Tonight, Andie is dressed as somebody's mom, right before the third pomegranate martini at happy hour. She makes this weird gesture and is like, "You can just head on in tonight," like she's making a point but nobody knows what the point is. I hope he keeps Andie around, she's radically cool. I never understood the cult of Robin, like, "Did you see Robin's earrings?" but I think I get it now, because Andie's soooo mysterious and soooo cute and soooooo... what does she do all day? What do any of these people do all day? All eight of them enter the boardroom at first, and Nicole is wearing a grey suit so of course she looks ten times better than normal, because the girl can wear a suit; Ivanka looks way prettier tonight than usual, even at rest; Stefani's hair is big 'n pretty; Aaron and Tim look like commodities as usual; Surya and Frank are unhelpable; Angela's... where's Angela? Holding a camera or something. Oh, there she is. Behind Frank's enormous head. On the stage-right side of the table, it goes Nicole, Frank, Surya, Tim. Which, I guess the actual candidates should be in the middle, but I also think it's probably best that Tim and Nicole keep themselves as far apart from each other as possible, due to Trump's entire Dog With A Bone disorder. He'd be like, "Nicole, you're fired! For sitting!"
Trump's wearing a black suit, white shirt, red tie; that's my favorite thing in the world. That is hotter to me than a tuxedo. I mean, not Trump, Trump could wear the pink bathing suit or Trump could wear a burqa, he'd still be the same precise zero amount of hotness. But in general, that's a very favorite look of mine. Trump asks if the task was at all exciting or whatever, the deafening "NO!" from my household drowned out whatever inane answers their ass-kissing... asses... came up with. James says it was a hard task because of all the moving parts, and how the last time they did this exact same fucking task, there were the exact same fucking number of people on the team as there were this time, only the task was harder. So dumb. This is so dumb. Trump asks James who on the team was particularly awesome. "Apart from myself? Everybody! I stand out in a crowd, you see." Angela sees things from "a different angle," whatever the holy hell that means, while Aaron sees "the big picture." I want a gigantic picture of Aaron hanging in my kitchen and I will talk to it every morning while I eat breakfast. Trump and James agree that Stefani is awesome, but you can tell Trump's fudging so he looks like he remembers which one she is. Stefani offers the idea that they "nailed it," and preregisters her surprise, should they lose.
Nicole gets very Jamesian about how this was a "Dream Team" for this particular task we've already been through once. She points out how balanced they were: Frank led the raw materials and directing, Nicole edited, "everybody stepped up." Trump asks her to sell Frank out, and she obliges with her usual backhanded compliment, how he's "passionate" and though he comes across as "loud and extreme" (and crass, and ignorant, and impolite... ), he at least gives his all. Frank tries to one-up her about how they "hit the mark" and how their skills complement each other somehow, and I guess seeing the two of them in isolation, they are opposites in a lot of ways, not identical like I thought. That's cool. Surya... sigh. Surya babbles at length and calls Frank a "master" of "putting together scenes," and then manages to chow down on his own foot harder than Nicole an hour ago, about how Frank really should have been a mechanical engineer at NASA. If only the dynastic wealth-propagation machine known as higher education had been available to Frank, perhaps that would be true, but instead it exists to keep as much money as possible in the hands of the already rich, while denying nearly everybody else the knowledge and opportunities that most Americans deserve. So Frank's version of NASA, because his dad doesn't have a lot of money either, is a business he started when he was fourteen, with his bare hands. Like a beast. Also, Surya adds, Nicole was very good in the editing room. You know? Maybe it was the actual editor that sucked, and not the ideas of how the editing should go. There's something interesting to think about. Then Trump and everybody else takes a deep breath before continuing on to Tim. Tim calls them both "team players" that accept and deal with all team input; he then graciously reminds everybody, including himself, that this is all about them. Trump asks if they lost, and Tim shakes his head with a great deal of certainty, reiterating that this was a Dream Team.