We weirdly drop out of the Boardroom and visit S5, where everyone is hugging. Even Jen. She loooooves hugging. And then she interviews that they all want the same thing, blah blah blah, so she doesn't care about her friendships. Which will be a big concern, I'm sure, considering how socially connected she is. "It's about me at this point; it's about winning at this point," she says. And I, for one, applaud her pluck. I mean, she can't be a selfless altruist forever.
Back up in the Boardroom, Dawn is asked about Jennifer, and calls her "bright and focused." But -- surprise, surprise -- Dawn's BS detectors are going off, because she saw Jen "saying all the right things," but having a hard time expressing anything particularly compelling in her own words. Jope adds that he thinks Jennifer might be all academic brain and no hard work. Asked about Sandy, Kraft says he really dug her entrepreneurial side. Alan thinks Sandy is very likable, but short on "pure business experience." Dawn isn't sure Sandy has thought enough about what a corporate job would be like. Except, probably, to think about how Trump's desk would look with three tiers and a little plastic executive on top of it. Trump thanks all of the Horsemen and sends them off. When they're gone, Robin sends in the candidates.
In the Boardroom, Trump leads off with some flattery, saying that the Horsemen were really impressed with all of them. He then goes directly to the "I can only have one boy" elimination round, asking Kelly why he should be kept over Kevin. Kelly cites his business experience and leadership training, as well as the fact that he's "more creative" than Kevin. Kevin defends himself by saying that Kelly is a big fat blowhard, which he gently phrases in terms of Kelly being less receptive as a listener than Kevin is. But we can all read between the lines, can't we? Basically, Kevin argues that he is actually capable of listening to other human beings, and Kelly isn't. But Trump, remarkably, looks at the most educated person he has ever met and accuses Kevin of not having "done anything." Kevin tries to defend himself as having made the choice already to leave school and come and do this, but you can kind of see Kevin circling the drain at this point. And indeed, after a couple more comments about how the Horsemen feared that Kevin didn't have "direction," Trump tosses Kevin over, but doesn't let him leave without assurances that he will be a great big success someday. I'm sure that really cushions the blow, asshole. As he gets into the cab, Kevin insists that he does consider himself one of the two strongest, but apparently, Trump didn't agree. So now, he'll have to go back to working hard. Bummer.