During the filming on the Magna set, the actor and actress suggestively washed a cucumber and team members couldn't help but giggle. Carolyn, however, was not amused. Privately, Michael said the only way his team would win would be if Net Worth were to come up with a more idiotic concept for the ad than his team had.
Once the film was shot, Net Worth went into the editing rooms, where everyone saw the footage for the first time. Tara said that it looked like the commercial lost the humor of the original idea. John agreed, saying that it wasn't funny at all. Kristen defended the work saying that she was never going for funny. Her logic was that she didn't try to put comedy into the idea because the idea itself was funny. John simply said he thought the original idea he and Craig had come up with was lost - and he called the commercial a mess.
For the presentation of their commercial to Donny and two of his top executives, Erin had the members of Magna dress up as chefs. In an interview, Michael said this made no sense - and he thought that his team was oblivious to the fact that they looked like morons. The first thing out of Donny's mouth was the team can't wear goofy outfits and be taken seriously. So Donny made them take off their hats. Then Donny and the two managing partners watched Magna's commercial. Donny shook his head, but made no comment. He thanked the team and sent them out. Next, Net Worth presented their commercial. Donny thanked the group and sent them out. Donny started the discussion with his two managing partners by saying that he was really disappointed. He thought that both commercials were "silly", "stupid" and "off". Both executives agreed. One said that the choice was between a disgusting commercial where a sweaty runner rubs on body wash without using any water and a semi-porn piece. Donny brought both teams back into the conference room and got Trump on the line. Donny pulled no punches and said that both teams "missed big." He had to tell Trump that there was no winner - an Apprentice first! So, Trump responded with his own first and said that both teams would return to the boardroom to face him and someone would be fired.
Erin said that the mood in the suite was horrible. Kristen admitted that she didn't talk with anyone and went to lie down in bed. Bren worried that he would be in the "hot seat" since the commercial idea with the cucumber was his. Privately, he admitted that he was "terrified". Later, Kristen chatted up both John and Tana as she tried to lay blame on Audrey. But in an interview, John said Kristen was the one who should be fired.
It was standing room only when both teams arrived in the infamous boardroom. Trump watched Magna's commercial and said that the team had to be crazy to think that the cucumber idea wouldn't offend anyone. Next, Trump screened Net Worth's commercial with the runners and called it terrible. Trump asked Audrey for her input and she said that Kristen had botched the joke that John and Craig had come up with. Kristen shot back that she had to baby-sit Audrey during the task. Carolyn said Net Worth's commercial was disgusting - the runner applied the body wash directly to his sweaty face and didn't use any water. Finally, Trump asked each Project Manager to bring in two people to face the firing with them. Erin chose Bren and Michael while Kristen chose Audrey and Tana.
With just his advisors, Trump asked for their insight. George said that Kristen had failed as a team leader. Carolyn wasn't a big fan of Michael and she repeated that Bren had come up with the ridiculous cucumber idea. The six candidates then returned to the boardroom. Kristen said that she did her job well but others had fallen down on their individual tasks. When Audrey was given the choice of firing someone from the opposing team or firing Kristen, she chose Kristen. Trump asked Erin who he should fire. Erin said she wouldn't fire anyone from her team. As for herself, Erin said she held her team together. Both Tana and Audrey placed the blame for failing to execute the joke of the marathon commercial squarely on Kristen's shoulders. They said that everyone had agreed that the runner needed to throw water on his face, before and after using the body wash, but Kristen failed to portray that. Trump didn't like Magna's commercial, but he recognized that at least Erin kept her team together - so they were safe for another week. Trump then turned to the members of Net Worth. He said the leadership on the team was a mess. Kristen tried to counter by saying her team members were hard to lead. But Trump said that a good leader can lead difficult people. Trump said that Kristen had no control over her team and had produced a bad product as well. As Kristen tried to argue for her survival, Trump simply cut her off with, "Kristen, you're fired."