Primetime Update

Week of October 17, 2004


THE APPRENTICE 2 Thursday, Sept. 9th, 2004

Last week Pamela was tossed to the women’s team for the QVC TV marketing task. In the end, the men still won by a mere ten dollars. In the boardroom, the blame was placed on Maria but, Trump criticized Pamela’s inability to read people, and fired her. This week, everyone bursts with excitement that the “ice queen” is gone. Afterward, the women start picking on Elizabeth and her rambling.

THE TASK: Using the resources of Trump Model Management, teams must produce a new clothing line. First they must pick a designer, and then use models to show the fashion at Avon Fall Fashion Show. In choosing a task like this, I believe that Trump is attempting to give the women a hand up; the task is to design a women’s fashion line, after all.

APEX: Project manager Maria immediately decides to hire Darren as their designer. She quickly gets rid of Elizabeth by sending her to analyze the buyers. In the fabric shop, Elizabeth reappears to create noise, and Ivana shuts her up. On day two, the women see their designs on the racks, and turn into nine-year-old girls playing dress up. On the runway, we find the women have kept their line really simple and contemporary.

MOSAIC: John is selected (randomly as always) as project manager. They choose a female designer, but when she goes to the bathroom, Kelly starts making clothing sketches of his own… which everyone loves! When the guys pick out fabrics, Carolyn spends her time laughing, tremendously. Kelly, rather than John, controls the situation and gets things done. The guys invite the models over and do nothing but giggle like little school girls. Their designer only shakes her head. On day two, they realize they’re not close to finished, and then realize that Raj is pestering the designer, slowing her down. When the guys tell Raj to leave her alone he becomes really defensive. John then leaves to help the models get dressed, and leaves the task of setting prices in someone else’s hands. Their line is really modern, and totally outrageous.

THE SCORES: During the fashion show, we see the buyers admiring the creativity of Mosaic’s clothing line. In the end, though, the score was Men $7,735.00, and Women $22,060.00. After four weeks of being badly beaten, the women won by a large margin. THE REWARD: Walk to the Hugo Boss Store by Trump tower, where there will be a huge celebrity party and a performance by Cirque du Soleil. At the party, the women did some bonding, and celebrated their victory.

BOARDROOM: John blames their failure on Kevin and Wes’s error in pricing. Kevin blames their loss on John’s choice of designers. Raj is then criticized for hounding the designer and the models, but turns around and blames Andy’s inexperience. John chooses to hold only Andy and Kevin responsible for the loss. Andy is criticized for not stepping up as leader, but Trump tells him that he shouldn’t be in the boardroom. Kevin is told that his error in price judgment was bad, however, not as bad as the mistakes John made. John is criticized for blaming Kevin for pricing and not Wes, and for bringing only two people to the boardroom. As well, Trump criticizes John’s lack of control over pricing. Although he’ll be a wonderful businessman one day, John is fired.

Next week: Trump pulls everyone into the boardroom and changes the teams around, the task has to do with dogs which makes some of the girls sick, and the boardroom puts Trump in a really bad mood.

Andy (23) – Recent Harvard Graduate (nationally ranked debater)
Chris (30) – Stockbroker
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
John (24) – Marketing Director

SURVIVOR:VANUATU – Thursdays – 9pm on CBS

Last week the older guys got rid of Brady in an attempt to suppress the athletic guys who could become a threat in the later game, but will it bite them in the butt? This week, right away the tribes experience chaos as a Vanuatu tribesman comes to their camp, and amid the communication barrier, directs them to choose a chief for themselves. Sarge (Lea) and Scout are chosen for the men and women respectively. Immediately after the native leaves the women’s camp, tribes experience a kind of earthquake sensation, and images of erupting volcanoes are shown. It inspires a great awe in all of the castaways.

REWARD CHALLENGE: Sarge and scout are pulled from the group, and the rest are instructed to drop their buffs. Scout is instructed to divide the tribes with an equal number of men and women on each. This will give Sarge the choice of which tribe he wants. Her division is as follows:
Yassur: Rory, Eliza, Bubba, Leeann, Ami
Lopevi: Chad, Julie, Chris, Twila, John

Sarge chooses to stick with the tribe with the male majority, leaving Scout to battle it out with Eliza, Leeann, and Ami. But, since there’s eleven left, Lisa is left alone on the old mat and given the ability to choose her own tribe, she stays true to Scout and the women’s majority and joins the Yassur tribe.

For reward, members must alternate while they dive, swim, and retrieve markers (from lower and lower levels). At the end of ten minutes, the tribe with the most markers wins reward (Pringles and beer to chow down on at a waterfall). Teams are head to head until Chris drops his marker to the ocean floor. Immediately after, John brings the team back up to speed. In the end, Amy can’t dive deep, and Lopevi wins reward.

Afterward, tension mounts at each camp when Bubba calls Yassur a prostitute church, and Ami argues against showing the men how to open coconuts.

IMMUNITY CHALLENGE: Race into the jungle in pairs, untie and collect pieces to build an outrigger canoe, paddle out and hit a flag, then return to the respective mats to win immunity. Lopevi is the first to assemble their canoe, with a big lead. Despite both team’s apparent inability to steer their canoes, Lopevi wins immunity. Jeff points out that Rory screwed up on untying the knots, and that the team completely fell apart trying to paddle the canoe.

TRIBAL COUNCIL: Rory and Travis (Bubba) agree that one of them will probably go home, to which Ami agrees, due to Bubba’s attempt to scheme with Chris (other tribe) regarding the merge. Bubba knows that he’s “caught with his hand in the cookie jar.” The other women, though, contemplate getting rid of Ami, in order to save the team’s strength by keeping their two men. In the end, however, the women stick together and vote to get rid of Bubba.

NEXT WEEK: Rory petitions to save his butt threatening that if he’s going home he’ll stop working, and at Lopevi, the women take their clothes off.


Chad – 35 – Teacher (Artificial leg)
Chris – 33 – Highway Construction
John K – 22 – Model/Mechanical Bull Operator
Julie – 23 – Youth Mentor
Lea- 40 – Drill Sergeant
Twila – 41 – Highway Repair

Ami – 31 – Barista/Model
Eliza – 21 – Pre-Law Student
Leann – 35 – Research Assistant
Lisa – 44 – Real Estate Agent
Rory – 35 – Housing Case Manager
Scout – 59 – Rancher/Entrepreneur (artificial knee)

Brook – 27 – Project Manager
Dolly – 25 – Sheep Farmer
John – 31 – Sales Manager
Mia – 30 – Finance Manager
Brady – 33 – FBI Agent/Ex Military
Travis – 33 – Loss Prevention (Bubba)

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