It’s the second episode of real people “hurt by the recession,” vying for a spot in the Trump empire. This time it was all about going back to classic Apprentice tasks: selling stuff on the streets of New York. As Alicia Keys sings: “The streets will inspire you – here in New YOOORRRKK.”
Last week the task was to build a modern workspace that both teams did spectacularly terrible at and women’s team Fortitude project manager Nicole was fired. Since Nicole had zero experience in real estate you would think that this week the ladies would choose a project manager with skills fit for the task right? Also last week on the men’s team Octane David and Clint got into it so would one of them step up to the plate to lead this week?
This week the task is to sell ice cream on the streets of anywhere in New York over two days; whichever team makes the most money wins. Yay a classic Apprentice task… remember back to the first season where they all had to sell lemonade in the streets and one of the candidates tried to sell a cup for $1000? It didn’t work and that brilliant salesman doofus was fired. So anyway back to the present, David – the standup comic father of five – is project manager for Octane and Poppy – the competitive swimmer and unemployed Stanford sociologist grad – is PM for Fortitude. Why didn’t the women choose Brandy who has sales experience in a mobile cupcake business for goodness sake? And why didn’t the men choose Anand who has experience selling vitamin-infused wine? Okay maybe that’s why they didn’t choose Anand…
Day one it’s onto the streets around Union Square. Poppy focused her team with cute pink outfits but not on the price and some customers walk away in annoyance. David forces his team to wear red and white striped vests because it looks dorky and dorky will sell right? Don Jr. shows up to be dad’s eyes and ears. He doesn’t understand why the women aren’t right by the subway entrance. The men decide to move further west to the West Village to get away from the competition.
Day two it’s back to Union Square. The two teams are battling it out and getting into verbal spats. Close to the end of their time the women decide to sabotage the men by giving away ice cream for free right in front of the men’s cart!
In the boardroom Donald Trump declares the women the winners, $1800 to the men’s $1500. David since you were the project manager you need to pick two of your team to bring back to the boardroom where one of you will be fired. Women congratulations go out there and enjoy. Poppy you win a one-on-one with Jack Welch serial womanizer former GE honcho and if you’re cute enough maybe he’ll dump Suzy for you since she must be getting kinda old by now and he needs a new model he’ll give you great career advice.
David brings back Alex and James (no Ginger no). David calls Alex a “puppy dog.” Alex doesn’t defend himself well. James fights for his life by nitpicking at Alex’s choice of words. Alex: “I can be in their league.” James: “you said can.” Donald Trump: “Alex, David called you a puppy dog and puppies have no passion so you’re FIRED!” Ivanka Trump says in her Entertainment Weekly blog that passion is very important!
Next time: Speaking of puppies the next episode tackles dog care and special guest star Cesar “the dog whisperer” Milan shows up. Woof.
For episode 1 click here
Read about all the cast members here
The Apprentice airs Thursdays at 10 pm on NBC.