The Apprentice 4, Episode 12 Extras: The Dumbest Smart Girlby Jenn Brasler -- 12/12/2005
We start at the end of last week’s episode, with Trump telling Carolyn and Bill that he’s going up to the suite to tell Rebecca and Randal that they’re the final two. Randal and Rebecca admit to him that they thought Alla would be coming back. He informs them that Felisha and Alla were both fired, so they’re automatically the last two candidates. They’re both shocked. Trump tells them they’re both outstanding and that they’ll be having dinner with George and Carolyn. After he leaves, Randal and Rebecca congratulate each other.
Then we go back in time to before Trump’s arrival in the suite. Randal and Rebecca talk about who will return, agreeing that it will be Alla. Rebecca says that she thinks Alla has defined herself more as a qualified candidate. Randal says that if Felisha came back, he’d be shocked. Instead, it’s Trump who shows up.
At dinner, Carolyn asks Randal and Rebecca where they see themselves in the Trump organization. Rebecca is interested in international opportunities and business development. She interviews that she thinks she has a good shot at winning. Randal may be older, but they’re at the same point in their lives. She’s seen business from four different angles and she’s only 23. I can’t believe Rebecca and I are the same age. Oh, and an interesting piece of trivia that she shares - she once coordinated with Colin Powell for a non-profit organization. Randal tells Carolyn that his strengths are management and technology. He’s interested in the utilization of resources and applying technology.
Randal asks for advice from George and Carolyn. Instead, George tells him and Rebecca that they’ll need to pick their teams for their final tasks. Rebecca interviews that she’s thought about who she wants to work with and is determined to get them. Randal is thinking about Josh, James, and Mark, but Rebecca is thinking about Josh, James, and Chris. Randal notes that the game is on. Rebecca offers to give Randal Josh for James. Randal asks if that means Chris is her third pick. She repeats her offer. Randal says that Chris is his second pick, which can’t be true, because he didn’t even bring Chris up until Rebecca mentioned him. Rebecca says that she’s wanted Chris from the beginning. She interviews that Chris is important to both of them because he was eliminated early on and never got to shine.
Randal says that he won’t budge on Chris just because he mentioned Mark first. Rebecca agrees to flip a coin, and, fortunately, Rebecca gets Chris. I thought Randal was out of line here. If he wanted Chris, he should have mentioned him in his original list, not argued for him after Rebecca said she wanted him. I’m glad Rebecca wound up with him. I’m not glad, however, that Rebecca decides her third team member will be Toral. Carolyn cracks me up by subtly shaking her head at George. Randal, of course, has no problem with this. He interviews that she made an error because Toral hasn’t lived up to Rebecca’s expectations. She hasn’t shown herself to be a strong performer. He adds that Rebecca believes that Toral can perform, but she’s never actually seen it.
Josh, Mark, and Marshawn head to Coney Island, Josh pointing out landmarks along the way. They meet up with Randal, who says that he became sentimental and emotional when he saw the three of them come back. He enjoyed working with them before and missed them. Mark says that they’re bouncing off the walls and ready to work. He wants the softball game to start now.
A ways into the task, Toral and Chris head to Infinite Marketing for a meeting. Toral says something about directions and Chris asks if she’s really asking him, since she’s from New York and he’s from Dallas. Toral asks if he wants her to figure it out. He reminds her that she’s from the city and he has no idea where they are. “No panicking allowed,” he tells her. Toral gets herself acclimated. James calls to tell Chris that Yahoo’s colors are purple and white, not purple and yellow. Chris asks if it’s a particular shade of purple and Toral tells him that they have it on a computer disk.
Chris and Toral wind up stuck in traffic and Chris tells James that watching Toral drive in New York is “kind of exciting.” I wish Chris had gotten to stick around longer. He interviews that he thinks Rebecca made a great decision by picking him and James, but not so much with Toral. A lot of other candidates would have been better. Chris tells Toral not to kill anyone and she replies that you’re supposed to tailgate people. Remind me never to get in a car with Toral behind the wheel.
The two arrive at Infinite but have to park about ten blocks away. They make sure they have everything they need and arrive at Infinite about an hour later than they’d planned. Of course, right after they arrive, they realize that they left something in the car - the disk with the color on it. Chris has to go back and get the disk. He interviews that Toral may have a ton of degrees, but she “has got to be the dumbest smart girl I’ve ever known.” Okay, that’s it. I’m dumping Brian and James and taking up with Chris instead.
Rebecca puts Chris and James in charge of the comedy show, sending them to meet with Joe Piscopo. She interviews that she wants to focus on the executives directly. She tells the guys that they need to get the comedians to hang out with the VIPs. James interviews that Rebecca is relying on her team a lot and they won’t let her down. Their goal is to get her a win.
Excel meets with Allison from Autism Speaks. Josh is shocked by the statistics of how many kids have autism. He interviews that he was already giving Randal 110%, but if there’s an ounce more he can give, he will. Allison is more impressed by Josh than she is by Randal. She says that he understands that increased awareness equals increased funds. Randal needs to understand and convey the importance of the message or the event won’t be as successful as it can be.
James and Chris meet with Joe Piscopo and discuss the event. Joe says that the show is big and for a great cause. He thinks the guys are on the right track. On the way home, Chris jokes about how now he can tell people that he had dinner with Joe Piscopo.
Excel is working in the suite, trying to make sure they’re not forgetting to do anything. How about check the weather report? Oops, too soon. Josh tells Randal that he should get some sleep. He says that Randal needs to recharge and the rest of the team will do some work. Randal is grateful for this. It looks like Mark, Marshawn, and Josh do wind up staying up pretty late.
Later that night, Capital Edge arrives and James and Chris go wake up Josh. Josh interviews that he, Mark, James, and Chris are all friends, but they’re in a competition now. Later, Chris is in bed and Josh starts dropping pillows on him. Josh interviews that he and Mark have to beat Chris and James, just on principle. He wants to be able to rub it in. Chris finds Josh hiding from him in a closet and asks if he’s going to stay in there all night. Josh opens the door a little and throws a hanger at him. Chris smacks the door with his pillow and Josh calls him a bully. Chris pretends to leave, then comes back after Josh emerges from the closet. Josh follows him back to his room and swings his hanger at him. Chris throws pillows back at him.
The next day, Capital Edge leaves and the teams wish each other luck. Excel discusses their event and Randal says that he needs to stand out. They’re a team, but this task is really about him. He interviews that he wanted to make sure he said that so he wouldn’t regret it later. Josh says, speaking for the rest of the team, that they’re psyched to be there and will do what they need to do in order to help Randal win.
Rebecca asks James and Chris to brainstorm about the comedy show. The two of them decide to go down to the stage to do this. They consider getting the comedians to do some improv. They come up with a great idea to have people bid on whether they can go two minutes without laughing. This is smart because it combines the show with the fundraising. Chris interviews that the show has to be fun but raise money at the same time. James interviews that Rebecca has asked them to do a lot and is relying on them, but she hasn’t come down to confer with them yet. The guys go meet with her and share what they’ve brainstormed. James interviews that she might be waiting for them to come up with great ideas and could be relying on them too much.
Excel goes to the party supply store. Mark doesn’t know why all four of them need to be there. None of us knows, Mark.
Rebecca meets with Jake Glaser, who’s a cutie. She shares that she started a non-profit organization for kids when she was just 15, so she’s always been interested in helping children. They’re not just the future, they’re the present. Jake is glad that they’re on the same page.
Later, Rebecca meets with the Yahoo executives, showing them around and telling them the team’s plans. She makes sure that they’re okay with the decisions Capital Edge has made. She interviews that raising money is a question mark here. After some discussion of soliciting donations, Rebecca interviews that she has to listen to her clients. They need to get what they want.
Mark sets up everything on the field for the softball game. He’s frustrated that it’s not going faster. Up in the war room, Marshawn, Josh, and Randal discuss him, instead of, you know, helping him. Mark isn’t sure what they’re doing up there. He assures some Outback guys that everything will get back. Ben the executive talks to Randal and Josh to tell them that things need to get done tonight. Randal assures him that everything will be ready before the game.
Capital Edge discusses their event again, mentioning that they need to coordinate the MC and comedians. Except it won’t really matter, since Joe calls to tell them that he can’t make the event. James tries to convince him (and himself) that they’ll work things out. Now, though, there’s a possibility of failure. Over at Excel, Randal and Mark set up chairs on the field. Randal says that they need to stay focused and consider every possible scenario so they can deal with whatever might happen. Except rain, of course, because it’s going to be a little wet the day of the event. This ticks me off - if rain could ruin a task, both tasks should be either inside or outside. Even without Joe Piscopo, Rebecca has an advantage.
Next week: I’m not sure who will win, but I can say this with certainty - the winner’s name will start with the letter R.
Jenn Brasler is an Assistant Editor of RealityNewsOnline and an aspiring writer from Falls Church, VA. You can e-mail her at email@example.com. If she and Chris get together, they can double date with Betsy and Josh.
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