Tana makes some weird comment about her teammates being the ones who can afford the limo, and then she's back on the topic of her "sense of humor," and I don't get it at all. I realize that she fancies herself a pretty adept salesperson, but I don't think anyone in the room, or anyone in America watching on television, is buying this particular line of crap. Why doesn't anyone ever take the opportunities that are presented to save their dignity? Reunion shows, post-show interviews suck it up! Take your medicine! You'll come off so much better! Ah, well. Trump points out to Tana that her team kind of hated her, which she probably knows. She says she doesn't blame them. Again, she kind of has to say that, because everyone has seen what a total jerk she was. The best part of all, perhaps, is where Tana says that in the end, she led her team successfully. So let me get this straight. They walked away hating her, and she walked away saying that she did the whole thing herself. Remember, she said: "The reality is, I did this on my own. There was no love." Tana was not ambiguous about what she thought of her team, either personally or with regard to their contributions, including after the task was over. What does she think she's going to say now that's going to change that, as opposed to just making her look like a big weasel? I'm not saying Trump might not understand a certain level of weaselocity (represented, of course, by the Weaselocity gnome), but I'm not sure this "I sincerely love my team, sir" thing is going anywhere. Anyway, in spite of her team hating her and her devaluing of their contributions, she continues to believe that she successfully led them. One has to wonder what inept leadership would look like.
Trump says it sounds like Tana is saying she made a mistake, and she agrees. He wants to know, then, why she should win. After all, no one who makes mistakes is good at anything! She calmly says, in a speech it appears she's been through a bunch of times in the bathroom mirror (which is pink, natch), that she learns from her mistakes. She also proudly points out that she's "personally apologized" to everyone on her team. I'm sure her apologies were totally sincere, too, and not at all motivated by this here live finale that was upcoming at the time those apologies were made. And I bet the conversation between Tana and Brian was as warm as a pair of fuzzy mittens. Interestingly, this is the part where Trump basically tells Tana she's probably going to lose. Which he states in the form of "you have an uphill battle." It's tempting to think Trump is messing with us, but what's funny about Trump is that he's often weirdly guileless, for a guy with that hair. Sometimes he plays the hand open, which is exactly what he's doing here. "You suck," he is telling her. "Got anything else you'd like to say?"