Second Verse, Same As The First
New: It turns out that Angie was completely freaked out when Chris lost it all over her like that, and she actually cries while talking to the other women back in the suite about how "he needs to go." God. I am so relieved that this didn't degenerate into an "I don't feel safe!" situation where there had to be an intervention. Like with the fork. Chris comes to talk to Angie, and he starts out like he's going to be all calm, but almost immediately, you can see him battling not to start screaming again, and it is genuinely a little unsettling how he's already sort of tense and sputtering, all, "You don't want to listen?" He blames her, some more, and Kristen interviews that Chris was unhappy about the fact that Angie spoke against him in the Boardroom without warning him in advance or something. But then Kristen adds that Chris gave Angie "some eye-look that scared her." Oh, man. So relieved this didn't wind up like the fork, I'm telling you.
At any rate, I'm not sure Chris helps his case very much when, in trying to talk to Angie, he winds up backing her into a wall. Seemingly recovered later on, Angie tells us that Chris is only twenty-one, and that he has "an underlying anger." Which, boy, it is hard to argue with. "He loses it," she says simply. Also hard to argue with. Back in the suite, she and Chris have this great conversation in which they both declare themselves awesome -- not each other, mind you, but themselves. And on that basis, they make up, even though she says she's still scared of him, at which he laughs uncomfortably. Because...what else can you do?
Semi-new: Trump uses Verna's exit as an opportunity to discuss how you have to be able to perform under pressure and so forth. Because if you will remember, Verna did not so much have that ability, as Trump sees it. We are reminded of how Danny tried to commit the team to letting Verna have a free ride, but the rest of the team -- Erin, for instance -- wasn't all that hot on letting it slide. There is previously unseen footage of Erin snotting in an interview about how it's "the playoffs, baby" and all of that noise, and I don't think I'm buying her as a woman who can do sports metaphors. Maybe it's the hair. The team agrees that Verna is soft, and then we recall the way that Verna left the show voluntarily. Just for shits and giggles, we get a peek at a rather phony meeting that was apparently arranged between Verna and Trump to discuss her decision to leave. Verna tells him that even though she waited for this opportunity all her life, she's really tired. It sounds like it should be more complicated than that, but that's basically the idea. She claims to have gone forty-eight hours without sleeping, which I don't think I believe, but...all right. "I want you to have a good life," Trump says, and I'm sure that makes her feel better. Trump then says this totally awesome thing to her: "Never give up, Verna, ever...again." HA! Yeah. Because..."never give up" seems wrong indeed, doesn't it? Anyway, they shake hands, and his pink tie is all, "Let's get on with it," and now he's ready.