Primetime Update

Week ending December 4, 2004



Last week, 10 teams departed from Iceland and arrived in Norway where teams lost clues and sunglasses and totally freaked out in general. Meredith and Maria suffered the most from their inability to drive a standard transmission vehicle, and were eliminated from the race. This week, Kris and John are the first to depart from the pit stop

1st Clue: Travel by bus and train 500 miles to Stockholm, Sweden. Find the Nordic Sea Hotel and go into the ice bar (a nightclub completely made of ice), for the next clue. Teams are halted at the train station, which doesn’t open until 6:00 am. Don and Mary Jean receive a departure penalty of 30 minutes for taking another team’s vehicle in the last leg. Gus and Hera get lost on their way to the bar.
2nd Clue: Enter the night club, and slide a shot glass along the bar and hit a target for the next clue. Both the bar and the shot glass are made of ice.
3rd Clue: Travel 9 miles to the world’s largest IKEA store, and search for the next clue. The IKEA does not open until 10am.

DETOUR: Count it (choose a series of three bins, and count every pot, pan, and stuffed animal. Once complete tell the “supervisor” who will provide the next clue. The total is 2,304 items), or Build it (Correctly build a desk using every part provided). The counting task makes everyone crazy; including the viewers. Kris and Jon keep their lead by choosing to build the desk. Lena and Kristy, despite being driven crazy with counting, are the first to complete the pots, pans, and animals task. Lori and Bolo and Don and Mary-Jean spend way too much time counting and recounting, and eventually must switch to the building task.

4th Clue: Travel by train 18 miles to Haggvik, and ride a tandem bicycle down a marked path 2 miles to a rural farm, where they’ll find the next clue. In the cab to the train station, Jonathan completely rips a strip off of his wife, and the rest of the teams are appalled.

YIELD: (Only 3 in the entire race) Teams have the choice to stop any other team from moving forward in the race for a predetermined period of time. However, each team can only use this option once.

ROAD BLOCK: Only one person may perform this task, and each team mate can compete in a maximum of 6 road blocks. This person must unroll massive bales of hay until they find the next clue. There are 270 hay bails, and only 20 clues. Again, more yelling from our friend Jonathan.

PITSTOP: Using the same tandem bike, teams must travel back to Haggvik station and take a train back to Stockholm. Teams must then find the AF Chapman, an old floating barracks for the Swedish Navy. This is the pit stop for this leg of the race.

Order of arrival: Hayden/Aaron (win seven night cruise to Mexican Riviera), Kris/John, Gus/Hera, Jonathan/Victoria, Adam/Rebecca, Lori/Bolo, and Don/Mary-Jean. Lena and Kristy argue about whether or not it’s worth putting more effort into the hay roll task, since they know they’re last. After over 8 hours of searching and the inability to find anything, and exhausted Lena and Kristy are eliminated from the race.

Next week: Lori and Bolo have it out, along with Adam and Rebecca, and Don is overwhelmed by his pride in Mary-Jean’s abilities.

Kris/John – Long distance dating for 1 year
Lori/Bolo – Married/Professional Wrestlers
Don/Mary Jean – Married/Grandparents
Hayden/Aaron – Dating/Actors
Gus/Hera – Father/Daughter
Jonathan/Victoria – Married/Entrepreneurs (He’s a dictator)
Freddy/Kendra – Engaged/Models (He’s 10 years older than her)
Adam/Rebecca – Ex/Lovers (trying to rekindle) Hell Boys

Avi/Joe – Best Friends (guys)
Meredith/Maria – Best Friends/Roommates
Lena/Kristy – Sisters/Models

THE APPRENTICE 2 Thursday, Sept. 9th, 2004

Last week Jen was sent over to Mosaic to even out the teams, and later they created a new bottle and marketing campaign for Pepsi: Edge. Andy offered money to and withheld pizza from the design team. Mosaic’s ideas were impractical and they lost by a landslide. Andy was attacked in the boardroom, where failed to defend himself, and was fired.

This week, if you watched Wednesday’s special episode, you wasted your time. On Thursday, however, Sandy and Jen discuss the boardroom and the ability that the two of them have in being alone on a task. Early on we know it’s going to be a flaming competition.

THE TASK: Take M&Ms and create a new candy bar called “The M-Azing Bar.” The bars that pass inspection will be sold, by the teams. The team that makes the most money wins.

MOSAIC: Sandy is project manager. Jen is simply a business woman, no personal stuff. However, the girls have production problems, much to Carolyn’s dismay. When the inspection team comes in, they only have one tray of bars to wrap and sell. Their total is 290 bars. For the selling portion of the task, the girls dress as the “M&M sisters,” looking almost identical and totally sexual. They secured a marketing van from M&M which helps to draw people’s eye. The girls are awesome saleswomen, and get as much as five dollars a bar.

APEX: Ivana is project manager, but must compete with Kevin’s problem-solving capabilities. The team is very productive with a total of 323 bars and only 4 rejects. For selling, the team is not charismatic. Kevin is unable to sell bars and lowers the price to a buck a bar without Ivana’s permission. Later, a consumer tells Ivana that the girls are selling their bars for five bucks each and in reaction they go to the girls’ location and start selling them for less. Later, she calls the girls strippers and retaliates by dropping her own skirt for a gentleman who will pay twenty dollars a bar. Her own team criticizes her “technique.”

THE SCORES: Apex made $560.75. Mosaic made $1023.11. The girls get to board a Delta Jet and fly to Chicago to meet last season’s winner (Bill) and take a tour of the projects he’s been working on.

BOARDROOM: Since Kelly has immunity, Kevin and Ivana have a heart to heart prior to going in, about how much they respect one another. Trump says the team set the price too low, and that for having one person more than the other their production wasn’t up to snuff. When details are revealed, Ivana is criticized for tearing down her skirt and selling herself rather than chocolate. Trump’s associates are torn in terms of Ivana’s ability to step up and do something and her lack of self-respect. Ivana would fire Kelly, Kevin would fire Ivana, and Kelly would fire Ivana. As a project manager Ivana has lost twice, Kelly has won three times, and Kevin has won twice. Ivana has an outburst about how unfair it would be for Jen to be in the final four and not her. Later, Ivana and Kevin compare education and ability. Trump said he’s not hiring a stripper, or someone who loses too much. Ivana is fired.

Next week: No more teams. Despite being the project manager of the winning team, Sandy will not be given immunity from the boardroom. The final four fight it out in formal interviews and then a huge dog, or cat, fight in the boardroom and two people are fired. The following week will be the live grand finale.

Jennifer M (30) – Attorney
Sandy (28) – Bridal Salon Owner

Apex Corp.
Kelly (37) – Software Executive
Kevin (29) – Law Student

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
Stacy R (26) – Attorney
Elizabeth (31) – Consulting Firm Owner
Raj (28) – Real Estate Developer (guy in red pants)
Chris (30) – Stockbroker
Wes (28) – Private Wealth Manager
Maria (31) – Marketing Executive
Andy (23) – Recent Harvard Graduate (nationally ranked debater)
Ivana (28) – Venture Capitalist

SURVIVOR:VANUATU – Thursdays – 9pm on CBS

Last week, Chris gushed about Scout and Twila’s attempt to betray the alliance, which caused all kinds of question and a total shift in loyalties. At the reward challenge everyone got to see their families, and Eliza won an overnight stay with her mom. We found out that both Ami and Scout are lesbians, and both female alliances schemed for Chris’s vote. In the end, Scout, Twila, Eliza, and Chris, got rid of Leann. This week, Ami criticizes Twila for making a promise on her son’s life, and then going back on it.

REWARD CHALLENGE: This week’s prize is a car, and a trip for the top three to a Vanuatu resort, overnight, with food and showers and everything. To win this, survivors must swim out, traverse a balance beam type obstacle course and dive down to retrieve three flags (three different trips out), return them to shore. The first three go on the retreat, and the first person to complete the task wins the car. Ami takes an early lead, but falls off the beam in the last leg, and lets Eliza pass her. Eliza comes in first, followed by Ami, and Julie and Chris fight for the last ticket to the resort… and Chris gets it. At the resort, Ami tries to recapture Eliza’s loyalty. Chris prevents it by telling her that if she sticks with him, they’ll only have to beat Scout and Twila, who are too old and out of shape to make it to the final two.

IMMUNITY CHALLENGE: Survivor Shuffleboard. Slide disks onto a big map of the Vanuatu islands. At the end of the game, the person with the most pucks on “land,” wins. The highlight is when both Ami and Eliza knock themselves off of the board. Going in the last round it’s anyone’s game, but, Chris takes the lead with three points and wins immunity.

TRIBAL COUNCIL: It was a consensus in my house, where everyone watches the show, that it’s Ami’s turn to go. But, Eliza questions Twila’s loyalties, considering she did swear on her son that she’d vote with Ami and Julie. Eliza, wavers between getting rid of her friends (Julie and Ami), or her alliance (Scout, Twila, and Chris). Funny thing, Ami calls Twila out in front of the jury, and Twila says “screw you.” I’ve never laughed so hard in my life. Amy and Eliza enlighten the rest of the group on their feelings toward each other, and both are in tears. Would she cry about missing Ami if she wasn’t voting for Ami? In the end the vote is four for Ami, and two for Scout. The drama queen is evicted from her throne. Eliza really is smart, at least she booted Ami out while there was still SOME respect. I’m sure she’s got Ami’s vote from the jury.

Next week: Twila unleashes her dark side on Julie, and Eliza calls Twila out, much to Chris’s amusement.

Chris – 33 – Highway Construction
Julie – 23 – Youth Mentor
Twila – 41 – Highway Repair
Eliza – 21 – Pre-Law Student
Scout – 59 – Rancher/Entrepreneur (artificial knee)

Brook – 27 – Project Manager
Dolly – 25 – Sheep Farmer
John P – 31 – Sales Manager
Mia – 30 – Finance Manager
Brady – 33 – FBI Agent/Ex Military
Travis – 33 – Loss Prevention (Bubba)
Lisa – 44 – Real Estate Agent
John K – 22 – Model/Mechanical Bull Operator
Rory – 35 – Housing Case Manager
Lea – 40 – Drill Sergeant
Chad – 35 – Teacher (Artificial leg)
Leann – 35 – Research Assistant
Ami – 31 – Barista/Model

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