Thursday, May 11, 2006

Episode 12 preview & spoiler

Episode 12 - Monday, May 15, 10:00 ET/PT
(Special time following a 2-hour Deal Or No Deal)

The final five candidates are challenged to create an in-store home theater display at Wal-Mart for customers to demo the Microsoft Xbox 360 videogame console. The display will highlight the game system's features, within a fully accessorized environment, for the digital entertainment lifestyle. The teams are challenged to demonstrate the Xbox 360 as a complete home entertainment system for non-gamers, featuring a DVD player, stereo system, slide show, video console and more. The team to build the most compelling promotion, as judged by Microsoft and Wal-Mart executives, wins the task.

The winners take a private jet to Hollywood to meet Jeffrey Katzenberg of DreamWorks Animation Studios. The studio executive coaches them through a voice-over session for the new animated film Over the Hedge, starring Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling and Steve Carell. Other voices in the movie include Nick Nolte, Avril Lavigne and William Shatner. Sean Yazbeck provides the voice for BBQ Barry and Lee Bienstock provides the vocals for Lunch Table Larry.

(Thanks to aeropostale676 at
Survivor Sucks for finding the spoiler and to Walt/Wallyhorse who first brought this spoiler to our attention.)

Over the HedgeOver the Hedge: 10 Hammy PlushOver the Hedge Movie Novel

The losers face the boardroom where one candidate will be fired.

Microsoft posted some rather bizarre interviews on, asking fired candidates Brent Buckman and (Jose) Pepi Diaz about the Walmart / Xbox 360 task. Brent answered each task question with "I don't know." Pepi actually answered a couple questions, but he also threw in one "I don't know." How bizarre!

In case you missed the hints up above, Lee is in the Final Four!

Previews for Episode 13 and the finale were posted last week.


At 5/11/2006 11:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How refreshing, in a world of so many liars, Brent isn't afraid of saying "I don't know." Very wise.

At 5/12/2006 6:55 AM, Blogger showmefrommissouri said...

Here is what looks like what will happen the remainder of the season. This could be a real spoiler.

We know from the movie posting that Lee and Sean survive this week. We also can figure that Allie is project manager from Synergy since Roxanne and Tammy have been managers the previous two weeks. We can figure that Tammy is not fired since she is watching this episode from the high school which she graduated. She would not be showing up for this episode at her alma mater on the episode in which she would be fired and embarrass herself like this during a fund-raiser by the high school for this event. Furthermore, last week Lee, Sean and Michael told Mr. Trump that their separate opinions that they respected Tammy the most from Synergy. As a result, he probably wants to take a closer and more prolonged look at her. The quip posted by this site says that one person thinks they are being undermined by the rest of the team, and that undoubtedly is Allie, the project manager. Her insecurities in this regard, also demonstrated by her resentful treatment of Sean since the time he sided against her in the board room three weeks ago, along with losing the tasks due to decisions she would have made, probably lead to her firing over Roxanne. Allie probably goes after Tammy to try to keep from being fired, but it probably is to no avail. At least for the moment, Tammy is now the golden girl of fascination for Mr. Trump for the moment and already
has expressed her disagreement with Allie for having held so much resentment against Sean. Besides, Allie is too close with Roxanne to turn on her versus Tammy.

The next week, May 22nd, would then have Lee and Sean versus Tammy and Roxanne for design of the Embassy Suites employee wardrobe. The postings on this site have no show listed for Memorial Day, May 29th, and have the finale slated for June 5th. If so, then two of the remaining four candidates will be fired on May 22nd, that is, the entire losing team, as was the case with the two women before the final event at the event of last season. It is not possible to imagine there being three contestants left with only one episode remaining. Therefore, under this logic, it cannot be Lee versus Roxanne in the finale as expressed by other blogs to this site, but it only can be Lee versus Sean or Tammy versus Roxanne. One member cannot be simultaneously fired from losing and winning teams on the same episode. Since it will be Sean's turn to be project manager during the week of the winning X-box task on May 15th, Lee will be project manager on the penultimate Embassy Suites task on May 22nd. Lee, Tammy and Roxanne have their own personal websites up. Sean does not have one. Does that portend he sees no need for one to urge people to vote for him in the final episode to be Mr. Trump's apprentice? One team devotes itself to market research to undertakes its design, while the other team, acts on its own creative instincts according to this blog site.

Tammy, the women's handbag designer, and along with Roxanne, the lawyer, appear to less likely to fly by the seat of their pants and act on personal creative instinct like Sean and Lee are prone to do, and seem to act more judiciously. If Lee loses, it will be his second consecutive loss as project manager down the stretch, and since Mr. Trump hates losing, he would be the first to go. As Sean is a clotheshorse by his own entry video, he probably has substantial creative input on the final design, be blamed as such, and then be fired. It is up in the air as to whether Roxanne and Tammy will be project manager on this final task, but since Tammy has the style and creative background, and has a one and one record as project manager, while Roxanne has won twice and not lost, I think Tammy will grab the project manager spot.

I hope I am wrong and that Lee faces Sean in the final task instead of Tammy versus Roxanne, but I do not see a scenario in which this happens. If the author of this site, or someone else, can up with a good projection how Lee gets to the final two, I would like to hear it. To date, over the entire season, Mr. Trump has not made one negative comment all season against either Tammy or Roxanne.

If there was an episode with interviews on May 29th for three candidates, I could see Lee making it into the final two. I am wondering how key is it that Sean has no personal website up at this time in projecting that he doesn't make it to the final two candidates, even if Lee's site a few weeks ago had a link to The Apprentice show website to vote for him. Again, if someone can demonstrate how Lee can make it into the final two candidates, I would love to see it.

At 5/12/2006 8:04 AM, Blogger Wallyhorse said...


Unless NBC has since changed this, I believe there is a show scheduled for May 29 (Memorial Day), which will be the interviews (at the final three) and first part of the final task. That show could be moved back one night to Tuesday, May 30, however, because of May 29 being Memorial Day.

At 5/12/2006 9:41 AM, Blogger showmefrommissouri said...

Walt, I hope you are right because Lee can outtalk business as compared to Sean, Tammy or Roxanne. Is there any way to verify that there is a show on May 29th, or especially May 30th with interviews for the final three. This could make a huge difference on Lee's chances to make the final two, and it would leave open the possibility of the Lee vs. Roxanne finale, based on the original posts on their websites which linked to The Apprentice show site with the instructions to vote for each of them. To me, at least, this is critical. Can Mitch find out?

At 5/12/2006 9:46 AM, Blogger Michael Spilzinger said...


I think that your theory is pretty sound (provided that there is no additional show) with the exception of one point.

My gut feeling as well was that Tammy would not watch with her school if it is the episode wherein she gets fired. Upon further reflection though, I don't think that that we can say that definitively. It could be that she does get fired and wanted to be present in order to talk about the circumstances of the firing or the task because she might actually be proud of them. How many candidates have come away from the show holding their heads up high and talking about their committment to their own values and why they trump (pun intended) the specifics of the contest.

I would more quickly see Tammy feeling undermined by her teammates as that seems to have been the trend the last 2 weeks. Roxanne and Allie seem to have more of a bond.

At 5/12/2006 10:32 AM, Blogger showmefrommissouri said...

Here is what I think happens if there is a possible show on May 29th or 30th, and I wish someone could confirm this once and for all.

May 15th, Allie gets fired for personality reasons and for being an unsuccessful project manager.

May 22nd-- Sean, the clotheshorse, comes up with a creatively bonehead idea for the Embassy Suites employees uniforms which is rejected by their management judges in favor of Synergy's design. As a result, he gets fired, even though Lee is the project manager.

In the interviews, Roxanne gets caught in some "deer in the headlights" moments like when she was confronted by Andrea and when she was behind at first on the Outback Steak task last week. After all, she is the only one with no business experience. Before the season began, in the previews, Mr. Trump says in the boardroom to someone, "I think you're too weak to run one of my companies." He hasn't said it since then throughout the series. I think he says it to Roxanne in the boardroom after the interviews. I can't see her interviewing as strong as Lee or Tammy. Tammy is cool under pressure and successfully and calmly deflected Brent. Therefore, I see a Lee versus Tammy final. The only thing that disturbs me is all of the carping that Roxanne had a link from her website to the show site so that her fans easily could vote for her. If there is no show on the 29th or 30th though, all of this is moot, and my earlier comment stands.

At 5/12/2006 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know that it is possible that in the final four task Trump might switch up the teams to make it Tammy and Lee vs. Roxanne and Sean, to make it interesting, and testing to see if they could work with there pier. It's possible. And the voting link is huge there is no reason for tammy and sean not to have links to the voting.

At 5/12/2006 11:42 AM, Anonymous joh doe said...

Trump being Trump loves to do what no one expects. I can easily see him firing someone from the wining team just to show that he can.

At 5/12/2006 11:59 AM, Anonymous Orthodox Apprentice said...

ShowMe (and other speculators):

* You're making too many assumptions without any factual basis. We generally don't like to speculate so much.

* We expect an episode to air on May 29. We should be able to confirm it, one way or the other, over the coming weekend. If there is an Episode 14, it could be either a task or an interview process.

* We don't know which team will have an "undermined" candidate next week. That's why we removed it from the latest preview.

* It's possible that the teams will be re-shuffled after Episode 12. We just don't know yet.

* It's certainly possible that Tammy will watch her firing with her alma mater. She has nothing to be ashamed of. If she's being fired, it's her last opportunity for a fundraising event. It's possible that she couldn't schedule it earlier in the season. We don't want to speculate based on this event. That's why we removed it from the latest preview. [Rumor has it that Dan watched his firing with a large gathering of friends.]

* We don't see anything meaningful from the three Gold Rush teammates telling Trump that Tammy is a strong candidate. George, Carolyn and the kids are Donald's eyes & ears. Lee hasn't even worked with Tammy or seen her in action.

At 5/12/2006 12:08 PM, Blogger Michael Spilzinger said...

If one candidate is undermined by hi/her team, it has to be Synergy, since the implication is that it was two against one. And we know that Lee and Sean win next week, thus, there is no pre-task shakeup.

At 5/12/2006 12:16 PM, Anonymous Orthodox Apprentice said...


The latest info from NBC referred to a candidate "undermined by his team who isn't taking his ideas seriously." However, earlier in the season, an NBC reference to a "him" turned out to be Charmaine. This is why we do not want to speculate anything based on this information. It could mean absolutely anything.

There is no team shuffle prior to Episode 12. We don't know if there will be one after Episode 12.

At 5/12/2006 12:54 PM, Blogger Wallyhorse said...

Something that may throw this into a potentially major tizzy:

From what I'm reading elsewhere, President Bush is now apparently going to do an address to the country on Monday night that is expected to run 20-25 minutes or so, most likely at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT. Since "DOND" is actually taped well in advance, it would be difficult to shorten that from two hours that night, so it's very possible that if that is the case, NBC could wind up on Monday with a two-hour "DOND" from 8:30-10:30 PM (Eastern) and a sitcom at 10:30 (as NBC usually can't go past 11:00 PM ET due to a potential myriad of problems it creates for affiliates in the overnight hours, especially those who have contractually obligated paid programming airing at that hour).

If that happens, there are two possible scenarios:

1. This week's "Apprentice" airs on Friday night (May 19) at 8:00 PM ET/PT (ahead of the two hour season/possible series finale of "Conviction").

2. This week's "Apprentice" is pushed back to next Monday night in the regular time slot, with what is supposed to next Monday's episode moved to Wednesday (May 24) in "Law & Order's" time slot (10:00 PM ET/PT) as "L & O's" season finale is this Wednesday due to NBC throwing in the towel on the final night of the "May Sweeps" not wanting to attempt to seriously counter-program the "American Idol" finale on FOX (even though that ends at 10:00 PM ET/PT, whatever would be the lead-in to the 10:00 PM show on NBC would be killed).

Just a heads-up in case that happens.


At 5/12/2006 4:48 PM, Anonymous AppFan said...

Walt- do TV networks ever air a show on a night besides the day of the week that it is supposed to be? If anything, wouldnt they make a 2 hr special on a monday night, rather than air one episode on fri or wed?

At 5/12/2006 5:03 PM, Blogger showmefrommissouri said...

I may be speculating, but I don't think my suppositions or projections are baseless based on the reasoning I laid out. I will add this. A couple of weeks ago Lee substituted all of his pictures with his friends on a beach on his website in favor of fairly solemn pictures of him in a business suit. I would be curious to know why the sudden change in image.

Walt, I think you projection of the TV scheduling is wrong. Many times when a presidential address occurs, the regularly scheduled network programming would continue in full length, and the entire late night schedule would be pushed back (local news, Leno, Conan). To play games and shuffle all of the last few episodes of The Apprentice to strange times not adequately publicized would play have with ratings for the show during the May sweeps. Just be prepared to stay up later on Monday.

At 5/12/2006 5:05 PM, Blogger showmefrommissouri said...

I had a typo. I meant to say, "havoc with the ratings," not "have."

At 5/12/2006 5:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just curious how many weeks has this site been up?

At 5/12/2006 5:25 PM, Anonymous Orthodox Apprentice said...


According to the latest update from NBC, Deal or No Deal will air from 8:25 to 10:00.

The Apprentice starts at 10 pm.

(We suspect that the Pacific time zone wouldn't be affected by the President's address.)

At 5/12/2006 5:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey look at the trouble we're causing. Lee does not have a link any more to vote for him anymore.

At 5/12/2006 7:13 PM, Anonymous Orthodox Apprentice said...

Monday, May 29, 9:00 PM
Episode 14

The Final Battle

The final two candidates take on their toughest tasks yet, coordinating two massive charity events. One finalist faces off with a tough executive while putting on a celebrity hockey event and the other lets his heart lead him astray while staging a massive rock concert in Atlantic City.

A word of caution: It's a generic "him". Could be a male or female.

At 5/13/2006 4:05 AM, Blogger Wallyhorse said...

Orthodox Apprentice:

That is correct on the scheduling, but do keep in mind two things:

1. NBC has been heavily promoting this "DOND" as a "two hour event." Obviously, at the time it was planned to air, no one knew about Bush deciding to address the nation on Monday, but given the nature of this particular episode of "DOND" (wives of fighters in Iraq plus Jay Leno and Regis Philbin are guests in it), unless they choose to run it commercial-free (or only with commercials on the west coast), it will be tricky at best to shorten it by 25 minutes.

That could cause NBC to scrap that plan and push "The Apprentice" back to 10:25, which in this case would make sense EXCEPT for one big problem:

Late Night is a HUGE moneymaker for the networks, especially since depending on who you watch in late night can determine who you watch the next morning, which is the other big moneymaker for the networks. Add to that the fact that during the overnight/early morning hours many network affiliates have contractual commitments to air paid programming that would not air if there were delays on the network end, and it makes that scenario very unlikely.

This is why I think if they are unable to shorten "DOND", NBC will air that to 10:25 and air a sitcom from 10:25-11:00 (stretching such to 35 minutes) with "The Apprentice" re-scheduled for late this coming week (again, most likely if so on Friday), or this Monday's episode re-scheduled to next Monday and next Monday's episode moved likely to Wednesday night in what is normally "Law & Order's" time slot (as that is the final night of the "May Sweeps" and "L & O" would be a repeat that night).

Also, NBC's schedule would go out the window anyway if the President's speech is much longer than anticipated.


At 5/13/2006 10:38 PM, Blogger Wallyhorse said...

There is another potentially MAJOR spoiler at Survivor S****, posted by Anniafannie at:
(link will take you to the post)

According to this spoiler, the following happens:

Roxanne is "fired" next, with the teams mixed at the final four (one man, one woman).

Lee apparently goes at the final four task.

Allie stays to the interviews when she goes.

It's apparently Sean vs. Tammy at the final two, with the six returning candidates being (according to this poster):

Allie, Andrea, Brent, Leslie, Lennie and Tarek

If so, this will be VERY interesting!!


At 5/13/2006 11:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walt,sounds like that someone fabricated the info in that post. Just doesn't sound credible.

At 5/13/2006 11:07 PM, Blogger Wallyhorse said...

Whoever just replied:

I'm thinking that's possible too (especially since I've also heard there are no interviews), but it is out there and I'm just reporting that it is.

If it is true, however, it does bode well for me since Tammy was my pick to win it all and I can't see her losing to Sean at the end.


At 5/15/2006 11:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well wallyhorse, you were wrong about Tammy.

At 5/19/2006 3:00 PM, Anonymous leah said...

yeah. shes fired


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