Anyway, Angie points out that Erin opened the entire task by saying she had nothing to offer, which Erin insists isn't true. "That's slander," Erin sputters, utterly ridiculously, in the way that makes people hate attorneys. People like…other attorneys. "Then sue her," Trump spits. "You know what you do? Sue her." Erin looks at Trump, winks, and says, "I'm not in the mood." Yeah, because you could totally win if you felt like it. Totally! Erin insists that it's "convenient" to blame her, which is true, because it's her fault. "George thought you were terrible. Carolyn thought you were terrible," Trump says. Erin, at this, is forced to admit that this "wasn't [her] best performance." Angie returns to the theme that everyone screwed up occasionally (or, as she says, "had glitches"), but at least they were trying. What Angie doesn't say here, and I think should have said, is that Erin more than obviously thought she was too good for this kind of task. Erin didn't want to take something seriously that felt like working with her hands, and that isn't cool. It's a sign, among other things, of a certain lack of character, you know?
George takes over for a blessed moment, telling Erin that the purpose of the sixteen-week interview is to learn to be versatile. He goes on to tell her that she distanced herself from the task from the beginning, and when she denies it, Chris jumps in to agree with George, which is probably excessive. Chris loses his temper again immediately as he says that Erin was looking for "that loophole" because she's a lawyer (HEY!), and he says that "the loophole is not committing to something, and that's exactly what she did." Okay, not that I'm not all over the idea of piling on Erin, but how is not committing to something a "loophole"? That's really just...a hole, kind of. Shut up, Chris. Have a decaf coffee and settle down. Erin admits that she was "out of [her] element," but insists that she tried, and Angie -- probably unwisely and unnecessarily -- says, "I think you're out of your element in being here." "Actually, I think you are," Erin snots back. Angie knows Erin is, but what is Angie? Angie is rubber, and Erin is glue. STOP. God.
Trump asks whose idea the clinic was in the first place. Angie says it was hers, and Trump gently informs her that it sucked. "She may not have shown up," Trump says of Erin, "but you made many bad decisions." He asks Angie if she would agree that some of her decisions were bad, and Angie says she made some bad ones. He asks Stephanie what she would do, given that Erin "was AWOL," but Angie, again, with the wrong choices. "And Chris? He's just a wild man," Trump says. Erin jumps into this conversation between Trump and Stephanie and says, "He's also very bad at working with people, completely lacks professionalism, chews tobacco all day long, and says curse words nonstop." Oh, come on. ["Also, 'says curse words'? What is Trump, the recess monitor? Shut up, Erin." -- Sars] Trump asks Chris if he was chewing tobacco, and he says he was, but protests on the swearing. Trump tells Chris flat-out that he doesn't want to hire somebody who chews tobacco. And...seriously. I know Trump has come in for some criticism on this point, but chewing tobacco is really...gross. It is. I've never known anybody who worked closely with somebody who chewed tobacco who didn't have some horrible story about a bottle or a cup full of spit...it's really gross. I mean, imagine somebody whose lovely habit was that at work, they chewed up crackers and then spit them into a cup. You know? Trump also points out to Chris that nobody in New York chews tobacco anyway. Heh. So it's gross, and also gauche, and also he's not from here. Trump asks Chris if he uses a spittoon or what, and Erin makes this gross face as she says that he swallows it. Oh, ick.