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The Apprentice 4 - Recap Episode Summary

'The Thanksgiving Recraparama' By Jadis
Original Airdate: November 24, 2005

It’s been 9 weeks of The Apprentice – Season 4. Let’s take a look backwards shall we?

Millions of Applicants… most grueling interview they’ve ever been through… Trump hand picked most of them, lots of clips, and we’re even treated to a few audition videos and some deleted scenes. And now we’re down to 5… one of them will be the next apprentice… will it be Randall, Alla, Rebecca, Felicia, or Adam?

Roll Credits!

Ah… now that we have been induced into a nap like state from the heavy doses of tryptophan, it’s time to reflect back on Season 4 and remember the best of worst moments, such as, the frantic run for the Helicopter on Day 1, or Trump splitting the group into Men vs. Women, “Because it’s easier to tell you apart this way.”

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But let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.

TASK 1: Create a class for Bally’s Total Fitness

Task Notes: Team Girl/Capital Edge vs. Team Boy/Excel
Producer’s Nugget: Melissa is a chatterbox, Randall gets a disturbing phone call from home.

Deleted Scene: Melissa yammering away about everything including “wanting soda not water.” (I’m with her there I’ve got to say). They show the girls in a mini-van and Felicia finally asks Melissa to just stay quiet and not say anything in their next meeting. To which Melissa responds with more questioning and talking mostly to herself.
Not a flattering Melissa edit at all.

EXCEL WINS!

Trump mixes it up in the boardroom this season with a new rule – PM will only receive exemption if there is a majority vote – Team Excel votes and Markus only gets two pity votes.
(I forgot he was the first Excel PM) Ah Markus, do not despair. You will be exempt for weeks because it’s so easy for the producers to edit you as an idiot, (being an actual idiot). You’re the Sam of the series. The Danny of this season. You are comedic relief; you’ll stay far, far too long.

No mention of the reward for task 1…so it’s back to the Boardroom… where Capital Edge waits nervously, and our chatterbox Melissa seems like an easy enough first casualty.

FIRED: Melissa


TASK 2: Create an ad campaign for Lamborghini

Task Notes: Randall is absent for this task as he attends his Grandmother’s Funeral.
Producer’s Nugget: Excel is very cool to Randall about taking this task off. Markus is an idiot. Alla is highly involved in producing Capital Edge’s commercial.

Deleted Scene: The producers treat us to an “Aren’t girls and sports so silly?” clip as the girls mistakenly put their elbow pads on their knees. I can see why this scene was deleted the first go around.
Actually – that’s true of most of the deleted footage.

Deleted Scene: Capital Edge’s presentation included an egg shaped brochure, which was reminiscent of a Kendra brochure shape from the season before this. Apparently, it was a big deal to Felicia, because when Marshawn answered the question in front of the executives, it caused a big “Trauma & Drama” moment among the girls of Capital Edge which threw the both of them into tears. Toral comments on the scene saying, “She’s embarrassed to be in the room, on the team. It was so childish.”
It looked to me that they both said their piece and went on their way, they even hugged it out. It was not at all as mean as most of the girl moments we’ve seen on this show.

Capital Edge WINS!

The girls are treated to a little hockey and ankle breaking (poor Rebecca.)

Back to the Boardroom… where Excel has to face the loss. (Remember the whole “Green with Envy.” Vs. “Green with Envy?” debate. Well, don’t feel too bad, neither did anyone else.) Our PM Chris decides to only bring back Markus – foolish move, and Donald fires Chris because Markus is needed for comedic relief for at least another couple of episodes.

Fired: Chris


TASK 3: Techno Expo for Senior Citizens (Worst task yet)

Task Notes: Rebecca is PM for Capital Edge. Also, Toral is a nitwit.
Producer’s Nugget: Jennifer W. “an event planner” misspells “Techno” as “Tethno” on the cake and Carolyn busts her.

Deleted Scene: Capital Edge loses and has a pre-boardroom strategy session without Rebecca or Toral. They decide to gang up on Toral, and Rebecca will have to go along with it. Alla gets a confessional where she gloats about ripping Toral to shreds.
(Other than this, Alla gets a very positive edit tonight.)

EXCEL WINS!

Back in the Boardroom… Capital Edge starts harping on Toral and Rebecca stands her ground and sticks up for Toral, even against Trump. Trump “hates her decision but loves her loyalty.” Besides, “Tethno” expo – come on!

Fired: Jennifer W.
(Trump even says “You’re fired Jennifer W.” The last initial makes is so much more insulting. I loved it.)













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