Trump congratulates Joan and Annie on making the final. Joan says it's fabulous, but interviews how unhappy she is about who she's playing against. Ivanka tells Joan that Melissa will be very proud. Joan's going to put on blinders and do everything she can to win. Annie tries to say she respects Joan, but Joan doesn't want to discuss it. Trump thinks Annie should just get on with her task, because she's not going to break Joan. He says complimenting her isn't going to work. Joan says fake compliments never work, and Annie says they're not fake, but then she interviews to the camera later that Joan's not a nice person and can't be a nice person and say the things she has about her. Okay, so ... fake compliments, then, right? Annie's just going to play really hard. She's now taking this personally. Trump tells them tomorrow (or, for us, next week) will be tough, and one of them will be the new Celebrity Apprentice.
Next week: Finale. All of the drama was leading up to the live three-hour finale. It's the toughest task in eight seasons. Joan calls Annie disgusting in the boardroom. Wait. Did he just say THREE HOURS? I am so not ready for that. I'll try to be well-rested by Sunday so I can survive it.
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