Spelling's. Mr. Arnold tells Aaron and Len that they have to fire their showrunner, because the show is in deep, deep trouble. According to the network. Which is, as far as I can tell, trying to fix something that might not even be broken. At any rate, Spelling tells him that their showrunner already quit, because he was embarrassed to work on something that was clearly going to be such a piece of crap. Len wonders how they can be in such trouble before they've even aired their first episode. Mr. Arnold doesn't ever really answer this question, but merely exposits that they've got eight episodes in the can and can't they see that he's trying to help them here? He then assigns them a new showrunner, one Mr. Barney Rosensweig, and explains that ABC will air the first eight episodes, but that if the show doesn't improve, or the ratings are bad, they're toast! Toast! I assume the network is reacting to the awful pilot reviews and is trying to smarten the show up before it airs, but all this Fix the Show rigamarole feels totally unexplained, since we've already been told that the pilot did fantastic numbers.
Spelling Goldberg, later, but with more of the same blah blah blah. Barney Rosenzweig strolls in wearing a suede vest and tells the men that they have story-telling problems. What the hell kind of show is it? (That's his question about Charlie's Angels, not mine about this particular movie.) "It's eye candy. It's fantasy," Aaron explains. "Which is not what the network wants," says Len. "Which is why you're here," Aaron closes. "What do we do?" Barney thinks for a moment and then explains that the girls are like hookers now. They need to be personally invested in each case. And still be hot, of course. Spelling is all, "Whatever. Fix it." Seriously? I don't care. Shouldn't someone be throwing a drink in someone's face? Wake me up when Charlotte York Goldenblatt drowns in the pool and then haunts Billy for two weeks.
So, Barney goes and gives the girls this whole "emotionally involved" spiel on set. Kate, naturally, is thrilled by this development. "We could be the female Philip Marlowes of the '70s! Right, Angels?" she squeaks. "Right, Kate," Farrah says, in this sort of hilarious "I love you, but you're nuts and also, who is Philip Marlowe?" tone. Barney hasn't stopped talking, but is instead yapping about setting goals and other boring things.
Outside, once they're alone, Farrah tells Jaclyn that she loves Kate, "but she's so bossy." Will you look at that? Farrah caught the snap. Jacyln agrees, saying that no one cares about Philip Marlowe. "It's just a TV show," she says. "I bet she'd feel different if she was married," Farrah says, and then sees Jaclyn making a horrible face. "Oh, I'm sorry," Farrah coos, fairly sincerely. "I never thought I'd be married and divorced by twenty-seven," Jaclyn sniffles, telling Farrah that it was just too hard for her to be married to another actor. On cue, a couple of grips whistle at the girls, and they giggle, and Farrah snickers that if Lee were here, he'd totally kick their asses!