Trump then turns to Lennox, who says that Piers could stand to be a little more tactful. Carol says she wasn't insulted at not being picked by Piers for his final team. When Trump asks her about Trace, Carol starts to say that she should have been in the final round. Trump can't have that, of course, so he basically cuts her off. Trump then asks Stephen if he sabotaged Piers in the final task or if he really sucks that much. Stephen dodges the question, but he will say that Trace is "ten times better." The metric he's using is not immediately clear. Trump then asks Vinnie Pastore if he regrets resigning. Vinnie admits as much, and calls out Lennox for turning on him the day after Vinnie took him out for an evening. Lennox maintains that he thought Piers was the best guy at the time. At the time.
Trump asks the resident Apprentice fan, Marilu Henner, how she liked the experience. She just says it was fun. Trump then asks Jennie Finch if she's going to win an Olympic Gold Medal, and points out multi-medalist Nadia Comaneci sitting next to her. Like that has anything to do with anything. Finally he asks for a show of hands on who likes Trace and who like Piers. Trace wins by a landslide (and a standing O from Lady O), but I think some of them voted twice. Notice how Trump learned his lesson with Carol and avoided asking any of the other women anything remotely relevant or related to the game? Nely Galan, of course, might as well not exist as far as he's concerned. It's time for more commercials now, and we'll find out Trump's decision eventually, I can only assume.
Returning from the ads, Trump compares himself to Gene Simmons, right down to the "big hair...sort of." Wow, he said a mouthful there. We get a little recap of Gene's losing task, in which he insisted that Kodak was wrong to judge his team the loser. Trump introduces Gene via satellite from Tokyo, CNN-interview-style, in a separate video window. After Gene gives a shout-out to his Japanese friends in seemingly fluent Japanese, Trump asks Gene if he's changed his mind about being wrong in the task he ended up losing. Gene stands by his previous position. So Trump has the guy back from Kodak, on hand to tell Gene that Kodak was right, and the right team won. Trump then asks Gene who he should pick, between Trace and Piers. Gene says that Piers outperformed in cash, but he rhapsodizes at great length about Trace's all-American qualities. He's in mid-speech when Trump cuts him off and tells him to answer the damn question already. After once again insisting that Kodak will come around to his point of view, Gene picks Trace as his favorite. Well domo arigato for stopping by, Gene.