For the first time, the candidates begin the first task immediately upon arrival, rather than waiting for the next day to begin.
The difference between the teams' earnings - $11, is the smallest difference since season two's QVC task in the episode, "Lights! Camera! Transaction!" In that episode, the difference between the losers and the winners is only $10.47.
Randal learns his grandmother has died in this episode and, like Heidi from season one, is given the choice to either continue on or quit to be with his family. Like Heidi, Randal opts to stay, but Trump decides to let him fly to the funeral by helicopter.
Clay: Being openly gay is going to be a huge advantage for me. The guys won't feel threatened by me and the girls will make me their new best friend.
Carolyn: We will make you sweat.
Melissa: I'd rather be the first than the sixth or seventh.
Trump: Melissa, you're fired. (To Kristi) And you should not be proud of yourself, because you did not do well.
Kristi: This isn't Kristi vs. Melissa. This is Melissa Sucks. And she needs to be fired.
Melissa: It would have been nice to be able to utilize the people inside of Bally's, but that would have required planning, and that was not one of Kristi's fortes.
Josh: (About Markus) He was doing what he thought was the right thing to do, like saying six or seven times, hold it. Hold it.
Josh: (Referring to Markus) Mr. Trump would never turn to his employees and say, "Do you think I'm doing a good job? Do you think I'm smart enough?" Come on! Get some balls!
Marshawn: I have been able to represent gang members, drug dealers, prostitutes, but I also dine with presidents.
Jennifer M: Out of a company of fifty managers, I became a manager my first year of management.
The rules change for this season from the past two. Although a winning project manager can gain an exemption from firing the following week, in this season, this will only happen if the majority of the team votes for the exemption.
The two team names this season are Excel, which is all-male and consists of Adam, Brian, Chris, Clay James, Josh, Mark,, Markus, and Randal, and Capital Edge, which is all-female and consists of Alla, Felisha, Jennifer M., Jennifer W., Kristi, Marshawn, Melissa, Rebecca, and Toral.
Trump's first challenge of the episode is to have both teams race across a golf course in an attempt to be the first to find his helicopter. The men of the future Excel win, with Mark edging out Jennifer W. of the future Capital Edge and getting there first. Brian and Josh are chosen to fly in the helicopter to scout out locations.
Team Excel earns $527 during the job, and Capital Edge makes $516, losing by only $11.
Excel's majority votes not to give Markus exemption for next week because of his weak leadership. Two candidates on Excel, however, Adam and Randal, vote to give Markus the exemption.
The Project Managers in this episode are Markus for Excel and Kristi for Capital Edge. Markus's team wins.
For the first time ever, a woman is the first candidate fired. The first candidate fired in each preceding season was a man (David, Rob, and Todd).
Kristi, the Project Manager of Capital Edge, chooses to bring in only one other person into the boardroom: Melissa, who is fired for her negativity.
The exemption rule has changed this season. A candidate who wins as Project Manager may only be exempt if the rest of the team votes to allow it.
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