshawn, Rebecca, Toral, and Jennifer M. So, basically anyone who we saw for more than a few minutes. She says that she and Jennifer M. are friends, though I wonder what Jennifer would say about that.
It was nice for Melissa to learn about others’ backgrounds and jobs. She says that Trump didn’t critique her. She thinks she benefited from being fired first because it meant she got to go home. I’m thinking she didn’t understand the point of the whole show. She calls herself fortunate and claims that she tried to be honest, genuine, and hardworking. The question is, I guess, how hard did she try? Melissa finishes up by saying that Kristi’s true colors will come out. Hey, did you guys know that Melissa doesn’t like Kristi? Why didn’t someone tell me?
Next week: sanity, I hope.
Jenn Brasler is an Assistant Editor of RealityNewsOnline and an aspiring writer from Falls Church, VA. You can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. If she met Melissa in real life, she would be so intimidated that she would have no choice but to pull her hair.
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