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-Oh, my God!
'..after Empresario's fifth devastating loss...'
"Mr Trump would like you in the boardroom now."
'..Mr Trump decided to switch up the teams.'
This is the new Hydra on my left, the new Empresario on my right.
'But Piers wasn't happy with his new teammate, Omarosa.'
You think you're going to get along with Piers?
-I've worked with the scums in -
I think that's off to a bad start.
'And the teams were off to run horse-and-carriage rides
-'in Central Park.'
-Carriage rides for charity!
'Empresario enjoyed their new team, and they worked well together...'
-I believe I had the best team.
-It's a different energy.
'..while on Hydra, Omarosa's hatred of Piers
'took things to a shocking new low.'
The mother of your children hates you. Your children, too.
Leave my kids out of it, you foul-mouthed little tramp!
'But even with the team in complete dysfunction...'
-I ain't going nowhere, son!
-'..Hydra managed to pull out a win.'
65,000 to your favourite charity, Piers.
'Mr Trump solved Hydra's volatile situation.'
Omarosa, I'm going to ask you to go on the other team.
'And then he made a surprising decision.'
This is the single hardest firing I've ever had.
This team really understands that this is all about charity,
and I'm feeling charitable.
I'm firing no-one.
And, Marilu, you're going to the other team.
-To Empresario for you.
-Empresario, here I come!
Yes! Thank you, Mr Trump.
He really likes me.
He really, really likes me,
and he showed how much he liked me
by moving me away from that wretched human being.
I was leaving that trash behind!
Where's Marilu? Trace, where's Marilu?
Yay! Hi, honey!
-We guessed right.
-Yeah, we guessed right.
Oh, wait, what happened? Here's Stephen.
SHE SCREAMS What happened?
Nobody got fired.
-Nobody got fired.
-First time ever on the show.
The fact that nobody got fired was a big surprise,
because I thought somebody was definitely on their way out.
But ultimately it's up to Mr Trump.
-But I do get to come on your team?
-You do, but I have to come here.
-Marilu's coming here?
We got Marilu as a replacement,
which is a bit like replacing the devil with Nelson Mandela,
to be honest.
Marilu for Omarosa. There is a God!
Omarosa is so offensive about my family,
I don't want to share any space with her at all.
I don't ever want to talk to Omarosa again
in my entire life.
MUSIC: "For The Love Of Money" by The O'Jays
# Money money money money
# Money money money money
# Some people got to have it
# Some people really need it
# Yeah, listen to me, y'all
# Do things, do things, do things, bad things with it
# Dollar bills, y'all
# Come on, that mean
# Mean green
# Almighty dollar
# I know that
# Give me a nickel, brother
# Can you spare a dime?
# Money can drive some people out of their mind
# No good, no good
# Money money money money
# Money #
-Hey, Mr White. How are you?
-"I'm doing fine, thank you."
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund supports the families left behind
when their loved ones are bereaved, fighting in the military.
The reason I chose your charity, Bill,
is that my own brother has just returned from Iraq
where he fought in the British Army.
And obviously a lot of men that he knew in the US Marine Corps didn't go home,
and I believe that it is the patriotic duty of every American
and every Briton to support our boys out there,
doing a hell of a difficult job, and if they do lose their lives,
the least we should do is put our hands in our pocket.
I've got some good news for you. I've got a cheque in my hands here
"Oh, my God! Are you kidding me, boy? This is terrific, Piers."
-"This is fantastic."
-I'm going to try and win this thing
-and get you a load more money.
-"Well, that's great."
In the end, that moment brought it all back to the right level,
which is why I'm really here.
I don't want any more arguments. It was the reality check I needed,
which was just cool things down a bit
and remember we're here to raise money for charity.
-"God bless you."
-Take care, Bill. Bye.
Lo and behold, we got to the location today.
There's nothing more exciting than seeing those choppers
and the size of them, and knowing we're that going to take a ride.
-That was some boardroom!
There was no way to make a decision last night.
Next time, I guarantee somebody will be fired.
Now, one of the great companies that you'll ever deal with is QVC.
You're going to get onto these helicopters.
You'll be travelling to QVC in Pennsylvania.
You are going to write, direct and produce
a ten-minute live segment on QVC.
You're going to pick a product and sell it.
If you pick the same product, you're going to have to negotiate
as to who gets what.
I'll be watching live on QVC.
Now, the team that makes the most money wins.
The project manager on the winning team will receive 20,000
for his or her favourite charity.
Empresario, who will be your project manager?
If I'm PM, I also want to direct the commercial.
-If you're cool with that, then, I'll do that.
Stephen, who is going to be your project manager?
-I will be, Mr Trump.
-Very good. I think that's a very good choice.
Hydra, who's going to be your project manager?
Well, the most vivid shopper we have is Marilu. It would be right also
because she hasn't won any money for her charity yet.
You feel OK about being project manager?
Um, so far. I'm on a learning curve here.
-She's joining a winning team.
-All right. It is a good team,
and it's nice that you're not with Omarosa. Do we agree?
Whatever. That was yesterday.
This time, I promise you, somebody will be fired.
Go. Thank you.
We can't lose. If we lose, someone's getting fired, no matter what.
This whole task is about what happens on air.
Having Omarosa on our team could crush us or help us out,
so hopefully it's a positive and you don't see us in the boardroom
with one of us getting fired. We'll see how it turns out.
'I will run the task as project manager,
'and our task is to create a ten-minute commercial.
We're going to be on air, pitching a product
that had never been on QVC before. I'm very excited about that.
I always think any team we're in that has Lennox Lewis,
and we are selling product,
we are stupid to ignore his celebrity power, right?
Lennox clearly had had too much to drink, had had no sleep,
and was in a half-daze. That should be his new fighting title -
Lennox "Sleepy Boy" Lewis. He doesn't want to be on air today
-because he was out drinking last night.
-Don't listen to him!
Don't be swayed by this geezer. HE LAUGHS
'I was tired. I was tired, but I wasn't sleeping.
'Piers talks a lot. He has diarrhoea of the mouth.'
I wish a had a turn-off switch to go..."teek"!
-You know, you got to stop using me in those type of ways.
-I think I can be used in different ways.
-You're not telling me you want to produce this?
-You're a frustrated movie producer?
-Trust me, I don't give a crap.
This is about selling product.
I'm a world-champion boxer, but what I really want to do is direct.
He fancies himself as a bit of a Francis Ford Coppola.
-OK. I've worked with Francis.
-Oh, you have?
Do you see much of Francis in Lennox?
Let's see what we got.
The first order of business was to view six products,
choose one, and go to work.
Welcome to QVC. I'm the senior vice president
of TV sales. We have a very diverse product mix.
The QVC executives presented us with six items to choose from.
There was this magnifying mirror, this utility tool kit,
and this bamboo storage drawer.
Then we had a fry pan,
an electric sweeper that you plugged into the wall,
charged it up, and you could vacuum anywhere.
'Then we had a ladder.'
Not only is it a stepladder, but also it has the ability
to be flipped up, and now the unit turns into a hand-truck,
-should you need to move anything around the house.
-Thank you very much.
-What did you like, Trace?
I thought the ladder was just a great product.
I was impressed with it. Go for the ladder.
If you don't get it, make 'em flip.
'We went in to negotiate, and our mind was made up.'
If both teams want it, just go straight to the coin toss. There's no reason to talk about it.
OK, so, what if we lose the flip? What's after that?
-I would say the sweeper.
-And I would say the mirror.
I would say the sweeper-mirror. If you mounted the mirror
-on the front of the sweeper...
If I saw that LadderKart, I'd call immediately.
That is a passionate, great item.
We saw the LadderKart,
and this was a product I fell in love with instantly.
If I had seen it on television, I would've picked up my phone and ordered it right away.
-Carol, you're going to negotiate.
-What are we choosing?
So Carol and I decided to go in and negotiate
to see which one the Empresario team wanted.
-Have you all decided on a product?
-Which one would you like to start with?
-You go first.
-The ladder. What's your first choice?
We're not going to give, no matter what. You want to flip a coin now?
-Flip a coin.
-'I'm God's guy, you know?'
I'm on Your team, Lord. Just...
Let's win that coin flip.
Er, lost the coin flip, and the girls got the product they wanted,
so we had to quickly pick the next product and move on with it.
-That was quick.
-They picked the ladder. They won the flip.
'Sometimes in these situations, luck comes into play.'
-What else do we want?
-When we lost the coin flip,
the ladder wasn't meant to be.
Out of the problem, into the solution.
You could demonstrate that sweeper in ten seconds.
-Oh, yeah. People get it.
-What do you think of that sweeper?
I like it cos it's lightweight for women.
OK, the sweeper. That's it.
Marilu and I have both done QVC before.
I worked with them for five years, and I know QVC.
Yeah. You're way high-energy, and for me to keep going...
It's going to be detrimental. I think it's better to use Marilu.
When Marilu and I get together, I'm a very stabilising force for Marilu.
She trusts me, she looks to me, and I always, always have her back.
You will sell that to the Eskimos, right? I have no doubt.
'I decided that I would be the on-air talent.
'We had an advantage because I was familiar with the place.'
Every time I write a book, I'm on QVC selling my book.
It's perfect because it's two in one.
It's a ladder. It's a cart.
-It's incredible quality but amazing value.
-But amazing value.
'The most important thing is rehearsal.'
How many times do you have to have someone hold the ladder for you?
If I move about, demonstrating the ladder, maybe that will help.
I really love it!
Trace, you're our salesman today, dude.
I can't wait to see you do your thing, Trace.
-You watch me, baby.
-It's going to be good.
-Cos you're so good looking, son.
-Yeah, I understand that.
When you think QVC, and you think celebrities on QVC,
in my mind, Trace Adkins is that guy.
They're going to hire you at QVC, son.
Just the visual of, like, big old Trace Adkins
pushing around a cordless electric sweeper...
I just thought it was adorable.
Trace, we got somebody for you! This is the co-host.
'We had an option of putting two of our team members on air,
'or to go with one team member and a QVC host.'
We opted to go with the QVC host because she was so darn cute!
I was raised in Tennessee, Collegedale.
'Upon meeting Lisa, I was struck by her presence.
'She's from Tennessee. She's a Southern girl.'
We took to each other immediately.
-It's all up to you. No!
-How are you?
-How are you? Rick Domeier. Nice to meet you, sir.
I'll be playing the part of the cheer host.
So Rick comes in, the host, little Mr Smiley, with the teeth
and the blond and the hair
and the eyes, and, you know, Mr Game Show Host.
I would deliberately play to her unbelievable passion for this thing.
This is the best of both worlds, in that it's both heavy-duty
and it's lightweight. So I've got that down.
Come on. I want to see if I can put you on it.
'I thought it'd look interesting. I saw it in an old musical.'
Somebody dances in, and there's a cart, and somebody wheels them out.
'I thought that would make a great visual.'
-I am. Gently easing back...
-That didn't go great.
That probably is not a good idea. I'm glad we tested that before -
Can I be on the other team?
Can we do just a mock rehearsal, a run-through, in here?
I made a suggestion to see if they wouldn't mind
doing some practice run-throughs in here,
just get chemistry, start scripting things.
No, not in this case.
Omarosa said, "You'd better prepare Trace for this,"
and something in my spirit said,
"This guy sings in front of 100,000 people."
I just had the faith it was all going to come together.
But I beg to differ, because this is like a dance.
She might be doing...
-Here's the thing.
-..one dance, and he may be doing another.
No, no. It is a dance, and she's leading.
I was begging Stephen for a rehearsal.
He's, like, "Ah, no. Let the chips fall where they may."
'If I were PM, there would've been a rehearsal.'
This is a live show. You've got ten minutes live on QVC.
There's no do-overs.
I'm a really good director.
I'm not worried about you, son.
-How are you?
-We got the best seller of the day,
-and we're going to sell a million of 'em.
-Very nice. Tell me.
Very lightweight. It only weighs three pounds. It's great.
I don't think Ivanka could live without one.
I don't think Ivanka does much sweeping.
'Empresario seemed pretty intelligent in the way they had Trace selling to Middle America.'
It's probably a good decision. He's probably the right spokesperson
for the product. But we'll see.
-Thanks again, Don.
-Good luck, guys.
Oh, hey! I saw this product and I just went, "Wow."
This is something that is a must-have.
I will call anywhere to get this product.
It's something I'm always looking for.
'Hydra seemed organised. They seemed to have a plan.'
They believe in the product, which is the most important thing.
I love it. Let's say you're changing light bulbs, putting things up...
Marilu's the project manager, and she likes to talk.
-I want to put my name on this. You don't have to close it...
I definitely want to get it for my house.
It's great to have one, but you should have two.
So we'll see how that goes. Good luck. I'll catch up with you soon.
-Look forward to seeing you.
Within the task, both teams were assigned a creative consultant
who understands QVC's selling process.
In the payment structure, can I break the payments up
over several months, or is it a one-time price to pay now?
We have on products offered something called Easy Pay.
-What is that?
-You break up the payments in instalments.
One thing that I was just so grateful to the Lord
for giving me this thought
was implementing this possibility called Easy Pay.
How much can Easy Pay be broken up? How many payments? Do we know?
-The most we will ever do in an Easy Pay is five.
Very interesting. That's five easy payments of 12.
-Where does the director stand?
-Down here in the front.
Let me show you. You can be anywhere you want to be.
Going into the control room for the first time was great.
'I always wanted to be in that spot to direct something, anything.'
Obviously start with a video, build myself up, but then get to movies.
You know what's so funny? I've always wanted to do this.
Lennox fancied himself as a bit of a Francis Ford Coppola,
and I think he really thought this was his moment
to effectively direct Marilu Henner in a major motion picture.
We need tighter on her face.
Keep going. We're going to take a cutaway of Marilu.
Yo! Tell her to go get that glass thing!
That was the job for me. I'm good at it.
I know what to see and know what to look for.
-I'm directing this.
-'Lennox was in control of the cameras.
'Carol was doing a lot of work on the set.'
Can we do a run-through?
I was in charge of the control room. It was quite exciting,
and you can see every second how you're doing,
and you're reacting to spikes in sale. I found that quite a buzz.
OK, guys. 30 seconds till we go live.
Marilu, can you hear me?
-OK, wing it. I can't hear Piers.
She can't hear me, mate. 'Live TV is always vaguely chaotic.'
And you need to have a very good, well rehearsed team in place,
-which we clearly weren't.
-Ten seconds. Piers?
-Push all three of these.
-OK. Rick, can you hear me?
-Marilu, you can hear me?
OK. You look great. You're Marilu Henner. Just live it, baby.
-Here you go. And you guys are on.
You're watching the QVC Sampler. Hello, everybody. My name's Rick,
and this is actress, bestselling author and star,
-Oh, it's so great to be here, Rick!
"You have a lot of energy, and you're excited."
-So they used Marilu.
-She's the project manager of this task.
This was such a must-have for me. I said, "I have to sell it,
because this is the perfect two-in-one household item."
-OK. You pull it out,
-and it's a ladder.
I was going to buy it for my husband. Now I'm buying it for myself.
-It can actually hold 300lbs.
Nine and a half feet in the air for me, cos I'm 5'7".
Change a bulb or reach for something. I feel totally secure.
But there's more. Fold it out, put up the little flap, and...
-it's a cart.
-It's a hand-cart!
-Oh, my gosh!
Her face, her face. I need her face.
It's great for you, your husband...
-It's two in one. It's under 50.
-The LadderKart. Wait a second!
Let's say we've gone to our garage. We've gotten our paint supplies.
-We're walking them to our kitchen.
-She's got great enthusiasm,
but she's talking a lot.
-How are you?
-What are you shopping for, Karen?
-"The hand-truck and stepladder."
-OK, Karen. All right.
-Why would it come in handy for you?
Oh, my gosh. How many times do you need a stepladder?
-Lifting things, storing things...
-Karen, why do you think
-it's going to come in handy for you?
-Marilu, don't talk when she's on.
-She sounds a little nervous.
-Not only that - she's nervous,
and the other guy's talking too, and they're both... You get a headache.
She's jumping from one thing into the next without exploring it.
And yet she's got great enthusiasm, so I don't know.
-It's a stepladder. I love this thing.
-..thank you for joining us on QVC.
-Oh, thank you,
-and I'm taking my LadderKart home.
-We have more on QVC Sampler.
-Red's up. Set's clear.
-That was nice!
-Good job. Good job, Marilu!
'I thought Marilu did great.'
She had huge energy, kept going. She was passionate, vigorous...
-How was our volume doing?
-Well, it went down,
then it began to go up, then it began to stabilise,
-then it went back up.
-She did a good job.
-Let's go say hi.
-The only reason we would've lost
is if it was the wrong product.
25 seconds, guys. 25 seconds, Trace.
-I got to get my jacket.
-Don't worry. I'll have that ready for you.
My black jacket's in the green room.
Trace is so nervous, I think he's going to pass out.
'I have never seen him this way.'
He's usually a really cool, laid-back cowboy.
-What is this thing on my neck here?
-It's a piece of tape.
Oh, is it that clip thing?
-Trace, can you hear us, buddy?
-Yeah, I hear you.
Tito, do your thing!
When Trace had the chance to rehearse the stuff,
Stephen said, "No, he'll get it no problem." I was kind of sketched out.
I'm, like, "Maybe I think Trace should rehearse it a couple of times."
All right, guys. We're going live in five seconds.
-Here we go.
-Three, two, one.
-And we're live.
-Thank you so much.
We have something brand new in our QVC Sampler tonight.
Trace, one of the biggest names in country music...
They're using the big voice.
It's interesting that Stephen chose Trace to be on.
It's the voice, the demeanour.
There are several reasons I'm here today.
The first I want to tell you about is this unit right here,
the Super Sweeper. It's cordless, rechargeable, convenient.
-"It's all those things."
-Back to jib. On the sweeper.
-Picks up some big things.
-Yeah, nuts and bolts and stuff.
-You're not kidding around!
-Yeah! It starts picking it all up.
-That's pretty good.
-And it's easy for him.
It's not a difficult prop. The ladder, you're opening it, closing it, climbing it.
I like that he used screws and bolts,
because whoever heard of a vacuum cleaner picking up those? That's good.
And another reason I'm here, I'm a father. I have five daughters,
and they're always doing this craft stuff,
always making a mess. You know what it is with kids around.
-He's got a nice way about him.
-Yeah. A very opposite attitude
to Marilu - calm, relaxed.
There's just a little clip holding that in. You pull that out,
and you're done. So we felt that this was a great deal.
-Mention Easy Pay.
-It's unusual for something to be brand new
and on Easy Pay. It's on five payments
of 11 dollars and 99 cents,
so it's a great value.
-We got a spike.
-"This thing is so quick, too."
Start to wrap it up, guys.
-I'm so proud to be here with you today.
-Good seeing you!
-"Wonderful seeing you."
-"Great having you here."
There seems to be a lack of energy with him, but I think it's almost confidence.
She had great enthusiasm, but she didn't seen calm.
So it could play both ways.
Thank you very much, guys.
That was so awesome, Trace! You brought it.
-You hit every point.
-'My instincts were correct.'
Trace walked right through it. He was absolutely brilliant.
'I was watching the sales monitor itself.'
I'm not really sure if we pulled this off.
'Did we pull it off? Maybe. We'll see what happens in the end.'
So, I got to watch both performances on QVC.
They were very different. How do you think you did, Marilu?
We certainly had a lot of passion for the product.
I think we played to each others' strengths.
I was on a real learning curve, because it was my first day on Hydra.
-You think you won?
-I think we won. I think we won.
How do you think you did, Piers?
I have to say, for sheer energy, passion, leadership,
Marilu, from the moment she heard it was QVC,
said, "This is mine," and I found her passion great.
Marilu was great in that she was very enthusiastic.
Very, very enthusiastic over a ladder.
-And a trolley.
-Not the most exciting thing.
-Tito, what do you think?
-I thought we did a really great job.
-Who's the star of your team, Tito?
-The star of our team?
It would have to go to Trace. He really sold it.
I thought Trace was so calm.
I always see them, they throw a couple of feathers down,
pick them up - big deal. This thing's picking up nuts and bolts
and screws. I've never seen that before. That was very impressive.
Very good. Stephen, did Omarosa do a good job?
-Omarosa did an excellent job.
I have to be around people who bring out the best in me, Mr Trump.
-You seem to like this team better than Piers'.
So, Stephen, the product that you sold
-was higher priced.
-Does that bother you?
-Are you worried about that?
-Not at all, sir.
Something that we've learned historically on QVC,
which is very helpful in sales, is something called Easy Pay,
which we made the product available at 59.95,
with five payments of 11.99.
You were very good, very enthusiastic, but you seemed a little nervous.
I'm just saying, with Trace, it was a very calm situation over there.
Both did a good job, but very, very different.
This is going to be a tough one. Don,
-how did Empresario do?
-Empresario did really well.
They sold 716 units
for a total of 43,000.
That's pretty good.
OK. Ivanka, how did Hydra do?
for a total of 35,145.
So the winner is Empresario.
OK. Hydra, there was a couple of bad decisions made, obviously.
Number one, you sold less units at a lesser price and for less money,
so that's pretty much of a romp, wouldn't you say, Piers?
-We got beat.
-You got beat.
So, you folks have done a great job. You were a fantastic host,
and the nuts and bolts was a great idea,
so I congratulate all of you. And as you know, Stephen,
you're going to get 20,000 additional.
-You're doing very well.
-20,000 additional for your charity.
-And your charity?
-The Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.
-Always stick with Mom, right?
-Absolutely. No question.
Congratulations. Go to the War Room. You can watch.
-Thank you, Mr Trump.
-That was a great job.
They did a very good job.
Y'all, that is crazy!
QVC was the most important to me,
because it was my second opportunity at winning as project manager.
Oh, that was my favourite task!
Winning another 20,000 bucks for my mom's organisation is a huge plus.
My mom's going to trip!
-She is, man. That's great.
-You done good for your mom.
Thank you, Jesus!
-So, Marilu, that was a loss.
-That was a loss,
and it was a loss on something we felt very passionate about.
So, Piers, who would you blame?
Who would I blame? I'd blame the team.
Who would you blame as an individual?
-I like leaders who show passion.
-And she showed passion.
-I've worked for lots of people on this show.
-She's a terrific woman,
but she's the PM and you lost, so that's always a negative.
-Why didn't you use Easy Pay?
-We didn't even know that was an option.
Do you think any of the responsibility lies with you, Carol,
-for not suggesting it?
-No. We used -
Did you know about Easy Pay?
Between Carol and Marilu, you should've known.
-I'd never heard of it.
-An instalment plan on QVC is pretty common.
I've never seen a product on it without one.
So, Piers, if you were me, who would you fire?
We've lost, and somebody has to get fired.
-I don't really...
-Who would you fire, Piers?
Who would I fire? Um... Difficult one.
Who contributed least? Sleepy Boy, who was asleep for most of the day
-because he'd been laid out. So...
-Hang on. Hang on a second.
I wasn't asleep. I was asleep on the helicopter ride over.
That's not a nice thing to say. You can say he slept -
-What do you mean, not very helpful?
-I believe, in this situation -
It's just not a nice way of putting it.
You could say somebody was, like, sleeping,
-but you don't call him Sleepy Boy.
-I don't think it's very appropriate.
-It wasn't meant to be an insult.
-"Well, it is insulting."
-He's got Piers in his sights right now.
-Piers is going home.
-Piers is going down, baby!
Our relationship is based on good old-fashioned British banter.
He wouldn't take offence, and he's called me a lot worse.
-Would you take offence?
-Absolutely. I wasn't sleeping.
-You were sleeping.
-Marilu, was I sleeping?
-You were very low-keyed in the morning.
-In the morning,
but when everything started, was I low-key?
Well, I don't know you that well, so... You were lower-key
-than anybody else on the team.
-Was I awake for my task?
-But a lot of work needs to be done before that.
If you're asking me to get into the blame game,
I believe that when you look at these things,
can I fault Marilu for leadership? No.
Can I fault her for commitment, enthusiasm, dedication? No.
-But the team lost.
-But you can fault her on one thing.
-I thought that she was very...like, talkative.
-You were so opposite Trace.
-We have different energies. You can tell.
Your energy's just as good. It's a different thing.
-But you were overdoing yours.
I understand your energy. But you were overdoing it.
So, Lennox, if you were me, who would you fire?
Well, you know, er...
I would say it all breaks down to the PM,
but, you know, it's not my decision.
Carol, if you were me, who would you fire?
I agree it has to do with the PM,
because the decisions went back to her,
although we agreed, because she was passionate
and swayed us into the ladder. She really wanted this ladder.
I think our biggest problem was price point.
-Obviously an easy pick.
-That had nothing to do with it.
In this case, if you were five or ten dollars higher, it wouldn't have mattered that much.
-But the Easy Pay part of it -
-That would've mattered.
-That's what I mean.
-And someone's responsible for that.
They had a big advantage, but they figured that out.
But Piers, you say that you would fire Lennox.
You asked me to get into the blame game.
Lennox isn't the reason you lost.
But in the end, I would judge more...
I'm not as inclined as the other two to just pin it all on Marilu.
"I thought she led the team great."
Piers is awfully subdued, y'all!
Look at how mellow he is. "I'm in shock."
If a decision in the end rests with the project manager,
Marilu wouldn't buck that charge. She took personal charge of this.
If, in your estimation, this was personal, the PM led from the front.
She did the presentation. If you believe the thing that let us down
-was over-excitement, that was her problem.
-No. It was Easy Pay.
That makes it very hard for Marilu to buck that charge.
-Well, I think Marilu is terrific.
-So do I. I'm not doing that.
I'm just saying, it depends on the criteria for judgement.
If you ask me who gave the least contribution,
Lennox, when he's had sleep, is great, and when he hasn't,
-he doesn't contribute very much.
-I've seen Lennox sleepy in the ring.
-All of a sudden he knocks the other guy out.
-This time we didn't.
Don't be deceived by Lennox. Marilu, who would you fire?
If you're expecting every single person to contribute a lot,
and to take...fill up... you know, pick up the slack,
I don't... I... You know...
-I mean, I... Let's put it this way.
-Go ahead. Who would you fire?
Stop talking so much. That's why you lost. You talk too much.
Who would you fire?
She's going to say Lennox. Watch.
You know what? Don't give me an answer. I want you...
to tell me who's going away, who's going to be free,
and then three of you are going to come back here.
Who are you going to absolve right now?
In terms of our individual responsibility -
In terms of "who are you going to let go".
-Who did the best job?
-For me, Carol.
-Carol did the best job?
-Yes, for me.
-OK. Carol's free.
Congratulations, Carol. That's excellent.
The three of you, go out. Come back in a couple of minutes.
-Thank you very much.
I don't like seeing you in this position.
-Oh, dear. Bye, Carol. Well done.
-Don't say bye.
-Well, you never know.
-I don't know who I'm going to see.
-What do you think, Ivanka?
-I think in this situation,
it seems like the fault has to lie with Marilu.
She led the team. She was the on-air talent.
She really took on a lot of responsibility,
-and the buck stops with her.
-What do you think, Don?
I agree overall about the project manager,
but I'm really surprised Marilu let Carol go.
I don't believe Carol didn't know about Easy Pay.
-You don't think so?
-Five years she's worked for QVC...
-I'd have kept her in just for that.
-How do you say you don't know?
-That was a big one.
-Five years you work for a company,
you've never heard of Easy Pay? Come on.
So I think the blame for that lay with her, absolutely. Square one.
So, Marilu, why would I fire Piers over you
when you were the project manager, and ultimately responsible
for all of this, whether it was Lennox or Carol... Why?
Because I'm a better player in terms of what I bring
-in so many different areas.
-But we're talking about this task.
Why did you bring back Lennox over Carol,
-who had experience and didn't know about the credit system?
I brought back Lennox over Carol because I know Carol's work ethic,
and also I saw her in action all day long,
constantly working hard, doing what she needed to do.
Lennox, as Piers mentioned, was very sleepy,
especially the first half of the day,
and I never saw him pick up a ball and run with it.
It was very difficult on the team to know exactly what Lennox was doing
-at any given time.
-But you're supposed to be the project manager.
Aren't you supposed to be telling him what to do?
-I'm surprised Carol's not here.
I'm a little surprised, too, because she knew the system,
and you didn't use her, and she didn't volunteer it.
She said she had never heard of Easy Pay. She never used it before.
-That's not very observant of her.
-The idea that she did not know -
-She's been there for a while.
-She hasn't done it for a while.
-If Easy Pay was why we lost,
someone who was working for QVC for five years
was never aware of their main price plan...
-You know what I find more amazing?
For the first time, you're sweating. What the hell are you sweating for?
I'm amazed I wasn't released back into the community.
I've never seen you sweat. You went after Omarosa, you were cool.
-I mean, I'm looking at you now.
-I'll tell you why I brought Piers back.
I don't want to get fired. I always sweat when I'm about to get fired.
I just think it's very difficult, in my father's situation,
unless you really isolate somebody as having terribly underperformed...
Ivanka, thank you. I really appreciate you saying that.
-I'm in a very difficult position.
-I felt like I only had three people to work with,
because really, Lennox was not there for the first morning.
-Lennox is not the reason you lost.
-If we'd had another fourth person,
able to do research and help us create the product and price point -
Lennox is not the reason you lost.
The truth is, Marilu, the reason we lost this task
is because of the project manager.
And it hurts me to say this, but, Marilu, you're fired.
And you are a terrific woman. Get the hell out of here. Thank you.
-Hey, guys, it was great.
-I'm sorry I'm not going to work with you.
I know. Me too.
She's a very high-quality woman.
It's hard, because that is a nice person.
She played the game well, but it's a decision you have to make.
Sleepy Boy's back. Sleepy Boy is back.
The experience of being on The Apprentice was a blast.
I've been a fan of The Apprentice for a long time.
Mr Trump was very sweet,
and I now feel like a member of the Trump family.
I'm feeling great, because I played the game with integrity,
energy, passion and resilience.
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