In the mall parking lot, Ashley flirts with Shrilli and tells us how much he totally digs Shrilli again. What an ass. He says he misses having a relationship. He likes being out on a date. They kiss in the lot, without any kind of tongue. Shrilli almost tries to pull off Ashley's jacket that she's got draped over her shoulders.
Oh. My. God. Shrilli's inside her mini-van and Ashley's on the other side of the closed window, and he's asking her whether it's okay that he just kissed her. Shrilli sounds like she's suffocating inside the glass, like when you leave a dog inside your car to go buy a Diet Coke, and she's all, "Uh huh!" He asks whether she liked it as much as he just did. Shrilli says, "Yeah," like a little kid lying so that she doesn't get in trouble with Mommy. Then, the dumbest thing I've ever seen: Ashley fogs up his side of the window and draws a heart with his finger and Shrilli does the same thing on her side of the window. So stupid. So fake. I hope Shrilli's getting paid for this stint. Fade to stupid commercial. God, that was so bad, people. Djb, Heathen, how did you last so long? Wait a minute. Djb recapped like, ten minutes of this season and Heathen totally quit. I'm so stupid. I'm the Shrilli. I'm the Shrilli!
New York. Jacob tells us that they're doing the finals for "Making the Fan." Janie and Shrilli are there. Boston Mike pulls the guys aside to say that the girlfriends are not welcome at the finals. The boys are supposed to look available, single, and attainable. They can't do that with Shrilli and Janie around. Silent Mike looks unhappy. Someone from J Records has to explain to O-Town that they are "working," and that they can't have girlfriends run around while they are at work. Ashley says that this would mean more to the girls coming from Mike on the Mike, and asks them to tell the girls they can't come along. The Mikes are like, "No way, douche. Handle your own bitch." Erik busts in to say that the girls are adults and will understand. Easy for you to say, single boy.
Outside, Ashley handles it delicately with Shrill: "They don't want you to come." He doesn't even look at her. Silent Mike muscles Shrilli out of the building. She tells us in a voice-over that she feels like the glue that keeps the boys together, but that she's not really allowed to be there. Everyone on this show has such an incredible sense of entitlement. It's truly amazing.