But hey, it's time for the next task. Donald Trump gathers the teams at Trump Tower to tell them that they have to make a celebrity guidebook to New York City. The team that raises the most money from selling the guidebooks will win... but there's also a bonus up for grabs for the best book!
The winning team will take all the money raised for the project manager's charity, even if they didn't win the bonus. So who will be the project managers? It's Teresa Giudice for the women and Dee Snider for the men. Let's get going!
There's tension from the off as Teresa says the most important thing is to raise a lot of money - and Debbie complains that's obvious. And when Dayana tries to offer some ideas (and explains that she has to show she has ideas), she's pretty much ignored.
But anyway, there's work to do - Debbie begins securing donations, and then it's time to take photos for the book - Lisa Lampanelli and Debbie do it quickly, but Aubrey's disappointed to be stuck with Teresa and Dayana - she thinks they're taking too long. Lisa and Debbie are annoyed too - they're ready for the graphic artist, but the others aren't back yet... "They have no idea how much I hate them right now," Lisa says.
Eventually work on the book gets under way, but that doesn't stop the arguments. Debbie complains that they haven't got any signage for their kiosk, but Teresa thinks that she's just trying to set her up. "I don't take that lightly," she adds.
Meanwhile, when Dayana suggests adding subway instructions to the guidebook, Lisa - who's shepherding the book - is furious. She complains that she's doing all the work and tells Dayana to "f**king shut up". Dayana stays calm but in confessional Lisa begins crying: "I'm blown away by the stupidity in parts of our group. I sweated my ass off putting the book together. I'm sick of this pressure from women who all they do is look in a f**king mirror. F**k you - develop a talent and a brain and then maybe the world will take you seriously."
The next day, though, Teresa decides it's time to move on from the drama and sell some books! The money soon starts rolling in from members of the public and friends and family of the team. Dayana's particularly pleased she brought in $17,500, pointing out that her friends are in Venezuela and not just round the corner. But have they done enough to beat the men?
The men quickly decide not to focus too much on the book - they want to make the most money. They take photographs on the top of Trump Tower, with each celebrity standing in front of a different neighborhood. Clay Aiken's not convinced it's the best idea, though. Still, Lou Ferrigno enjoys it because he imagines throwing Penn off the roof. Yikes!
After a quick Arsenio Hall/Clay wrestle (really), the men begin tracking down donations. Penn Jillette gets in touch with the Blue Man Group, while Arsenio is thrilled when he calls his friend Jay Leno... and Leno offers to send a blank check!
Then it's just time to sell the books (though there's a bit of disagreement about the cost to the general public.) Even former contestant Michael Andretti shows up to pay $20,000! But Arsenio's worried - the Leno check arrived at his office at 7am but it was shut, so now it's somewhere on a FedEx truck...
There's even more chaos when the Blue Man Group show up. They donate money, sure... but by popping balloons filled with cash so it goes everywhere (and members of the public can snap up notes.) Clay is furious ("a complete f**king disaster")... especially after he saw Arsenio grabbing money out of a woman's butt. Nice. Anyway, he manages to find a way to blame it on Penn, naturally! But we're out of time... and Leno's check arrives just seconds after the deadline. Poor Arsenio.
Regis Philbin is here to judge the books... but he likes both and we'll have to wait for the Boardroom to find out who wins! Straight away there is drama with the women - Aubrey complains that Dayana derailed the team, while Lisa speaks about her argument with her. Dayana tries to have her say but Lisa says that she and Aubrey do 90% of the work (though she praises Debbie, too) and other people are going under the radar.
Debbie also complains that the other sub team took too long taking photos, while Teresa claims that she had to "babysit" Debbie (setting off another argument.) It even gets a little personal as Teresa accuses Debbie of dressing inappropriately! In an attempt to get things back on track, Donald names the winner of the best book - it's the women! They get the $35,000 bonus!
Time to talk to the men, and soon the Blue Man Group debacle is raised. Clay says it was a "horrible" idea, pointing out that they could have had the entire $8000 but probably lost most of that to members of the public. Though Penn and Dee bizarrely disagree, Donald's on Clay's side. And Arsenio has to admit that he brought in the least money because his check was late.
Turns out that could mean everything - Donald reveals that there is just a $14 difference between the teams! Let's find out who won - the women, with their bonus, raised $162,855. But the men managed $162,869 - they won! That means that Dee has managed to get $326,000 for his charity. What's more, the teams have raised over $1m for charity over the course of the show now!
Who's Going Home?
It's time for the women to talk things through with Donald. Pretty soon it comes down to a discussion of who raised the most (Teresa, Lisa) and who raised the least (Aubrey). Oh, and Dayana raised a lot, too. Teresa suggests that Lisa was her "right hand" because she did so much during the task but Donald wants to know more about why she felt like she babysat Debbie... leading to more rows.
Teresa also claims that she had to babysit Dayana, while Aubrey defends the fact that she raised the least by saying that she got a lot of donations off the street. But who should be fired? Debbie thinks Teresa... although Dayana is perhaps the weakest link. Dayana, of course, is fed up with people not listening to her. Eventually, Teresa is asked who she wants to bring back - it's Dayana and Debbie! The watching men think she should have picked Aubrey, who raised the least.
They're not alone - Donald's surprised, and Dayana and Debbie team up to agree that Aubrey should have been brought back. There are yet more arguments about whether or not Teresa had to babysit Debbie (and Donald and Ivanka laugh about how Dayana's staying quiet and letting them get to each other.) It gets personal again - Donald asks if Debbie is talented, and Teresa replies: "Maybe in singing... in the 80s she was big." Ouch.
Teresa explains that she didn't bring back Aubrey because she was looking to the future and she is a "key player". Eventually, Donald decides it's time to come to a decision - this task was really about raising money, and since she raised the least out of the three in front of him, Debbie's the one to go (though he again says Aubrey should have been brought back.)
Debbie hugs Dayana goodbye... but snubs Teresa! Later, she says: "The worst thing about this experience for me has been seeing how shrewd and dishonest people can be for very self-serving purposes, and to sit inches away from people and to know that they're blatantly lying leaves me feeling a little unsettled. Does my ego like that I was fired? No. But Mr Trump can't fire me from being Debbie Gibson, so nothing is lost."
But Debbie's not the only one unhappy. Aubrey's furious when Arsenio admits that he thought she'd be brought back because she raised the least, saying it's an "ugly comment" and she "can't stand phoney people"! And when Teresa and Dayana return, Lisa is not happy. "God has it in for me," she says. "I must have murdered someone in a previous life. I'm stuck with these two numbnuts bitches once again who couldn't have an idea if it hit them in the face." There's a lot of tension between Teresa and Dayana, too! Will everyone be able to pull it together for the second part of this week's episode?
The Celebrity Apprentice airs Sundays at 9/8c on NBC.