Remember the ballyhoo about Trump's BIG surprise? From the TAPED edit on the show, it was clearly to name R&R joint apprentices. On TAPE, R & R were equal on everything. But in the LIVE (thank God for live!) portion, things took a different turn.
Everyone with the exception of the incompetent friend, Toral, said Randal was better at everything than Rebecca (it turns out that only DT and people on the Message Boards actually liked Rebecca). And Alla said what many have been saying all along: Rebecca is not even in the same class as Randal! But the topper was when Randal looked back at the losing wannabes and said: "Everybody who thinks I should be the SOLE apprentice, stand up!" and hot diggity, they stood up (cute how the crew never put the spotlight on the wannabes, wasn't it? Still, I saw the outlines of those standing, plus if they hadn't stood, DT would have, if not shown them, made some comment that only Randal's team stood up. ROFLMAO!)
But why do I say Trump got Trumped? Because, IMO (and obviously half of this board), Trump wanted joint apprenticeships, but even he couldn't discredit Randal's clear superiority (especially after no one other than Toral, the buddy Incompetent, supported Rebecca). So what did he do? He declared Randal the Apprentice.
But DT had a "Plan B" trick up his sleeve. Randal, of course, elated, ran over to garner the hugs and congrats of the losers. THEN, while Randal is rejoicing and in the throes of elation, Trump asks Randal, if he were Trump, would he hire Rebecca?! Now of course, happy people are generous, so imagine Trump's surprise when Randal says, "This is the Apprentice, not the Apprentii!" WOOOO!!!!
So the upshot is that DT thought he was slick - he would get Randal to do his dirty work for him as in a magnanimous spirit, Randal would say, "Sure, I'd hire her."
He got Trumped!
For all his 'niceness', Randal proved to be the tougher competitor. "This is the Apprentice," he says, "not the Apprentii!" You go, Randal!
P.S. Not only is Randal going to make Trump HUGE amounts of money, but not to worry about Rebecca, either. She's a reporter for Crain's Business Review, a small trade newspaper in the Midwest, making no more than $30,000/year. Trump is most definitely going to offer her a job -- just not as his Apprentice!