After surviving the boardroom, Angie and Chris walked back into the suite and Angie got a big hug from Tana - but not everyone was happy. Stephanie admitted she was disappointed that Erin was gone. To Stephanie, that meant she was "stuck" on a team with Chris and Angie, who she called "mean," "rude," and "verbally abusive." But it cut both ways as Angie wasn't thrilled with having to work with Stephanie either. Angie accused Stephanie of not supporting her in the boardroom; Angie even mocked Stephanie with an impression of her. Although Stephanie looked exasperated, Chris got a kick out of the impression and laughed. Net Worth was anything but one big happy family. But Magna had their own family secrets as Alex, Kendra and Bren held a covert meeting without Tana and Craig. Alex, Kendra and Bren decided to keep the power concentrated in their original team members and declared that Bren would lead the team next.
The following day, the two teams met with Trump, who didn't sugarcoat the situation. He told Net Worth that they had been decimated and were on a losing streak. So, Trump let Angie, Chris and Stephanie steal a member from Magna. The three came to a quick and unanimous decision. They wanted Alex. Alex said good-bye to his old teammates and moved over to his new group, evening the teams up with four candidates each. Then Trump laid out the next task. Each team would create a brand-new type of pizza for Dominos, a company that he said serves up more than 400 million pizzas a year to hungry customers. Each team would incorporate a pizza topping that Dominos didn't normally use - Trump mentioned he was partial to meatballs. Each team would then make and sell their pizzas from a mobile kitchen. The winner would be the team with the highest sales. The losers would return to the boardroom where another candidate would be fired. George and Carolyn would keep a watchful eye on the fledgling pizza businesses and report back to Trump.
Stephanie was happy to be Project Manager of Net Worth not only because she felt she could bring the team to victory, but because she didn't want Chris to be their leader. In her own words, Stephanie said that when Chris led the team, he was "a nutcase." Net Worth's first task was to create a new type of pizza. The group brainstormed and eventually picked Trump's suggestion of meatballs as their new topping. Alex tossed out "Meatball Masterpiece" for the name and it stuck.
Chris confided in Angie that he had kicked his tobacco chewing habit, just as he had promised Trump. But now, instead of a jaw full of tobacco, Chris was chewing on a jaw full of sunflower seeds. Angie was concerned about Chris quitting cold turkey and suggested he think about tapering off by using nicotine gum. Chris shot down the idea, but admitted that he might be a little short with people for a while. Angie said, "You're short on a good day" - and Chris confessed that the charge was true.
Magna had its own brainstorming session, led by Project Manager Bren. Team members threw out all kinds of new pizza concoctions, including meatloaf pizza, taco pizza and pepper steak pizza. Tana said that her Italian heritage came out when she pitched the idea of meatball toppings and dubbed the new creation the "Manga Meatball" pizza ("manga" meaning "eat" in Italian). The team liked the idea and went with the new topping and name. Tana said it was great to contribute so much to the task, but she also knew that she would be exposed to risk if the team failed.
Tana and Kendra were in charge of marketing and the duo went after a five block radius around their location to solicit orders from business firms and small shops. Kendra said that the task would be won or lost on this marketing effort - and the ability of Craig and Bren to fill the orders.
As Project Manager, Stephanie hired promotional models to help sell pizzas. Stephanie told the models to hit the dormitories at NYU. Inside the team's mobile pizza kitchen, Chris was making the pizzas while Alex worked the front counter. But Chris felt that Alex was chatting up the ladies when he needed to be working the register, taking orders and answering the phone. Stephanie said she needed to deliver pizzas to a construction site in Brooklyn. Alex warned that the trip would take an hour. But Stephanie left the troops and headed out to deliver the pies even though she had never stepped foot on a New York subway. But Stephanie persevered, found the construction site, made the delivery and apologized for the delay.