Silent Mike is asking Lou why the money was cut off. Lou says it's "bizarre." He says it's a major mistake on Accounting's part. Mike on the Mike points out that the accounting department wouldn't have done that on its own, and that the order had to have come from somewhere. Lou says that's correct. Silent Mike is insulted. Lou says that they need a sit-down for the transition phase, so that this problem doesn't happen again. Clearly, Lou wants to talk to these guys to tell them when the money is getting cut off. If they want to manage so badly, they need to stop milking off Trans Con's dime. Clearly, they haven't stopped working for Lou; if they had, they wouldn't hold this fake meeting right now anyway. Lou says he knows that they all care about O-Town and love them, and that they need to fix these problems. He says that he needs to know what happened. Silent Mike and Boston Mike exchange a scared look. Ruh roh!
I do love the commercial breaks on this show. Since I quit smoking, this is the time when I think about smoking and how much better my life was back when I smoked. I didn't have this swollen eye, I went out more, and I had never seen Making the Band. Shit. I need a cigarette.
This double scene crap of the boys rehearsing while the "men" have the "Important Meeting" is such trite crap. Here we go. The boys rehearse their dance moves. Oh, by now I totally know the opening moves to this song. Ashley reminds us that they have Good Morning America coming up. He's hoping this will allow them to redeem themselves on national television. It's like they forget this show airs every week and shows us how poor these guys are as singers. Seriously, do they make Erik step on tacks while he sings? There's no other excuse for that look of extreme pain on his face when he has to sing backup.
At Trans Con, Papa's called a big ol' meeting. He says that communication is very important, and that it sounds like there was a communication breakdown. Silent Mike again states that he doesn't feel like they were informed that this was going to happen. He says that he didn't know January 3 would be the cut-off date. Here is Lie #1 that they told O-Town. Clearly Mike on the Mike knew there'd be a cut-off date after which O-Town wouldn't be funded by Trans Con. I don't think they told these boys that before they signed the new management contracts. Alan, the president of Trans Con, says that he called Mike on the Mike and asked for a meeting to discuss the transitions, and that neither Mike ever responded. He says he asked the two Mikes what they needed, but that they didn't call back for a couple of days. Silent Mike looks guilty. Lou looks like he's glad that he's getting rid of seven incompetent boy-children in one swish of the pen.