On last night’s episode, the task was to work on two living window displays for Lord and Taylor to promote Ivanka Trump’s products. The teams were to be judged on creativity, brand messaging and overall presentation. The most compelling display would be the winner.
George Takei was the men’s Project Manager. Dayana was Project Manager for the women.
However, Aubrey seemed to take over and annoy the other girls as they tossed around the idea of doing a day-to-night theme. Ivanka, who was supposed to be helping out the girls, said she likes florals and corals so I wasn’t sure where that left a day and night theme.
There was more dissent as Debbie wanted to be a model, but Dayana wa worried about her age. They decided to use pictures of models wearing Ivanka’s pieces flying around the models they chose.
Tia, Lisa and Aubrey went to Brooklyn to build the set, which is small so the team then needed to rethink some of their ideas, which of course sends the ladies into a panic.
Once shooting began, Donald Trump Jr. visited them, but he worried they were falling behind and wondered what exactly they are doing. You may well ask! Not even team leader Dayana seems to know. But Debbie enables them to claw back some time by suggesting they try to work on what they already have.
On the morning of the presentation Debbie and Lisa got stuck in traffic, with the photos. Or so we thought. But when they arrived, the photos were nowhere to be found. That had Aubrey completely freaking out.
So it was back to Plan A, using just the live models in Ivanka’s outfits. Thankfully, they found some girls to do it.
When Ivanka and Scott came to their windows they were greeted with flowers. Tia, Debbie and Lisa explained the concept and then showed off the windows. They decided on a before and after to show off her sketches and apparel. Ivanka appreciated them wearing her clothes and told them they did a good job.
Then it was on to how the boys fared in this challenge and it was time to knock the oldies again. Clay said he doesn’t think George is aware of what is going on all the time. But don’t you just love that about Mr. Sulu?
The guys decided to use models in their displays and joked about renting twins. Adam Carolla was actually very funny, as was Penn.
The theme the boys went for was business and red carpet.
While Dee went to get his hand checked out at the doctor’s, half the men’s team went to get models, while the other half built the set. Arsenio seemed to love choosing the clothes! And I loved that they had three sets of twins for models.
But Eric worried that George seemed overwhelmed leading the team. Even worse, Dee discovered he needs surgery on his hand and it may affect him carrying on with the show.
On the day of the presentation, things got bad for the boys as they discovered they misinterpreted things and had to change things quick. Adam and Paul worked hard together on a fix. Poor Lou wanted to help but Adam wouldn’t let him.
George is also criticized as not being much help by Arsenio and Clay as they work on the models. But he does talk to Scott and Ivanka and explain that they used twins to show their day to night theme. Ivanka liked their use of twins. But she pointed out that they didn’t really use evening wear.
So then it was on to the boardroom. Dayana explained that her concept was based on transforming Ivanka’s personality and career into the windows and that they won. However, she got so nervous that she ended up speaking Spanish. The girls were really unsure who to name when asked who they would bring back if they lost the challenge.
Mr. Trump talked to Dee about his surgery and was impressed that he came back and was willing to work. George discussed their theme and pointed out that Ivanka wants to use their signs.
When Clay said George did a good job, Mr. Trump challenged him about why he told Eric otherwise. He said it was not like he didn’t do a good job, he was just on the phone a lot. Arsenio also liked how George did his thing and left him alone but if they lose, maybe he needed more direction. Damning with faint praise there, Arsenio. Nice one.
But George was adamant that he made sure to play up to everyone’s strengths and Penn also said he liked working with George.
After some pointing out of both teams’ pros and cons it was announced that the women’s team won. So then it was for the men to say who should be fired.
Lou would fire Arsenio for the clothing choices, while Paul thought George should be fired due to the lack of communication. Clay said George did not do a good job delegating and Dee is let off having to make a decision as he wasn’t there. Adam thought they all worked hard, but maybe they should fire their leader, even though everyone loves him.
George chose to bring back Arsenio for his clothing choices and Lou for not really having a role. The three of them discussed what went wrong and George took responsibility because it seemed like he didn’t want to throw anyone under the bus. That was admirable. Even Mr. Trump said so, but he still fired George.
Next week it’s the Buick challenge and a double firing!