Another week, and another bad firing decision. Although, again, I think Trump was right in saying he really didn’t have a choice. La Toya was fired. However, Trump said himself that had she brought Omarosa back to the boardroom, Omarosa would have been fired – and that would have been the easy choice. But since she didn’t, and no one agreed with bringing back anyone else to the boardroom, La Toya had to go.
This week’s challenge was to created a live soap opera ad for some new Crystal product. Stephen Baldwin and La Toya Jackson were the project managers, and both teams got to work with a real soap opera star: Susan Lucci and Jack Wagner. The entire time, I really wanted Stephen Baldwin’s team to lose because I wanted to see him get fired. In fact, him being the PM was hilarious because he was really being a dick the whole time and letting all the “power” go to his head. Marilu Henner said it best when she said, “Stephen is an actor playing the role of a director.” AWESOME. And couldn’t be more on. Even Penn had something to say about his managing style. But in the end, the Crystal Light executives liked their soap opera better.
La Toya’s team was actually pretty good and had great ideas for their presentation. The thorn in their team was, of course, Omarosa. She complained and did the bare minimum while she was there, AND she tried to take off La Toya’s head a time or two. But then… she left. An alleged emergency with the estate of her late fiance. And what it meant was that she didn’t contribute very much to her team. Which would have been grounds for her to be fired – IF she was brought back to the boardroom.
The judges on Trump’s side of the table were Ivanka and last year’s winner, Aresenio Hall. He was so cool. He was fair and did his job without fighting with anyone – until Omarosa tried to pick a fight with him in the boardroom. It was great to see him back because he really was that awesome.
Again, I think the wrong decision was made on who to bring back to the boardroom, and that cost La Toya her spot on the show. What was funny was watching her try to flaunt her “Jackson” power. Both her and Trump brought up the fact that she was fired, and she was brought back – a first in Celebrity Apprentice history. She wanted to make more history tonite, and requested that she be granted the power to fire someone on her team. She was ready to fire Omarosa. Trump denied her, of course, and she ended up NOT bringing Omarosa back to the boardroom. Considering a minute ago she was ready to fire her, I can’t see why she wouldn’t bring her in and put her on the chopping block.
Right before she was fired, and again during her after interview in the limo, La Toya said she didn’t bring Omarosa to the boardroom because she thought Trump was falling for her fake tears and dramatic attitude. But Trump said himself that he would have fired Omarosa if she was there. So initially, La Toya wasn’t taking any crap from Omarosa, but ultimately “backed down” from the fight by not bringing her back to the boardroom. Clearly, the decision for Trump was easy, but it was the “weak players” to choose from that were the wrong choice.
What do you think of last night’s episode of Celebrity Apprentice?