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.
Carolyn asks Alla about the presentation, and Alla calls it "horrible." "In the final hours she just crumbled." Carolyn wonders aloud if that contributed to the loss, and then turns full blast on Jenthura. "You said [you] had to amputate the little boy's leg... You wanted to be PM, and this was your time to step up. And you blew it." Jenthura admits she was a little overwhelmed, but that's not cutting it with Carolyn: "You missed all the criteria of this task! Every single one!" Trump nudges, "As a team." Carolyn's like, "Yeah, as a team, but, like, you totally fucked up the title of the movie, for starters and that was all you." Randal looks worried; Bill looks silent. "And the scale was awful!" Trump's like, who was that? Jenthura goes, "It was Kristi's concept," and Kristi jumps in, "Which got tweaked a lot." Jenthura goes back to the original thing of how Kristi is impossible to work with and makes it hard to manage the team. Trump's like, "She's tough...but that doesn't mean bad." Jenthura goes, "She's bad tough," which made me laugh because of Sars's poll joke a couple of weeks ago.
Marshawn offers that it's "ridiculous for a PM to have to deal with someone being bossy…" and Jenthura kind of interrupts, and Trump gives her the same speech that the Fav gave Brian earlier tonight, about shutting up when people are on your side. Marshawn calls Kristi "pouty, bossy and controlling," and tells Trump how at one point she had to ask Jenthura, "Is this Kristi's float, or everybody else's float?" Which is a nice oblique reference to her awesomeness, and a good way to talk about herself without talking about herself, which generally is not something these guys do in a very subtle way. Trump asks Randal whom he should fire, and Randal says it depends on whether the loss is "ascribed to the time factor, or the team dynamic," which is a nice way of saying Jenthura's a bad manager, but Kristi's basically a bad person, and Trump says that he should be deciding this week based on the team dynamic. Kristi scowls, and Randal says it's of course Kristi, because "in terms of overall fit with the team, she causes disruption," and it's so freaky how this same exact thing happens every week. If they weren't due for a reshuffle, I'd be talking about how six weeks from now you'd just have Marshawn in that room going, "I can't take it anymore! I'm just such a bitch! I constantly interrupt myself, I don't listen to what I have to say, I'm hard to manage, I break the morale I have with myself...I honestly don't know who should be fired, Mr. Trump: me or me!"