Oh man, you guys, that was so awesome! My two favorite players, Jenn and Derek, totally got the boot, but in the awesomest way imaginable. The task: create a "consumer experience" for Lexus VIPs, the best kind of task -- customer surveys, the whole nine. Kinetic creates some weird psychic concept, but Angela and the rest of the team are unable to come up with any ideas. Bored, Derek tosses out the most bullshitty ideas he can think of, like having a psychic mime or go-karts, and they totally go for it! It's INSANE! Like a crappy circus! Arrow relegates Surya to playing with his whiteboard while they create a totally awesome "classy" event, and secretly hate Tim and Nicole -- who's lovable in this episode -- for being gross. PM Surya wanders around pointlessly while everybody rocks; Kinetic PM Jenn gives a crappy speech and then makes the VIPs drive around in go-karts. Go-karts! For Lexus! It's fabulous!
Back in the boardroom, Trump reveals his total hatred for Randal, which is funny, and Randal interrupts him like eleven times, to the point where it's almost like he's getting the cobra this week, even though he is not involved. AND OMG DONALD TRUMP SAYS "SHIZZLE"! Then the reward! The reward, people! It's hanging out with SNOOP DOGG and writing a song! James and Frankie Suits rap! Stefani dances like a white chick! Nicole is all over the huge black guys in the studio! And Kinetic's back in the yard like, "How sad that we didn't get to hang out with Snoop Dogg, because he is soooo relevant." So then in the boardroom, Derek says something about how yes, the go-karts were stupid, and he knew that, but couldn't believe Jenn actually made them happen, and then calls himself white trash that likes go-karts...SO TRUMP FIRES HIM! Just for saying "white trash," which is the same amount of scary for Trump as "black dick," for the same reasons! Because Trump is gross and dumb! So Derek totally laughs in his face and wanders out of the stupid game show whistling a tune, then Jenn also laughs in Trump's face about how he's about to fire her from his stupid sandbox, and everybody on the team makes fun of him and they take off without even saying goodbye to stupid old Trump, and then have a hugging party outside and laugh about they're on a stupid lame game show that is pointless! The ghost of Michelle smiles down at them from space or a cloud and is like, "I know, right?" And then Jenn laughs herself silly in the limo ride out of there! This show is a joke, but it's a joke they get, which has turned this season 180! I love Jenn and Derek and Kinetic! From Type A to snotty back-row smokers in a week! Best episode of the season! We are BACK!
Previously, Aimee got fired, and Trump was still thinking that Surya was a good team leader. Aimee left with snakes crawling out of her hair; back at camp Derek was very excited and interviewed that Kinetic was finally getting rid of some of the "riff-raff." Heidi's first question: did she give you the Eyes of Death? Jenn and Derek crack up, of course, because that's exactly what she did. He's then unbearably sexy performing his impression of the Eyes of Death Event for us, and compares her to The Omen. It was pretty awesome.
Later the beers come out, and Heidi, or as Jenn describes it, "the team," asks who wants to be PM. Jenn steps up, which is good, because I like her and I would like to see her do something. "If I was ever going to earn the respect of my team, that I needed to do it now." She's totally drunk telling them how proud she is to lead them; Derek explains to us that Jennifer is also riff-raff, and that he is going to be gunning for her no matter what. It's pretty intense, and I'm self-aware enough to know that if probably anybody else went all reality-bravado like this, especially in the opening credits, I would be talking about how they were a douche, but since it's Derek, I'm like, "Later, Jenn." I don't think she's riff-raff, I just think -- like the majority of her team, and actually, the whole cast -- she's better than this show.
Arrow discusses how lame it is that Surya both sucks and will be their PM forever. He disapproves of their drinking and, per Frank, thinks they're "weird." James and Tim agree that a coup is coming, one of these days, which would be like the best thing ever. After Michelle and now this episode, I'm thinking the season might be fun to watch after this point, because the crazy awesome shoe has taken this long to fall.
Rodeo Drive. Randal and Trump show up with some lady, and they talk about how Rodeo Drive is the most amazing thing in the universe, and how it's totally not fucked up to use the words "beautiful" and "shopping center" in the same adverbial phrase. It has both the finest stores and something Trump calls the "finest luxury." And speaking of luxury, that's Trump's "word of the day." My notes say: "So this should be classy." The two executive ladies with Trump, Deborah the VP Marketing and Anne who's in charge of Something Strategy, are visiting us today from beautiful Lexus, and would like to entaskenate the teams with designing a "special preferred owner experience." I was like, "This is going to be awesome," because that's one of my favorite type of tasks on this show, and is also one of the more recognizable and cool tasks we've had this season. The budget's $50K, and will be rated on "customer satisfaction," which I also love, because that means comment cards and Randal saying things like, "Product knowledge was minimal." This is not the only time I miss Carolyn, during the comment cards, but it's a biggie. I always loved how the insulted customers and their dissatisfaction would like invade her body and you could see her tensing up with how dissatisfied the comment cards were, right there in her hand like something living. "Go ahead and enjoy yourself, it's a great car," Trump says, and goes off to do whatever it is that he does.