Nicole, Basically: "Okay, wow, like, all I did was rave horribly at you the last time we were in this house, perform at a consistent acceptable-to-mediocre level, and get kicked off your team once already, so you can see how I'm blindsided by this choice."
Or Maybe: "Okay, wow, like, I didn't realize 'choose a team' meant I'd actually have to consider other people or use my brain at all. Can't we warm up first or something?"
Or Possibly: "Okay, wow, like, I've done my best to alienate everyone left in one way or another, and I'm inordinately threatened by women, but the only guy left is Frank, and he's in awkward love with me. Which would be good because he'll do all the work, but bad because we're the two weakest people in this game and have the exact same skill set, not to mention that an alliance of our yokel overbites would most likely tip L.A. into the ocean for good."
Or Actually, Most Probably: "Okay, wow, I can't believe everybody gets to live in the mansion now. That makes it, like, worthless to me."
Stefani asks Kristine who she'd choose, and Kristine's got her thinking cap on, naming Heidi and Nicole and stopping there. Stefani asks who Frankie would choose, and Frankie drunkenly looks at Nicole for awhile. "What are you looking at?" she spits. Of course, she's gonna go ballistic about something, because she's now the center of attention for three whole seconds, so the only question is: what will she bitch about? James and Heidi both agree that it would be interesting to hear Nicole's side of things, and while I admire that idea in theory...
Nicole immediately starts screaming. Not about the task at hand, which is forming a new partnership, but about how she's a victim and needs some more attention.
Question: "With whom would you like to be partnered on the second-to-last task of what you've repeatedly stated is the most important experience of your professional career, after outlasting a total of ten people, most of whom were not only more qualified than yourself, but also better people, qualitatively speaking, in both a non-business and professional setting?"
Answer: "I was frustrated with things that happened in the boardroom, I was bothered. I wasn't there, but I heard a very simplified version that mentioned me, which immediately sparked my interest as you can imagine, and I heard that you told Tim we were idiots for dating on this show. Which is a personal attack on me! By you! I told [Kinetic] a little story earlier -- they love my little stories that are all about me, because they love to feel sorry for me more than anything -- I said to them, 'They're going to think I'm bothered because Tim isn't here, but it's not that. It's some other reason I won't be able to properly explain, because it doesn't exist! I'm so totally in over my head here, but my beauty is accessible at best, which makes me a better choice for Apprentice than those bitches Heidi and Kristine, who are intimidating and professional. And then I will fucking freak out to prove how emotionally stable and not overly invested in Tim I am.' And then they gave me hugs and told me I was pretty, in my imagination, because I have at some unseen point proven myself to have skills, of some ill-defined sort. And now we see! It is all happening, just as I predicted! As though by magic!"