We're back live, as Trump welcomes the first group of celebrities: Andrew Dice Clay, Scott Hamilton, Claudia Jordan, Brian McKnight and Jesse James. Trump asks Dice how he felt about getting fired first, and Dice say he's had the best year of his life. Trump is rushing Dice, and then moves on to Scott. Scott says he's perfect, and it's been great. He praises Trump for what he does with figure skating in Harlem, but that firing him early was the best thing he's ever done. Trump tells Jesse he was very popular on the show. Jesse's all, "Is this live?" Trump calls Jesse a stud, and Jesse says, "You like me that way?" He then says it was great, and he learned a lot. He thinks Dennis was awesome. Trump asks Brian if he had a good time. Brian did. Trump asks Claudia if this beats "Deal No Deal" [sic]. Trump cuts her off and moves on to the final task.
Melissa's happy with Joan's team, but would have rather had Tom or Dennis than Clint. But she thinks it's a strong team. Joan's on the phone telling someone she needs their help to beat Annie. She says you're damn right she's going to duke it out. Pun intended, I'm sure. Annie's team. Tom thinks it's a strong team, and Annie tells Dennis he was unfairly fired. Dennis and Tom are friends, so they all think they'll win. Annie asks the guys to get the ticket stuff done. She also asks them to do the frame. Annie wants to raise a half-million dollars to crush Joan. She says she wants to beat her with an exclamation point. She asks Dennis if he has money to bring in, but he hems and haws. He finally says he's on her team. Not exactly a yes. She's hoping he comes through, because it's a do-or-die task.
Annie's war room. Dennis tells her she picked the right guy. He gives her $20,000 from the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers. Annie's impressed that the first money came from Dennis. Joan's war room: Kodak executive Jeff enters and tells them what the company's philosophy is about. He says it's about pictures and unique events. He wants them to make sure people feel like a celebrity, and have an actual Kodak moment. He tells them they're holding his brand in their hands, so to please be careful with it. Then he's telling Annie's team about the digital frame. He tells Dennis if he has different girlfriends, he can put on different video shows. Tom keeps interrupting the executive, and Annie asks them to please let Jeff finish talking. I would say it seems like Tom's sabotaging Annie, except that this is how he acted originally, too. Annie stops him again, and then Tom says that Annie's style probably wouldn't actually work in the real world because everyone would quit.