So there is a long, lame conversation in which we find out the totally unsurprising fact that Vince never read the script for Head On (nor, we assume, the cast with whom he'd be working), but simply relied upon Eric's good judgment. Eric has the humility to pretend to be shocked. Vince asks Eric to call and cancel the meeting with the French director of Matterhorn, and as a gritty realist touch, notes that the meeting is "at Warner's." So they really are in Hollywood, I guess. Eric wonders aloud why Vince would agree to meet the director without first reading the script, which is kind of like a lie, in that it's neither an interrogative (neither he nor we care for further elaboration) nor a rhetorical (because we already know) question. So Vince lies right back and says that at the time he let Ari schedule the meeting, he assumed he'd read the script. There's so much business going on here. People moving around the kitchen, eating, cooking, Vince popping some kind of pain reliever, Eric wandering around with a plate, people without food talking with their mouths full, people with food ignoring it...I'm exhausted. Although it might not, in truth, be solely the breakfast movements that are making me tired.
Vince changes his mind suddenly, offering up some industry wisdom on the Kevin level. He's probably going to write it down in a Hello Kitty notebook later. "It's rude to cancel at the last second." When pressed, by Eric, to describe what they'll be talking about, Vince charms, "I'll listen. That's what good actors do, they listen. Right, [Kevin]?" He says this while staring at Eric as Kevin serves food onto the plate that Vince has just slid into, which is either a very subtle comment on the way that Kevin and Vince operate together, a cunning riff on the way that Vince knows full well how the entourage is constructed around him and is completely for his benefit, or...fuck. The fucking Emperor's New HBO show got me again -- it's nothing so interesting or worthwhile. No, it's another crack on Kevin. See, he's not listening. He says, "What?" because he's not a good actor. And therefore does not listen. Even though he wants to be a good actor, he's not. Get it? DO YOU?