Up in the suite, Chris reported back that his "boy" John was under fire in the boardroom. Tana asked Chris what he would do if John were sent home and Chris said that he didn't know. The door to the suite opened and everyone craned their necks to see that John, Craig and Angie were back. Chris jumped up and gave John a big hug as the rest of Net Worth cheered. Audrey was gone and John suggested the team was better off for it. He said that they were lean, mean and ready to go.
The next morning, the candidates got a call from Trump's office and were told to meet The Donald in the boardroom - but before they arrived, each team had to choose their Project Manager. The twist? The Project Manager selected may not have been Project Manager before. The choice was easy for Magna since Kendra was the only person left who hadn't been Project Manager. On Net Worth, neither Chris nor Craig had led the team. Craig said that he didn't really care about the position and commented that the job was just a title. It turned out that it wasn't a title that Craig would have to worry about for the moment as Net Worth drew names out of a hat and Chris was elected to be their leader.
Both teams met Donald for an early-morning meeting in the boardroom. Trump said that since both groups were down to five candidates, it showed that neither book smarts nor street smarts was better than the other. Then Trump announced it was time for a corporate restructure. As Project Manager, Kendra had to pick two people to send to the other team. She gave away Stephanie and Erin. Chris had to do the same and sent away Tana and Craig. Kendra's team was still called Magna and Chris' team was still Net Worth. With the two newly organized corporations ready to go, Trump explained their next task - they would produce a live music auction for FUSE TV to benefit The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Each team would be randomly given five of the biggest artists in the music industry. They would have to negotiate with each group or artist for a personal experience to be auctioned off during the live segment. The team that raised the most money would win; the losers would be back in the boardroom where someone would be fired. George and Carolyn would be along to observe.
The new Net Worth, with Chris at the helm, had to meet Barenaked Ladies, Gene Simmons, New Found Glory, Simple Plan and Fat Joe. Chris told John he wanted him to meet with the artists because John had a music background. Chris asked John if he needed him to come along and John said no; he could handle it. But John said he would be happy to take along Erin and Stephanie because he needed as many hot girls as he could muster, a comment that didn't sit too well with the women. Chris and Angie headed out to the FUSE studios to start with the production of their segment.
As John, Erin and Stephanie headed out, John told the women that the first thing on the list was to ask each artist to play a gig at the winning bidder's house. When Stephanie suggested the idea of something extra, like a small part in an upcoming music video, John shot it down. John did suggest something that the women could do: giggle and pretend that they didn't know anything about the music industry when they met with the artists. In an interview, Stephanie said she wasn't happy. She said that John didn't respect women and saw them as just a pretty face.
When John, Stephanie and Erin met with New Found Glory, John kept cutting off the women when they tried to speak. In an interview, Stephanie said the negotiations turned into the "John Show." And when John took over the negotiations, he tended to offer up the same idea for the personal experience where the artists would play a 45 minute set at the winning bidder's house. John guaranteed that it would make the winning bidder the "coolest kid on the planet." But the bands didn't see it that way. One member of New Found Glory called the idea "kinda boring" and another said, "It's really not that cool." When the three candidates met with Barenaked Ladies, John again pitched doing the 45 minute set at someone's house. And when they met with Simple Plan, John pitched this same idea once again. A Simple Plan member said that all the music contests offer this same prize and he wondered if it was special enough for the charity auction. John said that the team would be happy with anything. In an interview, Stephanie said she was surprised at John, who had a background in music. Stephanie called John's ideas boring and said that she was "embarrassed" during the meetings.