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“The Apprentice”: Jenny, the Deflector
Despite showing a woeful lack of common sense with the doomed environmentally themed greetings card idea, and exhibiting a total lack of awareness during a sales pitch when she admitted no longer buying cards to be environmental, she still managed to deflect attention from herself in the boardroom by picking on the quietest woman in the room.
She did it in the second show when Shazia was kicked off, and attempted it against Sara in this week’s episode.
This is not to say she is Miss Teflon – Alan Sugar seemed to be aware of what was happening, but it clearly shows her tactics and helps extend her stay in the house.
“The house” is becoming the right phrase as “The Apprentice” is increasingly beginning to resemble the thinking-man’s “Big Brother”.
The barracking of Sara on her return from the boardroom was just aggressive showmanship. Raef, in pointing out the firing had already been dished out by Sugar in the boardroom, was the only one to come out of the situation well.
The sad thing is how the others so easily jumped on the bandwagon, including Lee, who, for me, is beginning to resemble a loose cannon, and Kevin, who was clutching at anything in the boardroom, except the obvious.
Let’s hope it’s not too long before Jenny goes — that way, we can see more of Lucinda’s increasingly odd wardrobe and Alex biting off more than he can chew.