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#10464 Jan 22, 2007

To all:

First, a reminder this episode repeats tonight (Monday, January 22) and

Friday (January 26) at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT and 9:00 PM PT/Midnight ET both

nights. This review reflects my seeing the regular episode, all extended footage

and the weekly webisode See below for more:

S

P

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This may go down as the most one-sided episode in the history of the show,

and not only because of the fact Kinetic didn't even have to participate at

all. They would wind up spending the task being pampered at a spa while Arrow

was being split in two: Aaron, James and Stefanie (correct spelling) on one

team (with Aaron as PM) and Michelle, Frank, Nicole and Tim on the other (with

Michelle as PM).

This clearly was a case of Michelle simply being unable through no fault of

her and her team's own to come up with a master plan, coupled with Aaron's

team having a tremendous advantage in Stefanie knowing the terrain. Even if

Michelle's team had clicked on all cylinders (which they clearly didn't), they

would have had a hard time overcoming Aaron's team simply because of

Stefanie. Would things have been different if Stefanie had been on Michelle's team?

Maybe not, but Stefanie's knowing the terrain would have at the very least

made this a lot closer than it was.

Michelle clearly saw the writing on the wall once she heard the team lost.

Even before that, it was clear the lack of sleep (from not just this task,

but the ones preceding it) as well as being out in the tents since the

beginning probably played with Michelle's mind more than anyone realized, and

Michelle probably realized it was better she quit before she would have almost

certainly been "fired" by Mr. Trump. Unlike when Verna quit in season three,

however, Michelle probably had every right to quit like she did, because she

probably did all she could, which can happen. One other thing she made clear was

that the experience was not the one in her mind she signed up for, and that

too makes this "resignation" a lot different from when Verna just packed up and

left.

In my mind, Michelle is no quitter at all! The clips on her website of her

work on Current show she isn't one, and I suspect in the end she will show

the rest of the world she isn't a quitter at all and in fact has as much

passion as anyone there, even if other words were said at the end of the episode in

the heat of the moment.

As for the others, neither Tim, Nicole or Frank deserved to be "fired" for

that task, and I think weren't mainly because Mr. Trump realized the deck was

stacked against them even if Michelle's team had done a flawless job on the

task thanks to Stefanie's work with Aaron and James.

Walt







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#10471 Jan 23, 2007

If it had come down to a board room... I would have fired Michelle hands

down...

talk about wishy-washy! That girl can't make a decision to save her life!

Nobody

wants a PM that can't make a decision as simple as Beverly Hills or

Hollywood...

not to mention the fact that their tour had some rather tasteless comments

in it...

personally, I'd rather not hear about Jim Belushi's last speedball while my

child

is sitting next to me... think twice people.

Anne

On 1/21/07, WaltRadio2003@... WaltRadio2003@...> wrote:

>

> To all:

>

> First, a reminder this episode repeats tonight (Monday, January 22) and

> Friday (January 26) at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT and 9:00 PM PT/Midnight ET

> both

> nights. This review reflects my seeing the regular episode, all extended

> footage

> and the weekly webisode See below for more:

>

> S

>

> P

>

> O

>

> I

>

> L

>

> E

>

> R

>

>

> S

>

> P

>

> A

>

> C

>

> E

>

> This may go down as the most one-sided episode in the history of the show,

>

> and not only because of the fact Kinetic didn't even have to participate

> at

> all. They would wind up spending the task being pampered at a spa while

> Arrow

> was being split in two: Aaron, James and Stefanie (correct spelling) on

> one

> team (with Aaron as PM) and Michelle, Frank, Nicole and Tim on the other

> (with

> Michelle as PM).

>

> This clearly was a case of Michelle simply being unable through no fault

> of

> her and her team's own to come up with a master plan, coupled with Aaron's

>

> team having a tremendous advantage in Stefanie knowing the terrain. Even

> if

> Michelle's team had clicked on all cylinders (which they clearly didn't),

> they

> would have had a hard time overcoming Aaron's team simply because of

> Stefanie. Would things have been different if Stefanie had been on

> Michelle's team?

> Maybe not, but Stefanie's knowing the terrain would have at the very least

>

> made this a lot closer than it was.

>

> Michelle clearly saw the writing on the wall once she heard the team lost.

>

> Even before that, it was clear the lack of sleep (from not just this task,

>

> but the ones preceding it) as well as being out in the tents since the

> beginning probably played with Michelle's mind more than anyone realized,

> and

> Michelle probably realized it was better she quit before she would have

> almost

> certainly been "fired" by Mr. Trump. Unlike when Verna quit in season

> three,

> however, Michelle probably had every right to quit like she did, because

> she

> probably did all she could, which can happen. One other thing she made

> clear was

> that the experience was not the one in her mind she signed up for, and

> that

> too makes this "resignation" a lot different from when Verna just packed

> up and

> left.

>

> In my mind, Michelle is no quitter at all! The clips on her website of her

>

> work on Current show she isn't one, and I suspect in the end she will show

>

> the rest of the world she isn't a quitter at all and in fact has as much

> passion as anyone there, even if other words were said at the end of the

> episode in

> the heat of the moment.

>

> As for the others, neither Tim, Nicole or Frank deserved to be "fired" for

>

> that task, and I think weren't mainly because Mr. Trump realized the deck

> was

> stacked against them even if Michelle's team had done a flawless job on

> the

> task thanks to Stefanie's work with Aaron and James.

>

> Walt

>

>

>

>

>



--

Anne







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#10483 Jan 24, 2007

My wife and I caught the third task Sunday night.

I've been very busy lately so I haven't been able to

post my thoughts on the latest task until now, so here

it goes.

THE TASK

AARON'S TEAM: James' idea of using the Laker Girls at

first sounded like a good idea but there was a problem

to that and my wife agreed with me. The problem is

that not everyone associates LA with the Lakers, is a

sports fan, a basketball fan and certainly most out of

towners are not Lakers fans. I was right about my

suspicions when the Laker Girls showed up and not

everyone (mostly middle aged women) were not happy

that scantingly cladded young women showed up yelling

and cheering like they were at a Lakers game cheering

in front of Jack Nicholson and Dyan Cannon at the

Staples Center. They were smart in using the Laker

Girls at the beginning of the tour and not for the

whole period.

I don't know if James has a secet desire to be a stand

up comedian but if he does has aspriations of becoming

one, he better not quit his day job. James was

annoying throughout his whole time at the microphone

and he sounded like has a case of constant laryngitis.

Had not Stefanie took the microphone from James and

the two of them became a entertaining improvsed duo,

the task would have turned out to be a complete

disaster for Aaron's team and for most certainly for

Aaron.

MICHELLE'S TEAM: I was sincerely hoping that Michelle

would step up and volunteer to be project manager

instead of Trump tasking her. Clearly, Michelle was

hoping that Tim would volunteer. When Michelle had

the deer in the headlights look when The Donald called

her out, I knew that her team would be in trouble.

Unlike Aaron's team which clicked from the beginning,

Michelle's team was screwed up from the get go. The

idea the team came up with was sound and it was better

than what Aaron's team first came up. The only

problem was trying the put the idea into action.

Clearly, Michelle was a ineffective and indecisive

leader and she does not have what it takes to become

what maybe Trump's last Apprentice. The height of

Michelle's team problems reached its apex when Tim and

Michelle wasted a good bit of the day driving around

Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Bel Air looking for where

famous people live. Had Michelle done some checking,

she should have known that many of the stars don't

live in the city itself. Many of the stars live in

the Hollywood Hills and Malibu

That clearly confounds me because in her NBC bio,

Michelle lists Los Angeles as her hometown. While I

agree with Walt that Aaron's team had an advantage in

that Stefanie is a native Southern Californian,

Michelle should at least have an idea of what LA and

the area looks like. Yes, Michelle is not a native

Southern Californian like Stefanie is but she does

live in LA now. Unless she was a recent transplant to

LA, Michelle should at least had an idea of the layout

of LA. Obivously that is why she was paired up with

Tim who is not a LA native. Clearly things reached

its boiling point at the "burning the midnight oil"

session when Nicole said she was so tired that she

said she was going to bed and Michelle chided her for

going to bed when she, Frank and Tim was staying up

late to get preparitions done for the next day.

Michelle had every right to be angry at Nicole. Hey

Nicole, many times I had to stay up late for my job

and I didn't like it. But that is one of the

sacifices you have to make when you work.

Clearly, the team's main problem was with the

revibirations from the bus' microphone. What Michelle

should had done was to tell her team to ditch the

microphone all together and just talk. Another

problem was clearly Tim pointing out the hotel where

John Belushi died. Good going Tim. Why don't you

just have the tourbus drive by the apartment where

Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman was murdered

or go by the LA County Coroner's Office while you're

at it? With some of the lamebrained ideas Tim came up

with, it would had been better to rent out a hearse as

a tourbus. By the way Tim, what is a speedball?

BOARDROOM

It was obivious that Aaron's team would win the task.

Their business plan was sound, they clicked as a team

and they overcame James' lame attempts at humor to

win. It was plain to see that most likely Michelle

would had been fired because of her ineffectiveness as

a leader. As time was approaching for Michelle to

bring two people into the boardroom with her, Michelle

knew that the handwriting was on the wall and was

better for her self worth to quit rather to face the

indigity of being fired. Some of the team's problems

was through no fault of their own such as with the

microphone feedback from the bus. Others would had

been sloved had the team worked more as a team, had a

more comprehensive plan and bickered less. They

really had no sound business plan and everything

looked as if things were cobbled together at the last

minute. She knew that Frank, Tim and Nicole would

recommend that she should be fired. Had Michelle not

quit, she would have been the one to take the long

ride home.

THE NEXT TASK

PROJECT MANAGER: Tim or Stefanie

LOSER: I'm going out on a limb. The long layoff will

hurt KINETIC and living through the adverisity of

three straight weeks in Tent City will help strenghten

ARROW's reslove and will carry them to their real

first win.

BOARDROOM: Heidi, Marisa, Surya.

FIRED: Marisa. Heidi's becoming The Donald's pet.

Unless she royally screws up, Heidi will be around for

quite a long time.

PERSONAL THOUGHTS

In my opinion, this epiaode was a significant

improvement over task number 2. I was glad to see

ARROW finally get a win even though they were split up

into two teams. It was not surprising to me that even

though Michelle's team had a 4 to 3 person advantage

over Aaron's team, they couldn't win the task. I had

to admire Nicole and Frank for taking the initative to

go a tuxedo rental shop on their own and renting out

tuxedos. When you're working for an ineffective

leader, that is what you have to sometimes; take the

initative and do the job yourself.

I can't believe that Trump was pressuring Michelle

into not quitting just so he can "fire" her. I think

he was just mad that Michelle beat him to the punch.

I have to disagree with Trump in that later on down

the road, Michelle will regret quitting. On the

contrary, I think Michelle will look back at what she

did and will say that what she did was the smartest

thing she ever did in her life. The argument Trump

gave for the reason of the Tent City being set up was

to find out how they handle adversity does not make

any sense to me. There are other ways to find out how

people handle losing and adversity than to put the

losers in tents. But I had to admire Trump in

listening to his children and deciding not to call

Nicole, Frank and Tim into a final boardroom. That

would just be piling it on and further put ARROW into

a deeper manpower deficit and it would cause a too

early reshuffle of the teams.

As for Michelle heself, I think Michelle has too much

self worth and respect for Trump to tell him what she

really thinks about Tent City. I think she is a very

energetic, smart, bright and beautiful young woman and

I don't think there is a bone of quit in her. We all

have our breaking points. I think she was just being

very truthful when she told The Donald that living in

tents as punishment for losing a task was not

something she signed up for. I have to admire

Michelle for having the guts to say "I quit" rather

than facing the indigity of being "fired"

As I said earlier, this task was a significant

improvement over task number 2. On a 0 to 10 scale, I

give this episode a 5..

"I must do something" always solves more problems than "Something must be done."



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#10484 Jan 25, 2007

I thought this was a strange episode. Michelle really screwed up as

PM but her team wasn't really behind her. I think they went out of

their way to screw up as well. They could have prepared better. I

have no idea why Michelle thought going through Hollywood was a good

idea. If she does live in LA she should know Hollywood is no sight

seeing arena. Beverely Hills wasa good idea bcause even though many

stars don't live there, there are plenty of historical buildings.

What they should have done was to get maps of allof the tours in LA

and then pick the areas that would most appeal to guests and maybe

find a few ones that are not on any tour.

But the comments the guests made were that the speakers were too

repititive so that had more to do with preparation and presentation

skills.

Next week looks real good. I wonder what or who did what to cause

sucha scandal? I'll have my VCR set that's for sure.

--- In The_Apprentice@yahoogroups.com, George xslider.geo@...> wrote:

>

> My wife and I caught the third task Sunday night.

> I've been very busy lately so I haven't been able to

> post my thoughts on the latest task until now, so here

> it goes.

>

> THE TASK

>

> AARON'S TEAM: James' idea of using the Laker Girls at

> first sounded like a good idea but there was a problem

> to that and my wife agreed with me. The problem is

> that not everyone associates LA with the Lakers, is a

> sports fan, a basketball fan and certainly most out of

> towners are not Lakers fans. I was right about my

> suspicions when the Laker Girls showed up and not

> everyone (mostly middle aged women) were not happy

> that scantingly cladded young women showed up yelling

> and cheering like they were at a Lakers game cheering

> in front of Jack Nicholson and Dyan Cannon at the

> Staples Center. They were smart in using the Laker

> Girls at the beginning of the tour and not for the

> whole period.

>

> I don't know if James has a secet desire to be a stand

> up comedian but if he does has aspriations of becoming

> one, he better not quit his day job. James was

> annoying throughout his whole time at the microphone

> and he sounded like has a case of constant laryngitis.

> Had not Stefanie took the microphone from James and

> the two of them became a entertaining improvsed duo,

> the task would have turned out to be a complete

> disaster for Aaron's team and for most certainly for

> Aaron.

>

> MICHELLE'S TEAM: I was sincerely hoping that Michelle

> would step up and volunteer to be project manager

> instead of Trump tasking her. Clearly, Michelle was

> hoping that Tim would volunteer. When Michelle had

> the deer in the headlights look when The Donald called

> her out, I knew that her team would be in trouble.

> Unlike Aaron's team which clicked from the beginning,

> Michelle's team was screwed up from the get go. The

> idea the team came up with was sound and it was better

> than what Aaron's team first came up. The only

> problem was trying the put the idea into action.

> Clearly, Michelle was a ineffective and indecisive

> leader and she does not have what it takes to become

> what maybe Trump's last Apprentice. The height of

> Michelle's team problems reached its apex when Tim and

> Michelle wasted a good bit of the day driving around

> Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Bel Air looking for where

> famous people live. Had Michelle done some checking,

> she should have known that many of the stars don't

> live in the city itself. Many of the stars live in

> the Hollywood Hills and Malibu

>

> That clearly confounds me because in her NBC bio,

> Michelle lists Los Angeles as her hometown. While I

> agree with Walt that Aaron's team had an advantage in

> that Stefanie is a native Southern Californian,

> Michelle should at least have an idea of what LA and

> the area looks like. Yes, Michelle is not a native

> Southern Californian like Stefanie is but she does

> live in LA now. Unless she was a recent transplant to

> LA, Michelle should at least had an idea of the layout

> of LA. Obivously that is why she was paired up with

> Tim who is not a LA native. Clearly things reached

> its boiling point at the "burning the midnight oil"

> session when Nicole said she was so tired that she

> said she was going to bed and Michelle chided her for

> going to bed when she, Frank and Tim was staying up

> late to get preparitions done for the next day.

> Michelle had every right to be angry at Nicole. Hey

> Nicole, many times I had to stay up late for my job

> and I didn't like it. But that is one of the

> sacifices you have to make when you work.

>

> Clearly, the team's main problem was with the

> revibirations from the bus' microphone. What Michelle

> should had done was to tell her team to ditch the

> microphone all together and just talk. Another

> problem was clearly Tim pointing out the hotel where

> John Belushi died. Good going Tim. Why don't you

> just have the tourbus drive by the apartment where

> Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman was murdered

> or go by the LA County Coroner's Office while you're

> at it? With some of the lamebrained ideas Tim came up

> with, it would had been better to rent out a hearse as

> a tourbus. By the way Tim, what is a speedball?

>

> BOARDROOM

>

> It was obivious that Aaron's team would win the task.

> Their business plan was sound, they clicked as a team

> and they overcame James' lame attempts at humor to

> win. It was plain to see that most likely Michelle

> would had been fired because of her ineffectiveness as

> a leader. As time was approaching for Michelle to

> bring two people into the boardroom with her, Michelle

> knew that the handwriting was on the wall and was

> better for her self worth to quit rather to face the

> indigity of being fired. Some of the team's problems

> was through no fault of their own such as with the

> microphone feedback from the bus. Others would had

> been sloved had the team worked more as a team, had a

> more comprehensive plan and bickered less. They

> really had no sound business plan and everything

> looked as if things were cobbled together at the last

> minute. She knew that Frank, Tim and Nicole would

> recommend that she should be fired. Had Michelle not

> quit, she would have been the one to take the long

> ride home.

>

> THE NEXT TASK

>

> PROJECT MANAGER: Tim or Stefanie

>

> LOSER: I'm going out on a limb. The long layoff will

> hurt KINETIC and living through the adverisity of

> three straight weeks in Tent City will help strenghten

> ARROW's reslove and will carry them to their real

> first win.

>

> BOARDROOM: Heidi, Marisa, Surya.

>

> FIRED: Marisa. Heidi's becoming The Donald's pet.

> Unless she royally screws up, Heidi will be around for

> quite a long time.

>

> PERSONAL THOUGHTS

>

> In my opinion, this epiaode was a significant

> improvement over task number 2. I was glad to see

> ARROW finally get a win even though they were split up

> into two teams. It was not surprising to me that even

> though Michelle's team had a 4 to 3 person advantage

> over Aaron's team, they couldn't win the task. I had

> to admire Nicole and Frank for taking the initative to

> go a tuxedo rental shop on their own and renting out

> tuxedos. When you're working for an ineffective

> leader, that is what you have to sometimes; take the

> initative and do the job yourself.

>

> I can't believe that Trump was pressuring Michelle

> into not quitting just so he can "fire" her. I think

> he was just mad that Michelle beat him to the punch.

> I have to disagree with Trump in that later on down

> the road, Michelle will regret quitting. On the

> contrary, I think Michelle will look back at what she

> did and will say that what she did was the smartest

> thing she ever did in her life. The argument Trump

> gave for the reason of the Tent City being set up was

> to find out how they handle adversity does not make

> any sense to me. There are other ways to find out how

> people handle losing and adversity than to put the

> losers in tents. But I had to admire Trump in

> listening to his children and deciding not to call

> Nicole, Frank and Tim into a final boardroom. That

> would just be piling it on and further put ARROW into

> a deeper manpower deficit and it would cause a too

> early reshuffle of the teams.

>

> As for Michelle heself, I think Michelle has too much

> self worth and respect for Trump to tell him what she

> really thinks about Tent City. I think she is a very

> energetic, smart, bright and beautiful young woman and

> I don't think there is a bone of quit in her. We all

> have our breaking points. I think she was just being

> very truthful when she told The Donald that living in

> tents as punishment for losing a task was not

> something she signed up for. I have to admire

> Michelle for having the guts to say "I quit" rather

> than facing the indigity of being "fired"

>

> As I said earlier, this task was a significant

> improvement over task number 2. On a 0 to 10 scale, I

> give this episode a 5..

>

>

> "I must do something" always solves more problems than "Something

must be done."

>

>

>

>

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#10485 Jan 25, 2007

It could have been so simple... a quick tour down rodeo drive and be done

with it.

I've been on tours in L.A. - they always go down Rodeo Drive - it's cool to

see where

the stars eat and shop - maybe even serve some sparkling cider or something

like

that on the tour. They definitely should have put the mikes down sooner

though.

It's not hard for anyone to know that Hollywood is not for the stars and

Beverly

Hills is.... Michelle for some reason just couldn't make that decision.

Anne

On 1/24/07, Glenn drakingson@...> wrote:

>

> I thought this was a strange episode. Michelle really screwed up as

> PM but her team wasn't really behind her. I think they went out of

> their way to screw up as well. They could have prepared better. I

> have no idea why Michelle thought going through Hollywood was a good

> idea. If she does live in LA she should know Hollywood is no sight

> seeing arena. Beverely Hills wasa good idea bcause even though many

> stars don't live there, there are plenty of historical buildings.

> What they should have done was to get maps of allof the tours in LA

> and then pick the areas that would most appeal to guests and maybe

> find a few ones that are not on any tour.

>

> But the comments the guests made were that the speakers were too

> repititive so that had more to do with preparation and presentation

> skills.

>

> Next week looks real good. I wonder what or who did what to cause

> sucha scandal? I'll have my VCR set that's for sure.

>

> --- In The_Apprentice@yahoogroups.com The_Apprentice@yahoogroups.com>,

> George xslider.geo@...> wrote:

> >

> > My wife and I caught the third task Sunday night.

> > I've been very busy lately so I haven't been able to

> > post my thoughts on the latest task until now, so here

> > it goes.

> >

> > THE TASK

> >

> > AARON'S TEAM: James' idea of using the Laker Girls at

> > first sounded like a good idea but there was a problem

> > to that and my wife agreed with me. The problem is

> > that not everyone associates LA with the Lakers, is a

> > sports fan, a basketball fan and certainly most out of

> > towners are not Lakers fans. I was right about my

> > suspicions when the Laker Girls showed up and not

> > everyone (mostly middle aged women) were not happy

> > that scantingly cladded young women showed up yelling

> > and cheering like they were at a Lakers game cheering

> > in front of Jack Nicholson and Dyan Cannon at the

> > Staples Center. They were smart in using the Laker

> > Girls at the beginning of the tour and not for the

> > whole period.

> >

> > I don't know if James has a secet desire to be a stand

> > up comedian but if he does has aspriations of becoming

> > one, he better not quit his day job. James was

> > annoying throughout his whole time at the microphone

> > and he sounded like has a case of constant laryngitis.

> > Had not Stefanie took the microphone from James and

> > the two of them became a entertaining improvsed duo,

> > the task would have turned out to be a complete

> > disaster for Aaron's team and for most certainly for

> > Aaron.

> >

> > MICHELLE'S TEAM: I was sincerely hoping that Michelle

> > would step up and volunteer to be project manager

> > instead of Trump tasking her. Clearly, Michelle was

> > hoping that Tim would volunteer. When Michelle had

> > the deer in the headlights look when The Donald called

> > her out, I knew that her team would be in trouble.

> > Unlike Aaron's team which clicked from the beginning,

> > Michelle's team was screwed up from the get go. The

> > idea the team came up with was sound and it was better

> > than what Aaron's team first came up. The only

> > problem was trying the put the idea into action.

> > Clearly, Michelle was a ineffective and indecisive

> > leader and she does not have what it takes to become

> > what maybe Trump's last Apprentice. The height of

> > Michelle's team problems reached its apex when Tim and

> > Michelle wasted a good bit of the day driving around

> > Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Bel Air looking for where

> > famous people live. Had Michelle done some checking,

> > she should have known that many of the stars don't

> > live in the city itself. Many of the stars live in

> > the Hollywood Hills and Malibu

> >

> > That clearly confounds me because in her NBC bio,

> > Michelle lists Los Angeles as her hometown. While I

> > agree with Walt that Aaron's team had an advantage in

> > that Stefanie is a native Southern Californian,

> > Michelle should at least have an idea of what LA and

> > the area looks like. Yes, Michelle is not a native

> > Southern Californian like Stefanie is but she does

> > live in LA now. Unless she was a recent transplant to

> > LA, Michelle should at least had an idea of the layout

> > of LA. Obivously that is why she was paired up with

> > Tim who is not a LA native. Clearly things reached

> > its boiling point at the "burning the midnight oil"

> > session when Nicole said she was so tired that she

> > said she was going to bed and Michelle chided her for

> > going to bed when she, Frank and Tim was staying up

> > late to get preparitions done for the next day.

> > Michelle had every right to be angry at Nicole. Hey

> > Nicole, many times I had to stay up late for my job

> > and I didn't like it. But that is one of the

> > sacifices you have to make when you work.

> >

> > Clearly, the team's main problem was with the

> > revibirations from the bus' microphone. What Michelle

> > should had done was to tell her team to ditch the

> > microphone all together and just talk. Another

> > problem was clearly Tim pointing out the hotel where

> > John Belushi died. Good going Tim. Why don't you

> > just have the tourbus drive by the apartment where

> > Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman was murdered

> > or go by the LA County Coroner's Office while you're

> > at it? With some of the lamebrained ideas Tim came up

> > with, it would had been better to rent out a hearse as

> > a tourbus. By the way Tim, what is a speedball?

> >

> > BOARDROOM

> >

> > It was obivious that Aaron's team would win the task.

> > Their business plan was sound, they clicked as a team

> > and they overcame James' lame attempts at humor to

> > win. It was plain to see that most likely Michelle

> > would had been fired because of her ineffectiveness as

> > a leader. As time was approaching for Michelle to

> > bring two people into the boardroom with her, Michelle

> > knew that the handwriting was on the wall and was

> > better for her self worth to quit rather to face the

> > indigity of being fired. Some of the team's problems

> > was through no fault of their own such as with the

> > microphone feedback from the bus. Others would had

> > been sloved had the team worked more as a team, had a

> > more comprehensive plan and bickered less. They

> > really had no sound business plan and everything

> > looked as if things were cobbled together at the last

> > minute. She knew that Frank, Tim and Nicole would

> > recommend that she should be fired. Had Michelle not

> > quit, she would have been the one to take the long

> > ride home.

> >

> > THE NEXT TASK

> >

> > PROJECT MANAGER: Tim or Stefanie

> >

> > LOSER: I'm going out on a limb. The long layoff will

> > hurt KINETIC and living through the adverisity of

> > three straight weeks in Tent City will help strenghten

> > ARROW's reslove and will carry them to their real

> > first win.

> >

> > BOARDROOM: Heidi, Marisa, Surya.

> >

> > FIRED: Marisa. Heidi's becoming The Donald's pet.

> > Unless she royally screws up, Heidi will be around for

> > quite a long time.

> >

> > PERSONAL THOUGHTS

> >

> > In my opinion, this epiaode was a significant

> > improvement over task number 2. I was glad to see

> > ARROW finally get a win even though they were split up

> > into two teams. It was not surprising to me that even

> > though Michelle's team had a 4 to 3 person advantage

> > over Aaron's team, they couldn't win the task. I had

> > to admire Nicole and Frank for taking the initative to

> > go a tuxedo rental shop on their own and renting out

> > tuxedos. When you're working for an ineffective

> > leader, that is what you have to sometimes; take the

> > initative and do the job yourself.

> >

> > I can't believe that Trump was pressuring Michelle

> > into not quitting just so he can "fire" her. I think

> > he was just mad that Michelle beat him to the punch.

> > I have to disagree with Trump in that later on down

> > the road, Michelle will regret quitting. On the

> > contrary, I think Michelle will look back at what she

> > did and will say that what she did was the smartest

> > thing she ever did in her life. The argument Trump

> > gave for the reason of the Tent City being set up was

> > to find out how they handle adversity does not make

> > any sense to me. There are other ways to find out how

> > people handle losing and adversity than to put the

> > losers in tents. But I had to admire Trump in

> > listening to his children and deciding not to call

> > Nicole, Frank and Tim into a final boardroom. That

> > would just be piling it on and further put ARROW into

> > a deeper manpower deficit and it would cause a too

> > early reshuffle of the teams.

> >

> > As for Michelle heself, I think Michelle has too much

> > self worth and respect for Trump to tell him what she

> > really thinks about Tent City. I think she is a very

> > energetic, smart, bright and beautiful young woman and

> > I don't think there is a bone of quit in her. We all

> > have our breaking points. I think she was just being

> > very truthful when she told The Donald that living in

> > tents as punishment for losing a task was not

> > something she signed up for. I have to admire

> > Michelle for having the guts to say "I quit" rather

> > than facing the indigity of being "fired"

> >

> > As I said earlier, this task was a significant

> > improvement over task number 2. On a 0 to 10 scale, I

> > give this episode a 5..

> >

> >

> > "I must do something" always solves more problems than "Something

> must be done."

> >

> >

> >

> >

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