Trump asks Jim Cramer what strengths he saw with Meat Loaf's team. Jim Cramer says Meat Loaf was in control, and wanted to make his team look good. Jim Cramer says he wanted to be part of that team. Uh-oh. Please don't put him on the next season. Trump says it's time to talk about NeNe. He says the fact is she quit, gave in, gave up, which has happened a couple of previous times on the Apprentice franchise. He says those people have always called and told him it's their biggest mistake ever, because everyone calls them a loser and a quitter. So he says "You're fired" to NeNe, even though she's not there. He tells her that Star Jones kicked her ass, whether she likes it or not. Puppemaster Star nods approvingly. Ivanka says it's a shame that Hope lost the opportunity to be here because they saw something in NeNe. Trump says the word "potential" doesn't mean shit, because he's been hearing about it all his life and it usually means someone who isn't performing. But Trump thinks it's fine, and the way life is.
Trump asks La Toya how her team did. She says they did great, and both of the Jo(h)ns were stars. She says Lil Jon brought in money and performed. Trump asks who brought in Jimmy Fallon, and La Toya credits Rich. They all praise Jimmy Fallon. Trump asks Lil Jon how La Toya did as project manager. He says she did very well. She came in and delegated and led the team. Trump says that he didn't know much about her starting this show, but she's definitely earned respect from him. The Jo(h)ns agree that La Toya's awesome, and that the word "backbone" is appropriate for her because she's got a lot of fight. Trump says she's smart, like her brother, which a lot of people didn't realize about her brother, but which Trump knew "better than anybody." Better than anybody? Trump and his superlatives. Good God. Trump asks how it was without Meat Loaf. Rich says they missed him, since the three guys bonded so much working together all of these weeks. Trump says that if Backbone wins, they're going to devastate their friend, Meat Loaf. He asks Rich if he thinks they beat him. Rich says it was hard to say on the third fundraising challenge, but he thinks they have a competitive number. Trump agrees.