Carolyn asks Audrey this: "Does your team respect you?" Audrey calls this "a great question," and she knows she can't really answer it, because the answer is, "No, but that's because they don't know me," and she's going to get back one of those "Well, you need to make them get to know you" self-helpy answers. "They think she's good-looking," Trump says to Carolyn, "but I don't think they respect her." Ouch. Angie mutters that she does respect Audrey, and Audrey returns to how she sold so hard to get the PM position, and that John said he'd give her a chance. And didn't. Which is true. Carolyn also confronts Audrey with the fact that her theory is basically that everyone on the team failed, except for Tana, but it has nothing to do with her management. Audrey tries to explain that her philosophy was to delegate and let people make decisions, and if they all made bad decisions, that should be their responsibility. Why, Carolyn wonders, did they all fail? "Because when you give them something to do," Audrey smiles bitterly, "they'll find a way to give you a half-assed job of getting it done." "So everybody should be fired but Tana?" Carolyn asks. "Yes," Audrey says weakly.
Trump tells Audrey that she blames everyone else on the team, and as the leader, whom no one respected, she's ultimately on the hook. Trump tells her she's beautiful. "But oftentimes, beauty just doesn't do it. And in this case, Audrey, you're fired." What a shitty thing to say to her, seriously. When the candidates are gone, Trump talks about how "obvious" it was, so, fine. And then Trump says, "Well, at least they can't say I picked the best-looking one." Ugh.
Audrey gets in her cab. I hope she goes home and somebody gives her a hug and she gets some therapy. Because, ow.
In her taxi interview, Audrey calls it "an incredible experience," and compares it to the rest of her life. She reiterates that she wanted John fired, which I think we actually knew. "In the end, those of us that walk away winning win more than just a loss." And then there is this pause, and then my heart actually rips in two as she says, "Mr. Trump did say I was beautiful. So that was nice of him."
Next week: A rock auction. And a team shakeup.