Trump asks Audrey if she failed as project manager. Audrey says no. She says that she's tired of seeing the PM be the only person who is given any responsibility for how tasks succeed or fail. She says her task was to manage the team and assign responsibility to different people, and those people are then responsible for their areas. Trump adds that she needs to "follow up." Asked about John's performance, Audrey says that his inability to promote in this setting was "embarrassing." And then John says, "Then why didn't you step in and save the team?" Wait, is that a defense? That you admit you sucked, and maybe you even sucked on purpose, but it's her fault for not saving the team from you? Are you kidding me? Pfft. He claims that it was because she was okay with failing, because she wanted to bring him to the Boardroom and get him fired. And in case you missed it, he just basically admitted that (1) she didn't "step in" and do the promotional stuff, he did, so if it sucked, it's on him; and (2) John could tell from the promotional they were doing that they were going to lose. It's not a very good argument. It's really, really not. Audrey says John was terrible; Trump asks John if he thinks much more of her. "She is what she is," John says. "And what is she?" Trump asks. "She's a 22-year-old girl." Well...yeah. I mean, you shouldn't call women that age "girls," but to the degree that he's doing it pointedly, he's actually probably less wrong than many guys in the same circumstance. John goes on to say that she failed to be "humbled" by being called the weakest link by the rest of the team, and she tells Trump what John said about her being successful based on looks and personality. John's entire defense is that Angie said the same thing to Audrey, and WOW, does John have no argument there. What your friends can say and what guys who talk down to you can say are two entirely different things.
Audrey tells Trump that she thinks John is threatened by her combination of talent and looks and personality, and he snorts about how he's not threatened, which...actually isn't that convincing. He goes back to claiming that the decision-making in the task was inept. Tana is asked whom she'd fire, and Tana says Audrey, based on "lack of control within the group." Craig would also fire Audrey, but Angie says she would fire John.