After a quickie, Trump calls them back in. He turns to Lou first. Lou says he basically had to assign himself a role, and he again mentions his qualms with the midnight blue paint. He thinks his suggestions were ignored. George thinks Lou's enthusiasm can be overwhelming. Lou counters that George's easygoing personality made him unsuitable for the PM position and blames him for letting Adam take so much control from him. Moving to Arsenio, who thinks the biggest issue was that the team was split up between two locations. Though at first it seems like a blanket defense, it becomes clear he's laying out an indictment of George for not physically checking in on the other site. Arsenio's line of reasoning has a lot in common with Lou's (basically: George was an overly passive leader), but it's a lot less aggressive. That Arsenio is crafty. He ramps up his attack, though, when it comes to Lou. He points out, as George did, that Lou has to be shuttled around so that he's not getting in the way of his teammates. Arsenio calls that "a huge problem."
Trump takes up the styling issues. Arsenio has a very specific narrative for his choices (the trench coat was worn by assistant, not a star), but the problem is that it wasn't immediately apparent for someone walking by on the street. Don Jr. doesn't think Ivanka was consulted sufficiently, but Trump insists George should have been the point of contact with Ivanka, his client. George says he didn't know he had access, and it basically just proves the point for the millionth time that George wasn't proactive enough, period. Ugh, this is just like kicking a puppy. Except after every kick, the puppy yelps, "Thank you, I deserved that." Make it stop!
And so George does by admitting to Trump that he assumes he's going to be fired and can see why it makes sense. Trump says he respects the sentiment and doesn't perceive it as George quitting. With that, George succumbs to the corporate celebreality version of the Vulcan nerve pinch. In the car ride of shame, George admits the experience of being fired was "excruciating" but vows to make his peace with it.
Next week: A car sales task features sexual revelations from Adam, Tyson the skateboarding bulldog(!), and no love for bossy PM Debbie.