Two girls sit on stage and quietly whisper what the other person says. Sara weeps about her crappy, model-y father, Shandi screams "I hate you" to her dad, here understudied by Mercedes, I think. Everyone cries. There's an actual crying montage, which Shandi does a bit too well when she's caught mid-nose-drool without a tissue. Meanwhile, Camille sits in the empty room, her eyes fixed toward the top of her head and the intellectual part of her making a strong mental look, "Remember to look up 'bemused.' Because I think that's probably exactly what I am right now."
A brilliant and fittingly used page from the ANTM playbook comes in the form of Yoanna and Camille sitting across from one another on stage, Tasha Smith-Arqese presiding over the inevitable emotional outpouring. The one that doesn't come. "Mom, you are my strength," Camille starts, smiling. Tasha Smith-Arqese steps in and tells her to deal with "things that are not so easy," asking if she's angry at anyone. She says she's not, but a weird cut later Tasha Smith-Arqese deduces that Camille's not that thrilled with Yoanna. Tasha Smith-Arqese notes to Camille -- whom she's already pretty damn sour on -- "And you obviously did something to her, too," insisting that they just get it all out now. Yoanna smirks with a self-righteous "okay," and we're off. Camille says calmly and evenly that she feels hurt by the judgments of her that people level in the house, which causes Tasha Smith-Arqese to scream, "You're sucking right now!" Camille insists that she's trying, and Tasha Smith-Arqese shoots back that she feels like Camille is wearing "a mask" (nah, just some novelty Halloween KrazyLips is all), finishing, "God bless you and your career, but you're just boring." Tasha Smith-Arqese then hands out a scene they have to act out the following day, and sends them home. Camille notes in a confessional that acting might be her "downfall." Now might not be the time to get lippy with the..oh, sorry.
Back at the ZoLoft, the girls practice their scene, Sara noticing a somewhat juicy stage direction that reads, "They embrace and engage in a passionate kiss." Mercedes pulls off the nasty but brilliant editorial comment that she hopes she can go first: "So I don't have to taste any of you other hos." Shandi and Yoanna point out the cheesiness of the script, and Catie sneers that it's so like a "soap opera." This sudden media elitism from the girl whose profile on the UPN website lists her favorite television show as Jimmy Neutron. It may be a kids' show, she'd argue. But at least he's still a genius.