At 11:42 PM, the wheat is being separated from the chaff. The contestants come out grouped by their loglines. We see Jeff, the would-be Ratner, again. Starting with the CIA slacker group, two people we haven't seen, plus Jeremy, get cut. Everyone else gets to come "sit with us," as Fisher puts it. Jeremy is shocked to be out in the first round.
Next, it's the priest group. Ramsey is the only one of his group -- which also includes Opie and Andrew -- to get cut.
Next, the mouse people. Dreadlocks (Claudia), Mateen, Kenny, a Marty Martin, and Will all make it through; Mark does not.
Next, the crate people. Rahim and a bunch of other people get cut. Rahim says he'll take this experience to the grave. I hope that doesn't occur after he takes his own life tomorrow. No one should cry about a Fox reality show that isn't American Idol, dawg!
I guess nothing interesting happened with the people who got the logline about the guy who sees himself on TV, because we don't get to see that group.
The remaining thirty-six contestants gather on the stage, and Ratner tells them they're great, basically. Fisher says their next assignment is to write, shoot, direct, and edit a short movie in twenty-four hours. Their logline is "out of time." That's it. And they'll be doing these movies in groups of three, with three locations, one for each director. Marshall asks how they know how their groups shake out, and Fisher says that they get to pick. Some people look pleased by that; others look distressed.
Outside, there are a bunch of tables set up with three chairs each. The groups tend to coalesce fairly quickly. At each table is an envelope with their locations. Writing the script started immediately. Marty, Jeff, and some other guy start with a dead girl. They seem to clash right away. Marty interviews about experiencing all the same problems you did back when you had to do group work in school. Jeff doesn't think Marty knows what he's talking about. The third guy obviously isn't going to amount to anything because we don't get to hear one thing from him. Jeff takes Marty aside to try to calm him down. Marty doesn't like it.