Over at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Farrah takes a clandestine meeting with Aaron and Len. After a round of air kisses, and a little small talk, she tells them that she's really, really grateful to them for what they've done for her, and they're grateful to her, too, and they went ahead and made a deal with MGM for her to make movies and they can all just work around them! But Farrah ain't into this. "I just need my life back," she says. Len snarks that no one has a life in television, which doesn't help. Farrah snuffles that she didn't want to hide behind her lawyers, and then she starts to cry in earnest. Aaron pulls out the big guns and gives her this speech about how Charlie's Angels enriches the lives of the poor children of the world, or some shit, and, by quitting, Farrah is really telling the poor to fuck off. This doesn't have the intended effect, however, as Farrah just giggles that Aaron is "one heck of a salesman"
Yes, this is the point at which we get yet another montage. This one is called "Waiting for That Farrah Thing To Resolve Itself," and features a lot of shots of desk toys and set-building. "Oh, baby, please don't go," the soundtrack sings. I love it when they try to create dramatic tension around something the audience already knows the outcome of. Or something. Something more grammatically correct, certainly.
Finally, the announcement comes. Aaron gathers cast and crew on the first day of production of the second season and tells them that Farrah is out for sure. The network is shutting them down. He's real sorry. And he'll keep them informed. Kate and Jaclyn look perturbed, but Kate tells Jaclyn not to worry. Bosley tells the girls that if they get cancelled, he's burning Farrah's house down. This is where the Charlie's Angels/Brady Bunch comparison dies, because I don't think Alice would commit arson.
Post-announcement, Jaclyn sobs at home, while Kate tells her agent that this is the out she was looking for. As for the Spelling family, Aaron must tell Candy that their bowling alley might have to wait. Hee.
L.A. Superior Court. Farrah is on the stand. She testifies that she majored in microbiology, not law [subtext: Dear Viewing Audience: Farrah is not stupid] to get out of answering a question, as the network lawyers explain that she had an oral contract with Spelling Goldberg and is thus blah blah blah. (I don't know. I don't recap legal shows for a reason.) As she testifies, Lee Majors sends death eyes to Aaron and Len. He is seriously like some kind of a lunatic. On the stand, Farrah sputters, but eventually admits that she did get paid for the work she did on Charlie's Angels.