In the conference room, Martha tells Marcela, Dawn, and David that the sales team should be there and that's why she's called them back. David should get fired for being stupid with his picks. Trump would do it. The other three return, and Martha tells them that she, Alexis, and Charles really feel it was a sales problem, not a baker's problem and not Dawn's problem. It was a basic market research problem. "We didn't sell any cakes! This was not a bad cake," Martha says and adds that, for whatever reason, they were trying to sell a Sylvia Weinstock cake and weren't marketing themselves to a mass audience. Martha tells David he's young and inexperienced in this regard. She laughs over Dawn even being there and says she hasn't proven herself either way yet. Martha goes on to chastise Bethenny and Hateful Jim for not being able to sell one cake, saying that it shows a complete lack of sales ability. "But there was another thing that happened here tonight that bothered me," Martha says, "And it was you, Shawn. You said two things that really bothered me. Tonight you said, 'Fake it 'til you make it,' and in my business there's just no faking it." "Forgive me, it's simply a TV analogy -- when you're on TV and you haven't learned your craft yet --" Weather Girl Shawn says. "I've been on TV for twelve years -- I've never said 'fake it 'til you make it'!" BURN! Shawn finally holds her tongue and just nods. Martha re-brings up what Shawn said about being fired if they didn't win. "Well, remember, this is a job interview and you wouldn't say that to a potential employer," Martha says, "and I think in business you should think before you speak and don't say things that you're really willing to retract so easily. And being part of this awful sales team is the icing on the cake." That last sentence was totally dubbed, by the way. "I wish you well," Martha says. "Thank you," Shawn says. "But I'm going to have to say goodbye," Martha finishes. "Understood," Shawn nods. Martha shakes Shawn's hand and sends her on her raised-collar way. Without her suitcase. The rest of the team leaves. "Ai-yi-yi!" Martha sighs.
In the conference room, Charles doesn't think Shawn was "really invested" in being Martha's apprentice. Martha agrees and chuckles, "I think she has hopes of being a television personality of some sort. I think she's young, inexperienced, or doesn't even get what being a newscaster means." Martha writes her letter: "Dear Shawn, your lipstick, shirt collars, and blabbermouth are not good things. Goodbye. Sincerely, Martha Stewart." Or something like that.