Weirdly, the next time we see Trump, he's already talking about the new development, and Wennik is already looking gloomy for some reason. I think we missed some moment where Wennik started having doubts about everything that's happening, but I suppose imperfect character development is the price a guy pays for being a composite. Trump is asked at a press conference whether the "local community" will want the development, and he assures them that the community will love it, leading inevitably to the shot of the local community taking up picket signs in protest. Hilarious! And what are they chanting? "Hell, no, we won't go." About a development? They're not very good protestors, I have to say. Because...won't go where? They do not say. Maybe they won't go to the development. Maybe they're not angry, they're just not interested. Anyway, as the press conference continues, Wennik smokes unhappily. Still not sure what's bugging him, really. I diagnose him with a sinus infection or an existential crisis.
We cut to Koch's office, where he's talking about how nobody wants Trump's "Television City" development with a "suburban mall" in Manhattan and so forth. And then we cut back to Trump, who is very unhappy about the m-word being used to describe his "masterpiece." Wennik tells him that it is, after all, pretty much a mall. This is another of many scenes in which Wennik and Trump talk, and Trump blusters about Koch, and Wennik tries to calm him, and blah dee blah. For no apparent reason, Ivana strolls into the middle of this discussion to demand "a more advantageous nup." She stands with her hands on her hips, and Trump looks confused -- as I am myself -- until Wennik amusedly points out that she means "pre-nup." Ivana protests, of course, that it's no longer a pre-nup, now that they're married. It's a "nup." Get it? Get it? Sigh. He says no, she says yes, and he says, "I'll think about it." There is enough dramatic tension in this room to power an electric razor! Trump returns to bitching about Koch.
We now watch Trump and Koch on the telephone disparaging each other in a montage I truly never thought I'd see. Or, I should say, "live to see." Or maybe "have to see." Doop-dee-doo, they hate each other and talk at the same time, and they are enemies. Ultimately, this ends with Trump getting a call from Wennik. While they're talking about how exactly to foil Koch, Trump is watching a report on TV about the deteriorating Wollman Rink in Central Park. And he's getting a wonderful, Grinchy idea. The TV journalist talks about how run-down and awful it is, and Trump literally watches in disbelief and says, "Cut it out." As you can probably imagine, this leads us into the montage in which Trump rescues Wollman Rink from the brink of ruin, showing up Koch by doing the renovation cheap and fast, and it's not entirely clear how this really does a lot to put Koch on the spot, but it apparently does. I guess. Whatever. Rink! Skaters! News reports calling Trump an "angel"! When this is a fait accompli, which takes about 15 seconds, Trump chats up Wennik over dinner, and they agree that it shouldn't be a problem to get the building approved now that he's a local hero. Oh, New York is such a cheap date.