Previously: Dayana was finally put away, to be replaced next season by whatever pageant girl/cheerleader/boxing match ringside girl Trump pops a boner for next season. You know, Celebrity Apprentice has probably been really good for Trump and Melania’s marriage staying together, since it lets him get all his horndoggery out of the way on TV. Anyway. Five left! Two getting fired tonight!
Everybody’s like, “Dayana, right?” as they wait for Forte to return. Lisa and Clay try for a fakeotus, where Lisa returns alone and says Trump fired both Dayana and Clay. Arsenio is heartbroken, until Clay emerges and the bromance continues. Also? Lisa says it was a legendarily quick boardroom. She does a happy little song-and-dance in an interview, but before long, it’s on to the next target: Teresa Giudice and her extreme stupidity. Batter up!
The final five meet at Hearst Tower to receive their task from Trump, the editor-in-chief of Elle, and the horndoggy namesake and CEO of Farouk Systems, the people who gifted the hair-care world with the Chi iron. Chi has a new hair dryer with a touch-screen for something or other, and the teams have to create a four-page ad campaign (suitable for Elle) to promote it. They’ll be judged on brand messaging, the print ad campaign, and the overall pitch. Lisa and Teresa step up as the project managers. Then, there’s a weird moment, as Trump maybe tries to sell Aubrey to Farouk as a wife? I dunno. He says she’s gotten more and more beautiful as the season has gone on, and Farouk promises to shower Aubrey with jewels and houses or something.
Farouk and the Elle lady return to the penthouse to give the teams some guidance. Arsenio notices “corporate pimpin'” Farouk wearing red shoes to match the branding of his product. He also notices Farouk hitting on Aubrey pretty shamelessly (and Aubrey being as receptive to it as your average geisha). “Men take to Aubrey,” Arsenio offers. “If she wasn’t such a bitch, I’d take to Aubrey.” He wonders if it’s about her insane fake hair.
After the execs leave, the ideas start bouncing around, mostly from Aubrey. Her big idea this week is something about futuristic Buddhist meditation. Something about the future of hair-care? She also doesn’t want to have any words on the ad. “As usual,” she says. “I had a million ideas.”