Omarosa continues to campaign for the PM job, and gets it. I'm sure it's not because anybody wants to see her fail and get fired first, or anything.
Brian Williams tells us that Huckabee won in Iowa. Do you need to know that? You probably already do, if you're reading this.
The Apprenti all file into the boardroom, as Marilu says that she doesn't think Trump will put celebrities through the stress that he did civilians. This woman was on daytime TV giving people advice for how many years? Trump enters and sits across from them, between his kids -- Don, Jr. on his right and Ivanka on his left. Omarosa and Stephen have been named project managers, and Trump asks if they know each other. "Unfortunately, I do," Omarosa says. "Yes, I think she's delightful," Stephen deadpans, cracking everyone up. Stephen is a tool as always, but at least he's decided to do this in character, which means he's working the slicked-back hair, sharp suit and tie, tubby young executive look and manner. The faking is obnoxious, but since it's less obnoxious than his actual self, I'm all for it. Trump breaks the news that they'll be selling hot dogs in their first task, and the team that makes the most money wins. Can it be so simple? And where does the product placement come in? Trump reminds them that as celebrities, they should be able to sell a lot of dogs for a lot more than the standard price. With a bit of advice on picking the right location, Trump cuts them loose. Omarosa wishes Stephen luck, and he says he won't need it. "Oh, you will," says Omarosa, insisting on getting the last word for what will be far from the last time.
At the Empresario meeting, they take a moment to mock Hydra's name, and then Omarosa taps Carol, as the resident New Yorker, to pick a location. She pitches 34th and 7th, near Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, and a post office. Consensus!
Hydra's discussion doesn't go so smoothly, as they waste time arguing between Rockefeller Center and Radio City before Pastore reminds them they're the same place. Editors, how much did you pay for your lunch that day? ["I'm guessing NBC treated them in exchange for the location placement." -- Sars]
Back at Empresario, Omarosa has gotten out the heavy antiaircraft artillery to shoot down everyone else's ideas about selling with celebrity. She insists that it's all about the product, and with her as PM, that's how it's going to be.
Meanwhile, Hydra is having a similar discussion, as Piers pushes the idea of selling signed photos along with the hot dogs, at $100 a pop. While they're arguing about the feasibility of that, Gene quietly gets on his cell phone and asks a guy named Bob to come and buy a $5,000 hot dog tomorrow. Gene continues on this track, working through his address book. "We've got some money," Gene says pleasantly. Lennox reminds him that it's not in their hands yet. "That's right," Gene agrees with total confidence.