Trump tells Herschel that the sad thing is that they made a lousy cupcake, which is too bad, because if they'd won the taste test, the would have won the whole thing, but that's the way it goes. He tells Herschel to pick two people to come back to the board room. Dennis says that's a no-brainer, but Trump challenges him, asking who he thinks he'll pick. Dennis says he's always the victim, but Trump tells him not to do the persecution stuff with him. Dennis says he'll persevere, and Trump says he's doing just fine, and living well. Trump gets bleeped when he tells Dennis not to do that shit with him. Herschel chooses Dice Clay and Dennis. Trump sends the others back to their suite and the fated three into the hall. He tells the ladies to turn off their TV, because that's all they get to see. They mostly think Dice Clay is going home, since he tried to quit. But Melissa thinks it might be Herschel.
In the hall, Dice Clay says it wasn't about quitting; he really did think everyone did a great job. I actually believe him, and think he's probably a genuinely nice guy despite so many bits of evidences to the contrary. I mean, he's a comedian because he wants everyone to like him or something. And Dennis, always a victim, says, "It is what it is. Either way, we'll live to see another day. So, it's all love." Dice Clay seems sad, and so does Dennis, actually. I think Herschel knows he's safe. Dice Clay begs Trump to bring them in already. He starts talking about how they're guys making cupcakes, and "chicks" should know how to cook. Then he asks the receptionist if she can cook, and then he invites her out. She says no, but he tells her to be ready around 8.
In the boardroom, Ivanka tells her dad it's a difficult decision. She says Herschel wasn't able to rally his troops, but neither Dennis or Dice Clay really rose to the occasion. Don thinks Dennis and Dice Clay can't be led, so it wouldn't be fair to fire Herschel, who raised the most money. Trump asks Dennis who he'd fire, and he says Herschel, because he wasn't prepared. He says Herschel didn't know how to use him, and Herschel says no one would know how. Dennis says everyone's been saying Dennis is the biggest star here, but Trump says he's the biggest star here. Dennis says how about he's a close second. Trump humors him, and says okay. Dennis continues going on about the planning, saying that Herschel needed him and didn't use him. So, his defense, like Dice Clay's earlier, is that he did nothing. But that it's Herschel's fault. Celebrities really play this game differently than the regular people used to, don't they? Herschel says if Dennis can bring in people, why didn't he do it instead of sitting in the truck? Dennis says Herschel should have made him get out of the truck. Guys, I think we are witnessing actual strategy that was at play this whole episode. Trump asks if Herschel couldn't lead these two. He says he could, but he obviously couldn't. They're all talking at once.