The two finalists carry out their tasks on the penultimate Apprentice episode

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated May 13, 2005 08:00 AM

The Apprentice finalists Tana and Kendra remained hanging on a cliff on Thursday night’s penultimate episode of the NBC reality show – awaiting Donald Trump’s decision during the one-hour season finale next Thursday.

As such, no one was fired Thursday night, but viewers did see Tana Goertz, 37, of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Kendra Todd, 26, of Boynton Beach, Fla., play out their separate responsibilities: Kendra managed the Best Buy Video Game World Championship – hosted in a Manhattan ballroom and sponsored by Best Buy, Electronic Arts and Sony PlayStation – and Tana ran the NYC 2012 Athlete Challenge, part of New York City’s bid for the Olympic Games, which was held at Chelsea Piers.

The episode ended in the boardroom, as Trump begins to make his decision. In defense of herself, Tana said she didn’t finish college, choosing to start a family instead – a choice defended by Trump. But asked by the mogul if she could handle the New York business environment, she replied in the affirmative, saying: “I’m a shark but I’m in a goldfish costume.”

Bolstering her own position, Kendra told Trump that she had been project manager three times and had won in all three tasks – a record Tana couldn’t even come near.