Trump announces that the reward for Protégé will be a trip to his country house to enjoy a picnic. He promises that "it's the most beautiful house in New York state." Well, sure. If it weren't, he would have it mercilessly bulldozed and turned into condos, and then he would buy the house that was the most beautiful. As for you, VersaCorp? Prepare for the Boardroom. He dismisses everyone, but says that he wants to see Heidi for a minute. Protégé exchanges big hugs, and all except Heidi exit the room. Trump asks her how Mom's doing. He asks if she wants to go home to be with Mom. She says no. "I just don't want it being held against me," she says. Yeah. That was a big risk, that Trump would fire her because her mom has cancer. Trump asks her what Mom has to say about her schedule, and Heidi insists that Mom wants her to stay in the game. "I want to stay; it's not even an option, Mr. Trump," Heidi says forcefully as Trump is trying to talk to her. Boy, that's a polite way to treat somebody who expresses concern for you. She thanks him for talking to her, and then she interviews that talking to Donald Trump was just like talking to a friend. Which...whatever. I'm not slagging her for how she reacted when her mom was sick, but her reaction was certainly not so impressive to me that it altered my basic opinion of her. She reacted, I guess, about the way I would have expected. Even unpleasant people usually love their moms. Eh. She's basically the same as before, to me.
Up in S4, Troy and Kwame enjoy their first win ever. Heh. Heidi says that indeed, this was a nice moment, given that they were winless to this point. They barely have time to catch their breath before it's time to get out and head for the Trump National Picnic. It all seems kind of strange to me, because when I was in college, people would sometimes go and hang out on a rich guy's lawn and eat sandwiches, only we called it civil disobedience. Ah, well. Anyway, a van carries them to a very nice-looking estate, complete with the vast green lawns and the pretty trees and all of that. Trump interviews that Bedford, where his house is, is "where the richest people live." He claims that the house is 55,000 square feet. Protégé drives up in its van and climbs out. Some random guy on the house staff brings them back out to the lawn to enjoy their "lovely picnic." The picnic seems to include your basic cheese-wine-fruit spread. Oh, and hot cider, because they're having this "picnic" in New York in, like, October or whatever, so it's not necessarily traditional picnic weather, in the sense that the ants are all little frozen corpses. Amy interviews that she "[has] feelings for the other team," but now she feels that she wants to see other people -- namely, this team. "To the first of many victories," she says as Protégé toasts. For some reason, everybody else is toasting with cider, and Heidi is toasting with...a dish of berries, I think. Sometimes, you just shake your head.