Sam's face drops an inch or so when he hears the magic words. His eyes lock on Trump. He glares. Trump tries to say a couple more things about how Sam has to realize he's been "on the edge" for two weeks, and couldn't go on forever, and so forth. But Sam is just...glaring. Sam doesn't move. Donald tells him he's fired again. He doesn't move some more. He glares some more. I'm sort of expecting that any minute, Sam's eyes will glow red, and horns will come out of his head, and all his teeth will fall out and his face will rot and the universe will collapse into a tiny point in space, because that is how serious this looks at this particular moment. Trump tells Bowie and Kwame to take the Up Elevator and Sam to take the Down Elevator. Sam is still glaring. He kind of can't move. "Go ahead, Sam," Trump finally says. Sloooowly, Sam stands up and makes his way out of the room. Out in Loser Lobby as he waits for the elevator, Sam manages a "Good luck, gentlemen" to the other fellas.
Back in the Boardroom, Trump says that firing Sam was "obvious." "It's the first easy decision we've had," George says. "That was a little dramatic," Carolyn adds with a smile. They all talk about the fact that this call was not particularly hard. Sam rolls his suitcase onto the Down Elevator of Doom. We watch him walk out onto the sidewalk. He makes his way to the cab and gets in. Bowie and Kwame head for the door of S4.
Pretty good, folks. It's a pretty entertaining show.
In his taxi exit interview, Sam explains that he now realizes that the handshake was Trump's way of expressing how much he believed in Sam, and that he desperately wanted Sam to win so that he could keep him. Or something. Sam is crazy. Goodbye, Crazy Sam.
Next week: according to the extremely hilarious teaser (HUGE props to the teaser guy this week), the men and the women are mightily happy to have Sam out of S4. The group manages a restaurant. The men do something kind of creepy, depending. We'll have to see. And Carolyn perhaps begins to smack the women around the way that someone desperately needs to. Oh, Carolyn. I hope so.