Into the Boardroom, where Trump asks Tammy how she liked her salon. She loved it, of course, and she feels good about how they did. Trump asks Charmaine, and she writes a big novel for him called I Simply Don't Know Why People Call Me A Crybaby, But I Can Tell You That Our Foot Traffic Was For Shit. Tarek smirks like he's somehow the guy who denied her foot traffic. Which he kind of was, and kind of makes him a scum-sucking dick. He tells Trump that Charmaine was "average" as a PM, and Trump makes heap big laughter about "So much for dating Charmaine!" Everybody laughs hysterically, and Tarek says that yes, it's over between them. "It was over a long time ago," says Charmaine with a smile, and his grin drops clattering to the table. These people are so fucking boring.
Final report: Synergy sold $363 in product to the customers, for a total of $1005.47. Bill says that Rush didn't really have "a lot of direction," and their total was $700 overall. Yeeowch. Charmaine nods -- I wonder if she is even capable of admitting in her own mind that this is her fault? -- and Tammy is super-happy. Charmaine is sad as Trump tells Tammy she's won a "great, conclusive victory," and Lee looks physically ill. Whatever. I thought the four-way firing last season was stupid because they didn't all equally deserve it, but this bullshit debacle? Charmaine should go for letting them do that to her, Tarek should go for his inability to work as a team member, Michael should go for being a scary weirdo with something up him, and Lee should go far, far away and jump off a pier, because he is gross. I never thought I would miss Adam this much. Or at all.
Oh man, funny story. My friend Greg was sitting at DC Reagan airport when he heard a loud-talker trying to be noticed, and it was Adam, talking on his cellie about "the recap." I'm not saying he was talking about this site or me necessarily, but I will say that this was December first, which would mean that this episode aired that night, and this recap had most recently gone live. And what he was saying was that the recap made him look bad, and wondering "what they'd do this week." Considering I've never gotten as much as a dirty look from any of the candidates, I can hardly be accused of desperation if that story makes me chuckle. On the other hand, the only time I actively disliked him was on the task he got fired, and looking at the group of assholes this season, he's on my list of okay folks with a bullet at this point. I just don't get the hate! All I did was call him a half-gay home-schooled virgin loser for ten weeks straight -- what's so terrible about that? Not to mention that, in my opinion, it's more than outweighed by saying he made a very sexy Padawan. I will never understand these people!