Establishing shots of ducks, I guess because Ashley's hopes are about to get shot down. Back in Orlando, the house has called a group meeting to tell Ashley he's got to get over himself. My mother takes one look at Jacob and shouts, "Yuck! Wash that hair!" I turn to her and say, "I know, Ma. I've been saying." She points to my laptop and says, "Can you put that in there? Tell him to take a shower. Does he read that? Does his mother read that? He needs to bathe. Tell him that." So, I just did. Jacob, my mom thinks you're gross. I could sum up this entire scene in one sentence. Silent Mike: "No, Ashley." He asks how Ashley could think he could get five weeks off when he only got ten days off all of last year. Take that, PapaTrevor. Ten damn days. Good thing Ashley spent two of his days meeting Hollywood folks instead of seeing the family that hates him and the girlfriend who only dates him to get on television. Ashley says he didn't expect all of this to happen when he got to Hollywood (sure he didn't), but then he "prepared, with, like, an acting coach," he says. He's all bragging that he was "ready to go" and then spins it so it doesn't sound like he was too shitty for Chuck to let him audition. Ashley says he wanted to know if there was any way he could do the part. "No," Silent Mike basically says. He says that they made a pact (I think they call it a "contract") that they were going to tour through this album and then write and record another one. So there's no time for Ash to flake off just to make a shitty film. Erik pouts and reminds Ashley that all the time off is going to be spent in the studio. "Studio" here means "Our love nest, Ashley, remember? Do I mean nothing to you anymore?" Jacob tells Ashley that they have to write another album. I'm sorry, did they write the first album? I was unaware of that Jacobian factoid. Jacob says they need to write for the next album in the hopes that they'll get a "single on it," and if not, they'll just sing the songs as though they wrote them. Silent Mike reminds Ashley again that he only had ten days off. He says that if Ashley takes five weeks off while they promote the second album, he can kiss O-Town goodbye. Ashley nods, pouts, and reddens.
Making the Band
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Making the Band