Rehearsal. Ronald explains that Christiana is the prima ballerina, so when she performs, and even when she rehearses, you shut it. Unless you are Adam, who is telling Christiana how awesome she is. Allison explains that Christiana is a ninja, because she's probably in excruciating pain from spending the last 20 years with her negligible body weight balanced entirely on her big toes, but you'd never know, because her giant smile never wavers. Christiana says that the demand for perfection as a prima ballerina -- and also as a human being -- is hard to live up to. So I guess she's probably not having an affair with Adam?
Beckanne says Christiana's nice, but intimidating. And then it's her turn. She's lovely. Ronnie is James Deaning over by the barre, and says that sometimes a dancer comes along who blows everyone else out of the water, and Beckanne is that dancer. "[The other girls] probably want to put glass in her pointe shoes," he observes. Or beat her with legwarmers full of quarters. Christiana says she can feel Beckanne's breath on the back of her neck. I hope she turns out to be more Cristal Connors than Eve Harrington, but as long as she's not a wet mop like Karen Bloody Cartwright, I'll be happy.
Adam explains that he's handing out the contracts tomorrow, and that all the dancers are nervous. Allison agrees. And now it's the boys' turn. Whee! Ronnie leaps about like a glorious be-muscled satyr.
Adam's office. He's telling Pam, the principal ballet mistress, a bunch of things she already knows about how many places there are in the company and how they have to make the dancers feel both special and expendable in order to get the best out of them. Ah, so each of them should feel like the Lesser Hemsworth?
Coffee shop. Ronald and Katie are talking about how nervous they are. She says she hasn't been sleeping well, presumably because she has a rosy-cheeked 19-year-old boyfriend who lifts girls over his head for a living, and wouldn't you spend every night banging that like a drum? Yeah. Ronald talking-heads about all the good things he wants for Katie, and she explains that the contract issue could separate them, which is of course sad, but it's not like one of them is going to go join the National Ballet of Syria and never be seen again, you know? Skype exists, kids.