Previously: the celebrities had to make art, and La Toya came through for the women by using her brother’s fame. John Rich and Marlee both raised a whole bunch of money. Nene and Star sort of had a tiff, but it was nothing compared to Meat Loaf’s crazy-as-hell screaming at Gary Busey. Together, the teams raised more money than the show’s ever raised in an entire season. Since Jose left early in the episode because his father was “ill,” Hatch was eliminated when the men lost (even though the guys tried to get Trump to eliminate Busey). Also previously — and sort of in the future: Outside the world of reality TV (or is it?), Trump has expressed interest in running for president.
Marlee’s happy about her win, and Meat Loaf thanks her for letting John Rich keep his money for his charity. She says it’s a no-brainer. Everyone’s happy now, because the teams are even (five vs. five) and both project managers get to give their charities a bunch of money. Everyone toasts, but La Toya’s mad because Marlee thinks she’s the weakest player. La Toya says she’s not going away easily. Busey glowers at Rich, and Rich asks him if that’s hate in his eye. Busey says it’s actually concern and loyalty. Mark tells Busey it’s nothing personal, but Busey says he feels motivated by everyone being against him. All the guys interview that it’s Busey’s time to go home. If only Trump didn’t love him so damn much. “Money, money, money…” I’m not sure about this fringy leather jacket Busey’s sporting.
Marlee meets with Bill Austin from the Starkey Hearing Foundation to present him with a check for $1 million. We don’t get to see Rich’s charity, St. Jude, get their half-million. But I’m sure they were happy. The teams line up on a rooftop in the wind, and Rich thanks Trump for letting them choose to split the winnings. Trump says he’d never have let it happen if he were them, but Marlee reminds him this is for charity. Trump: “You’re nicer people than I am.” Uh, duh.