Donald's cute: "Wasn't easy, Ivanka. Good people, nice...smart...but they weren't Apprentices." He thinks. "Okay. I'm satisfied." Yeah, me too. I really liked Stacy, and I think she could've gone far, but with that kind of Threat Matrix bullshit on her record, she wouldn't have lasted, because that's TV poison. But also, she'd have Michael gunning for her, and the rest of the team would have blamed her for Brent staying anyway, if that had happened, and if not, would have blamed her for Pepi or Michael leaving, so she was probably screwed either way. It's funny because after all that "I'm just too damn smart" stuff, it's kind of why she left: she was too smart to explain the difference between being scared and threatened, and being appalled and harassed, in a way the rest of the team could swallow. But, like, that's her failure, but also her triumph, because she doesn't have to deal with Brent anymore, and they do. Out in the cab, Pepi explains that he "put his best forth," and then immediately contradicts himself: "There were circumstances beyond my control." Whatever, I'm so bored. I get where the screaming about "stepping up" comes from, when they say shit like that. "I allowed the mere fact of Brent's existence to make me a bad manager who didn't make a single fucking decision or in fact manage anybody. Isn't that so sad?" Stacy is hilarious: "Our team is destined for failure because Mr. Trump sent Brent back to join them. There's no way somebody like Brent would ever work for Mr. Trump." And yeah, she's right, but it's a nice little window on the fact that, misdirected or not, Brent was...pretty right about Stacy all along. Doesn't make her wrong, but that's what being a big fake liar is for!
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A- | 708 USERS: B-
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