March 04, 2012 09:09 PM by Shayla Perry
This week on NBC‘s Celebrity Apprentice, things get a little complicated when the teams are challenged to create living window displays for Ivanka Trump‘s clothing and accessory collection, and both Project Managers seem to have trouble taking control. Will Team Unanimous manage to pull off another win? Which celebrity contestant finds themselves getting booted from the boardroom? Get all the highlights from tonight’s episode after the jump.
After another tough loss, Team Forte decides “it’s time to get down and freakin’ get dirty.”
For their next task, the teams will be creating living window displays (2 per team) at Lord & Taylor featuring pieces from Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessory collection. They will be judged on creativity, brand messaging, and overall presentation.
Team Unanimous selects George Takei as their Project Manager, admittedly for three reasons: 1. Because he’s gay; 2. Because he’s gay; and 3. Because he’s a homosexual. Geesh, stereotype much, guys?
Wanting to finally have a voice in the competition, Dayana Mendoza hopes to be selected as Project Manager for Team Forte, but Teresa Guidice also wants the job. Ultimately, Debbie Gibson speaks up and says that Dayana should take the lead.
Immediately, the teams get to work, and Aubrey O’Day, as always, is very vocal about what the ladies should do. But once they meet with Ivanka and discuss the brand’s target demographic, they realize that Aubrey’s ideas are right on point.
On the men’s team, however, they’re spending more of their time trying to explain the task itself to George, who thinks they’re supposed to be creating four window displays (it’s two, George – two).
Eventually, Team Unanimous starts to get their ideas together while Team Forte decides which of the members will be a part of the actual window display. Debbie Gibson is a little offended when Dayana suggests that she may be a little old for the part (ouch!), but the team agrees that using Aubrey and Dayana is their best bet.
With the clock ticking, both teams split up, sending a few celebrities to start working on constructing the actual displays while the others work on casting, etc. But when the ladies see how small the displays actually are, they realize that their idea is too big — literally. Lisa Lampanelli calls Dayana to let her know that they need to rethink things, but Dayana doesn’t want to stray too far from their original plan.
Missing from the task on Team Unanimous is Dee Snider, who learns that he has to have surgery on his hand, and immediately. Will his team members decide that he’s just dead weight?
The morning of the presentations, Team Forte still doesn’t have the photos and sketches they need, which are an important part of their displays. Debbie and Lisa have some of them, and they’re mere miles from Lord & Taylor, but they’re also stuck in traffic. The other photos were never printed, for some reason. On to Plan B…. Is there a Plan B, with only 10 minutes to go?! Enter Aubrey, who saves the day and comes up with an alternative for the second window.
Team Unanimous is also having trouble. The sign that Paul’s people made for the display wasn’t done according to Adam’s design, so they’re forced to scramble and see how they can make it work in a short amount of time.
When the teams finally present, George Takei stumbles his way through, while Teresa, Lisa, Tia, and Debbie impress Ivanka by wearing pieces from the collection during their presentation.
Which team will win?
In the boardroom, the ladies are all very “beauty pageant-like,” and won’t reveal who should face the firing squad if their team should lose. And the guys seem to do the same when it comes to questions about George’s job as Project Manager.
Donald Trump eventually reveals that Team Forte won the challenge, and the ladies watch as George and the rest of Team Unanimous face The Donald.
After some discussion, George decides to bring Arsenio Hall (for his selection of the clothing) and Lou Ferrigno (for not doing too much of anything) back into the boardroom with him.
Arsenio does a great job of laying out the reasons that George and Lou should be fired, but the Trumps challenge his argument with the fact that it was his poor styling of the models that really lost the challenge.
George Takei agrees that ultimately the leader takes the brunt of the responsibility and assumes that he’s getting fired; and he’s right.
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