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The Apprentice - Week 14
 

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Wow. Last night's showdown between Sandy and Jen was unbelievably intense. One minute, they're downloading chicken cutlet recipes, and the next, they're ripping each other apart in the boardroom. It was pretty shocking. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it was downright unprofessional. Jen, in particular, took it too far. I know that the Donald likes to see people defend themselves, but Jen's behavior was really distasteful. And her argument was lame. So what if she moved all the way to San Francisco by herself? Big deal! And I have a hard time believing that San Fransisco's legal community is tougher than New York's.

As for Sandy, she didn't hold up well in the boardroom. She looked like a deer in the headlights, and she couldn't get a word in edgewise. That said, I'm disappointed that the Donald chose Jen over Sandy, based on Jen's ability to handle "complex" issues. I'm sure that Sandy, as a business owner has to deal with complicated legal and financial matters. I think it came down to her lack of education, which is pretty sad. Also, she pretty much folded during the interview process. She just couldn't hack it.

I have to admit that I almost cried when Kevin was fired. I really liked that guy. And if the Donald is so big on education, why did he bash Kevin for having too many degrees? I think Kevin's biggest mistake was telling one of the interviewers that he didn't really want to be a lawyer. That made him seem indecisive. But still, he's just as smart as Jen, and he's a way better leader. I'll miss him.

Overall, I'm pretty blown away by Jen's performance last night. It's almost like she planned to fly under the radar for the first 13 episodes, only to swoop in at the last minute and secure a victory. I don't know if that was a strategy, or just dumb luck. Does anyone else have a theory on that?

Next week should be pretty exciting. I'm betting on Kelly. Jen has already alienated the client, so unless she pulls off an amazing event, I doubt she'll get a good review. Plus, I wouldn't be surprised if the speaker tells her to shove it after the way she screamed at his assistant. I guess we'll find out soon enough!

Last updated: Dec 10, 2004




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