December 09, 2005 12:37 AM by Joe Blackmon
Randal and Rebecca wait patiently up in the suite, thinking that Alla will likely be returning from the boardroom. To their surprise, Donald Trump shows up and informs them that they are the final two. For their reward, Carolyn Kepcher and George Ross take them out to eat.
Randal and Rebecca are each allowed to select three of the previous candidates to help them. After some negotiation and a coin flip, Randal selects Josh, Mark, and Marshawn, and Rebecca selects James, Chris, and Toral.
Randal and Rebecca meet with Trump in the boardroom, and they discuss the struggles that each of them have overcome to get to this point. Early in the competition, Randal was faced with the death of his grandmother and was able to honor her memory while still remaining in the competition. Rebecca broke her ankle during one of the rewards, but she still managed to excel during the competition while hobbling around on crutches.
Randal is assigned the task of managing the Outback Steakhouse VIP Softball Challenge, which will raise money for the charity Autism Speaks. Rebecca is assigned the task of managing the Yahoo! All-Star Comedy Benefit, which will raise money for The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.
Unlike in previous seasons, where the final two have often been stuck with former candidates who might not have been 100% behind them, all the selected candidates seem to be doing their best to assist Randal and Rebecca. Both Randal and Rebecca make great strides in setting up their events, but they also face some major challenges. The biggest challenge facing Rebecca is that the MC Joe Piscopo calls up and says his union won’t let him do the show, while the biggest challenge facing Randal is that he is doing an outdoor event and thunder showers are in the forecast. The Apprentice Finale airs on Thursday, December 15 from 9 to 11 P.M. ET on NBC.