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The Apprentice 5, Episode 9 Extras: Anything You Can Do…by Jenn Brasler -- 05/01/2006
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After seeing Lee’s triumphant return to the suite and the Trump Lesson of the Week again, we see Gold Rush planning out their brochure. Charmaine is right - if you were to walk into the room in the middle of this, you would think Tarek is in charge. He’s even talking to Lee like he’s the project manager and Lee is one of his employees. Tarek interviews that Lee hasn’t contributed anything, but Tarek himself will because he wants to win. However, someone else needs to step up.
Synergy works on their brochure without Allie and Tammy. Ivanka and Don arrive and watch them for a while. They note that the team is smaller than it was the last time they saw it. The others try not to make a big deal out of the fact that Tammy and Allie missed the boat. Ivanka interviews that that was carelessness on Allie’s part.
Gold Rush gets up early the morning of the sales portion of the task. Lee interviews that if Synergy doesn’t make it to Battery Park, they’ll be disoriented all day. Charmaine and Tarek stay at the ferry line while Lee and Michael go to get the brochures from the printer at 9 a.m., the earliest they can get them. They note that Synergy isn’t there and wonder if they got held up somewhere.
We see Synergy getting to Battery Park to find that Gold Rush has taken over. We then see Andrea suck at selling despite her supposed expertise.
Over on Ellis Island at the end of the day, Sean and Tammy are both pessimistic about the outcome of the task. Sean interviews that not enough planning went into the task. He blames Allie for that. So I guess Andrea didn’t have to do much to brainwash him after all; he was already kind of against Allie. Sean complains to Andrea as well, interviewing that he loves Allie, but she was a bad leader. He says the day was “catastrophic.”
Gold Rush goes on their golf reward. Lee interviews that he “scripted” all of this. He adds, “I look amazing.” That Lee, always humble. Vijay Singh shows his humor by asking Trump if he can fire any of the members of Gold Rush. Trump gives him permission if they don’t play well. Charmaine says that she’s glad they won, but Lee was just lucky to have been the project manager. They play golf. It’s not the most thrilling thing ever. Tarek does well and interviews that he was the best on the team, though that’s not saying much. Charmaine interviews that golf is difficult because there are so many things to remember at once, like where to keep your head and how to move your arms. She hopes she’s not getting points off of her record for doing badly at something Trump enjoys. Hee. Tarek interviews that Trump was giddy like a guy on his first date. Lee says that this was like Trump’s reward. He’s just like regular people, only rich. Thank you, Lee.
After Allie’s creepy “blood on the walls” moment, we’re in the boardroom. Trump rubs it in that Synergy missed a great reward, acknowledging that it was a reward for him as well. Andrea blames Allie for the loss. Let the Andrea bashing begin! My favorite part of the episode, of course. Trump proves my theory that he respects Roxanne’s opinion by asking her credentials, then asking who she thinks should be fired. She notes that it’s not even a close call and Andrea should go. Trump says that Roxanne has been the most vocal team member. Roxanne reminds him that she said Andrea should go weeks ago. She mentions how Andrea tried to undermine her on the cruise line task right after Roxanne bashed her in the boardroom. She shouldn’t be surprised that people are against her now.
Andrea says she’s a threat to the others. Sure you are. Sean says that Andrea just prefers to lead, and Trump notes that he’s not looking for a follower. But he still needs someone who can “play in the sandbox,” as Roxanne said. Sean thinks Allie should go because she didn’t adapt. Trump asks if Andrea adapted. There’s no kind way to answer that one. Ivanka thinks that should have been Allie’s responsibility.
Allie says that Andrea screwed up the brochure. Ivanka points out that Allie should have been there. She thinks the two teams had very different energies when they were out selling. She also doesn’t like that Synergy conceded the Battery Park location. Don agrees with her. Allie thinks that the loss was really because of the quality of the brochure, which was Andrea’s fault.
Trump says that Andrea is the most successful person on her side of the table. Roxanne speaks up, “And she won’t let anyone forget that.” Hee. She starts to talk about Andrea’s successes with work and Trump notes that she’s tough. Andrea has to agree. Roxanne says that she knows Trump thinks highly of Andrea, so Andrea isn’t worried when she comes into the boardroom. Trump says he thinks highly of everyone on the team. He singles out Tammy, who hasn’t said anything, and Tammy says that Andrea questioned all of Allie’s decisions. This created stress, caused disruptions, and showed that Andrea is incapable of being managed. She also fails to inspire people. Allie talks about how they won the GM and p’eatzza tasks despite Andrea, not because of her. Roxanne backs this up, adding that Andrea makes it hard for the team to move forward.1 2 Next-->
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