Ron and a man named "Lew" (Lew Wasserman) are walking down a movie set made up to look like a dark street. Ron is telling Lew that he doesn't need to be in a stinky movie. Lew says that this one's a crowd-pleaser, and that Ronnie's going to make lots of money. Ron says he wishes Lew had held out from a better offer. Lew says that the studios are dying, and that Ronnie's "Red Menace" crap isn't helping. Those Reds ruin everything. Ronnie is adamant. He says that there are evil people out there (at CBS?), and that they're taking orders from the Kremlin. Lew doesn't want to talk about that. He wants to talk about TV. Goody! Ronnie says, "TV is for someone who's washed up, and I'm not washed up." I think those words just had a chilling effect on my psyche. Ron opens a door, and he's on a movie set of a bedroom. A happy guy greets Ronnie and asks if he'd like to get in bed with his co-star. It's a chimp, chilling on a pillow and wearing a t-shirt. God, it's hilarious. I don't care that it's just a monkey. Monkeys are fucking funny. Ronnie gets into bed and cuddles with the future Bonzo. Ronnie gets hugged as a photographer shoots promotional photos.
Ronnie and Nancy are watching TV. Rita Hayworth is striking a pose. "Glenn Ford gets Rita Hayworth, and I get a chimp," Ronnie says bitterly. "You're still in love with her, aren't you?" Nancy suddenly asks. The chimp? "Jane," Nancy says. Oh. Good. Nancy says that rumor was in Modern Screen again today. Ronnie says that those magazines are just a bunch of crap. Especially those damn, dirty lies about the monkey. How dare they print that Bonzo was underage! Ronnie would never engage in statumonkey rape. Ronnie's just glad the magazines think he's still worth writing about. It's all about you, isn't it, Ronnie? You and that goddamned monkey. Wait, was I Nancy just then? I totally channeled her. Nancy tries to talk to him again. She sits in front of the TV to block his view. She says she needs to know where she stands with Ron. She has no idea what's up between them, and Ron's just a mystery to her. And those long walks he takes at night. Why does he keep hanging out with Dennis Quaid at that strange bar on the edge of town? Nancy says she doesn't know anything about Ronnie or the way he feels. She says he talks about politics and the industry, but not about her. Ronnie says he doesn't talk about that stuff. Nancy says he's an actor; he plays people with feelings. She wants to know how he's feeling. Nancy gives up. Ronnie's not up for sharing. She says she's going to try to find some work in New York, on the stage. She says she can't act, and that she's not learning anything in Hollywood. Ronnie finally gets up. He tells Nancy she can't go to New York. She asks if there's a reason to stay. No answer. "No, I didn't think so," she says.