Stacy, in her position of Head Inquisitor for this witch hunt: "It's distracting. Totally out of control." Tammy admits that Brent's wasting everybody's time, and then Pepi fucking loses me for good. "Trump suggested somebody be fired, with Omarosa in the final task." I can't even tell you how stupid that is, or on how many levels, but suffice it to say: Trump doesn't fucking remember what happened ten minutes ago, and is completely capricious and chaotic with his decisions, so basing your strategy on what happened long ago is a sign not of leadership, but of watching too much TV. If that's how Pepi was planning on playing this game, he doesn't need to stick around: the decisions are made based on what happens in the task, not on precedent -- right or wrong, that's how the decision is going to be made. "What about Omarosa?" is not a valid Boardroom defense, because the correct reply is: "Oh, was she there?"
Tammy interviews that Pepi was so "worried about pleasing everybody," not to mention his invisible Trump mental image, "that the whole team got mad." Andrea mentions how bad it "sucks" that they have to deal with this, period, which is exactly what I'm feeling. My love for Andrea grows every week. It does suck that they have to deal with it, because isn't it enough that they have this task to deal with? Do they really need the extra "challenge" of Brent ruining every discussion? Tammy and Andrea are on board with firing him today. So of course, Pepi's going to clear this with Brent? "A suggestion has been made to send you home." And Brent gets superlative on his ass: "Anyone who says that is absolutely insane and that is totally not acceptable." At the same time as Pepi is stupidly asking him not to "make a huge issue" about it, which: anybody would, Brent completely loses track of his shit. "You know who decides who goes home? Not you, not Andrea, not all eight of you! [None of you] have a vote to say to send me home! You guys have no authority to say that!" He sticks his finger in Pepi's face, shining righteously with a glandular problem and his own incompetence. Basically, then, what you're saying, what you're demanding, is that they'll have to bench you, in lieu of tossing you out altogether. Choad. I would also point out that the Stacy thing is not a part of this conversation, on either side: it's about the fact that he's a jackass, nothing else. And now he's got his fingers in Pepi's face? Send him home in a fucking cast, dude. Pepi's continuing to play the game, instead of attending to the task. "Brent, you wanna go straight to marketing?" I don't actually know what flipped him here, except maybe Brent scaring Pepi with the idea that Trump wouldn't approve of benching him. Which is true this week, sort of, because People Are Strange. Michael interviews that he's "pissed about wasting time with Brent," and then in the interview tells everyone his moderately crappy idea about all of them wearing bathrobes and wandering through Times Square in their bathrobes. "People will ask why," he says, which is wrong, because people will ignore you, because you look crazy. But the tag line is deceptively cool: "You'll find out if you text message this word." I can see selling the team based on that script, but it ignores the fact that there are already people all over New York City wandering about in their bathrobes, and nobody ever asks them why, because they already know why. And the people that do ask, are just looking to end up on Overheard In New York, anyway. Everybody in the van is like, "I love it! Love it! Great idea!"