Trump asks Jen to explain her record, which she does by saying that her team sucked. Which...it did, but on the other hand, she lost the Pepsi task, when there were only three people on he team. That's...getting pretty lonely. She lost the bridal task, when there were only four people on the team. She lost the house task, when there were only five people on the team. In other words, Jen continued to have plenty of losses after she was no longer part of the bitchy-ass women's team and its streak of infighting-related losses. Moreover, because Jen makes the mistake of introducing this problem as part of being on "an all-female team" that had all these problems, Trump quite correctly asks her whether she means to suggest that being on a team of women was a disadvantage, and even though she sort of does, she recovers well by saying that it was this particular team that was the problem, and not because they were women. Jen returns to her argument that the PMs didn't pull her into the Boardroom, and the problem she has there is that Carolyn and, I think, Trump believe that to be partly politics, and it comes off sounding like Jen's trying to cut herself loose from her teams. Which you kind of can't do, because you're kind of on the hook for them whether you want to be or not. It's not just whether you caused the loss. It's what you did to get the win, and to my eye, Jen usually did nothing. And much of the time, she benefited from the fact that there was so much infighting on her teams that people were being dragged to the final table for reasons having nothing to do with performance. She makes this sound good, talking on and on about how a PM has the incentive to pull in the weakest person -- even though we know they usually don't -- they never chose her, blah blah. This is by far her best argument, much better than "Princeton, Harvard, president of my sorority."
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: C | 540 USERS: C+
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