Ivanka, fed up with the 50/50 crap, is like, "You're the Project Manager? It's not always 50/50, Charmaine? Friends are great, but you have to establish some authority." And it occurs to me that the surprise isn't entirely disingenuous, because all the protesting Roxanne did? Was in the one-on-ones. We never saw her question Allie at all. Which is exactly what happened with Tammy! Which means that Roxanne is the Meanest Girl of All! Stealth Mean! Roxanne should win this bitch right now, I love that. Allie, utterly in the weeds now, explains the origin of the term "50/50": "It was 50 percent from both of us." Trump's like, "Roxanne?" Roxanne is finding it easier and easier to disengage from the hive, now: "I would say that more of the vision was hers." Baby, Roxanne, darling, one word, and use it well for it is powerful, and with great power comes great responsibility, but this is the word you need to memorize for right this very second: "Culottes." Boom.
"Should I fire Allie? Yes or no."
"Culottes, Mr. Trump."
Instead, she says he would "ideally" keep them both. He tells her straight up that this is not happening and implies that it's stupid. Mainly because it is very stupid. Well, then, Roxanne admits under this final duress, she's a stronger competitor. Note how he asked a question, she gave an answer, he requested that she give another answer. Ivanka's like, "Show more conviction! Are you better than she is!" Note now how Ivanka's not satisfied with a simple "Yes." Roxanne tells them that she's a "great mix of instinct and education." DJ calls this vague. Note now how Donald Junior is not satisfied with her answer either. Get harder, get harsher, get tougher, stop fucking around. Allie interrupts, ready to play the game they're begging the ladies to play. "I'm more qualified. She's a great lawyer, hire her as counsel. But hire me as your Apprentice." And we're done. Roxanne brings up how horrible Allie was with Marc Bouwer. "He's an expert -- you have to respect them in their design house." Allie...disagrees. Roxanne repeats the following phrase eight times. I don't know what it means. "There's a way about going, there's a way about going, he was offended, there's a way about going." Allie...disagrees. There is in fact no "way about going." I don't know who to agree with! Where is my eloquent Roxanne? Why is she talking like she has a disorder all of a sudden?