Backbone makes it back to their war room, where they watch some hair shows (where stylists do hair live on stage) on YouTube. Lil Jon thinks they'll stand out based on their theme, fashion, and celebrities. Lil Jon says this is Celebrity Apprentice, and they need to bring in celebrities. John Rich decides they should call Niki Taylor, which will look like a major power play to Trump, bringing in a former ASAP team member. Rich calls her, and she's in. She wonders why the girls didn't call her, though. Rich tells her she wouldn't want to be in the same room with them. "NeNe almost pulled Star's head off and used it as a doorstop this morning."
ASAP. NeNe says they have to let the drama go and get through this day. She interviews that it's weird to sit down with these women and work now, but she's working for Women Against Domestic Abuse (I can't find any such charity, so sorry there's not a link), so she'll do it. She tells the team that there are a bunch of hair shows in Atlanta. Hope's turned off by NeNe, and Star is too, but she's willing to work. They come up with the idea to shake their hair around, and a theme, "Shake Your Beauty." They all shake and dance around, and Marlee interviews that things eventually lightened up.
Farouk visits both teams and tells them about his products. It's important for him that people be safe, be beautiful, and buy American. He told NeNe he's totally cool with her doing something over-the-top. He likes to be surprised. Meanwhile, La Toya pays a visit to Trump in his office. She tells him how thrown off she was by being fired on no grounds at all. He says she also had laryngitis, which gave her a disadvantage. Trump asks who her biggest problem was, and she says Star, who was out to get her from the beginning. Trump asks what she wants, and she asks to come back and play on the guys' team, to prove herself. Trump tells her the answer's not "no" yet, but he'll decide in the next twenty-four hours. As La Toya leaves, Trump compliments her sparkly pants. That's right, folks. This man wants to be our president.
Backbone. Lil Jon tells his team to think themes. They remember that Farouk emphasized "Buy American," so Meat Loaf starts suggesting things like Marie Antoinette and ancient Rome and the Village People. I think Meat Loaf seemed a lot more lucid with Busey around for comparison. Lil Jon decides to show people from different places in America, like a country cowgirl, a Mardi Gras chick, etc. While Meat Loaf is in the toilet, the Jo(h)ns decide on "Feeling Good in America."