Back in the boardroom, Paul doesn't even UNDERSTAND the critique that his team didn't create "versatile" enough puppets. Arsenio says he and Teresa made the puppets, but Teresa says Paul had final approval. She thinks Paul should be fired because he didn't do anything, and "Aubrey, you better back me up on this." Aubrey does stick up for Teresa and however many kids she has. "This was not her forte," Aubrey says. "This was a thinking quick, on your feet challenge." Trump: "And Teresa doesn't think quick?" Okay, Trump. You can stay. (We'll learn about adverbs!) Arsenio is asked: Teresa or Paul? Arsenio calls Paul a "bright guy," which I guess damns Teresa by omission. Paul returns the favor by sending Arsenio to safety. Up in the penthouse, Lisa thinks bringing Arsenio would have been smarter for Paul, since they could have both ganged up on Teresa. Now he's got Aubrey also gunning for him.
Aubrey "plays the Dayana card" and says there's no reason for her to be brought back. Trump agrees with her, reminding Paul that the judges "didn't love what Arsenio did." Yeah, but they DID love his performance, right? Anyway, Trump and Ivanka disagree about whether Aubrey really compliments Teresa when she says she "doesn't have a lot of ideas." Aubrey: "It was a way of saying a positive with a negative." Trump: "So not a compliment." Trump! That's two!
Aubrey would fire Paul, but Paul thinks Aubrey is incredible and a much better team player this time around. So...don't fire Aubrey then. Trump's like, "Okay, done!" As PM, Paul signed off on everything, AND he should have brought Arsenio back, so Paul is fired. Paul, to Trump on his way out: "It's been an honor." Oh, dear, sarcasm PLEASE? The Trumps all love him, though, so maybe not.
Joe R hopes somebody realizes that we've wrung all the blood we can from this Lisa/Dayana thing. Enough. New conflict, please. He can be reached for lavish praise and nothing but at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can listen to him yammer on to his heart's content on the Extra Hot Great podcast.