Anyway, Apex came out on top, and in the Boardroom, Trump was like, "Stacy, you are so irritating, are you still here? Go away." And she was gone. She reflects, but not very much, that she has a big personality, and she "learned" that when there are lots of intense personalities, you should listen more. "Stacy was fired," Trump says insightfully, "because she got on everybody's nerves. Including mine. I just couldn't take her anymore." You and me both, Trump-o. For all your flaws, at least you sent that stinker packing.
Next, it was time to go back to "Nipples" Deutsch and design a recruitment campaign for the NYPD. And Deutsch wanted to make sure the teams would hit 'em right between the nipples, where it counts. Raj didn't understand why his team didn't understand his point that all police officers are boys, duh. We watch even more footage than before of Elizabeth's team complaining that she's not making a decision, but it also looks even more than before like the team made it practically impossible for her to actually implement anything, due to the constant bitching. Ivana and Kevin take a walk and gripe about Elizabeth and her indecisiveness, which is probably meant to bolster the perception of an Ivana-Kevin friendship in preparation for the upcoming task, in which Kelly will be exempt, so if Apex were to lose, it would be between Kevin and Ivana to be fired. At any rate, in the recruitment task, the Apex Campaign of Fear in which the slogan was apparently "Run For Your Life...Straight To Our Offices!" fell flat. When Mosaic brought in a campaign that Andy pulled off without any notable support from his team, they won the task. Elizabeth was blamed in the Boardroom, and it was really too late to defend herself, so she was fired, without even a final table. Showing that she is probably the only person to have actually learned the appropriate lesson from her experience (shocking!), she reflects that she probably spent too much time worrying about what other people thought, and it caused her to freeze and cease functioning. Yes! That's it! Eureka! Good for her. Who knew anybody was going to learn anything from this train wreck of a season? Trump says insightfully that Elizabeth had no one's respect, and she just plain "had to go."
The next task saw the return of Bradford, Stacie, Jennifer C., and Rob to help the teams renovate houses, each with a $20,000 budget. We watch a new segment where Apex removes a birds' nest from the air conditioner, and when a bird escapes, Jen provides a metaphor for her performance all season by griping about what should be done about it while waiting for Raj to be the one to actually take care of it. Oh, and Jen thinks he's doing it wrong. Aren't you shocked? The birds are relocated, no thanks to Jen, and life appears to go on as before with no great tragedy resulting. Trump now explains that unfortunately for Raj, he made the odd and unpopular decision to combine two rooms upstairs so that the four-bedroom house would now be a three-bedroom house. Apparently, Raj believed that everybody loves a huge master suite, but others were skeptical. Raj also had some other problems, in that when you add a bathroom, it should actually have installed plumbing when you're done. Apex went to the Boardroom...again. Raj made too many mistakes, and Trump fired him. Raj reflecterviews that looking back on the way he went out, he's not that upset. "I lost a real-estate task to a wedding planner," he says simply. "I deserved to be fired." Of course he also tells us that we haven't seen the last of him, and I really hope that's not true. I also suspect it's not true, but don't tell Raj, because I don't want to hurt his feelings. He would be fine on something like Hollywood Squares. Or if VH1 had a show about guys in canes, they could do a quick segment on him, as long as it was limited to men in canes from this year. ["He's in a commercial now, with Andy." -- Sars] Trump says insightfully that everyone liked Raj, especially because he was a weirdo. But the house wasn't handled properly, so that will do it for him. What a valuable insight.