Time to show the ads: Ivanka shows KOTU's, and Jim shows Athena's. Athena likes KOTU's and is surprised at how good it is after how the other team hated it. Clint feels KOTU branded the product better, and Joan thinks it's prettier than Athena's. Jesse even agrees that theirs is better than Athena's. He says he still doesn't like theirs, but it's better than the other. Trump says the executives liked both ads very much, which is actually tougher than a slaughter. The executives chose KOTU, and Trump says they have to give Clint credit. Jesse doesn't want to, but he does, and Clint says he got a lot of great ideas from them both. Trump sends the queen and her pawns out. In the hall, Annie says she wasn't conspiring against Melissa. Melissa thinks she's the easiest target, but Brande thinks she is, as project manager. And I would have to agree.
Clint, Jesse, and Joan drink champagne in the suite. Joan gives Clint all sorts of credit, and Jesse admits that he did work hard. Clint feels really good about winning. Jesse toasts Joan for keeping them from killing each other. In the boardroom, Jim thinks Brande should go, since she's project manager. Ivanka thinks that's the obvious choice, but the other two could hang themselves. Trump calls them back in. He asks why Brande should stay. She says she's shown her skills from the beginning, and been called a star. She says she stepped up to be project manager again. She's raised the second-most money to Annie. Jim asks Brande why she shouldn't be the fall woman, since she didn't delegate to Melissa well. She rambles, but Joan just says to the guys that she's dumb. Trump asks if she hasn't had to use her brain that much because she's pretty, and she says it's the opposite. She's had to be so smart. Remember "coerce" and "foregooed"? Joan says that both breasts can count to ten, which cracks Jesse and Clint up. Trump asks if her beauty has made her smart, and she says yes, and that Ivanka can probably relate because she's gorgeous. Ivanka cutely turns to Trump and says, "Okay, Brande should stay." Everyone laughs.
Trump asks what Annie has to say. She says it's a tough decision when you're down this far, but she doubts anyone wants to win as much as her. Joan says that's true, and that she'd kill and bury her mother for it. Trump asks who she'd fire, and Joan says, "Melissa. She's competition." Annie says that overall Brande's been stronger, but this time there wasn't strong leadership. Trump asks why he shouldn't fire Annie, since she took control. She says she didn't take control. She was asked to do all the things she did, and checked in with Brande on everything. Brande agrees, and can't think of a reason Annie should be fired, unless they hated the brand, which they obviously didn't. Brande thinks they're both wonderful, but she thinks Melissa has gotten too personal in the game, which distracts from the task. Brande thinks Melissa and Annie wouldn't be as good of a team as Annie and her. Jim thinks this was the time to step up and drop the Mother Theresa stuff and speak up and say why someone should be fired. Brande tries to stick up for herself now, but Ivanka says she lacked some passion in her defense. Jim thinks Melissa should be fired because Brande will go to the end and bring more money in than anybody else here. She's angry at Jim, which makes me like her again, because he's annoying.