Jesse says it's not bad, but theirs is better. Joan says the jingle's adorable, but theirs is different, and she doesn't like straight commercials. And she still likes Clint's jingle more. Trump would like to hear it. The Trumps like it, and Annie looks sheepish. Then the "Did you know?!" starts, and it's awesome. Brande and Annie are totally impressed. Trump asks if she thinks theirs is better, and Annie says no. Brande says theirs is very, very good. Annie says it depends on what the executives want, so Trump asks Don to let us know what they said about Athena. They thought they hit the brand messaging, it was catchy and creative. They liked the moms talking, but didn't like that they didn't mention the pouches. Trump doesn't like that. He likes his tune from the can. Ivanka says that the executives loved Clint's performance of the jingle. They liked the focus on "natural," and they loved the comedy in Joan's commercial. The negatives were that they don't think everyone loves country, and they wanted more focus on the convenience of the product. Clint says that's all fair.
Trump asks if everyone's ready, and says that the executives really liked Annie and Brande better. They felt like the country of Clint was very limited. I feel like this has to be rigged, because I think that jingle would appeal to anyone. Annie cries because she felt there was no way they could win against Clint. That also seems fake. Is this show completely scripted? They hug and cry on their way out. I want to vomit. Trump tells KOTU they've all done great, but someone will be fired. After commercial, Annie and Brande are celebrating in the suite. Annie thought they had a chance when she heard it was country. She's very in love with herself now, for winning in a song-writing contest against Clint. She says she's the winningest project manager, she's never been brought into the boardroom, and she's raised 30 percent of the money in a 16-man game, so if she doesn't make the final two, it's because she pissed off Trump without knowing it. Brande's shocked and so happy. She says she's not a dumb blonde.
In the boardroom, Trump says it was quite an upset, and he tells Clint he actually liked it more but it has nothing to do with him. I sort of love him for doing that, because, duh. Stupid executives. Though he calls them "talented." Ivanka says she liked it more, so she was surprised they lost, but they mentioned the brand more. Trump says it was also zippier, and Joan agrees it had a lot of snap. But she also adds that people would sing Clint's, and you couldn't really sing the other one. Annie's pissed in the suite, saying, "People have been singing it all day, Joan!" Trump asks why they lost, and Jesse says that even though they worked together, it wasn't totally collaborative because this was Clint's show, and they couldn't argue with him. Jesse asks if Clint listened to their ideas, and Jesse says a little bit. He tells them about Clint recording a couple of faster versions, but he thinks they ended up with the slow ones. Don asks if they could have fit more into the jingle if they'd sped it up, which of course they could have. Trump asks Joan why her radio spot didn't talk about convenience. She says she wanted it to be funny, but they couldn't make it funny enough because there was no punch line. She tells them the "Cluck, cluck, cluck. Splash" thing and no one laughs.