10/11/2016 21:58 GMT | Updated 10/11/2016 21:58 GMT

'The Apprentice': 8 Questions We Have To Ask After Series 12 Episode 6

This week's fired candidate didn't seem too upset.

We’ve reached the halfway point of this year’s ‘The Apprentice’ and it’s not entirely clear if anyone has the chops for the business deal of £250,000 from Lord Sugar. 

To be fair, the first half of the series generally weeds out wheat from chaff, however, it must be said no one has yet covered themselves in glory, and some elementary errors have occurred. As of this week, spelling ‘GILET’ wrong is no longer the most stupid thing anyone’s done. 

Some questions we now have...

Why didn’t Rebecca volunteer for Project Manager? She knew she was going to be fired if she ended up in the losing team and she hadn’t put her hand up, but she still demurred. She was on the back foot from then on.

Anyone know the difference between a ‘tagine’ and ‘tahini’ spice? And ‘soap’ and ‘soup’ come to mention it? This was Rebecca’s undoing, when a phone conversation found her wires truly crossed. Her understanding of why she was eventually fired? “I’m not enough of a twat,” she rationalised. Fair enough. 

Why is Sofiane not listening to anybody’s advice that he needs to COLLABORATE? For the third week in a row, he’s been told off about his “independent streak”.

Where is that bagel bakery that can rustle up 200 bagels on demand? We must be told.

Losing Project Manager Trishna brought Rebecca and Sofiane back into the boardroom with her

Why was Karren Brady so cross about Alana’s charming her way into a low price for cigars? “Begging” was the Baroness’s description, although her bad-smell expression implied something far, far worse.

Where was Courtney doing when he was being taught geography at school? And where does he actually think Morocco is? When Alana asked him if it was in Turkey, he admitted, “I don’t know.” This has to be the series low point so far.

Why is no one falling for Karthik’s unique charms? We saw him distinguish himself once again when negotiating for a traditional Indian lengha. It sort of worked… the sellers directed them to another shop and wished him well.

Who on earth is Lord Sugar going to trust with £500,000? The mind boggles.

This week’s KARTHIK WATCH:

High point:
Getting a massage and setting his compass for the Hollywood screen.

Low point: 
“I don’t do physical labour. I eat, I drink and I make love, that’s what I do…” 
There might not be any coming back from that. 

‘The Apprentice’ continues on Thursday evenings at 9pm on BBC One. 

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