Okay, I watched the first hour I taped but then I had to research the rest and here is what I assume occurred:
1. After the "interrogation" came the assignment of two players to make the ultimate decision. Sean chose that two faced loony laureate and Sarah chose Gabe.
2. They reached an ultimate standoff... shock!!! Which put the decision in Branson's hands, where it ultimately should have been but the exercise in circle jerking had to be done to extend this show further than necessary.
3. Richard chose Mormon boy...and what were his reasons? This has not been explained to me although I knew he had the winner's edit..which means in normal world the negative edit.
4. He then got a million dollars and the opt to pick door number 2 or 3 if he flipped a coin to risk it. So now we have added Monty Hall to the already burgeoning series with another unnecessary hoop to jump
5. Sean elected to stay with door number one which was the right decision and he wins the ultimate prize in reality tv history which was actually 6 months as an ASSISTANT to Branson and he could pick someone to be his assistant... and they win the ultimate assistant's assistant prize in reality tv history.
6. He chose Gabe (although why as he said in the first hour he was BETRAYED by him) and Sarah gets 750K to start a foundation for women.
7. If he makes the six months getting the coffee and running the hoover he gets to be a "VP" at another one of Richard's less signficant companies for a year. Does Gabe get this promotion too?
Wow just wow. I said this show sufferred from an identity crisis and clearly it continued to add more to the pot even as it died a slow and painful death.
I love Branson he has all the charisma, charm, concern and capability that his majesty the Donald lacks. Just being in Sir Branson's aura would be enough and just the experience of hanging with him and doing adventures should have been sufficient.
The whole idea of a "job" I think is what seemed unnecessary and added on to give what was the ultimate travel reality show some type of gravitas. Now that I know Bunim Murray sort of leant their name to the production it does explain the disjointed effect that the series had. You just sensed a lot of hands in the pie. Sometimes things are better left alone and this show tanked as a result. Too bad because Branson is by far more real than Trump could ever be and everyone and anyone in their right mind would jump from a balloon to work with him.