Felisha explains that it was Alla that wanted the words, and Alla goes, "Wow. You didn't let me make one move!" Trump draws it out: "But I thought she wasn't a leader? Whose idea was the text?" Alla jumps on it: "We did it together. Are you denying that, Felisha?" Felisha's like, "Yes? Insofar as that was the one big thing you demanded? And you threatened me with the hose again? So we did it?" Trump asks whether Felisha was "outdone" by Alla, and Felisha equivocates with her belief that "one person" is not better than the other, that they both have strengths, all that schoolyard bullshit, seemingly having missed the memo that that kind of talk is rendered irrelevant since one of them will be going home in a few seconds, and I start feeling the balance shifting: Felisha's inability to take step one in covering her own ass or even making a basic case here is almost to the point of frustrating me more than Alla's outright evil and deception. ["…Which, in my opinion, Alla could have pointed out without all this nastiness. Why she went with this strategy instead of just repeating the phrase 'Felisha is a follower' is beyond me." -- Sars] Felisha spends most of the time, bizarrely, talking about how awesome Alla is, strong in "embracing" and "executing" her tasks, but "when it came down to the punchline, this was my task." This is funny, but none of the people in that room are ready to laugh about it.
Bill says he respects that Felisha stood up to Alla even the miniscule amount necessary to ask for the PM role, but Alla can't even let that one go: "Well actually, she totally pussy-footed around and tried to give that to me numerous times." Felisha finally gets mad, albeit in a kind of Melanie Griffith way: "Why must you steamroll? Be nice. Please?" Alla responds that Felisha is being a huge liar and needs to tell the whole and not the selective truth. Nobody knows what the hell she's talking about, including herself, and Trump ixnays it: "She's truthful." Carolyn points out how gross it is that Alla would interrupt Felisha in the middle of complimenting her in order to further attack her. "She speaks so kindly of you, and you're just killing her. If you'd left her alone she would have said I should fire her," Trump exaggerates slightly, and Felisha literally jumps, like she's been electrocuted or poked by a tiny needle where we can't see it. Carolyn asks if Felisha is giving up, and Felisha responds that she is "not giving up, at all!" Then she…bursts into tears.
Felisha explains that she doesn't feel that she did what she "came here to do," that she's frustrated with herself, and her performance, and then Alla…totally interrupts to agree with her. Like how worthless she is. It's so fucked up. Felisha throws up her hands, basically, and just moans. "Stop it, just stop." Trump is like, "Alla! Alla!" and Carolyn is agog. It's amazing. "She's a wonderful person, a wonderful woman, Alla. You've gotta stop browbeating her." Seriously, Trump. I'm with you. I kind of hate Alla for making me hate her here, when I really like everything she's done this entire time, if you know what I mean. Maybe it's just that she gives some kind of credence to Clay's whining about what a demonic monster bitch she is. Maybe that's why I'm really pissed. There's a moment of the extra bonus footage that comes in here, just a snippet really. Now, I don't normally even watch the extra bonus footage, neither at NBC nor the Yahoo site, because the show itself is such a Frankenstein reality monster with fake voice-overs and weird manufactured quotes and mysterious interviews and leading questions and such that I feel like we're seeing the story the producers actually want us to see, but this week it's so awesome I have to mention it.