Back in the green room, the guys have to decide the winner. Jacob is very impressed with the tattoo girl, since she'll have it for the rest of her life and this band won't even be remembered come November. Ashley doesn't think it would send a good message to pick the tattoo girl, since they don't want moms complaining about their daughters getting tattoos. Good point, Ashley. I can't believe these kids actually get to pick anything, anyway. I'm sure it's all Cleve. Erik and Jacob remind Ashley that Tattoo will have O-Town on her for the rest of her life. Ashley tries to make his point again, but now Jacob's just bragging that he has a tattoo as well and knows how permanent they are. Nobody's listening to each other, so Tattoo gets to win the contest. "My vote's for Donna," Trevor says, way too late. Hey, who's that other guy in the band? There are five members?
Tattoo wins. I'm not positive, but I think Abby from American High was standing next to her. Tattoo cries and hugs the boys. I refuse to recap her because she makes me sad.
Here's the best scene ever. Hotel. Who knows when or where we are. Ashley is telling Shrilli that she looks beautiful. She thanks him. He sits at the edge of the hotel bed and takes off his shirt. She reads through the hotel folder about room service. He moves her so. Ashley says, "Shell, I'm really, really, really glad that you've been able to come spend time here. Like, really, really, really glad. Makes me happy to, like, see you." Shrilli just keeps on reading. There's an edit and Shrilli is now fixing Ashley's necklace as he continues. "And I'm thinking that I should just, like, ask you to, like, be with me before it's too late." What's this "be with me" crap? Shrilli says nothing. "Would you be with me again?" Ashley asks. There's a camera change and a perfect pause. Shrilli shakes her head. "No," she babies. It sounds like her first word. She looks down, chews her gum, and looks back up as if he might hit her. Ashley is speechless and can only mutter an awed, "Like..." It's so funny that I watch it five times. "Like..." Oh, man. "You just freaked me out, like so much. Are you serious? No?" Shrilli doesn't say anything. Ashley wipes his face and says he never expected her to say that in "like, a million years." Shrilli says that she doesn't want him to "like, be mad." Ashley says he's not mad. Shrilli says that he's not ready for her. She comes to visit him for three days and she's in a hotel room the entire time and only sees him for a few hours. Ashley realizes he's not gettting any Shrilli Shake, and puts his skanky gray shirt back on. He says he's not mad at her, but that he needs to go walk for a second. Like.