Overall impressions: The women were "very personable and adorable," but the product wasn't the hero. The men didn't have enough star power, though they displayed the mop's features better. But was it too much like a traditional commercial to succeed as a viral video? TBA...
Boardroom. Unsurprisingly, Lou thinks his team won. Did he feel supported? Yes. Trump turns to Dee, who makes a bit of a misstep when he leads with Lou's "handicap." Lou takes umbrage at this word, preferring the term "disability." He insists he doesn't hide behind his disability but appreciates that guys generally respect that he needs a little more patience because of his hearing issues. Trump asks Paul how he thinks Lou did. Paul says matter-of-factly that Lou was the star. Trump appreciates Lou's heretofore scrappy-to-the-point-of-shitting-on-his-teammates competitive spirit. Clay says Lou blew him away with his commitment, particularly during the dancing segments. Somehow, talk of Lou's arthritis prompts Trump to go on an anti-exercise tirade that concludes, "And Trump keeps chugging along." (That was very nearly my recap title.)
Trump turns to Tia, who shies away from naming a star but says that Lisa was her most dependable member. Well... up until now! Lisa doesn't waste a minute admitting she thinks Tia should be fired if they win. She says Tia "never got a handle on the whole operation... it fell short at times." Tia justifies this criticism through corporate speak, saying she's "not a micromanager." Trump asks the ladies how Debbie (or "Deborah" as he calls her per her early-2000s
demand request) performed. Dayana admits that Debbie was often unproductively stressed. Tia pawns it off, saying, "That's her personality."