Trace's buddy and fellow country music star John Rich from Big & Rich show up with a big wad of cash. "They don't call me John Rich for nothing," he cackles. I don't know where Big is, but it's probably just as well to keep him well clear of Jenna Jameson.
Over at Hydra, Omarosa and Piers fight some more while Piers nervously waits for his team's big donors. There are only twenty minutes left. Omarosa figures she's going down either way, but she evilly grins that she's going down with a bang. I was about to say she's going to be embarrassed if she doesn't actually get fired after all of this, but I'm not convinced she's capable of experiencing embarrassment. I'm certainly feeling enough on her behalf for the both of us.
And from there we go straight to the board room. Trump's first question is to Piers, asking if Piers is getting along better with Omarosa. And they're at each other's throats again. Piers is righteously indignant about Omarosa dragging his family life into their spat, while Omarosa insists that she was only attacking Piers himself. For being a shitty father, yes, but since it was only directed at Piers and not his actual kids, it's totally cool in the context of a game show where people are playing for charity. Trump asks Lennox what it was like, and Lennox compares it to his own fight with Mike Tyson. Piers calls Omarosa out for putting down his family, and even quotes her in a bleep-laden tirade that makes Ivanka flinch. Piers extends the Lewis-Tyson comparison, saying that if Omarosa were a man, he would have punched her in the face for the things she said. He let that stop him? Being the creative problem-solver that he is, I'm surprised Piers didn't try to pay Carol to do it. Bottom line: Piers refuses to work with Omarosa again, no matter what. He'd rather be fired. Trump notices that Piers has lost his cool for the first time, and Piers admits as much. "He's met his match," Omarosa gloats, as if acting like a completely irredeemable asshole in the heat of an argument is hard. It's much harder not to. And you'll notice that while Omarosa went right for Piers's nuts, Piers -- while not a particularly nice guy himself -- never stooped to her level. He may call her "trash" and "slime," but that's pretty nonspecific, if you also leave out his fantasizing about her death in gruesome detail. Even Empresario looks shocked and uncomfortable at being in the room with this mess. Trump doesn't take sides. In fact, he admits that he kind of hopes Hydra loses, to give him a way to solve this problem. That he created. On purpose.