They ask Charmaine whether the horrific comedian issue was a "mistake," and she denies this, saying that Kahaney was "funny but off-color," and admits that they paid her $1700 for that crap, and Bill gets super-mad because she's not taking any responsibility for the issue, and yeah, it looks pretty bad, and I don't know that Charmaine really gets that yet. Just because you say something wasn't a problem doesn't mean it wasn't a problem, Charmaine. It's a little more complicated than that. Bryce tells Trump to fire Lenny, and then Trump just completely opts out of the Boardroom for the remainder, talking all about how Lenny's "a comedian" and how he's funnier than Cory Kahaney, and whatever, just talking out of his ass about Lenny for awhile, I assume to make us more comfortable with the fact that his worthless ass is going to be sticking around for some time. Theresa's all, "Um, he's not that funny," and Trump takes us yet one more step away from the task at hand, getting into some kind of technical discussion with her about how she only finds him unfunny because she hates him, and she follows his lead into pointlessness, all over Lenny about how they don't "really" hate each other. It's so stupid. Bryce, eyes on the prize, is like, "Fire Lenny because he is an asshole and he crosses the line." Lenny freaks out on him and they get into another shouting match, but Trump's back on the whole Lenny-as-comedian topic, and how they should have hired Lenny instead of Cory Kahaney, and he repeats this over and over, like a hundred times, to himself. So you've got Bryce and Lenny screaming, and Trump babbling endlessly about Lenny and Cory Kahaney, and Bill shooting hate daggers all over with his diamond-hard gel-head bullshit slicing anger figures in the air, and Theresa in the middle, eyes almost crossing with how crazy she's getting, but nobody is noticing how Emily Rose she is about to be, because of all the unrelated pandemonium going on all around her. And this is why I love The Apprentice.
Theresa takes her chosen two -- Lenny and Tarek, of course, and not Charmaine -- out into the foyer, after telling Trump that Lenny is a liability to them all, and Carolyn and Bryce and Bill are all so unimpressed by all this that it kind of takes the fun out of things. Bill tells Trump that Theresa fumbled badly, but that he witnessed Lenny being "a work horse," which I can believe, I just didn't see it personally. Bill -- determined to get his name on my shit list, in ballpoint -- is wearing a fucking Burberry tie. Paris calls Posh and is like, "Tacky much?" Maybe he and Tarek have switched bodies like Judge Reinhold and Kevin Arnold, and that's why I'm so confused. Carolyn is still shaking with the silent rage of how deeply offensive she finds that putting green. It offends her on, like, every level. The important thing is that they both are okay with Lenny this week, and that Carolyn's hair has been dealt with and she looks pretty again.