DON'T EVEN THINK IT!
Trump comes to the L.A. Times offices for the second time. I always wonder if they have to clear the building or lock everybody's doors or whatever. I don't even know if they do that for like the President of the United States, but I bet they do with Trump. "Don't speak above a low whisper until he's gone. Don't look his limo driver in the eye. No popping popcorn. No open-toed shoes. Mr. Trump dislikes the color orange, it reminds him of a particularly unhappy holiday when he was young. Therefore, you will be sent home for the remainder of the day, without pay. ... Then you should have thought twice before wearing orange. Especially with your complexion."
The executives -- finally, a pair with the balls to say it -- admit that overall, given the absurdly foreshortened timelines this show requires in order to turn a profit, the Apprenti did a really good job. The teams enter the room -- Kinetic in black suits, with turquoise tops inside, totally adorable; Arrow wearing clothes, so good on them -- and Trump hopes aloud that they liked at least one team. The execs say they're very happy with the results. Both Heidi and James think their teams won; James says particularly because their ideas were so original. Maybe too original: the male VP likes the diversity of the gobskanks, but wonders if they're meant to be yawning or what. See? Donald thinks they look bored, but I think somebody told him to say that or he's repeating what somebody else said, because if he really knew what that looked like? Also the science of the product doesn't flow with the supplement on either side so it's disjointed -- it's a story about boredom or yawning or gobskanked people, interrupted by a few minutes of molecules. Meanwhile, the sun comes out from behind a cloud as the execs fall in love with Kinetic's ad once more. Fake out! Kinetic totally wins! The "appeal of this shape," in particular, "Hit me immediately." Effusive? You don't even know effusive: "You open the L.A. Times and there it is: Wow!" CEO Lady takes it one step further: "Oh, you know what? We're totally right here at the L.A. Times! A newspaper that comes out on a daily basis! I'm just gonna walk this over and it'll be in this Sunday's paper!"