On brand, the Crystal Light executives are upbeat and optimistic with their feedback for the two teams. Lots of smiling and keeping it light, never overbearing. They surprisingly didn't like that Stephen's team only focused on one of their two assigned flavors. But they loved Trace Adkins.
In the boardroom, La Toya thinks everyone did well and names Claudia and Brande as the stars. She names Omarosa as "absolutely not one of the stars." La Toya tries to explain how difficult and distracting Omarosa was during the task, to which Omarosa responds, "I'm a leader."
The focus shifts to Stephen's team, and how the executives didn't like how they only focused on one flavor. Stephen and Marilu identify Gary Busey as the weakest player, and Trace agrees. I'd say Stephen is the worst, though. Gary raises his hand to say that he did everything he was asked. Lisa Rinna agrees that Gary is basically a useless team member, as adorable as he is.
After going over the team's successes and failures (we use the term "successes" relatively here), Arsenio asks Omarosa why she wasn't up on stage because he wanted to see her there. Omarosa breaks down into tears, saying she will never choose Apprentice over Michael. La Toya looks like she's not buying it. She gets into a fight with Arsenio, and Claudia and Brande whisper that they should bring up that it's maybe too soon for her to be in the game.
In the end, Stephen's team wins, despite only using one of the flavors and under-utilizing Susan Lucci. Donald Trump suggests maybe La Toya's team lost because Omarosa wasn't there the whole time. I don't think that's why. Anyway, Stephen Baldwin won $50,000 for his mom's Breast Cancer Research Fund, and Gary Busey cries in the green room because everyone tore him down.
In the boardroom, Donald Trump asks Dennis Rodman about his tattoos and Lil Jon about his grill. Lisa, from the green room, acknowledges that this is an offensive waste of time like when he asked her about her lips in the first episode.
Omarosa owns the boardroom, though. She redirects the conversation away from her absence, and toward La Toya's "critical error" in brand integration. Ivanka points out, though, that the brand was understood, just used more as a prop in the soap opera rather than something that drove the plot somehow. Omarosa is even better at changing the subject and redirecting than Donald Trump. She's going to cut her team out one by one.
La Toya, who is used to asking for things and Donald agreeing for the sake of good TV, asks to fire someone from her team as Project Manager. Donald denies her immediately. La Toya admits to calling Omarosa a witch, which is hardly even an insult anymore. La Toya chooses Brande and Dennis to come back into the boardroom, and Ivanka is so shocked he drops her pen. Everyone demands an explanation. I think I get it: Donald Trump won't fire Omarosa and she's a force to be reckoned with in the boardroom.