Kevin counters that he thinks they blew the task when they picked Ilse, which was John's decision. Kevin says that Ilse uses more expensive materials, so they were at a disadvantage from the beginning. He doesn't even mention that she thinks knickers are still a viable option, which I totally would have. I would have said, "And, I mean...did you see the clothes? John picked her, and she made knickers." And then I would say something like, "I think I've made my point," and stop talking. Anyway, Trump asks whether Kevin thinks John should be fired, and Kevin says yes.
Raj asks to speak in defense of John, but Trump cuts him off. "What do you know? You just wanted the models." At first, this is lighthearted, but Carolyn and Trump make clear that Raj drove both Ilse and the models kind of nuts, and they're clearly not happy about it. Asked whom he would fire, Raj is the first to bring up Andy. He says that Andy hasn't been able to gain the team's respect, and admits that it's in part because Andy is young. As to the particular task, Raj blames Kevin, for what happened with the pricing. (And not Wes because...?) George challenges Raj on why he's blaming Kevin if he just said he'd fire Andy. Raj makes the fair point that who screwed up this task the worst might be a different matter from who overall deserves to be fired the most. Trump turns to Andy, who says he'd fire John, for having "led [the team] in the wrong direction." He then asks Kelly whom he would fire, and Kelly again fingers Andy, saying he "needs the most attention and oversight." Andy counters that if he requires so much babysitting, he doesn't understand why he was the one handling the line sheets on his own. John is, you can tell, trying to set Andy up in a Stacie J. kind of situation as he says, "Because that was the most non-intellectual, labor-intensive job, because no one would trust you to do anything where you --" "That's not true at all," says Kevin, quite annoyed with John for trying to shift the blame off of himself by making it seem like the entire team sees Andy as a screw-up. Trump asks the exempt Chris what he thinks. He says that even though John worked very hard on the task, he'd fire John, because there just were too many problems. John looks surprised by this.