Later, Jenthura and James are hanging in the kitchen, Jen bitching about how Kristi is a "pain in the neck," and right before the presentation was really "rotten" to Jen, which I wish we'd seen: "Jennifer, don't screw it up, don't miss the point, like, right in my face, like, totally trying to unnerve me." James points out that the loss wasn't about the presentation, but about the float, and he's right: the Excel float ruled all over the Capital Edge one. "I wish I could've done better," she says, and I feel really bad for her.
Jenthura weeps, a little, but as a former beauty queen, it does not affect her makeup in any way whatsoever. If women in business must cry, my dear, do it like that, indicting your own poor performance, like a champ. Like a champ in GreatLash. Interview: "I know that I made some mistakes as PM [true], but the reason we lost is that Kristi couldn't be managed. [Kind of true, but more like a Y.P.] Kristi needs to go home, because she's a negative person -- she whines all the time, she complains, she's bossy." To James, Jenthura is like, "She won't take a single order!" and James is like, "Okay, whatever, but you have to outsmart her, you know?" Yes. Jenthura kind of understands this.
Into the Boardroom comes Rebecca, hopping weirdly. Could somebody maybe grab her bag, please? As Capital Edge enters, Bill looks rueful, Jenthura looks hardcore, and Rebecca is of course totally intense. Trump immediately asks Kristi why they lost. "Branding is obviously a huge part " Jenthura jumps right the hell in there. "Mr. Trump, I don't think Kristi is the person to be asking, because Kristi is a liability on this team." Kristi starts with the scoffing, and I find this whole jumping-in-swinging thing a little lacking in subtlety, but she's right. Jenthura turns to Kristi: "You're very hard to work with, I think everyone agrees." Felisha looks all wild, like "Oh snap!" and then she and Kristi both get matching OMG smiles, like she's just talking crazy. Alla speaks up that "at one point during the construction of the float, I did feel that Jen really had it together: she was decisive, she was resourceful, she was giving everybody direction " Kristi's awesome, because she means both halves of the following equation as she's saying them: "I can agree with that -- it was a short time." Rebecca and Felisha nod slightly.