Ashley tells us in an interview that in the beginning, Lou told them lots of nice things about O-Town's being important to him. Flashback of Lou saying that he cares about the boys, and that they're all in this together. Important music plays as we watch Pouty Jacob in full effect. Flashback to Lou saying that he'll take care of them financially. Important music plays as Pouty Jacob holds his migraine. There's also some sort of pennywhistle playing in the background, which makes me think that Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman are gonna fake-Irish accent some rousing speech about believing in Lou even when everyone tells you that you're making a mistake. Dan wishes that they didn't have to deal with the business side of things: "Why don't you just let us be entertainers?" Maybe because you aren't. Entertaining. Boring Dan. We get a close-up on Dan's face so that he can finish: "You know I'm sayin'?" I feel you, Dan. For real. Now go find a plot.
We cut to a rehearsal. Trevor explains in a voice-over that this appearance on Good Morning America is very important to them, because they were so shitty at Miss America. This "Liquid Dreams" song doesn't get any better the more I hear it. Their vocal coach's name is Doc Holliday, y'all. Doc. Holliday. Lucky in cards, unlucky in vocal coaching gigs. Damn, they make Jacob stand in the corner. I love it. They try to sing the line about a body like Jennifer (which is so outdated now, by the way. You can't pin J. Lo down for lyrics), and Ashley's voice is so bad here that my ears somehow fold back like a cat's. Oh, wait -- is that Dan doing that? Yikes. These boys sound like they're on Say What? Karaoke. Doc Holliday -- you know what? I refuse to call him that. His name is "No Name." Anyway, No Name tells the boys that they can't sing the line in falsetto. Ashley gives a look like, "Uh, that's all I know how to do. Low growly and then the high falsetto thing. The two shower notes, you know." No Name says it's just a half-step up from what they're already singing. Ashley says he'll give it a try. Then Ashley tells us in a voice-over that the reason they can't sing is not because they can't sing, but because they're thinking about the fact that they don't have a per diem or cell phones or credit cards anymore. The problems with Lou make them unable to sing. You know, I know girls with the same problem. Without cash, performance level goes way down. Ashley tries to hit the note again. Ow. Ow. Stop. No Name's all, "You feel me?" Ashley says that he's light-headed. No Name says that it's called "breathing." Exactly when in the process are you supposed to learn how to hit the notes you sing in a song that you've been touring with, shot a video for, and released as the first single? I'm just wondering, because I'm about to release a video for my song "Special Kind of Girlie Smarts Swimming In Da Girlie Parts" off my new record Pamie's Pie: Slice It (it's #7 on TRL this week), and I'm just wondering when I actually have to write the song. By O-Town rules, I've still got at least nine months, right? Cool.