Downstairs, Trump and Michael agree it's a disappointing loss for the men. Michael takes ownership for the wordstravaganza but doesn't give credit to Bret for wanting to make it more about the visuals. Bret stays quiet for the moment. Trump asks why they chose Curtis. Michael argues that Curtis is more current because of his appearances on TLC and Biggest Loser. Trump thinks Goldberg would have been a better choice, but Michael says it was too obvious. Curtis acknowledges he's not necessarily the most recognized celebrity on a day-to-day basis but says that many brand ambassadors aren't megastars, so it "wasn't the worst choice." Ringing endorsement!
Trump wonders why Bret is uncharacteristically quiet. Bret weakly says no one's asking him questions, so he's letting others speak. Bret lies that he thinks they should have won, then contradicts himself by saying he didn't think their advertorial was better. He makes it clear that he didn't agree with Michael's visual choices. But he contradicts himself again when he says he told Michael how he felt "as a graphic designer," prompting Trump to ask, "Are you a graphic designer." Bret whimpers that no, he is not. Don snickers at this. Man, that dog lost his fight quick. Bret gets to the point that Michael was the PM, and it wasn't his position to argue with the PM. Trump asks if the guys are respecting Bret's ideas. Bret says sometimes.
Trump returns to Michael, asking again who the weakest player was. Michael reiterates that Blago was, though he does make it clear that Blago was not the reason he lost. Trump goes on a tangent about how Blago can't really fight for himself at the expense of others because he might alienate future jurors who are fans of, say, Darryl. I'm not sure Blago's thinking about this dumbass game on that level, but who's to say? Trump asks Blago what he contributed. Blago says he did anything that was asked of him but ultimately sidesteps the answer by saying he feels like the others might not be utilizing him enough because they're sensitive to his situation. He says he should have been more involved creatively instead of running errands.
Trump asks Blago who he would fire. He names Michael. Trump puts the same question to Bret, who agrees Michael should go but only because he was the PM. Trump asks Darryl, and Darryl turns the table to say that Trump should fire him (Darryl). This does not sit well with anyone, not even the girls upstairs, and even Michael says Darryl's not the reason RockSolid lost. Trump asks Darryl if he wants to be fired. Darryl says yes. He's tired and wants to go home. The girls express their annoyance that he's punking out on his charity. Trump says he's going to regret it and shouldn't be a quitter. Darryl tries to draw a fine distinction between allowing himself to be fired and actually quitting. He adds that he's trying to be a team player. Moreover, no one else wants to go.