Trump tries to get the deal on the shipwreck storyline one more time, because it's still confusing, and he bitches that the one thing that makes a cruise less appealing is the thought of dying at sea. Which is a very good point, and good on "Trump," by which I mean, "Whoever." I don't think it's a deal-breaker necessarily, and it's not what killed them, but I honestly hadn't thought about that. There was a great Melrose Place, in fact, where Amanda tricked Allison into pitching some kind of bridal suicide scenario to a cruise line, and it turned out of course that the top exec for the cruise line's daughter had...committed suicide by jumping off a ship in her wedding dress. Or something along those lines. So what I'm saying is, I should have been prepared, but there was too much Dan and too much Dan talking to really think critically. Trump tells Lenny that the idea stank, and gets really stuck on this point, which is not minor, but is not the problem. Dan is the problem, and Dan is why they lost. Lenny puts forth the best possible defense, which is that the team moved forward with it, and honestly, that's the only answer he need give. Trump says NCL didn't like it, but he means, "I or somebody else noticed that it was a bad idea, and I'm so proud of that realization that you are going to be fired." Which Dan should have fucking picked up on. Whenever you come up with something that makes you feel smart, if you're not very introspective, it becomes the only real thing, and Dan could have sent Lenny home with one finger.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A- | 558 USERS: C+
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