Into the Boardroom! Trump asks Lee why he's not wearing the same thing as everybody else -- both teams are color-coordinated, so Lee sticks out even to Trump's rheumy eye -- but Lee explains that it was because he was giving "business analysis advice to the customers." Lee might be the sleeper this year: he's not only stood out with his team, but he's stood out both visually and task-wise in front of Trump himself. And the Boardroom is just beginning! Trump asks whether the team is down with the whole "You do your thing, I'll do mine" of Lee's getup, and Tarek -- proud manager vibe, lots of teeth, patronizing and paternalistic and unearned -- says he looks "very handsome."
Trump turns to Synergy. (Marvel, if you will, at how many times I've mentioned that word without going to the Jem place. I'm impressed, so should you be. But I can't hold out much longer.) Allie tells him she thinks they "did fantastic," and that the other team, and the Trump/Viceroy department, will be shocked at how well they did. Dan worries cutely, sitting at Tarek's hand. Summer's "fun" hair has gone even crazier, just this sloppy, blowsy bird-nest on her overly made-up face, but she's speaking wisdom: "It went rather well...there were things I would have changed." Tarek's shock and horror are so unbelievable and absolute that I want to stick a fork in his hand. Fucking deal with yourself, Tarek. Please. Saying it could have gone better is not a personal attack on you. The only person, in fact, lame enough to engage in personal attacks is: You. In five minutes, and at two-second intervals thereafter.
Carolyn gives the Gold Rush report: they used "simple marketing techniques," and the slogan "It's a big deal," and they sold 40 memberships. Carolyn is a spinmaster, because "simple marketing techniques" here means "slightly less advanced than those of the drunk carny-looking guys that sign you up for credit cards your freshman year." George says that Synergy did things differently, using the blimp, manicures and massages to create an actual event. They sold 43 memberships (which is not a huge margin, but the only salespeople we saw nailing it -- or even just making sales -- were on Gold Rush, besides Michael and maybe Sean, so I tend to the think the massage/manicure stuff was valuable regardless) and Brent yells, "Yes!" as Michael embraces him and Allie. Brent! Too much! Stop trying so hard! It's the essence of cool! No trying! Zip it!