He asks Roxanne (the new "star," I bet you, as of next week) if he were to fire Allie and keep Andrea, she would be "semi-devastated," which I love, and she responds that she would be, if for no other reason than Andrea's "constant sabotage." Andrea jumps in to complain about how they didn't "do bulk sales" to stores and stuff, and Junior gets right up in her metaphorical face: "Well, aren't you the expert?" Allie laughs; Junior is awesome. Andrea says the team knows she is, kind of missing the point, so Ivanka explains it to her. "That's when a leader steps up." Junior chimes in -- they're a great double act -- that an expert and/or leader would certainly not wait until the final hour of the task to step up to that. "Mr. Trump," says Allie, "it would have been fantastic for her to mention that was her specialty," and adds that she never said this to Allie face-to-face before that last hour. Trump: "You never told anybody that you could do bulk sales?" Andrea gets kind of...I'll just say it. Heartbreaking. "Allie is a fantastic salesperson. Am I a good salesperson? Sure I am. The best salesperson on the team? No. I'm not. My expertise is in hiring good salespeople. Hiring great designers." On the one hand, I get it -- it's code for "Just like you, Trumpy." But on the other hand, it sounds desperate and last-ditch, because that wasn't the task. And because it is, of course. "Your expertise is...hiring?" asks Trump, wonderingly. "Operations and implementation," she says. I knew it! Didn't I tell you? She needs to sell her business and start a consulting firm, dude. She'd rock so hard and she'd love it so much more than yoga. "So...you should have been helping the leader lead," he tries to explain, and all Andrea can say is that she tried, but Allie wouldn't let her or listen, because Allie doesn't like her. Which is 45% of the truth -- that she's unlikable -- but the other 55% being that she had no idea what she was talking about. ["But if that's the case, then why would Allie play it on the angle of 'she didn't tell us how to utilize her skills'? Uch. Andrea had so many opportunities to turn it back on Allie here and didn't take any of them. Disappointing." -- Sars]
"Okay, Allie," says Trump. "Can you get along with people?" Stretching ever-so-slightly, she smiles: "I get along with all types of people." A simple yes or no would be better there, because: "Not Andrea," he smirks. "Andrea? Can you get along with people? ...You don't seem to. I don't see this group as a vile, vicious group looking to get rid of you." Trump admits that he basically sees her as the problem this week, that she was the reason for the loss, because of "lack of chemistry." He's setting up a Clay cobra, like with Brent or Markus, which is my favorite kind, because it's the kind they so often forget to do until it's too late. He tells her she's a good leader (true), but that a great leader can also follow (true), but that she destroys the chemistry of the team, and is therefore fired.