Toral, Son of Duras?
Reaching out to others was the theme of last night's installment of The Apprentice. Like Mats Sundin after her, Rebecca (Capitol Edge) was put on the IR after her first hockey game. Broken ankle aside she decided to push on and show her capability by leading Capitol Edge in the next task. New friend Toral ...
I must pause here to demonstrate the extreme level of geekness to which I aspire. Wasn't Toral the illegitimate son of Duras on ST:TNG (if you don't know this acronym, just skip to the next paragraph)? And wasn't Duras a traitor??
... in accompanying Rebecca to the doctor made her best business decision yet. This weeks task was to hold a Technology Expo at a Senior Citizen's home. Success would be determined by average score on a questionnaire filled out by the Seniors after their Expo experience. Randal took the helm for the boys at Excel as he had some experience working with his grandmother and a digital camera. The girls decided to focus on looking hot and charming the elderly men to "push up" their questionnaire scores. This strategy was questionable from the outset as anyone who has ever been to a Seniors home knows that the women outnumber the men in the range of about 10 to 1.
Toral struggled horribly with working an HDTV (as Pops will attest, trying tech the night before the demo saves many a sale). Jen W., in charge of event planning both in the task and in real life, forgot to make any kind of theme or sign to let the Seniors know what was going on and handed them big slabs of a cake with "tethno expo" written on it.
The boys on the other hand had slick posters, easy to find tech areas and great food. Much maligned Markus even came through as charming and approachable as he taught Seniors how to use Tivo. Hotness, however, must have some value as the girls lost by only 0.2 (8.1 to 7.9 average score).
The winning boys team set off for a local children's hospital with arms full of Xboxs and portable DVD players while the girls were back to the boardroom.
Once again, Donald Trump and his lieutenants outlined exactly who Rebecca should bring back with her: Toral and Jen W. Rebecca, deciding that everyone on her team sucked intellectual rocks compared to Toral, decided to let Toral return to the suite. Apparently one trip to the doctor saved Toral her spot. Luckily Rebecca did bring in one other person (besides Jen M. who did great and didn't deserve to be there) who was actually responsible for the loss. It is obvious that Jen W. would not be capable of organizing a large event (like the final tasks in The Apprentice) if she could not even pull off a little Tech Expo at a Senior's home. Jen M. was absolved of any wrongdoing, Rebecca was chastised for being inflexible and Jen W. was fired.
Looking forward to a few fireworks next week!