Ivanka explains they lost for two reasons: The judges picked up on the bad vibe of the team and they felt the team was so focused on execution that they failed to learn the business. Most of the guys agree with Ivanka about that. Back in the suite, Liza says James is going home for not learning what the client wants. Ivanka tells David she'd fault him for the faulty dynamic, since he rolls his eyes a lot and is incredibly insubordinate. She says they can see it right here, where he openly shows his disagreement with everything. David says he does think that some of what he did contributed to their loss. Don asks why he'd do it, then, and David makes up a big lie about how he'd be doing a disservice to his team if he stood in the background and did nothing. James laughs and says this is funny coming from David, who lacks focus and the perspective to understand the priorities and how to achieve them.
Trump shushes them and asks Anand his opinion. Anand says James was a poor leader, and no one respects him. Trump says that's strong, and asks James what he thinks of that. James says he knew, after the last task, that he need to have more respect for the people on his team, so he made that clear to everyone. Anand asks James how he can earn respect from his teammates when he doesn't even respect the business owner. Trump asks James who he's bringing to the boardroom, and he says David and Wade. Big mistake, I think, to bring the guy who came up with the only thing the judges liked: the webcams. Wade asks why, and James says Wade's content to float in the background, so his contributions are sub par.
We don't get to see the women turn off their TV, or see the guys file out or get called back. Instead, Wade, David, and James are lined up in the boardroom when we return from commercial. Wade says he has no idea why he was brought back, since he's a dog lover and brought good ideas to the table. He also says David helped execute the ideas. He says that David's passionate, and Wade respects that, but James didn't know how to harness that. Wade says he didn't respect James either. Trump tells James no one respects him, and asks his educational background. James went to Duke and then Georgetown Law. Trump thinks that's a great education, and James says he's used to working with people of a different mind-set. Trump asks if he means more intelligent than David, but James doesn't want to say that. Don asks if James's air of elitism could be what puts off his teammates. James says if that's what it is, he'll use that criticism going forward and try to improve.