The girls then drive in the dark to the Handprint Entertainment building, where they meet Jean Kwolek, who "works closely with" Benny Medina, superstar manager, who represents the likes of Tyra Banks and Mariah Carey. The girls are impressed. Benny will meet with the girls individually, and the person who has the most star quality will land a guest spot on Veronica Mars. It's a pretty cool prize, I have to say, even if it's all in the name of the UPN Publicity Department. Lisa interviews that this challenge is really important to her because even if you're the most talented person in Los Angeles -- which Lisa is not -- it's really hard to land a role.
Nik goes first and asks Benny how he's doing. Benny says that he's "amazing" and interrupts her with a stern look in his eyes. Nik says that it was scary. Benny reiterates that the winner of the challenge will be cast on Veronica Mars. Nik is thrown off, and starts to go through her collage. Benny tells her that she has thirty seconds to tell him why she should be cast on Veronica Mars. She says that she should be cast because she's a very positive and responsible young woman. Benny Medina does not care if you pay your parking tickets with a smile. Nik will not win this challenge. Benny asks if Nik can act, and she says that if she can't act, she'll sure try. She realizes that this was a stupid answer. Benny says that Nik was very beautiful, but that he didn't want to listen to what she had to say. I'll bet that happens to him a lot.
Next, Nicole goes through her collage. Benny asks what in it shows that she has any artistic inclination. She is stumped. But seriously, what would ever possess them to send the girls in to see a superstar agent with a collage made of construction paper, old photos, and magazine clippings? It's just cruel. ["And he seems totally flummoxed by it, too, and has no idea why they're making him look at them." -- Wing Chun] Nicole says that she can be a star because she has a crazy wild side and also-- Benny interrupts her at this point to asks, "What about talent?" Nicole smiles a big smile reminiscent of Bugs Bunny's finest moment of Elmer Fudd seduction and says, "I have lots of talent." Benny says she should have said that first.
Next is Bre, who attempts to discuss the trials and tribulations of her life, as represented in her collage. She pauses and asks for a moment to collect herself, and says that she's messing up because she's nervous. Benny says that if she's nervous just talking about her life, how will she be with a script in front of her? Bre says that she could get into the role playing, which leads Benny to say that she's a sexy sister who is hungry and passionate. He's kind of gross.