The pressure is definitely on because the teams will have to create two living window displays each for Ivanka Trump's fashion collection at Lord & Taylor. Ivanka herself will be judging based on creativity, brand messaging and overall presentation.
She gives them a few hints: her customers tend to be 25-35 years old, working, sophisticated, aspirational women, and coral is the main colour associated with her collection.
Dayana Mendoza, although Teresa Giudice is also keen.
While Dayana is the PM, it seems Aubrey is once again the second-in-command, coming up with a lot of ideas and seeming to organise a lot of the task. They have a minor mishap right before the presentation is due to start when photos go missing. They had wanted to have photos of models wearing Ivanka's designs spread throughout their window display, but had to resort to Plan B (courtesy of Aubrey) last minute and get in some live models.
The women (who are all dressed in Ivanka Trump clothing) hand Ivanka a bunch of flowers before explaining the windows, which are themed "timeless style". One window represents aspiration, one represents leadership. Dayana and Aubrey are among the models.
The task doesn't get off to the best start for the men when Dee Snider visits the doctor and learns he'll have to have emergency surgery on his finger asap. He's worried the other men will think he isn't giving 100%.
The men wanted to show the idea of Ivanka Trump by day and night. One window has Clay Aiken behind a desk, chatting to three sophisticated looking women - who are twins of the three models in the other window (Penn's idea). Window two has Arsenio Hall working a red carpet-style scenario with three models. Arsenio is the stylist, Paul Teutul made the signs via his shop.
Their only problem seems to be not realising the red carpet window has a black background and dark lighting so it's harder to see with the glare of the light, while Lou is once again feeling insulted when George makes some comment about his participation in the task.
A very nervous Dayana kicks things off by explaining the women's concept and saying she's confident they have won the task. Everyone on the team seems supportive of her as PM, but then talk turns to the weakest player. Tia Carrere can't answer ("we're stronger than ever"), neither can Teresa. Okay, so who would Dayana bring back if they lose? She can't answer. Even when pressed she will only say: "We didn't lose, we won."
Can Aubrey give an answer? She says it's up to Dayana and when she is PM she can answer that question. Donald Trump Jr. isn't satisfied. Surely she must know who she wants on her team going forward? Lisa and Patricia, for sure. Cue lots of praise for Lisa from the team, as she tries not to cry.
Time to talk to the men, but first up Mr Trump is full of praise for the returned-from-surgery Dee. He now has four pins in his finger and his arm is in a sleeve.
George says the men are confident they have won. How did the men find George as PM? Clay says he did a "fine job" but Mr Trump says that isn't in line with comments he made during the task. Clay clarifies by saying this was a difficult task and George spent a lot of time on the phone. Arsenio says he liked working with George because he left him alone to his own devices.
George stands up for himself and says when he recognises someone has a special talent he will delegate. Was he too lax, however? Penn thinks George was a great PM and continued the men's team's tradition of telling people something once and trusting them to do it
So, what did Ivanka think of both teams? For the women, she liked the signs and branding and their clear understanding of the demographic, but didn't like the visible electric fan in the window and the fact the shoes on the models weren't visible because of the window border.
For the men, she was "blown away" by Paul's signs and actually wants them in her store. She loved Penn's idea of twins, Arsenio's role in the display, and the brand messaging, but it was hard to see the second window, she didn't like the colours in the office scene, and some of the clothes didn't depict who she is. Basically, they didn't take risks.
It's the first win for the women, which means we'll be saying goodbye to a man...
So, what went wrong for the men? Discussion turns to the fact the second window was hard to see because of the midnight blue paint. George signed off on it, but why could Adam not change it last minute? He says you wouldn't know what it would look like on the street. On to the outfits, who picked them? Arsenio. He wanted to show the diversity of the line, but Mr Trump thinks it wasn't very elegant. Lou agrees. He'd fire Arsenio.
Who would Paul fire? George, because the communication "wasn't great" between the team building the sets and the team doing the styling. George says he was in touch via phone and he got complete reports from Adam on how the building was going.
Clay's turn to talk. He admits he'd rather be on the couch on American Idol than sitting in the boardroom. He greatly admires George so doesn't want to throw him under the bus, but feels maybe his leadership skills didn't help this time.
What about Dee? Mr Trump thinks he should get a pass and says George can't bring him back into the boardroom. Who would Arsenio fire? He seems to suggest maybe himself because of the criticism over his styling. Adam says George because they all worked hard and there's no right decision.
George brings back Arsenio and Lou. The former was in charge of the styling and Lou apparently doesn't follow directions.
Lou isn't happy. He says he gave 110% and warned that the midnight blue paint was wrong. Every time he made suggestions he was ignored. George says Lou is enthusiastic but did get in the way of work that needed to be done. Lou counters by saying George isn't aggressive enough to be a PM; he let Adam do all the construction.
Arsenio seems to back up Lou by saying he doesn't think George really knew what happened at the building location. However, he says the fact some people didn't want Lou around is a problem. Time to talk about styling. Why did Arsenio put a trench coat on the red carpet? He says the model was playing an assistant, not the star. Mr Trump says that wasn't clear, while Trump Jr. says they didn't utilize Ivanka enough. George says he had no idea the team had that sort of access to Ivanka, which is fully his fault. Mr Trump says the women phoned Ivanka and got her advice and even pieces of her jewellery.
Down to business. Who will get fired? George says he understands the leader should take the fall, and says he has had a tremendous experience and hopes to remain in contact with everyone.
George is fired, but not before Mr Trump says he has enormous respect for him and he understands he was not quitting here.
The Celebrity Apprentice airs Sundays at 9/8c on NBC