The Apprentice (U.S. season 2)
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|The Apprentice (season 2)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||15|
September 8– December 16, 2004
|Filming dates||May 2004– June 2004|
|No. of contestants||18|
|Teams||"Apex" and "Mosaic"|
The Apprentice 2 is the second season of The Apprentice, which began on September 9, 2004 on NBC. Although this season did not match the ratings of the first and dropped out of the Top 10 Nielsen, it still performed strongly overall, ranking #11 with an average of 16.14 million viewers.
This season featured 18 candidates, whereas the first season only had 16.
Three new twists were introduced to The Apprentice this season. First, each team was unexpectedly forced at the season's outset to make a 1-for-1 player swap, resulting in a male on the female team (Bradford), and a female on the male team (Pamela). The traded members then became the project managers for the first task. Second, it was revealed that a project manager for the winning team would be immune from being fired the following week.
Finally, the losing project manager could choose either two or three people to bring to the boardroom to be considered for firing. Surprisingly, the option to take three people to the boardroom was only used twice, with the first person (Ivana Ma) who did so making the decision after pressure to do so from Donald Trump.
|Team 1||Team 2|
|Kelly Perdew||Software executive||Mosaic||37||Carlsbad, California||Hired by Trump
|Jennifer Massey||Attorney||Apex||30||San Francisco, California||Fired in the season finale
|Sandy Ferreira||Bridal salon owner||Apex||28||Rockville, Maryland||
Fired in week 142|
|Kevin Allen||Law student||Mosaic||29||Chicago, Illinois||
Fired in week 14|
|Ivana Ma||Venture capitalist||Apex||28||Boston, Massachusetts||
Fired in week 13|
|Andy Litinsky||Recent Harvard graduate||Mosaic||22||Boca Raton, Florida||
Fired in week 12|
|Wes Moss||Private wealth manager||Mosaic||28||Atlanta, Georgia||
Fired in week 111|
|Maria Boren||Marketing executive||Apex||31||Virginia Beach, Virginia||
Fired in week 11|
|Chris Russo||Stockbroker||Mosaic||30||Long Island, New York||
Fired in week 10|
|Raj Bhakta||Real estate developer||Mosaic||28||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||
Fired in week 9|
|Elizabeth Jarosz||Consulting firm owner||Apex||31||Marina del Ray, California||
Fired in week 8|
|Stacy Rotner||Attorney||Apex||26||New York, New York||
Fired in week 7|
|John Willenborg||Marketing director||Mosaic||24||San Francisco, California||
Fired in week 6|
|Pamela Day||Investment firm partner||Mosaic||32||San Francisco, California||
Fired in week 5|
|Jennifer Crisafulli||Real estate agent||Apex||31||New York, New York||
Fired in week 4|
|Stacie Jones Upchurch||Restaurateur||Apex||35||New York, New York||
Fired in week 3|
|Bradford Cohen||Attorney||Apex||33||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||
Fired in week 2|
|Rob Flanagan||Corporate branding salesman||Mosaic||32||Frisco, Texas||
Fired in week 1|
1 – In an unannounced move, Trump fired two candidates week 11. Boren was fired first.
2 – As planned, Trump fired two candidates week 14. Allen was fired first.
|Candidate||Week 1 team||Week 5 team||Week 7 team||Week 11 team||Week 12 team||Application result||Record as project manager|
|Kelly Perdew||Mosaic||Mosaic||Mosaic||Apex||Apex||Hired by Trump||3–0 (win in weeks 2, 10, & 12)|
|Jennifer Massey||Apex||Apex||Apex||Apex||Mosaic||Fired in the Season Finale||1–0 (win in week 7)|
|Sandy Ferreira||Apex||Apex||Mosaic||Mosaic||Mosaic||Fired in week 14||2–0 (win in weeks 9 & 13)|
|Kevin Allen||Mosaic||Mosaic||Apex||Apex||Apex||Fired in week 14||2–0 (win in weeks 3 & 11)|
|Ivana Ma||Apex||Apex||Apex||Apex||Apex||Fired in week 13||0–2 (loss in weeks 2 & 13)|
|Andy Litinsky||Mosaic||Mosaic||Mosaic||Mosaic||Mosaic||Fired in week 12||1–1 (win in week 8, loss in week 12)|
|Wesley Moss||Mosaic||Mosaic||Mosaic||Mosaic||Fired in week 11||0–2 (loss in weeks 7 & 11)|
|Maria Boren||Apex||Apex||Mosaic||Mosaic||Fired in week 11||1–0 (win in week 6)|
|Chris Russo||Mosaic||Mosaic||Apex||Fired in week 10||1–1 (win in week 5, loss in week 10)|
|Raj Bhakta||Mosaic||Mosaic||Apex||Fired in week 9||1–1 (win in week 4, loss in week 9)|
|Elizabeth Jarosz||Apex||Apex||Apex||Fired in week 8||0–2 (loss in weeks 3 & 8)|
|Stacy Rotner||Apex||Apex||Mosaic||Fired in week 7|
|John Willenborg||Mosaic||Mosaic||Fired in week 6||0–1 (loss in week 6)|
|Pamela Day||Mosaic||Apex||Fired in week 5||0–2 (loss in weeks 1 & 5)|
|Jennifer Crisafulli||Apex||Fired in week 4||0–1 (loss in week 4)|
|Stacie Jones Upchurch||Apex||Fired in week 3|
|Bradford Cohen||Apex||Fired in week 2||1–0 (win in week 1)|
|Rob Flanagan||Mosaic||Fired in week 1|
- The candidate was on the losing team.
- The candidate was hired and won the competition.
- The candidate won as project manager on his/her team.
- The candidate lost as project manager on his/her team.
- The candidate was brought to the final boardroom.
- The candidate was fired.
- The candidate lost as project manager and was fired.
|Title||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||16||"Toying with Disaster"||September 9, 2004||N/A|
|2||17||"Scoop Dreams"||September 16, 2004||N/A|
|3||18||"Send in the Crowns"||September 23, 2004||N/A|
|4||19||"The Last Supper"||September 29, 2004||N/A|
|5||20||"Lights! Camera! Transaction!"||October 7, 2004||N/A|
|6||21||"Crimes of Fashion"||October 14, 2004||N/A|
|7||22||"Barking Up the Wrong Tree"||October 22, 2004||N/A|
|8||23||"A Tale of Two Leaders"||October 28, 2004||N/A|
|9||24||"Bringing Down the House"||November 4, 2004||N/A|
|10||25||"Runaway Pride"||November 11, 2004||N/A|
|11||26||"Runaway Pride"||November 18, 2004||N/A|
|12||27||"The Pepsi Challenged"||November 25, 2004||N/A|
|13||28||"Sweet & Lowdown"||December 2, 2004||N/A|
|14||29||"The Task of All Tasks (Part 1)"||December 9, 2004||N/A|
|15||30||"The Task of All Tasks (Part 2)"||December 16, 2004||N/A|
|16||31||"Decision Time"||December 16, 2004||N/A|