Post-visit, Ashley comments that it was a strange visit from Lou, since he didn't bring up any business stuff. Ashley says it like a girl wondering whether her boyfriend is mad at her: "That was a strange visit." Jacob tells Ashley not to talk to Lou nor to ask him what happened, because that's what Lou wants. Lou wants to have a secret meeting with Ashley to tell him why he did what he did. Ashley says that he wasn't going to ask him that, even though he wants to. Jacob says that this all happened because of Lou. Ashley says that he knows, and that he wants to bring it up, but that he won't. Erik says that after everything settles down, they can bring it up. Ashley says he knows, and pouts out of the room.
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.