The Celebrity Apprentice recap: Tears For Fears (of Being Fired)

Omarosa sheds (imaginary?) tears as several different soap operas break out
Ep. 03 | Aired Mar 17, 2013

GOOD CLEAN FUN Marilu Henner and Stephen Baldwin working On Plan B's soap opera

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But this wasn’t even La Toya's first shocker. She first asked Trump to deputize her with the power to fire someone from her own team. Personally, I think this would have been a brilliant move. Just fire everybody and be done with it already! Fire Omarosa. Fire Rodman. Fire Whatshername from Deal or No Deal. Hell, start firing people from the other team! Trump won’t get rid of Busey yet. La Toya can. FIRED! Trump seems really impressed by Marilu Henner’s memory. La Toya isn’t. FIRED! Unfortunately, The Donald denied the request to deputize, which is when La Toya then made the shocking decision to bring back Brande and Dennis.

Now, I will say this: I do get to a degree what La Toya was thinking by not bringing back Omarosa. Trump has certain people he thinks make good television and therefore will not under any circumstances fire them too early into the season (See: Busey). For some reason he holds Omarosa in this regard even though I have yet to meet one person that finds her clearly orchestrated arguing entertaining on any level. In fact, Trump even admitted to his own bias: “I almost consider you a friend,” he told her in the Boardroom. “We brought this show to the number one show on television! Do I like Omarosa? I love Omorosa!”

So La Toya is correct in thinking that there was a good chance Trump would keep a person even though she is clearly toxic and wasn’t even around for the majority of the task. I actually applaud the strategy of not bringing back “big characters” early in the season for this exact reason. But if you are going to do that, you need to have another fall guy. You can’t say everyone else was amazing and then bring two of those amazing people back with you or your ass is gone. I don’t believe Trump for a second that he probably would have fired Omarosa had La Toya brought her back. He should have, but he wouldn’t have. Still, La Toya bungled this by not pointing out any reason to fire anyone else. Now the only thing left to see is if Trump randomly lets Michael's sister back into the game for a fourth time. With this show, you never know.

Now, ladies and gentlemen, it’s your turn to chip in. What were your favorite moments? Were Omarosa’s tears real or fake? Ahat’s your preferred method of dealing with being left hanging on a high-five? Hit the message boards and let us know. And for more reality ramblings, you can follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. Until next week: Cluck, Cluck…Splash!

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