Whatever. Trump, bored, asks Kristi for her two Boardroom people, and with exhausted, steely eyes, Kristi asks to just bring back one. The Viceroys look at Trump, quite interested to see what he'll do. (It's going to be fine, this is actually a good move even though Trump is so unpredictable about being risky or questioning his rules in the Boardroom.) He agrees, and she picks Melissa. I like that, because it makes her seem like she's willing to risk herself while keeping the whole team out of even slight danger. Everybody leaves, and outside on the couch, Kristi looks freaked. Melissa looks like she knows everything in the whole world and is a total martyr.
Carolyn tells Trump that Melissa is very, very disruptive, but that she has strong issues with the marketing. George is more succinct and less ambivalent: "The team has identified Melissa as a disruptive influence." They come in and Melissa makes some more gross faces. Carolyn seems unimpressed by everything in the world.
Melissa starts with what a good person she is, like she's on Big Brother or something. "Despite what was shown today, I am a very positive person." It's not that you're negative, it's that you're an asshole. It's kind of a code word. "I made a mistake in letting her get under my skin." Still has less than nothing to do with your bullshit, Melissa. God. Even Kristi cracks an almost-imperceptible brow at this one. "At the end of the day," Melissa says for the hundred thousandth time, "my mistakes didn't cost us the task. Hers did. Her judgment was sorely lacking " Trump has to interrupt this now-familiar chorus to ask Kristi her position, which is that they only lost by one ticket, which Melissa could have easily gotten for them, if she'd just climbed aboard instead of ruining every meeting and action item.
Then it gets awesome.
Melissa goes, "Did you hear every single other person?" Trump is like, "Yeah, I did, and they hate you and think you should leave." Melissa's like, "They said I was negative but that's it." Which is crazy, right? Then she goes, "The reality for me is that I don't work well with women, because they're always intimidated." Hell yeah she said that.
George looks disgusted and confused by this one, and Kristi informs Melissa that she is in no way intimidated. Melissa gives her theory that she's so intimidating, in fact, that the entire team has gotten together to get rid of her, because Kristi is a weak link and not strategic yet. This is great because it's my favorite reality TV fuck-up, trying to game the show and get all alliances and double-crossing the second you get in the house, but also: they're not really competing against each other just yet, and the women as one were responding to how disruptive she was to them as a group, not how intimidating she was as a competitor. I mean, she makes me uncomfortable, but just because she's an erratic, deluded bitch, not because she's a power player. Are you kidding me with this?