Johnny-Scotty-Brian put on their sunglasses and dude out and Scotty asks what the song is about, and Johnny is like, "This song is about how I want everything handed to me, especially art, because I'm still young enough to think that sometimes things ever work that way." Scotty wonders if maybe we can streamline this concept in the song, and Brian feels left out, just like every day of his life.
Jes-Melissa-Amber think about her high-range inability to find her place in the world that doesn't involve being a backup singer, which is her main job right now. They talk about how this is also why Melissa's sad hook was so good about how if she doesn't leave town and stop stagnating, she will die. Amber loves that too, and they have a whole meeting of the minds. Jes starts crying once she incorporates the Melissa concept of losing yourself entirely if you don't leave town, so that's probably good.
Jackie: "As a touring musician I often stay in the most disgusting places on earth. But this is one of the most prestigious one-star motels you've ever seen."
She's so funny. I can barely remember hating her in the past.
Over next door, Johnny busts out the beers and attempts to have like authentic guy moment in his entire life or else why did he even pick them. Sadly, he is with Scotty and Brian, who are similar amounts of gay but in opposite ways.
MELISSA OUTNICKS NICK
Melissa-Jes-Amber do some songwriting, which is always nervous to watch because it's too real, like to actually hear somebody say out loud, "But 'wine-covered hills,' isn't that kind of overdramatic?" It's just too much. Those are inside thoughts, those songwriting thoughts.
Melissa: "Jes should do everything I say because I went to Stanford."
Okay, but: You are mentally ill. You have mental illness.
Melissa, breaking one cardinal reality-TV rule after another: "I can write circles around these people. [Verbatim, this next bit.] I would have been better off showing up with a simple mind."