"Could you help Lily?" Zach asks Aylin, Lily's sudden nemesis. "Strip?" Aylin asks. They come up with a plan for Lily to just lay there while Aylin pulls her pants off, and Lily will "take care of the top." Lily is still all hurt about Aylin saying she was loud in the studio, so she's not happy about this arrangement. Please go home, Lily.
Erik, Robert, and Zach also demand that the kids "keep singing," like a demented three-headed Ursula the Sea Witch. "Who's not singing?" Robert wonders, scanning the crowd of tired, sweaty kids for the one most in danger of fainting. I don't understand why it's important for them to sing out loud since it's a lip-sync, but who am I to say which of these elements will push each contestant to the brink and bring on the meltdown the ratings so desperately need?
The jump-roping section is falling apart because nobody is singing, Aylin and Lily must work together, and Michael has to instantly know how to jump double-dutch. Something tells me this kid wasn't raised on a street where they practiced that. They change to one rope, and things seem to be going fine in Take 12. Until they weren't. Shanna slips, but manages to push through, and Abraham also slips and turns an ankle. He makes a big deal out of it, making everyone uncomfortable, but manages to pull it back together in the name of someone noticing his tenacity.
By Take 25, Zach Woodlee didn't want to be there anymore. They had worked out most of the kinks, until the [basket]ball throw, which is practically impossible to count on. Shanna runs outside the gym and pukes. The trees outside were watching for Ryan Murphy, and reported it immediately.
"Yes, this," Ryan Murphy said from a giant control room, "This is what I wanted." Then the camera pans out to reveal shelves and shelves of hats, each one concealing a new, terrible, malicious idea.
"We are all in pain, and I think Abraham worrying about playing up his ankle is what's messing him up today. That was rude, but true," Aylin says. She's right. Abraham is really starting to rub me the wrong way, to borrow a phrase from other Glee Project contenders. Maybe his ankle will crush his dancing/acting dreams and he'll have to go back to being a lawyer and making a ton of money.