When Karen has sat down, Trump calls all of this debate "very interesting," and Regis says that they're going to change it up! Make it wacky! Call the whole thing into question! And how? Well, they're going to call the fired candidates back early. Boy, that is pretty wild. Let me get some tranquilizers. Oh, wait. I'll just use the show. As we go to commercials, there's a shot of Jen and Kelly sitting on the couch, waiting, and she's kind of tapping her foot in the air, like, "Well, this is just great."
When we return, Regis insists again that, contrary to the plan, we're going to bring the contestants out early to help Trump out, because he just doesn't know what to do. Here's my question: what were they going to be doing at this point in the show, if not endlessly deliberating the choice? I mean, we've been sitting here for about fifteen minutes; are we losing out on things that were going to happen post-firing? Somehow, I just find it oh-so-slightly difficult to believe that they have changed the plan for the middle part of the show entirely on the fly, just because they're wacky. Not really credible to me. Anyway, Regis introduces all sixteen previously eliminated contestants, who are seated in chairs off to the side. Regis opens by asking Ivana about her well-known dislike of Jen. Does that mean she's for Kelly winning? Ivana says that she does think Kelly deserves to win, but it's toooootally not because she can't stand Jen. She's able to put her personal feelings just completely out of her mind. Because...hey, this is business. "In all fairness, Ivana, you hated Jennifer," Trump says. "'Hate' is a strong word," Ivana says, choosing not to say, as she should have, "I certainly do not hate her." ["Well, she shouldn't have said that she doesn't hate Jen if she does. And, come on. She does." -- Wing Chun] Trump tries to goad Ivana some more into admitting that she hates Jen, and Ivana grits her teeth and calls Jen "a very qualified candidate." Nevertheless, she'd choose Kelly. Well, that was enlightening.
How about Wes? Well, Wes opens with a bit of a psych-out, saying that he would hire Jen to work with him or for him. But! Kelly is someone he would hire to run a company. So...I think what he's saying in his strange, confused, I-haven't-been- the-same-since- I-collided- with-Maria kind of way is that he would hire Jen, but as a worker bee, not a boss. Trump sticks to his "I refuse to have it be a professional decision" thing and says he was under the impression that Wes didn't like Kelly. Wes acknowledges that he threw Kelly off his team, but I am hardly paying attention, because I am mesmerized by Maria, who is sitting next to Wes in an overwhelmingly stiff-looking red dress and who, somehow, has her already very-short hair doing something that makes her look a lot more like a man in drag than she did on the show. And it's not like she wasn't already kind of...well, you know. Anyway, Trump teases out of Wes that he respects Kelly in spite of having disliked him enough to throw him off the team. I'm sure that does not really please Trump, who likes everything to end in bitter acrimony, like a marriage does.