Orthodox Apprentice: Episode 4
Religious observance was a focus point of Episode 3, but it didn't play a role in this week's episode. Gold Rush, featuring our two Orthodox Jewish candidates - Dan Brody and Lee Bienstock - designed an impressive billboard for Post Grape Nuts Trail Mix Crunch cereal and came away with a win.
Dan and Lee didn't get a whole lot of airtime today, but it appears that Daniel Brody is making strong contributions to the team and everyone seems to like him (except Lenny perhaps). In the four epsiodes we've seen, he certainly hasn't said or done anything that could hurt his chances. He seems to be non-controversial (other than that little Rosh HaShana thing), so he could go far. We'll need to see him in the project manager role to get a better idea of his long-term prospects.
Other candidates who we've barely met: Leslie, Michael, Roxanne. There's no reason to believe that any of them will or won't stay in the game for a while. We just don't enough about them.
We finally saw both Dan and Lee enjoying some food. As we told you last week, the cereal Dan was snacking on is certified kosher. Both candidates looked somewhat uncomfortable at the dinner table in Jean-Georges' restaurant. Eventually we saw them chowing down, so their kosher meals might have been delivered late. It's known to happen.
Brent Buckman was the first Jewish candidate to be fired, but it wasn't for anything he did or didn't do on this task. His Synergy teammates continued to pick on him, trying to reach his breaking point. His downfall in this episode was talking too much (and too abrasively) in the boardroom. If he had toned it down in front of the father-daughter Trump team, he would have survived for another task and Tammy would have been sent to the Hot Jobs cab.
Did anyone else notice that a Saab commercial aired shortly after a Tarek Saab scene?