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The Apprentice 5, Episode 7 & 8 Extras: The Kids are All Right, but Gold Rush Isn’tPage 2
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Trump points out that Lenny is the only person who thinks Charmaine was horrible. Lenny cries conspiracy. Tarek would fire Lenny. Lenny calls him a backstabber (well, someone who “stabs from behind”) and a bad person. Tarek says he’s being honest and Lenny proceeds to deny that he called Tarek a bad person. Dude, it was two seconds ago. He says that Tarek didn’t seem to have any problems with him during the task. Trump asks why Lenny thinks Tarek is stabbing him in the back. Lenny says it’s Tarek’s choice, which doesn’t answer the question. Lee would fire Charmaine. Trump and Carolyn are confused as to why. Lee defends Lenny some more but Carolyn mentions the bad presentation again. Lenny says that he would bring Charmaine back to the boardroom and Lee would come as an advocate.
Basically, the rest of the boardroom goes like this. Lee: “Lenny rocks.” Trump: “No, he doesn’t. Also, he’s fired.” In the lobby, Charmaine tries to kiss and make up with Lenny, but I’m not sure why she wants to.
In the cab, Lenny says that he thinks Trump likes him but he had no choice but to fire him. It was hard to determine whose fault the loss was. Lenny feels great and is relieved not to have to deal with his team anymore. He doesn’t care whether or not they miss him. He thinks they’ll struggle without him. Lenny says that Lee is the only one left who could be hired. “The circus must go on.” Close enough. He wishes everyone luck (even though he hates them all?) and says that everyone is a backstabber except Lee. He hopes Lee wins.
In Lenny’s exit interview, he says that he’s been a businessman for 20 years. He’s a businessman, not a comedian. This is punctuated by scenes of people calling Lenny a comedian and him telling jokes. He says he was born like this, or maybe he was struck by lightning or dropped on his head. Was that supposed to be funny? For a comedian, he’s a good businessman. Lenny liked Gold Rush’s room, and though he admits that the presentation is bad, he doesn’t think he should have been judged on it. He was happy to see the kids enjoying the room so much. He’s glad even though he lost. In the boardroom, people change because of circumstances. Lenny thinks everyone on his team was fake (except Lee, of course). He has no idea why he lost and isn’t sure what mistakes he supposedly made. He didn’t like most of the people on his team because they were fake, especially Bryce. Lenny treated Lee like a son and respected his loyalty. He’s happy to go back to his family and his regular life.
On to the 7-Eleven task! After Synergy confronts Michael in the suite and Andrea puts on her dictator hat again, Synergy meets with a graphic designer. Tammy is given the task of calling around to get pendants, but she’s not having much luck. Andrea interviews that she gave Tammy a very simple task but she got flustered. People say that Andrea is a control freak, but that’s why she has such a good life. Andrea tells Tammy that they might not have enough money in the budget for the pendants. Tammy says that in that case, she won’t waste her time trying to get them. Andrea first tells her to calm down (because Tammy was, you know, flying off the handle and screaming at her), then says that she’s just trying to find out the cost. Tammy tells her she was calm. She interviews that she doesn’t like how Andrea leads; she’s condescending and micromanages. When it comes down to the wire, the team won’t support her.
After the TLOTW, we see Gold Rush riding somewhere in a van. Lee says that selling one p’eatzza at a time isn’t as good as selling in bulk, which could be huge. (Too bad he didn’t say “yoooooge” and cement his position as a Mini-Trump.) He decides that he’ll spend the evening looking up businesses and trying to sell to them. Charmaine notes that it might not be as easy as he thinks it will be.
Gold Rush’s price is too high. Lee’s deal falls through. Now Gold Rush is back in the suite, all quiet and moping about their loss. Leslie says that it’s silly to play Monday morning quarterback. Charmaine admits that she can’t think of anything they could have done differently. Lee interviews that they’ve been decimated and he didn’t sign up for this. Charmaine says that they’re finally getting along, but they still lost. Michael thinks that they worked well together. He says that Gold Rush is definitely different from Synergy. Yeah, they suck. Michael interviews that even when he was winning with Synergy, he didn’t fit in. He’s lost with Gold Rush, but he fits in there, so he doesn’t mind. So basically, he’s a loser and he just needed a losing team to feel comfortable? Sounds right to me. Leslie says that she has a lot of decisions to make.
Synergy gets their reward. Sean is excited to go to D.C., where he sees the White House for the first time. Senator Schumer thinks the team is great and smart. He thinks they’ve gotten this far because they get along so well. After breakfast, Sean jokes that now they should go have lunch with the President. They go to see the White House and Sean says that even as a Brit, he feels a sense of belonging there. He’ll be able to tell his kids and grandkids about this morning.
Back in the suite, Leslie tells Charmaine that she doesn’t know what to do. Charmaine mentions that Lee hasn’t been so hot and Leslie says that he never supports project managers. This will be his fourth time in the boardroom if Leslie brings him back. She interviews that she’s not sure he sold even one p’eatzza. Lee tells Michael that only Tarek has seen him in the second round of the boardroom. Michael has heard that Lee is a good arguer. Lee says that when project managers bring him in, they wind up getting fired. Lee interviews that he may have been negative on the task, but that’s different from voicing his concerns. Michael encourages him not to show any fear.<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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