Trump asks Bryce to clarify why the hell he would think that Trump would fire Lee for observing a Jewish holiday, and Bryce tells him sincerely that he hopes he won't. It sounds so crazy every time he says this that I have to forgive myself for thinking he was just nuts and not seeing that Lenny was his best hope of staying in the game. Given, of course, that the actual culprits are part of the Bryce-Is-Pretty Club and would never be brought back anyway. Bored and uncomfortable Bill watches Bryce snap at Trump some more. Every time Bryce gives a snotty "You know what?" at the beginning of his tirade, take a drink. Trump points out that Lenny did absolutely nothing wrong, but before he can point out the total mismanagement of Lenny, Bryce cocks and fires: "You know what, though, Lenny didn't do anything." I'm not denying that Bryce has the gift of gab. He is good with dialogue in the moment, and plays with words pretty elegantly. But you know who's not going to be impressed with sarcastic wordplay? Especially when it's pointed at him like a machine gun of clever rage? Even if he gets the jokes?
Carolyn: "No, but the other two missed the mark. They might have worked hard, but they missed the mark!"
Bryce: "You know what, though? So did I!"
Carolyn: "I ... don't get your logic."
Bryce: "Apparently not!"
Trump: "That's not the away the world works!"
Jacob: "Wait, what are we talking about?"
Bryce: "You know what? Maybe it should be!"
Trump: "The world should work that way? Where you fire someone for observing a Jewish holiday?"
Bryce: "Yeah, that's exactly what I said [you motherfucking moron]."
Jacob: "OH SNAP!"
Bill: "[I may vomit.]"
Trump: "[There are flames on the side of my face, but I cannot feel them, because that did not just happen.]"
Bryce: "[Fire me, fire me, fire me fire me fire me fire me fire me.]"
Carolyn and Lenny lock eyes during the wonderment of this display, and then Trump attempts to complete the following speech: "You lost to a better jingle. Your song wasn't that good." Meanwhile, Bryce is screaming at him, trying to interrupt, and getting yelled down by Trump. Sensing a momentary break in the wisdom, Bryce screams, "I was raised in a certain way!" He starts bitching weirdly about how he's "not going to throw people under the bus," but...just looks more and more crazy. All this integrity talk gets you exactly one place: Trump says "bring back two people," you say "no," he fires you on the spot. Instead of what Bryce did, which is bring back a Jew and an immigrant for being Jewish and Russian, respectively. Which is impressively crazy and in aggressively poor taste, but not all that "integrity" usually would imply.