George makes the call that they went about the task "backwards," in the sense that they designed the thing first, and then considered asking people whether it was what they wanted. Trump also chastises Alex for starting out strong and finishing up...you know, lame. "I thought you were a star, and you're not really a star. You're not a star. And I'm disappointed." Alex says that he put Bren on marketing, and Bren "dropped the ball." Trump tells him that you can't put that much reliance on someone else. Alex says that with two guys, you have to just take the risk that the other person will carry his half. It's not a horrible argument, this part of it. Trump tells them that he thinks they both sucked, but he has to do something.
Trump asks Bren why he should be kept over Alex. Bren says that he works harder and is "more consistent." "There's nobody in the suite who works harder than me," Alex interjects, "and I'm the hungriest person here." Bren tells Trump flat-out that he has "trouble taking risks." Ooh, that doesn't seem like a good move. He calls himself "conservative," Cucumber Dick, the Homosexual Commercial notwithstanding. He does argue in his own defense that he's better at getting along with people. George asks him to confirm whether he just said he has trouble taking risks, and Bren agrees that he does, but claims he's getting better at it. Trump asks what that means, and Bren says that among other things, he risked trusting Alex to do a good job. Heh. Carolyn says he can't exactly put the entire thing on Alex. Trump asks how Bren is going to work for him or being entrepreneurial if he can't take risks. Of course...working for Trump isn't being entrepreneurial, is it? Whatever. Anyway. Trump points out that "life is a risk," and Bren tries to defend himself by saying that he took a big risk by quitting his job to come on the show. He quit his job? Oy. Trump says that doesn't count, because everyone did that. Bren says again that he's "learning" to take risks, but a lot of them aren't paying off. Heh, again.