I thought Excel's sabotage of Capital Edge was a BRILLIANT move! If even Trump and Bill liked it, you know it had to be good!

As for the boardroom, I can't believe that, for the first time, Trump let Alla go back to the suite when the Project Manager is supposed to stay in the boardroom and face the firing! This was definitely a first!

I couldn't believe it when Carolyn hit Adam and Felisha with what we all know is the truth -- they're the two weakest of the final five candidates. Felisha really didn't like hearing that one.

Well, in the end, I think Trump made the right decision. Adam's idea had done nothing for his team, and Felisha would've definitely made a better teammate for Alla than Adam. So, as much as I liked Adam, I was glad he was fired. He really did deserve it for dropping the ball.

Jamison at November 26, 2005 02:54 AM

I too think the BullHorn heist was cool. It is not as if they went looking to "steal" from CE.

Alla and Adam really were not on board with Felisha anyway. They dropped over 60% of their budget on Adams idea.

I was kind of surprised that Trump thought Felisha so weak???
Sending Alla back was strange. Seems as if Trump knows who he wants in the final 4.

I have been waiting all this time to see Rebecca go!
The good news--it was my best week on the fantasy game.

Bubbi at November 26, 2005 08:24 AM

I think it's a great final four. Rebecca & Randall are straight up rubble for buying 9 bullhorns.
The task this week sucked. Why give them this big speech about "wrapping", if ultimately it's a street task about people pushing an 800number. I was looking forward to a wrapping spectacle and a horse carriage/people wrapping was blah.
I really think Adam wanted to wrap the HORSES! whahhh?
I'm still undecided at this point.

gunther at November 26, 2005 09:37 AM

They may not have gone looking to steal and sabotage, but that's exactly what they did. Who knew it was so hard to get a few bullhorns in NYC?

I was sorry to see Adam go because I liked him, but I agree with the firing. Wrapping horses? I got the feeling that they didn't exactly grasp the idea of wrapping until they actually saw the material. In Toronto they started wrapping buses a few years ago. The ENTIRE bus...windows and all. You could see out of the windows, but not in. Fugly.

I think Alla should have been in the final boardroom. Not to get fired, but she totally deserved a big reaming for giving the okay to spend 60% of the budget on a couple of horse carriages. Really stupid.

Yeah, I agree that the challenge really had very little to do with the effective use of the wrapping technique and everything to do with mobilizing a team to interact with people on the street. At least the scoring was fair and simple...the most calls won

Wow, Shania Twain is dull and has nothing to say. I bet dinner was torture. I thought it was funny that Shania was wearing a cowboy hat but Randal and Rebecca were given English riding hats.

Maggie at November 26, 2005 12:19 PM

Honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about the megaphone thievery. It's just playing a little dirty and I'm not really against that. I did know Trump would be all over it, loving it, and he didn't prove me wrong.

I loved that Carolyn said that Felisha and Adam were the two weakest straight to their faces. I find it interesting, though, that Trump said that bit about Felisha being a better teammate for Alla so they could beat Randall and Rebecca. Seems to me that Trump has kind of made up his mind that he wants Alla to win.

Cheri at November 26, 2005 04:50 PM

I think Randal's going to win. I like Alla, though. I think she's pretty awesome, getting to where she is today in a few short years.

Maggie at November 26, 2005 06:05 PM

Just one more thought regarding the bull horns. Alla is a self made business woman worth millions.

How is it that they ordered bull horns and did not give a name and credit card number in order to secure them? Anyone knows that a store is not going to hold something if a buyer shows up on just someones word.

Theu under-estimated the other team and paid the price. Because only Felisha seemed to understand the need for people on the ground.

I think Randal will win. I have had him picked from the beginning.

Bubbi at November 27, 2005 06:49 AM

There was nothing about the sabotage that can be called "dirty." Randal and Rebecca got wind of Capital Edge's plans and took advantage of it. That's all. They simply gobsmacked the other team, and did it quite effectively.

Randal's winning, hands down. And either Alla or Rebecca will come in second place. If Randal doesn't screw up royally in the final task, he's winning this one.

Jamison at November 27, 2005 06:14 PM

Okay, I'm not sure I'd say there was NOTHING dirty about snagging the bullhorns. Granted, all's fair in love and war -- and apparently reality gameshows masquerading as job interviews. So I'm fine with it. Kudos. In this case, it pretty much won them the competition.

But even as they were doing it, you could that even they thought it was slightly under-handed. And the fact that Trump applauded it so much only confirms that. He's funny to watch, but he's the last guy I'd ever want to do business with.

GeekBoy at November 28, 2005 08:47 AM

Sabotage: n. Treacherous action to defeat or hinder a cause or an endeavor; deliberate subversion.

Sounds dirty to me. I really don't know why I was so surprised to hear that Trump and Rancic supported that sort of thing. I'm really glad it ended up working in their favour because I was terrified they'd shoot themselves in the foot or something. I wanted Randal and Rebecca to do well, and it made for doog tv, but I just can't get behind it.

As far as fair, anything Trump likes at the moment is fair. That's one of the things that I think is great about this show. He can fix the outcome, and that's okay. It's ultimately his decision. Nothing else actually matters. He fires some people for not bringing their friends into the boardroom; he commends others on their loyalty. If Felicia and Adam had come up with the treachery, perhaps Trump wouldn't have liked it. Who knows.

Maggie at November 28, 2005 01:31 PM

Question for everyone: I know the horses *looked* terrible, but why did everyone agree they failed miserably? From what I can tell, 14 horses for C.E. garnered almost as many calls as 45 people did for Excel. One more horse and CE might have pulled ahead.
Or are we assuming that CE's 15 people were as good as Excel's 60, minus five calls?

Calvin at November 28, 2005 03:11 PM

I'm trying to think of what else they could have wrapped other than people and been really effective. It really seemed like the task was geared towards manpower...

wonder if they could have wrapped landmarks, or entries to subway stations... time square.. high traffic areas.

Soosan at November 28, 2005 03:15 PM

Calvin I was thinking the same thing actually... with quite a few less people they still came quite close to winning. If you think about calls per person, they actually won. I think the reason is that Marshall and Rebecca spread their manpower out all over the place, so in one given area there would only be a couple of signs wandering around, instead of an entire posse.

Soosan at November 28, 2005 03:17 PM

Okay, but what does everyone think of the FIRING? Do you think Adam deserved to be fired or not?

Jamison at November 28, 2005 05:13 PM

Jamison, totally.

Calvin, I think that if CE had even one more person, they would have won. They definitely garnered more calls per amount of manpower.

Maggie at November 28, 2005 05:32 PM

Yep, Adam deserved to be fired. He was really the only choice, IMO.

freakgirl at November 28, 2005 08:41 PM

Well, freakgirl, Felisha was also an option, technically. She didn't negotiate to get enough people. But I'm happy it was Adam because I just HATED his idea.

Jamison at November 29, 2005 11:13 PM
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