On the soundstage, Johnny is lecturing Rob and Hope about the whole Quentin/Courtney kiss thing. Hope is sucking on licorice whips like she's got a pack of Merit Ultra Light 100s in a locked drawer in her desk and she's just seconds away from ripping it open with a letter opener and sucking down about twenty cigarettes in the space of three minutes. Johnny doesn't understand why this new girl comes on the show and Rob and Hope let Quentin kiss her. Rob says, "Johnny, what're you implying? That we should hook her up with you?" Johnny says, "Well, yeah." Hope reminds Johnny that he's playing Courtney's first cousin. Johnny, being permanently brain-damaged, says, "So?" Millions of Flowers in the Attic fans agree.
Meanwhile, Courtney's sitting in her chair, going over lines that no one will ever pay any attention to. Hunter slimes up and tells Courtney that she's "so excited" for Courtney's kissing scene and that she thinks it's "so great." Courtney's still stuck on this whole "rehearsal" thing and complains that she wishes they'd at least gotten a chance to run over it together before shooting. IT'S THE WB, COURTNEY. Wake up and smell the schmaltz. Courtney's also worried that her character, whom she originally thought was going to be a role model, is turning out to be, well, a "bitch." Does this woman own a TV? Has she heard of Dynasty? Dallas? Dawson's Creek? God. Courtney says, "No one is this manipulative in life." Hunter, proving her wrong, says, "It's erupting again." Courtney doesn't know what she's talking about. Hunter looks at her. "The thing. On Quentin's lip. Herpes."
Courtney obviously panics, and Hunter tells Courtney that she heard that Quentin got it from kissing his pig. Courtney states that she's going to go talk to Quentin. Hunter tells her that Quentin will just deny it and that whenever she has to kiss Quentin and he has an "active" sore (EW), she goes to Rob and Hope for a rewrite. Then Hunter undermines Courtney's ability to go to Hope and Rob for a rewrite by stating, "I guess you're not in a position to complain here." Skittish scrambles up and tells Courtney that she's up. "Oh, well," says Hunter. "The show must go on." Courtney contemplates her future mouth-sore-sucking future.