Chris is thrown a ray of hope when Trump asks him whether he ought to fire Ivana. "Instead of me? Absolutely," Chris says, swimming against the current as hard as he can. "I'm an asset." Yeah. You let that sentence go on for two letters too long, chump. Chris and Ivana begin to bicker, and Kevin stupidly jumps in on Ivana's side, saying that people always go after whoever does the most work, which...shut up, Kevin. When you're not imperiled, don't imperil yourself. Trump asks Kevin whom he would fire. "I would fire Chris," he says. Ivana snorts and says, "I would fire Chris as well." Trump points out that they seem to care more about this phase than they ever did about the actual task while they were supposed to be working on it, which...is true. And sad.
Now, we enter the endgame. Trump points out how last week, Chris complained about the team, and how weak it was, and how he could straighten it out. Which isn't exactly what he said -- it was really just the complaining part. Chris points out that what he was advocating was mixing up the teams. Trump says that he also screwed up by letting Jennifer go, which is stupid, because you never know whether he might have fired her. "I can't believe you let her go," he says. "And I can't believe you led the team so badly. And Chris, you're fired." Chris sort of...takes it under advisement. Everybody gets up and leaves. In the lobby, there are no pleasant goodbyes, just people getting on the elevator. Because none of these people have friendships, which is exactly the complaint I was tossing out last week. Chris heads down.
We see Chris leaving, climbing into his cab. Ivana goes back to the suite.
And in the end, in his taxi interview, Chris has no regrets, because he's impervious to learning anything. Like a lot of people.
Next week: Eight left. Ivana doesn't appreciate Jennifer's "hypnotic fembot spell." Heh. Maria yells at (I believe) Kelly. Kevin is randomly shirtless. There appears to be modeling. Kelly and Jen appear to be on the same team. Billy Joel. Man, I used to love Billy Joel; this will make me cry. And...a great Boardroom. They "guarantee it."