Previously on Making the Band: Silent Mike punched Trevor in the arm and told him that he's going to have to work sixteen-hour days. Trevor thinks he's kidding. He's not. No Fun Andrew was a scheduling fiend. Jacob loved to tour. Get out your Kleenex, kids -- we're gonna say goodbye to O-Town tonight.
Last time with the credits. Hallelujah.
There's not even a warning before all of our senses are slammed. "Every Six Seconds" starts playing while we hear girls screaming. Shots of the boys looking down at their feet while they move are spliced between shots of girls screaming towards the stage. Can't any of these boys dance without watching his feet? I think the same signs in the audience are getting used for every show. I don't know who's dressing Erik these days, but he or she needs to stop. He's wearing sunglasses and a blazer, like he's auditioning for Miami Vice. Nobody in his audience is old enough to have seen Miami Vice. We watch Jacob enjoying himself as Ashley tells us they've worked really hard for this "first U.S. tour" (I love how sure he is that there will be more to come), but once they're on stage and they see the audience, it's "so worth it." It must be like this feeling of recapping a terrible boy band and you're finally on the last recap of the show and then your paycheck arrives and the bank says that it clears and then you go and pay the electric bill. That's when it's all worth it for me. Jacob says this is the best job in the world. As he brags about his good luck, we watch Trevor hold his hands out like he's holding a girl's head down by his crotch and he jiggles up and down while bouncing backwards. A moving, invisible blowjob. That's a new move.
Backstage the boys are all telling each other, "Good show." Trevor might be mocking Boston Mike here when he says it was, "Wicked retahhded." The boys are very proud of themselves, beaming and smacking each other, telling one another that they "represented." Sweaty Erik smiles at Ashley. Ashley says, "We're becoming so tight." He says that they used to come backstage after a show and critique each other. "And we would upset each other because we weren't communicating, right?" What, Ashley? Huh? "We're definitely communicating right now." What does that mean? "Like, we're learning how to talk to each other." Oh. Thanks for the lesson.