Second Verse, Same As The First
New: Trump says that we were deprived on the show of a look at "Stephanie's annoying technique." And indeed, her technique is annoying, based on the footage suggesting that she chose to employ derisive snotting of the "Oh, come ooooon, you want a massage" variety that I think appeals only to certain men. Many of whom are ignoring her anyway, but now they're all angry. And that kind of isn't what New York needs -- more people pissed off on the sidewalk. Michael refers to it as "begging" the customer, and says that he heard way too much "come ooooon." Stephanie, on the other hand, tells us, "I'm good at negotiation, not selling." Isn't negotiation really a form of selling? Do we need to tell her to think of it as negotiating a deal under which the person will enter the trailer and agree to a massage? Whatever, Stephanie. Bren tries to tell her just to talk to good-looking guys, which is gross, but not as gross as when Stephanie says there aren't any. Yeah. No good-looking guys on the whole street, ever. Bren tells us that while Stephanie is actively a complainer and a negative suck of energy, Michael just "doesn't do anything." Like, as Bren explains, the Swiss, who I'm sure are in all kinds of moods to hear us make fun, considering some of the nonsense we have going on.
Anyway, Magna lost. And as it turns out, Magna plotted up in the Love Palace to see that it was Stephanie who took the fall. "All Stephanie did was bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch," Erin says. You'll remember that Stephanie went on that wild thing about how she was unjustly diverted on cheeseburger duty or whatever. It seems like perhaps Erin wasn't quite with her on it, which seemed possible at the time. This is also where we learn, a little sadly, that after six years of not smoking, Bren has taken it up again. Gosh, that's not good. The show is now actively making the candidates, in addition to the audience, less healthy. He says you can tell how hard the whole thing is based on the fact that it has driven him to smoke again. And then rather shockingly, he compares the experience of being on The Apprentice to storming the beaches at Normandy. Wow. You have to admire that, because not everybody can put his foot in it quite that hard.
Anyway, in the Boardroom, Bren was asked to choose someone he would get rid of, and he chose Stephanie, based on her negative attitude. They bickered, but Michael jumped in, and it disrupted the flow, and Trump was looking for a reason to get rid of him anyway, so that was that. They don't show Michael offering Trump a place in his parking garage, which is kind of sad. As he's leaving, Michael tells us the reason he was fired was that "[his] entire team ganged up on [him]." Oh, I'm sure that was it. No, I'm sure it was. And also? Michael thinks he'd have been treated more fairly by the Mob. The real Mob. Is nicer than Magna. This certainly was a week in which people went with the hyperbole.