This Show Is Going To Be Cracked-Out Shark-Jumping Awesome: Exhibit B
"When I think of LA, I think of movies, I think of sex, and I think of cars." Love this game! When I think of... the films of art-house favorite Federico Fellini. I think of La Dolce Vita, because I want to live there; I think of clowns; I think of people fucking. This is fun! Man, but what if I was Trump and this were all some kind of rotoscoped Phillip Dick story? Flow My Tears, The Recapper Said. When I think of LA plus crying, and recapping, I think of Entourage. Derek nods, because he's from LA, and has seen movies and cars there; but when Trump says the word "sex" in a room with you, face to face, it creates a headache and wavy lines. The first task will involve, surprisingly, both cars and sex, kinda: running a car wash. In LA, car washes are big business: $250M a year! Make some money with car washes! Twist: Heidi and Frank will remain PMs every task, until they get fired. Michelle snorts flames at this. Ivanka is, once again, Trump's "eyes and ears" and what she tells her dad means a lot to him. Good. She's generally 100% correct. "Good luck, have fun, wash cars," he says magnanimously. Why?
There's harmonica music for some reason, and somehow that indicates that we're visiting Frank's team first. It makes sense on a whole nonverbal level, like, I heard the music and immediately knew it was Team Frank. What's Frank doing as PM, you ask? Why, screaming his damn fool head off while missing the point entirely, of course. He's looking at the other eight people on his team, ready to be led, and he blanks out and realizes he's totally out of his depth, so he starts screaming about how they need flyers, they gotta make flyers, to advertise things, and Tim and I think Michelle have to pull him back to the group so they can talk about how much it will cost. Frank's idea, which is a good one that he at no point communicates properly, is that they will undersell the basic wash, for volume, but add value by upselling each customer to the more baroque forms of car washing. So the basic price point, he screams, is I think ten dollars, and then it's like the $30 wash and the, I think, $100 wash. This part is pretty poorly edited, given that this is a major bone of contention at the end of the episode, but gets across his absolute inability to lead quite nicely. Everybody stares at everybody else, suddenly realizing that the call is coming from inside the house after all. Martin interviews that it was "like Normandy beach," "absolutely bedlam," and that Frank led "like a three-year-old hyperactive kid on grape soda." While this is funny, it does not help at all with the "dealing with Martin" issue.