Roxanne, who you never know what she means, tells Lee: "You're going to be the next Apprentice! Awesome!" Her voice is saying "awesome" but her face and body are saying, "I will never drink around these people again, because this is so boring and pointless and I can't believe I'm on this team." They go into Leary's production company, and meet with the foundation person, Lys. Who is an interesting character. On the one hand, she's not ready for prime time, and doesn't seem to think looking good on TV is a necessary thing. Or maybe she's just thinking the cameras are there for decoration. When I appear on television bedraggled, it's because I'm an alcoholic and just got off the floor when the cameras arrived. I don't think that's true of Lys. I think she just doesn't think looking her best is a really big deal. On the other hand, I can't disagree with a single thing she says, and I really like her. So there's that. And I don't think it's the schadenfreude of watching her call Lee out, either, although that's not a bad thing. Basically, she explains, the foundation fills in the gaps between what the government can do for FDNY, and what the department actually needs. She's totally intense, and her voice is really sharp-sounding, just like all charity people. You have to have an allergy to the word "no" to be in fundraising, and I do not have this allergy, so they're like aliens to me. Dan squared, because it's not even salesmanship, it's what's beyond salesmanship. Instead of "Give me money and I'll give you this thing," it's all, "Give me some money...or else."
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A- | 629 USERS: B-
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