Week 6

Season 10
Episode 1006
Air Date 10/21/10
TV-PG

Waiting for the men to come out of the boardroom, Liza tells Kelly she did a really good job. Kelly asks why Liza didn't say anything when they were in the boardroom. As far as Kelly's concerned, when the other women take Liza down, Kelly's no longer going to defend her. The four remaining men walk out of the boardroom. The women are shocked to see that two men got fired. Anand calls David a "virus," and Steuart gives him grief for saying they were "harassing women" when they went shopping with the models. David tells Steuart to bring him in the boardroom and see who goes home. Steuart tells him it's a deal.

Winning project manager Stephanie meets with Michael Rupp, the CEO of Rockport. After she tells him that she's interested in international marketing, he offers her a chance to participate in one of Adidas' advanced management leadership programs. After the interview, Stephanie talks about how polished and professional Michael Rupp is and how well they connected. She's excited about her possible prospects with Rockport in the future.

Trump meets with the teams to tell them that their task this week will be to design pedicab tours through New York. Ivanka explains that they will have to get their pedicab license, then design a tour, sell it, and ultimately "pedal their asses off" across the city. Trump introduces his advisors for the week as Ivanka and his son Eric. Kelly tells Trump that she's Fortitude's project manager. She worries Trump sees her as weak, and hopes this will be her chance to shine. For the men's team, Anand decides that it's his time to step forward and lead the team.

The teams start with their pedicab training, part of which consists of steering the pedicab with one hand around an obstacle course of oranges while holding a teacup steady in the other hand. Everyone does well and earns their license except for two players, Mahsa and Kelly. Anand plans to capitalize on the fact that the opposing team's project manager has failed training for the main part of the task. Stephanie scoffs at the fact that the two women don't know how to bike, and says that Mahsa and Kelley had better make up for this by selling twice as much as everyone else, since that's all they'll be able to do.

Anand likes the idea of the men dressed as Roman gladiators pulling pedicab chariots. He's pleased when Ivanka visits and loves the idea as well. She wonders about David, who's "lurking in the background" and not bringing a lot to the task. Clint asks David to stop with the idle chatter, and Steuart complains that David is bringing nothing to the task and just mouthing off to get attention. For the women, Kelly tasks Stephanie with scouting locations, leading Mahsa, Poppy and Brandy. They decide on Wall Street. They'll run with a "babes on bikes" idea and turn on the sex appeal in order to pull in the bankers during lunch hour. Kelly's worried that the team isn't bringing the pedicab tours where the tourists are, but says that if the women can sell it, she's going for it.

The men don their gladiator costumes to advertise their pedicab services to tourists walking in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, wanting to get money in their pockets before the tours even start the next day. David goes over the top putting on a bad British accent and telling people, "Your chariot awaits!" Clint complains that every time he would almost commit someone to a sale, David would come rolling up "like a drunk man falling on his sword," scaring away customers.

The next day. Anand, considering himself a superior sales person, sends the other three out pedaling tourists around on the actual tours, while he handles lining up more customers. Clint and Steuart do a good job of introducing tourists to the sites. While on a tour, David tells a family that Fifth Avenue is all about money, which he doesn't have much of and "maybe that's why the wife left." He tells a story about his great-great-grandfather being killed by a mule. Clint rides by him and they goof off with a bit of plastic swordplay. Clint worries about David giving the tours, but thinks that at least he's better on a bike then in front of a cashbox.

Mahsa thinks that the women's Wall Street location is good because they're targeting men with money, and they're "selling sex." But soon she has to admit they don't seem to be having a lot of success. Worried about the lack of interest, Liza starts pushing "free" tours, which infuriates Mahsa. Kelly worries the task is looking like a "clusterf---" and that the location is absolutely horrible. Stephanie, who chose the location and is in charge of sales, tries to reassure the women that once the lunch hour comes there will be plenty of customers. Unable to attract a single customer, the other women start to think they might have made a mistake by not targeting tourist areas.

The women finally start to get customers at lunch. Kelly's impressed with how Poppy, despite her lack of sales experience, is never without a customer. Two of her male customers talk about how "extremely sexy" it is riding behind her while she pedals, and how they haven't even looked at Wall Street for the past 15 minutes. Back in Midtown, Clint's very happy with Octane's success. Anand says that aside from their frustration dealing with David, they feel very good about how they're doing.

Eric Trump visits the women's team. Kelly is relieved that he happens to visit right when they're having their busiest sales. Mahsa gets upset when she overhears Kelly telling Eric that Poppy is her best salesperson for the day, and tells Stephanie and Brandy. Stephanie and Mahsa confront Kelly but she cuts them off saying, "Yes, I made the comment. Period." Poppy accuses Mahsa and Stephanie of acting like children, incapable of allowing other people to get credit for doing well. Brandy finds Mahsa overbearing, and thinks truly confident people don't need to tell others how good they are all the time. For her part, Kelly thinks this sort of bickering distracts from the task at hand and should be saved for later in the boardroom.

In the boardroom, Anand voices his confidence that the men did well, but Clint quickly jumps in to make a special plea to Mr. Trump. Win, lose, or draw, he begs Trump to remove the "plague" of David from their team. Steuart tells Trump that he completely supports everything Clint is saying, and that the three of them have a nickname for David: "The Virus." Anand adds that it isn't four men against six women, it's really three against six. Clint considers it really two-and-a-half against six, since he thinks David counts as "negative one-half." When David waves his hand at Clint and tells him to "chill out," Clint gets in his face and threatens to "remove" his hand.

Anand explains that it's very hard when there are only four of them; they all need to be at the top of their game to accommodate a player like David. Steuart says that if they're stuck with David for another task, it will just be another week of babysitting. Again, Clint appeals to Trump to take David off their team. Trump explains: that's against the rules. If the men win the task, David stays. David explains he's willing to make amends if the other men will accept it. Anand says instead of making amends he should have just been doing his job in the first place. Clint calls David a "loopy nut" who couldn't get a job as an "Oompa Loompa making gobstoppers," and is in no position to be competing to work for Donald Trump.

Trump tells Kelly that after that display by the men - something he'd never seen before on the show - if the women's team loses, as project manager she should be ashamed. She agrees the men's team is very dysfunctional and feels confident that the women have won. Trump asks them who came up with their theme, "babes on bikes", and she credits Brandy. Brandy claims the concept came from the team as a whole, since they felt they hadn't done enough in the past to exploit their sex appeal. Trump presses Mahsa as to whether she thinks they won. Despite his prodding her for a definite answer, she will only commit to saying that she "hopes" they won.

Trump asks Eric how the women did, and he answers that they made $320. Ivanka says the men made $950 - it wasn't even close. Trump tells Kelly that's an embarrassing loss against a dysfunctional group like the men's team and congratulates Anand. As winning project manager, Anand will be meeting with Chuck Davis, CEO of Fandango and Daily Candy, which pleases Anand greatly. Then Trump sends the men out of the room, telling the women to stay. One of them will be fired.

Reiterating to the women that they were "killed" by the dysfunctional men's team, Trump asks Kelly what caused such an embarrassment. She ascribes the loss to the location. Trump agrees and asks who picked it. When Kelly says that Stephanie was assigned to pick the location, Stephanie explodes, denying this vehemently. Kelly says that of course Stephanie's denying it, since she failed at her task. Trump insists that they failed their task the second they settled on Wall Street as their location; everyone on Wall Street is focused on "money, money, money" and there aren't a lot of tourists there.

Stephanie says "the group" decided on Wall Street, and accuses Kelly of coming up with a $50 price point that could only be covered by wealthy individuals. Kelly says this is ridiculous; it was Stephanie who insisted on the idea of selling sex appeal at a high price point to wealthy men on Wall Street. While Trump concedes that Stephanie may have made this decision, he tells Kelly that she as project manager was putting a lot on Stephanie, and if she had a problem with setting the task on Wall Street she could have changed the situation.

As Kelly and Stephanie get in a heated debate, Trump shuts them down by asking Mahsa who she would fire. Mahsa says Liza. Trump erupts, asking "what the hell" Liza has to do with this. Mahsa explains that Liza didn't make any sales. Trump says that in Liza's defense, he couldn't sell what they were selling on Wall Street. Ivanka points out these wealthy men taking time out of their busy day to take pedicab rides would risk getting fired. Trump asks how they could possibly have decided not to target tourists. Mahsa defends the decision, saying they didn't think mothers with kids would want to ride on a bike with "babes on bikes." Trump tells Kelly that she as leader should take responsibility for the group's decisions. He tells her to pick two people to join her in the boardroom. She picks Liza and Stephanie.

Kelly, Stephanie and Liza return to the boardroom. Trump asks Kelly what went wrong. She says that she tasked Stephanie with finding a location and she failed. Stephanie accuses Kelly of tasking her with a lot, namely sales, location and actually executing the task. Trump asks Liza who she would fire and she says Kelly. As project manager, Kelly should have questioned the location more ahead of time. Ivanka asks why they hadn't just asked some professional pedicab drivers what the best locations were for the pedicab business, instead of sending four people out to scout locations.

Pointing to Stephanie's experience as a salesperson, Kelly is adamant that tourists were not their target market. For her part, Stephanie counters that Kelly knows New York better, and should have had a better sense of where to try selling. Eric Trump asks Kelly what she was actually doing for the task. It seemed like everyone else was handling the actual execution. Trump questions Kelly's judgment, asking why she relied on a non-New Yorker to make the decision about location. Ultimately it's very simple: Kelly failed the test and failed the task. "Kelly," he says, "you're fired." Outside the boardroom, Stephanie tells Kelly she was the "wrong girl to mess with." Kelly answers, "Whatever, Stephanie," and gets on the elevator to leave.

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