Back in the boardroom, Trump asks Rich how he feels that his friend and teammate from the beginning is gone. Rich says he's proud of him for raising money for his charity and for breaking down a stereotype. Everyone in the room agrees. Trump tells them he thinks they're all outstanding, but he has to fire one more of them right now. He wants them each to say why he should choose them. Rich says he came to the show to raise as much money as humanly possible for his charity. He says his career has been about building up himself and this show gives him the opportunity to use that on behalf of St. Jude's, which is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Marlee: She thanks him for the honor of being on the show, because she's gotten to represent herself in a good light. She says he can do anything except hear. She says she's learned a great deal here and is eager to learn more, and she knows this can only help more and more people. I thought Trump would choose her, but now I'm not as sure, because ... was that an answer? Finally, Meat Loaf: He says he's here because of Painted Turtle. When he agreed to do the show, he says, he put himself in Trump's shoes and tried to attack the show as Trump himself would. He says he was determined to give it everything he had. Trump says that the judges thought they were all fantastic and that Meat Loaf was exceptional, but they didn't like that he was so emotional. Trump says his emotions are both good and bad. He asks him to teach him to cry, which might be good for his image. Trump says his advisers didn't recommend Meat Loaf, but he can overrule them. He doesn't, however, so he fires Meat Loaf. In his post-interview, he says he is emotional but this game is also emotional and you need it to get this far. He says his experience on the show has been amazing, since he won more than $200,000 for his charity.
Back in the boardroom, Rich and Marlee celebrate and hug. Trump congratulates them and says this was a rough one. Marlee says she's stunned but is eager to jump in and roll up her sleeves. Rich says he's admired Marlee's tenacity. Trump says they've opposed each other twice as project managers, and each has won once, so the finale will be their final task. He tells them to go home and celebrate and they'll get the final task the next day. On their way out, they tell each other they're so happy it's with each other. Rich says that he's going to give Marlee everything he has now, because it's no-hold-barred for the win. Marlee says she'll do whatever it takes to win, and he shouldn't ever underestimate her.