Laura, meanwhile, gets ready for her commercial shoot. In case you forgot, she has dyslexia and the task of memorizing and delivering lines freaks her out. Jonathan Mannion is the commercial director. Laura starts her first take, and stumbles within seconds. She continues for a few takes, but doesn't look quite so convincing as she says, "So get your LashBlast on and say aloha, world!" The line "double the drama" also figures prominently. Laura tells us that when dyslexic people are frustrated, it just makes things worse. If she starts getting frustrated and panicking, everything will go downhill. With that, we head to commercials.
When we return, Laura tells us that Cover Girl is very tongue-tying. Don't tell me they have a new MouthBlast tongue extender. Because she's dyslexic, Laura was very scared about being able to remember her lines. But then she nails it. Well, relatively nails it. Jay tells us that he knows Laura struggles with dyslexia, but she had a really good attitude about it. Every time she stumbled and stopped she picked her energy up, so each line read had the energy he was looking for. Take eleven is a particular winner, and Jay high-fives Jonathan. Laura feels like she's defeated dyslexia. This shows all dyslexic people that it's hard work, but can be done. And shows all drunk people that you CAN be functional in high-pressure situations. This is a message of hope for me, for sure.
The girls flip, and Nicole heads to do her commercial shoot. Hair stylist Michael Kanyon does a few last-minute touch-ups. Nicole says that she has to remember to be herself. She messes up her first take, and gets a little jittery and less confident. Meanwhile, Nigel is photographing a very beautiful Laura. He asks her what she's thinking. Laura gets a big smile and replies, "Milkshakes!" Nigel asks Laura what else she likes besides milkshakes, and Laura replies, "Little baby cats!" She's a woman of simple tastes. And really, it's hard to argue with either of those unless you're lactose intolerant and/or allergic to kittens. Nigel tells her that most people would say that they were thinking about their boyfriends or a holiday they had, because those are the things that trigger emotions. Perhaps Nigel has never held a fluffy orange kitten in his own two hands. I am welling up with joy just thinking about it. Nigel tells us that Laura came to the set bubbly as ever, but when he asked her to think of emotions and things that inspire her, milkshakes were the best she could do. Because of this, Nigel seems to think she's dumb. To me, thinking of things that equate with happy fun times seems like a fine strategy for a smiley smizey ad. Shut up, Nigel.