While the five remaining contestants anxiously discuss their upcoming business plan presentations, 50 strolls into Camp Curtis to check up on their progress. Before the contestants can worry too much about their proposals, 50 announces that...... Read Full Episode Summary »
The contestants push themselves to the limits when they are challenged to make exercise videos and present their business plans to industry legend Chris Lighty.
While the five remaining contestants anxiously discuss their upcoming business plan presentations, 50 strolls into Camp Curtis to check up on their progress.
Before the contestants can worry too much about their proposals, 50 announces that their next challenge is coming up. But before they get to it, 50 decides to switch up the teams. He tells the contestants he has six jerseys hidden around Camp Curtis and whatever color jersey the contestants find is what team they are on.
After a few minutes of hunting and rummaging, the teams are set: Ryan, Mehgan and Derrick are back on Team Power, and the two rivals, Larry and Cornbreadd, make up Team Money. Larry worries that his beef with Cornbreadd will cause them both to lose, but Cornbreadd is confident they can get the job done.
50 gives the teams a speech about the growing problem of teen obesity, and announces he's brought a friend to talk to them about it further. The contestants are in shock when LL Cool J steps in the room, armed with his fitness book: LL Cool Jay's Platinum Workout. After LL Cool J pumps up the teams, 50 challenges them to create an inspirational workout video. Each team is given a professional trainer and video editor to help them make a professional looking video.
The teams enter their war rooms with only one hour to put together a plan for their video. Team Power immediately has trouble working together; Mehgan ignores Ryan's ideas, and no one can agree on the video's focus. Team Money, surprisingly, gets their plan together easily. Although Larry is wearing the Boss jersey, Cornbreadd doesn't hesitate to take over in his area of expertise. Luckily, Larry is content to sit back and trust Cornbreadd.
The teams arrive at Equinox gym in Brooklyn, and immediately get to work on shooting their videos. As soon as Cornbreadd steps foot in the gym, he has a vision for what the video should look like. The guys are confident they have a winning video. Team Power, however, struggles and argues until the clock runs out. The same situation plays out in the editing room, until time is up and the teams need to present the final product to 50.
Mehgan and Derrick bicker about each other's immaturity until 50 calls them all together to watch their videos. 50 points out several flaws in Team Power's video, and is disappointed at their fighting. He tells Team Money he's very surprised at their work, because with all the obstacles that stood in their way, they pulled off the challenge smoothly.
50 announces Team Money as the winner, and tells them as a reward, they get to go rock climbing. Team Power is assigned to peddle the bikes that will bring Cornbreadd and Larry to the rock wall. When the guys arrive at the wall, Cornbreadd is determined to make it all the way up. As Larry struggles, Cornbreadd pushes himself until he victoriously rings the bell at the top.
When they arrive back at Camp Curtis, the contestants get back to focusing on their business plans. As Cornbreadd is about to reveal his mastermind pitch to the room, 50 arrives and interrupts him. 50 lets the contestants know that his manager, Chris Lighty, CEO Violator Management and industry legend, will be taking time to listen to each of their business plans. 50 warns the contestants that Mr. Lighty's time is very valuable, and not a single one of them should dare waste it with a half-assed pitch.
50 asks Mehgan to go first. She barely gets out a few sentences when Lighty rips her plan apart. He tells her she's unorganized and her GPA is unacceptable. When he sends her away, Mehgan breaks down into tears.
The other contestant's experiences aren't much different. Although Ryan's plan is solid, Lighty can't get over the appearance he portrays with his corn rows. Derrick's plan is squashed down to an 'expensive charity case, and Larry's plan to pay off his debts makes Lighty view him as a huge business risk. Finally, although Cornbreadd gives a confident proposal and stubbornly defends it through Light's criticism's, in the end Lighty tells 50 that none of the contestants deserve the money.
As the contestants prepare for elimination, all but Larry worry that they could easily be sent home. Mehgan, the losing boss, is the first called to the chopping block. All she can do is wait for 50 to choose someone to join her. Cornbreadd is immediately let off the hook, and Ryan is able to fast-talk his way to safety.
Derrick steps up to take his spot alongside Mehgan at the chopping block. The two contestants start up their old argument again, accusing each other of being immature, unintelligent, and unworthy of 50's money. In the end, 50 is not impressed by Derrick's argument, and sends him home. As he walks away, Derrick makes it clear that it doesn't end here; he's going to keep persevering.
50 warns the remaining four contestants to have a refined business plan ready, and to be prepared to impress him at a moments notice.