The final draws nearer, with two more tasks done. The pressure has really cranked up, it's the home stretch.
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Anyway, 'The Apprentice' this season has really delivered.
The biscuits task was funny, the team leaders were Zoe and Helen.
In Zoe's team, Tom pondered the possibilties and came up with numerous concepts, while Zoe and Susan went to a shop to find inspiration for their package design. As Tom and Melody finished at the biscuit factory and took the car back to the house, Melody decided they should do roleplay at their pitches to the supermarkets, Sainsburys, ASDA and Waitrose and when they actually did their pitches, the staff members looked absolutely puzzled, the little plays were ridiculous, but funny.
Meanwhile in Helen's team, Jim came up with flapjack biscuits with star shaped chocolates, despite that Natasha had doubts, due to the flapjacks, Helen liked the concept and lead the pitches to Sainsburys and Waitrose, when they went to ASDA, Jim decided to do it and he got carried away with his presentation, but the staff liked the biscuits and bought 800,000 units, this meant that Helen has scored 9 victories and her team were treated to a luxury hotel.
Meanwhile, Zoe and Melody bickered in the boardroom, like they did in the task, Tom came clean and admitted his mistakes, Susan spoke honestly and calmly, while her team mates debated. Zoe chose Tom and Melody to return with her to the boardroom, more rows happened and Zoe was dismissed, due to her inability to perform in the task, which is similar to her day job and her short temper didn't help.
The reinvestment task had it's ups and downs.
Natasha was leader teamed with Jim and Susan, whilst Melody lead the team with Tom and Helen.
Jim showed his sales skills and Susan did well also, but Natasha seemed clueless and ignored her team mates and their advice, although they won, Natasha's reluctance to reinvest cost them their reward.
Tom performed admirably, but Helen and Melody misunderstood the task, which was strange. Despite that Tom looked the weakest candidate by statistics, Melody was shown the door. I like Tom and feel relieved that he stayed, but I feel sorry for Melody, she wasn't always trustworthy and reliable, but she is talented and smart, she knows her stuff.
There was also a detailed programme 'The Apprentice: The Final Five' that showcases the final five candidates and looks at their backgrounds.
From Edward Eoifsch.