Primetime Update

Week of October 10, 2004


THE APPRENTICE 2 Thursday, Sept. 9th, 2004

Last week, Apex went to the boardroom after they collectively failed to run a restaurant. Jen C, who was the project manager, was totally criticized for her lack of leadership skills. Carolyn vocalized her extreme disappointment in the women’s team. This week, the women return from the boardroom and immediately begin bickering about all the little things that everyone did wrong. Before the task even begins, Pamela is sent over to the girls’ team to be the project manager.

THE TASK: Go to the headquarters of QVC, in Pennsylvania, pick a product, and appear on TV to sell the product. Team with the highest gross sales, in twelve minutes, wins.

APEX: Project Manager is Pamela. Immediately, on the three hour bus ride, Pamela takes the role of vicious head mistress, lecturing the girls on their behaviour. In return, the girls express some animosity. The girls choose the “It Works,” cleaning sponge and Pamela designates sub-tasks to everyone but herself. They set their price at $27.23, for packages of thirty sponges. After a few practice trials, the girls do not like Maria’s presence on the television cameras and act in an inappropriate manner to remove her from the picture.

MOSAIC: Project Manager is Chris. The guys choose to market a grill of some sort. Kelly and Raj fight about whether or not the price of the product should sit above seventy dollars. They opt for $71.25, rather than Raj’s suggested $69.99.

THE SCORES: 659 units at $27.23, totaling $17944.57. 252 units at $71.25, total $17955.00. The men win by a margin of ten dollars, thanks to Kelly’s decision to up the price.

As a reward: The men get to play tennis in Flushing Meadows with John McEnroe and Anna Kournikova. While there, Raj makes a bet with Anna that he can return at least one of five serves, so she will spend more time with him. He misses all five, and must run around the top of the stadium, in his boxers. Good times.

BOARDROOM: Before going into the boardroom, the girls criticize Pamela’s leadership, and her decision to set the price above twenty dollars. The team finally unites in an effort to get their project manager fired. Pamela admits that she’s at risk, but doesn’t seem worried.

Pamela holds Stacey and Maria partially responsible for the team’s loss. Although the team didn’t think so, Trump’s advisors advise him that Pamela was an extremely strong leader. However, Carolyn continues to criticize Pamela’s price point. Pamela tells Trump that Stacey isn’t worth an ounce… nice stuff. Maria is called a liar in terms of her previous experience in public speaking, on the basis of her on-camera performance. Wow, women are vicious! Trump criticizes Pamela for poor assessment of the members on her team (assigning tasks that she later claims other women were unable to handle), and fires her. After she leaves, Trump expresses his discontent with Pamela’s overconfidence, despite the fact that she’s was consistently wrong.

Andy (23) – Recent Harvard Graduate (nationally ranked debater)
Chris (30) – Stockbroker
John (24) – Marketing Director
Kelly (37) – Software Executive
Kevin (29) – Law Student
Raj (28) – Real Estate Developer (guy in red pants)
Wes (28) – Private Wealth Manager

Apex Corp.
Elizabeth (31) – Consulting Firm Owner
Ivana (28) – Venture Capitalist
Jennifer M (30) – Attorney
Maria (31) – Marketing Executive
Sandy (28) – Bridal Salon Owner
Stacy R (26) – Attorney

You’re Fired!
Rob (32) – Corporate Branding Salesman (Crustacean Nation)
Bradford (33) – Attorney
Stacie J (35) – Restaurateur
Jennifer C (31) – Real Estate Agent
Pamela (32) – Investment Firm Partner

SURVIVOR:VANUATU – Thursdays – 9pm on CBS

Last week, both the men and the women were forced to sacrifice a player. John won individual immunity and, after using it, made the choice to give it to Amy, as she was in no risk of going home. The men said adios to John P, and the ladies got rid of the tension-causing Mia.

REWARD CHALLENGE: In a simple game of memory (kind of like the card game) teams have to match items. The first team with five matches wins immunity. The guys start by uncovering some items, and instead of limiting the amount of new items they reveal, they show the women where everything is, and they take an immediate and definite lead, winning the challenge. As a reward, Yasur gets to take a local tribesman back to their camp, where he helps with their shelter, cooking, and food gathering. He even shows them how to find sugar cane, which the women really enjoy.

IMMUNITY CHALLENGE: Both tribes must solve a puzzle. On a 4 X 4 board, there are four tiles in each of four colors and there are four each of four different symbols, each on a different color. One person must sit on a high chair and direct the team, with the goal of arranging the tiles so that each row and column has four different colors and four different symbols. Two of the same cannot exist in any row. Thanks to Rory’s complete lack of control, the women win immunity.

TRIBAL COUNCIL: Rory worries that Sarge (Lea) will turn against him. However, with only seven men left, the older men seem to have the advantage, and so the decision is easily made to get rid of Brady, leaving John K to fend for himself.

NEXT WEEK: Everyone drops their buffs… we’ll either see a reshuffle or a merge (kind of early in the game for that though), and possibly an active volcano!


Travis – 33 – Loss Prevention
Chad – 35 – Teacher – (Artificial leg)
Lea – 40 – Drill Sergeant
Rory – 35 – Housing Case Manager
John K – 22 – Model/Mechanical Bull Operator
Chris – 33 – Highway Construction

Scout – 59 – Rancher/Entrepreneur – (artificial knee)
Eliza – 21 – Pre-Law Student
Ami – 31 – Barista/Model
Julie – 23 – Youth Mentor
Lisa – 44 – Real Estate Agent
Twila – 41 – Highway Repair
Leann – 35 – Research Assistant

Brook – 27 – Project Manager
Dolly – 25 – Sheep Farmer
John – 31 – Sales Manager
Mia – 30 – Finance Manager
Brady – 33 – FBI Agent/Ex Military

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