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TTRS 46: The Apprentice
Apprentice Logo
Genre Reality Competition
Winner TBA
Runners-Up TBA
No. of Episodes 14
No. of Players 19
Production
Location(s) Los Angeles, California, USA
Chronology
Previous Season TTRSF: Are You The One?
Next Season TBA

The Apprentice is the 46th season of the TTRS Franchise. Although not the first time this format was hosted in TTRS, this is not referred to as the Apprentice 2, because The Apprentice- TTRS Chat Edition was a test season. The season is directly subsequent to TTRSF: Are You The One?.

This season featured 13 returning TTRS players and 6 new TTRS players. The players were divided in two teams of nine, named Synecdoche, meaning a part of a whole, and Victorieux, meaning victory in French. The entire season was hosted via Skype, with each team being given their own Skype chat to communicate in. Additionally, all of the Boardroom meetings took place live, on Skype call. The main advisers for this season were aiwfwyattroh and Lemjam6.

Production and CastingEdit

The season was early in the summer when applications were opened for Battle of the Seasons (2017). Applications for The Apprentice started on July 13, 2017. Applications were open for one week. A total of 27 applications were received. The cast was mailed of their placement on July 20, 2017 with the cast being announced to the TTRS Chat on July 21, 2017 after the teams had made their team names.

The contestants were given first task on July 23, 2017.

CandidatesEdit

Candidate Original Season Original Team Result
Dryerfish
Game Name: Nathan
None Victorieux
Zed55
Game Name: Rich
Fresh Meat Synecdoche
AllieBoBallie
Game Name: Allie
None Victorieux Fired in Task 13
(9–17–2017)
JMez612
Game Name: Jay
None Synecdoche Fired in Task 13
(9–10–2017)
rawr121
Game Name: Anthony
The Mole Victorieux Fired in Task 12
(9–06–2017)
OldNewz
Game Name: Newz
I Survived A Japanese Game Show Synecdoche Fired in Task 11
(8–30–2017)
Christian_
Game Name: Christian
Legends of the Hidden Temple 2 Synecdoche Fired in Task 10
(8–27–2017)
andalarew_2231
Game Name: Andrew
The Amazing Race Synecdoche Fired in Task 9
(8–21–2017)
amf7410
Game Name: Andy
Big Brother- Battle of the Rookies Victorieux Fired in Task 8
(8–17–2017)
FrenchMaid
Game Name: CJ
Legends of the Hidden Temple 2 Victorieux Fired in Task 7
(8–13–2017)
Pieguy555
Game Name: Mike
Battle of the Seasons (2017) Synecdoche Fired in Task 5* & 7
(8–13–2017)
_JB_
Game Name: JB
The Apprentice- TTRS Chat Edition Victorieux Fired in Task 5
(8–04–2017)
TheJohnny
Game Name: Ojani
None Victorieux Fired in Task 5
(8–04–2017)
Giraffez
Game Name: Cameron
Legends of the Hidden Temple 2 Victorieux Fired in Task 4
(8–02–2017)
Halloween
Game Name: Dylan L
The Amazing Race Synecdoche Fired in Task 4
(8–02–2017)
DylanBTBT
Game Name: Dylan B
None Victorieux Quit in Task 3
(7–23–2017)
_Adidas_
Game Name: Luis
Survivor Bahamas Synecdoche Fired in Task 2
(7–30–2017)
bryjow123
Game Name: Tyler
NBTTRS: The Amazing Race Synecdoche Fired in Task 1
(7–27–2017)
NicoleF
Game Name: Eddie
None Victorieux Quit in Task 1
(7–23–2017)
  • Mike was originally fired at the conclusion of Task 5, but after winning the buyback competition, was reinstated at the beginning of Task 7.

Weekly ResultsEdit

Candidate Original Team Task 3 Team Task 5 Team Task 6 Team Task 7 Team Task 8 Team Task 9 Team Task 11 Team Task 12 Team Application Result Record as Project Manager
Dryerfish (Nathan L) Victorieux Victorieux Synecdoche Synecdoche Synecdoche Team Jake Victorieux Synecdoche Synecdoche 2-0 (Win in Tasks 7 & 11)
Zed55 (Rich M) Synecdoche Synecdoche Synecdoche Synecdoche Synecdoche Team Wyatt Victorieux Synecdoche Synecdoche 2-2 (Win in Tasks 10 & 12, Loss in Tasks 1 & 8)
AllieBoBallie (Allie B) Victorieux Victorieux Victorieux Victorieux Victorieux Team Andrew Synecdoche Victorieux Victorieux Fired in Task 13 0–2 (Loss in Tasks 5 & 11)
JMez2612 (Jay R) Synecdoche Synecdoche Synecdoche Victorieux Victorieux Team Wyatt Synecdoche Victorieux Victorieux Fired in Task 13 1–1 (Win in Task 5, Loss in Task 12)
rawr121 (Anthony C) Victorieux Victorieux Synecdoche Synecdoche Synecdoche Team Jake Victorieux Synecdoche Victorieux Fired in Task 12 2–0 (Win in Tasks 1 & 8)
OldNewz (Newz O) Synecdoche Synecdoche Victorieux Victorieux Victorieux Team Jake Victorieux Victorieux Fired in Task 11 2–0 (Win in Tasks 3 & 9)
Christian_ (Christian B) Synecdoche Synecdoche Victorieux Victorieux Victorieux Team Wyatt Synecdoche Fired in Task 10 1–1 (Win in Task 6, Loss in Task 10)
anadalrew_2231 (Andrew T) Synecdoche Synecdoche Synecdoche Synecdoche Synecdoche Team Andrew Synecdoche Fired in Task 9 1-1 (Win in Task 6, Loss in Task 9)
amf7410 (Andy F) Victorieux Victorieux Synecdoche Synecdoche Synecdoche Team Andrew Fired in Task 8 0-1 (Loss in Task 8)
FrenchMaid (CJ F) Victorieux Victorieux Victorieux Victorieux Victorieux Fired in Task 7 0–1 (Loss in Task 3)
Pieguy555 (Mike R) Synecdoche Synecdoche Victorieux Victorieux Fired in Task 5 & 7 0–1 (Loss in Task 7)
_JB_ (JB B) Victorieux Synecdoche Victorieux Fired in Task 5 1–0 (Win in Task 2)
TheJohnny (Ojani W) Victorieux Victorieux Victorieux Fired in Task 5
Giraffez (Cameron K) Victorieux Victorieux Fired in Task 4 0–1 (Loss in Task 4)
Halloween (Dylan L) Synecdoche Synecdoche Fired in Task 4 0–1 (Loss in Task 4)
DylanBTBT (Dylan B) Victorieux Victorieux Quit in Task 3
_Adidas_ (Luis L) Synecdoche Fired in Task 2 0–1 (Loss in Task 2)
bryjow123 (Tyler K) Synecdoche Fired in Task 1
NicoleF (Eddie H) Victorieux Quit in Task 1

Elimination TableEdit

Elimination Chart
No. Candidate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Nathan IN IN IN IN IN IN WIN IN IN IN WIN IN IN IN
Rich LOSE IN IN IN IN IN IN LOSE IN WIN IN WIN BR IN
3 Allie IN IN IN BR LOSE IN IN IN BR BR LOSE BR FIRED
4 Jay IN IN IN BR WIN IN BR IN IN BR BR LOSE FIRED
5 Anthony WIN IN IN IN IN IN IN WIN IN IN IN FIRED
6 Newz IN IN WIN IN IN IN IN IN WIN IN FIRED
7 Christian IN IN IN IN BR WIN IN IN BR FIRED
8 Andrew IN IN IN IN IN WIN IN IN FIRED
9 Andy IN IN IN IN IN IN IN FIRED
10 CJ IN IN LOSE BR BR IN FIRED
11 Mike IN IN IN IN FIRED FIRED
12 JB IN WIN IN BR FIRED
13 Ojani IN IN BR IN FIRED
14 Cameron IN IN BR FIRED
15 Dylan L IN IN IN FIRED
16 Dylan B IN IN QUIT
17 Luis BR FIRED
18 Tyler FIRED
19 Eddie QUIT
     The contestant was the winner of the competition.
     The contestant was on the losing team.
     The contestant won as project manager on his/her team.
     The contestant lost as project manager on his/her team.
     The contestant was brought to the final boardroom.
     The contestant was fired.
     The contestant lost as project manager and was fired.
     The contestant was fired due to failing to submit a task before the deadline.
     The contestant withdrew from the show.

Weekly SummaryEdit

Week 1: Ravioli Ravioli Give Me The FormuoliEdit

  • Air date: July 23, 2017
  • Task: Each team was responsible of opening a one day Italian restaurant, selling dishes, and creating an original pasta dish. Their goal was to raise as much money as possible by getting users on Tengaged to support their restaurant.
  • Judges: Andrew, Jake, and Wyatt
  • Quit: Eddie - Shortly after the task was revealed, Eddie revealed to Andrew he felt he wasn't a right fit for the format of the competition and thus chose to quit instead of continuing any further in the process.
  • Synecdoche Project Manager: Rich
  • Victorieux Project Manager: Anthony
  • Winning team: Victorieux
    • Reasons for win: Victorieux was able to win the fundraising part of the task, as well as winning the secret panel's vote on better original recipe, as well as winning the advisor's vote on better logo and better secret recipe. In addition, their fundraising tended to have more bigger donors than Synecdoche which helped boost their final amount.
  • Losing team: Synecdoche
    • Reasons for loss: While winning the menu portion from the advisor's' choice, because Newz effectively plagiarized the logo, they were disqualified from the logo vote and thus lost that money. In addition, due to their smaller donors, they lost the fundraising aspect of the task which further cemented their loss.
  • Sent to boardroom: Rich, Luis, Tyler
  • Fired: Tyler - Although both Tyler and Luis contributed very little to the task, Tyler's trollish antics and lack of self control, as well as limited time online made him the plausible choice to fire.

Week 2: Attractions, Attractions, They All Rise Up!Edit

  • Air date: July 30, 2017
  • Task: Each team was responsible for both designing and developing a themeland for Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • Judges: Andrew, Jake, and Wyatt
  • Synecdoche Project Manager: Luis
  • Victorieux Project Manager: JB
  • Winning team: Victorieux
    • Reasons for win: Although the advisors felt their use of the movie Trolls confined their potential clients to a more younger audience, the ideas presented were more original, plausible, and in line with Universal Studio's current goals. In addition, their approach was seen as more realistic than Synecdoche's.
  • Losing team: Synecdoche
    • Reasons for loss: While the advisors felt that their theme of Apollo 13 was better than Victorieux's, their presentation was criticized as unprofessional and lackluster. The attractions were cited as not plausible nor original, as well as being unlogistical for a theme park, especially in concern to the creation of an escape room.
  • Sent to boardroom: No final boardroom -  After declaring Victorieux the winners by a landslide, Andrew permitted them to stay in the boardroom during Synecdoche's briefing. However, after numerous members of Synecdoche continued to cite Luis's poor leadership as the main reason they lost, Andrew immediately fired him without letting him bring back anyone to the final boardroom.
  • Fired: Luis - After failing in Task 1, Luis's performance as Project Manager was lackluster and was largely blamed for the task failure due to an inability to lead. In addition to the further assassination of character Synecdoche gave to him in the boardroom, the advisors agreed that his performance was horrific and he was then fired.
  • Corporate Shuffle: After the dismissal of Luis, Andrew announced that another member of Synecdoche would be fired as well for the disaster of the task they had delivered. After hearing further deliberation, Andrew asked Jake who he felt was the strongest member of Victorieux. When Jake responded with JB, Andrew chose to move him over to Synecdoche in order to hopefully put them on the right track to win a task as well as balance the teams.

Week 3: Make Me The Next Great Hit!Edit

  • Air date: July 31, 2017
  • Task: Each team was tasked with creating their own original Tengaged group game.
  • Judges: Andrew, Jake, and Wyatt
  • Synecdoche Project Manager: Newz
  • Victorieux Project Manager: CJ
  • Quit: Dylan B - Dylan B. had struggled with inactivity throughout the entirety of the game due to his hectic work schedule, and hours before the results chose to remove himself from the game in order to further prevent himself bringing his team down.
  • Winning team: Synecdoche
    • Reasons for win: Overall, Synechdoche's format was more well thought out than Victorieux, as well as being more plausible to host on Tengaged. In addition, the format's use of a luck element, challenge ability, and a vote off brought together the essential elements of a good group game format (Strategy/Luck/Comeptition Ability). The twists for future seasons were more creative than Victorieux and brought a unique spin to the format. Most importantly, their finale was well developed and improved an already good finale format with jury voting by rewarding players who made it further in the game with more influence over the winner.
  • Losing team: Victorieux
    • Reasons for loss: Although Victorieux's visual presentation was much more appealing, especially with their video promo, the presentation did not explain the format well and left many loose ends. The finale was criticized for being bland and lackluster, as well as the possibility of ending the season without a final challenge made it poorly received by the advisors. In addition, their twists mimicked twists already seen on popular reality television shows.
  • Sent to boardroom: CJ, Ojani, Cameron
  • Fired: No one - After an explosive argument during the boardroom, each candidate brought back for the final boardroom gave strong and compelling arguments on why they should stay, proving their passion for the game. Seeing as Dylan B. had already quit before the results and was a member of Victorieux, Andrew decided no further firings were necessary.

Week 4: Live Más InteresanteEdit

  • Air date: August 2, 2017
  • Task: Each team was tasked with creating a new menu item for Taco Bell as well as an advertisement poster for it.
  • Judges: Andrew, Jake, and Wyatt
  • Synecdoche Project Manager: Dylan L
  • Victorieux Project Manager: Cameron
  • Winning team: No winning team - Although Jake heavily disagreed, Andrew and Wyatt felt that for being such an easy task, both ideas being so poorly executed warranted a double firing
    • Reasons for loss of Synecdoche: The advisors felt that the idea of the taco bite that while new, was unoriginal. However, the biggest problem with Synecdoche was the pricing of their taco bites, particulary the fact that despite production costs being different for chicken, beef, and potato, all were priced the same. In addition, the items in the Five Dollar Box were poorly chosen, such as 6 cinnamon twists being included in a single box.
    • Sent to boardroom (Synecdoche): Dylan L, JB, Jay
    • Reasons for loss of Victorieux: Although Victorieux's pricing, Five Dollar Box, and presentation were fairly well done, the decision to choose a tamale in a fast food restaurant was poor, and in addition, after getting feedback from someone who was going to be a guest judge for the episode that the tamale was a bad idea, the decision not to change away from that was criticized even more.
    • Sent to boardroom (Victorieux): Cameron, Allie, CJ
  • Fired
    • Synecdoche: Dylan L. - While orginally no one from Synecdoche was going to be fired after their boardroom, after this was announced, Dylan L encouraged that someone should get fired, and after being asked by both Andrew and Jay to recant his statement, he refused and was fired for showing poor decision making.
    • Victorieux: Cameron - Cameron was seen as incredibly stubborn and refused to change away from tamale even after several people suggested they didn't think it was a solid idea. As well as Cameron's decision to bring Allie back into the boardroom, then later admit he didn't think she was at fault, Cameron's decision making process was questioned and he was subsequently fired for it.

Week 5: Startup, Startup, Read All About It!Edit

  • Air date: August 4, 2017
  • Task: Each team was tasked with creating a startup company designed to improve lives.
  • Judges: Andrew, Jake, and Wyatt
  • Corporate Shuffle: After asking the two players from both Synecdoche and Victorieux the advisors felt were on the outs of their team (Ojani from Victorieux and Jay from Synecdoche) to each take turns drafting new teams the new Synecdoche contained Jay, Andrew, Andy, Anthony, Nathan, and Rich while the new Victorieux contained Ojani, Allie, Christian, CJ, JB, Mike, and Newz.
  • Synecdoche Project Manager: Jay
  • Victorieux Project Manager: Allie
  • Winning team: Synecdoche
    • Reasons for win: Although their idea was fairly unoriginal, the advisors (moreso Jake and Andrew) felt that it was well explained, and potentially profitable. The idea of having a chef coming to your house was also seen as more likely than Victorieux's.
  • Losing team: Victorieux
    • Reasons for loss: While having a fairly original idea, it was seen as unprofitable and was poorly explained in the presentation, where many details such as the business model and services provided, were not part of the original presentation and were later being explained by the team in the boardroom.
  • Sent to boardroom: Allie, JB, CJ, Mike, Christian - Because of Victorieux's lackluster project being both incomplete and unprofitable, Andrew felt the team as a whole was a disappointment and that it was too difficult to narrow down the loss to just three people. As Ojani had already been fired and Newz was seen as the only person that did both a considerable amount of work that was also seen in a favorable light by the advisors, they did not attend the final boardroom.
  • Fired:
    • Ojani - After his entire team called him out for not contributing and coming into the boardroom with much to say all of the sudden, Andrew felt he had given him many chances to show what he had to offer and that he had not lived up to those expectations and thus fired him in the middle of Victorieux's initial boardroom. 
    • JB - JB was fired for multiple occurrences of people on his team accusing him of doing the bare minimum in order to not be fired. Andrew also felt that he was using the excuse of "I didn't cause the team to lose" to hide in the game, and after his almost non-existent performance in the last task, writing a mission statement did not feel like a major contribution to the task and thus was fired.
    • Mike - After being asked by Andrew several times what he did in the task, Mike failed to specify, and when further asked to be more specific, he failed to do so yet again. When Jake further asked, Mike interrupted and yelled at him, and although not originally going to be fired, Andrew felt that poor attitude plus his underwhelming performance in the task was enough for him to get fired.

Week 6: You’re A Superhero? Are You Sure?Edit

  • Air date: August 9, 2017
  • Task: Each team was tasked with creating a new comic book series
  • Judges: Andrew, Jake, and Wyatt
  • Corporate Shuffle: As Victorieux was now down four members to Synecdoche's six, before the task began, Andrew asked Christian to pick a number 1-10 in order to randomly select which member of Synecdoche would move over to Victorieux. After the randomization, Jay was chosen to move over to Victorieux in order to balance the teams.
  • Synecdoche Project Manager: Andrew
  • Victorieux Project Manager: Christian
  • Winning team: Synechdoche & Victorieux
    • Reasons for Synecdoche win: Synecdoche's premise of a dual hero/presence was seen as creative and well thought out, their backstories and origin of powers were noted as original and plausible as well as their comics having adaquate suspense at the end of each issue. Although their actual comic was very poorly drawn, the basis of their storyline and premise was good enough to make up for that and give them the win.
    • Reasons for Victorieux win: Victorieux's comic was seen as well designed, well drawn out, and the presentation was very appealing. Although they failed to explain how their power worked, the original idea for their comic and having a minority as the lead, the high quality of their design and presentation made up for that mistake.
  • Sent to boardroom: N/A
  • Fired: No one - As both teams were declared the winners, no one was fired for this task.

Week 7: Hi Julie, We Are Ready For A Takeover!Edit

  • Air date: August 13, 2017
  • Task: Each team was tasked with creating and designing a theme for the Big Brother house.
  • Judges: Andrew, Jake, and Wyatt
  • Reinstated: After previously being fired in Week 5, Mike returned to the competition after winning the buyback competition against JB, Cameron and Luis. Upon his return, he returned to Team Victorieux.
  • Synecdoche Project Manager: Nathan
  • Victorieux Project Manager: Mike
  • Winning team: Synecdoche
    • Reasons for win: While the advisors were split on who to award the win to, Andrew felt that Synecdoche had performed better in both the presentation and plausibility categories (two of the three criteria needed to win). In addition, Andrew felt that Synecdoche's twist with the seven deadly sins was both more original and fun to host for an actual TTBB season, which ultimately gave them the win.
  • Losing team: Victorieux
    • Reasons for loss: While Wyatt prefered Victorieux's project, Victorieux was only to win the creativity category for the design of their house, and their presentation fell short. In addition, their twist felt very similar to Big Brother 19's Temptation Competition, and Andrew also felt that their twist would not be as fun to host as Synecdoche's. 
  • Boardroom tension: Tensions flared between Team Victorieux when Project Manager Mike was accused of playing the game as a clique by protecting Allie and Newz, two people largely viewed as responsible for the loss, from the boardroom. Jake largely criticized Mike's decision, which led to further arguments between Newz, Allie, Mike, CJ, and Jay as Jay & CJ argued they shouldn't be brought back due to not directly causing the loss, while Allie & Newz both insisted that hard work, not prior friendships, were the reason they shouldn't be brought back.
  • Sent to boardroom: Mike, CJ, Jay
  • Fired:
    • Mike - Mike was mostly fired for creating the twist idea which Andrew didn't like. In addition though, the advisors felt he also didn't listen to the criticism given by not bringing back Allie or Newz, the two people seen as responsible for the loss due to their work on the presentation. By not bringing them back, Mike effectively set himself up to be fired, which Andrew happily obliged with. 
    • CJ - Although CJ did not directly contribute to the loss of the task, almost every member of Victorieux stated that CJ was the weakest member remaining, and after being deemed the weak link for the previous four tasks, Andrew felt that CJ had run out of chances and was not contributing the way he should be, and thus fired him too.

Week 8: Netflix and Boardroom?Edit

  • Air date: August 17, 2017
  • Task: Each team was tasked with creating a new or revived television series for Netflix
  • Judges: Andrew, Jake, and Wyatt
  • Corporate shuffle: After noting multiple occurences of cliques throughout the game, Andrew, Jake, and Wyatt decided to attempt to allieviate the situation by dividing the remaining nine contestants into three teams of three. After conducting a snake draft, Team Andrew consisted of Allie, Andrew, and Andy; Team Wyatt consisted of Christian, Jay, and Rich; and Team Jake consisted of Newz, Nathan, and Anthony. 
  • Team Andrew Project Manager: Andy
  • Team Jake Project Manager: Anthony
  • Team Wyatt Project Manager: Rich
  • Winning team: Team Jake
    • Reasons for win: Although their choice to make a DC hero for a Netflix series was seen as questionable, their cast, plot, and general show premise was well thoughtout, and in addition, their poster and logo was very appealing to the advisors and Andrew.
  • Losing teams: Team Andrew & Team Wyatt
    • Reasons for Team Andrew's loss: While initially being declared safe due to the plausability of their show to actually be on Netflix due to their great idea to make a spinoff of a pop Disney show from the 2000s, the decision was reversed after Andrew remembered the team completely destroyed the characterization of the main characters in the rebooted series, which was seen unfavorably by all three judges. In addition to that, the decision to cast Lucas Grabeel as the husband of Ashley Tisdale despite them being brother and sister in the High School Musical series was noted to be creepy, unusual, and unappealing in the boardroom.
    • Reasons for Team Wyatt's loss: Team Wyatt's decision to make a show based on teachers was not well recieved esecpially considering there was already another similary themed show airing at the time. While the idea to make the show a mockumentary made it more appealing, the presentation was also visibly painful with the number of words used compared to the limited amount of pictures causing great strain to the advisors. In addition, in an attempt to gain favor by outlining what a potential second season could be, the show clearly showcased an unthoughtout, unplausible chance for renewal in the future, which was heavily knocked by Wyatt and Andrew.
  • Sent to boardroom: N/A
  • Fired:
    • Team Andrew: Andy - Andy's losing performance as project manager, as well as a lackluster performance thus far in the game made the decision rather obvious for Andrew that Andy should no longer continue in the application process.
    • Team Wyatt: No one - After firing Andy, Andrew saw no point in firing any of the three due to a lack of a reason to pinpoint the loss to any of them.

Week 9: Quench the Commercial ThirstEdit

  • Air date: August 21, 2017
  • Task: Each team was tasked with creating a commercial promoting Gatorade
  • Judges: Andrew, Jake, and Wyatt
  • Corporate shuffle: After the boardroom, Andrew reinstated Team Synecdoche and Team Victorieux, and moved Anthony, Newz, Nathan, and Rich to Synecdoche, and put Allie, Christian, Jay, and Andrew on Victorieux.
  • Synecdoche Project Manager: Andrew
  • Victorieux Project Manager: Newz
  • Winning team: Victorieux
    • Reasons for win: Although both teams submitted good projects, Jake and Andrew preferred Synecdoche's poster better. While their slogan was not seen as original and their commercial did not depict any of the actual product, the reason to go with Simone Biles as their sponsor was incredibly thought out and spoke to the target market of Gatorade, thus giving them the win.
  • Losing team: Synecdoche
    • Reasons for loss: Although their commercial and slogan was more well received, the poster they made was not, however the biggest fault Synecdoche made was going with Katie Ledecky as their sponsor, who was not seen as mainstream as Simone Biles, which led to their loss of the task.
  • Sent to boardroom: Andrew, Christian, Allie
  • Fired: Andrew - After the three contestants pled their case on why they should stay, it was established that there was virtually no reason to fire Allie as she had not been responsible for the loss. Although Christian was criticized for not incorporating a key reason on why Katie Ledecky was chosen into their presentation, Andrew was ultimately fired for being the project manager and not stepping up to take other responsibilities. Due to the lack of ability to pinpoint the loss to one specific person, as well as the entire team mentioning him as the one who should be fired, he had to take responsibility for the loss by default and was fired.

Week 10: I Don’t Subscribe To That NonsenseEdit

  • Air date: August 27, 2017
  • Task: Each team was tasked with creating a subscription box.
  • Judges: Andrew, Jake, and Wyatt
  • Synecdoche Project Manager: Christian
  • Victorieux Project Manager: Rich
  • Winning team: Victorieux
    • Reasons for win: Although their box had similar features to Loot Crate, the plausibility of their box becoming an actual product in the future, as well as being more marketable than Synecdoche's, due to their already being a large market for fans of television. In addition, by not making their boxes customizable allowed their profit margins to increase to a point where the advisors deemed their subscription box would be successful. 
  • Losing team: Synecdoche
    • Reasons for loss: The decision to make their boxes customizable was viewed as both unplausible and unprofitable. Furthermore, the items they included in their box were not seen as a value to the customer, making it unlikely for long term subscription. Lastly, the business model setup with a mere seven dollar profit margin was not seen as plausible for a successful business. 
  • Sent to boardroom: Christian, Allie, Jay
  • Fired: Christian - Christian was fired due to choosing to make the subscription box items customizable, as well as approving a faulty business model plan made by Jay. Despite Christian doing a majority of the work for the task, as everyone else had fulfilled the tasks asked of them, there was nowhere else for blame to fall except on the PM, and thus Christian was fired.  

Week 11: E-Sporting A Good Brand Right NowEdit

  • Air date: August 30, 2017
  • Task: Each team was tasked with creating an E-Sports team brand.
  • Judges: Andrew, Jake, and Wyatt
  • Corporate Shuffle: After assigning Newz and Nathan as captains, they proceeded to pick the rest of their team in a snake draft. After the draft, the new Synecdoche contained Nathan, Rich, and Anthony and the new Victorieux contained Newz, Allie, and Jay.
  • Synecdoche Project Manager: Nathan
  • Victorieux Project Manager: Allie
  • Winning team: Synecdoche
    • Reasons for win: Synecdoche won the task due to creating a brand that was seen by the judging panel as more appealing to both investors and players, going beyond the time actually spent on the team. As well as Synecdoche's use of social media to allow the players to advertise themselves, thus also attracting more attention to the team, the panel felt that Synecdoche's project was likely to be more successful than Victorieux's. 
  • Losing team: Victorieux
    • Reasons for loss: Despite having an amazing video package for the task, the advisors felt that Victorieux's benefit package and pitch to investors was both lacking and limited, and would not attract either players or investors to their team. In addition, Jake especially criticized Victorieux's team logo, claiming that it looked like it had been drawn with a crayon.
  • Sent to boardroom: Allie, Newz, Jay
  • Fired: Newz - Newz was ultimately fired for being on an E-Sports team and letting someone who couldn't even pronounce E-Sports be Project Manager and not stepping up to a task the advisors felt he was the best fit for as PM. Newz was also responsible for creating the logo that was seen as unappealing, and ultimately, all of those factors led to his firing. 

Week 12: Shut Up And Go Make Me Some CoffeeEdit

  • Air date: September 5th, 2017
  • Task: Each team was tasked with creating a brand campaign for a failing coffee house.
  • Judges: Andrew, Jake, and Wyatt
  • Corporate Shuffle: After Allie and Jay's continued losing streak was noticed, Anthony was moved from Synecdoche to Victorieux in order to balance the teams.
  • Synecdoche Project Manager: Rich
  • Victorieux Project Manager: Jay
  • Winning team: Synecdoche
    • Reasons for win: TBA
  • Losing team: Victorieux
    • Reasons for loss: TBA
  • Sent to boardroom: Jay, Allie, Anthony
  • Fired: Anthony - TBA

Week 13: TBAEdit

  • Air date: September 10, 2017 & September 17, 2017
  • Task: The final four candidates were each assigned an indivdual task for this week.
  • Judges: Andrew, Jake, and Wyatt
  • Advanced to finals: Nathan
    • Reasons for win: TBA
  • Losing contestants: Allie, Rich, & Jay
    • Reasons for Allie's loss: TBA
    • Reasons for Rich's loss: TBA
    • Reasons for Jay's loss: TBA
  • Sent to boardroom: Allie & Rich
  • Advanced to finals: Rich
  • Fired:
    • Jay - Jay was immediately fired after the conclusion of the task due to not submitting a completed task, and as a result, Andrew felt no reason to even entertain the prospect of him staying any longer.
    • Allie - TBA
  • Notes: Due to the TTRS writer's team going on strike during the initial airing of this episode, the penultimate episode was split into two parts, airing within a week of each other.

Week 14: It's Time To Put The Pedal to the MedalEdit

  • Air date: October 1st, 2017
  • Task: The final two, with teams of two previously fired contestants to help, must produce a BBQ food truck company.
  • Judges: Andrew, Jake, and Wyatt
  • Teams: Each finalist was given the chance to draft two contestants each via a snake draft. Nathan recruited Newz & JB with his picks, while Rich recruited Allie & Christian with his picks.
  • Nathan's Team: Newz & JB
  • Rich's Team: Allie & Christian
  • Team Nathan's Feedback: TBA
  • Team Rich's Feedback: TBA
  • The Apprentice: TBA - TBA
  • Fired: TBA - TBA

Criticism and controversyEdit

Task 5 BoardroomEdit

  • During the Task 5 episode of TTRS 46, after it was revealed Victorieux had been announced to be the loser of the task, Project Manager Allie and fellow teammate Ojani got into a verbal argument where Ojani accused of Allie of setting him up for failure due to personal issues. As the fight escalated, Ojani then attacked Allie's leadership skills stating that she was a "dumb, blonde woman" and thus unfit to lead. Although Ojani was fired moments later for something unrelated, upon the episode's airing, the National Organization for Women called head advisor Andrew's decision to not acknowledge the remark about the show's sole female contestant disrespectful to businesswomen.

Task 9 BoardroomEdit

  • During the Task 9 episode of TTRS 46, advisor Wyatt's comments towards women in the sports industry came under fire when after it was revealed both Team Synecdoche and Team Victorieux had chosen female athletes, he loudly criticized both choices by saying that male athletes were more likely to promote the sports drink better than a female one could. After an emotional justification from Team Synecdoche's Allie on why she pushed so hard for a female athlete, Wyatt doubled down on his already inflammatory comments and further added fuel to the fire when he attempted to cut her off mid-plea by telling her to "Shut up bitch." After the episode's airing, thousands of women publicly posted their outrage at the comments, and a Change.org petition created to advocate for the removal of Wyatt from the show garnered over 20,000 signatures in the first week. Upon hearing about the news, Olympic athlete Katie Ledecky, (Synecdoche's choice of sponsor for the task) reached out to Allie over social media in order to let her know that her story had touched her, and that Allie was an inspiration to strong female businesswomen everywhere. In further support, Ledecky pledged $20,000 of her own money to Allie's charity in order to further inspire young women everywhere to chase their dreams, no matter how hard the patriarchy tried to shut them out.

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