Trump calls it all to a halt. He tells Nick he's not sure where he gets the idea that he's a great salesman. "Your performance was terrible," he says. But now the focus goes to Ereka. "You never had a strong game plan," he tells her. "You were frantic under pressure. But worst of all, you let your emotions dictate who came into the Boardroom. Ereka." She breaks in. "Don't say it, Mr. Trump." "You're fired." Woooooo! Did you know that they booted Ereka and Richard Hatch on the same damn night? Someone was really looking out for me in Burnett-land. Nick smiles. But not too much. Bill smiles. But not too much. Ereka is booted from the Boardroom.
Out in the lobby, Bill tries to shake her hand, and she won't. And that puts her just about at the bottom of the totem pole, class-wise. What, because he didn't go along with her plan to gang up on Nick? When he never said he would? What did he owe her, anyway? Not a damn thing. "You sold me out, Bill," she says, judgmental to the power of fifty. "Short-term memory," he says, recalling how she and Katrina tried to screw him last week. As she leaves, Trump voices over that he likes Ereka, but she's "way too emotional." Trump says, "That was a tough one." Carolyn: "I didn't think so tough." Ohhhh, BURN. Hee. I adore Carolyn so much. I want to adopt her as my personal motivational coach, who won't say anything until I really fuck up, at which point she will call me on the phone and just say, "I think you're doing poorly." And I will wither and immediately commit to improving myself posthaste.
In her taxicab confession, Ereka insists that she still did the right thing not to bring Katrina, and Trump just got it wrong. You keep it up, babe. No point in learning anything, when you can just be bitter. She also claims that Nick is the real loser in this round, anyway. Pay no attention to the fact that she's the one in the cab.
Next week: Heidi and Assorama have a confrontation. Hopefully, something bad happens to at least one of them. There is fighting. There is crying. Hey, maybe this will be the Best. Boardroom. Ever. Though it will have quite a lot to live up to, because Ereka's booting was indeed the most satisfying yet. Oh, yeah, one other thing -- next week? Katrina finds out that Bill and Nick stomped Ereka. And I, personally, cannot wait for that.