Back in the suite, Lil Jon says Star's smart, because she's a lawyer. La Toya says lawyers are professional liars, which is what Star is. Trump asks NeNe if she should be fired, and she says she shouldn't. He asks who should be, and she says, without hesitation, "Hope." Then adds "Or Star." She says Hope's just weak, and no one needs her. Trump says there is truth to that, but Hope says she was project manager and led her own way, and she thinks it's interesting that NeNe's charity is domestic violence but when she attacked Star it was "mentally and verbally violent." Ivanka wonders if Hope shouldn't defend herself instead of Star here, and Hope says she isn't a "follower to [sic] Star." She says she's done what she's told when led by a project manager.
Trump asks Star who she'd want on her team going forward. Star says she'd pick Marlee first, and Trump says that's a given, since Marlee's been a star. Trump asks who else, and Star says she'd pick Hope only because, in the long run, the team needs to be pulled together. She says that she watched the team feel like there was "a pink elephant in the room." (So a hallucinated unaddressed issue? Okay then.) She says that if NeNe's not in a space where she feels attacked or angry, she's one of the hardest workers. Trump says she'd be a great asset, then. Trump asks Marlee who she would least want on her team going forward. Marlee says she'd have to say NeNe because she's project manager. She tells NeNe she knows she loves her, and Trump laughs, "Here we go, NeNe." Ivanka tells Marlee she's making her assessment based on this task, which isn't what Trump asked. He asked about who would be least helpful in taking on the men, plus La Toya, going forward. Marlee says she'd rather have NeNe on her team than Hope. Trump asks who can leave, and she sends Marlee away. Trump congratulates Marlee and sends the others to wait in the lobby. Back in the suite, they all think Hope's out since she never speaks up.