@nunayobiznus I actually do think that is a large portion of it.
Ah, so the mess up on Apprentice 3 that brought both teams to the boardroom was that they were both idjits. Book Smarts did an overly sexually suggestive ad (suggested by Bree of all people) and Street Smarts just did a silly, run-on-the-mill ad. All of this led to Street Smarts Project Leader, Kristen, being fired. No big loss, she was pretty useless.
The only good thing to come from this week is the seeming refinement of Michael from Book Smarts. Maybe having your entire team gang up on you in the boardroom has that effect.
It really looked like this weeks episode could have been great, and in the end it was just slow and boring. Oh well.