The Foley artist inserts a doorbell ringing. Ivette and Rosanna stand in front of the door for a few seconds before opening it. It's Ana Maria. More clapping and screeching and smiling. While the rejoicing continues, Ana Maria tells us in a split screen, "This decision was the hardest decision [she's] ever made in [her] life." She's teary about leaving her life, but again, she knew that she was supposed to be a Popstar. She knew it. Knew it. I'm only repeating it as many times as she does. I wish there were at least fights about who will sleep where.
Nicole enters, wearing StupidHat. More screeching and laughing. Nicole keeps her regular blasé pose about her, never letting on that she might actually be happy. Everyone claps and hugs.
Ivette is leading Nicole around the new house. Nicole remarks that they don't have houses like this back where she's from. Split screen again. On the left half of the screen, the girls are doing pirouettes down the hallway of their house, bragging about how much space they have. In the other half of the screen Nicole is remarking how surprised she is that no one is catty or mean and that they all get along. "We're all really, like, respectful and considerate of each other."
Nicole answers the door for the last girl, as the other three don't care. Nicole and Maile stare at each other like they know each other, even though they don't. In a split screen Maile tells us: "I knew they knew each other, too. Because, you know, they're all, they all had that, that, workshop, or whatever. So, I was a little intimidated." She says this like she hates the other four girls, by the way. In the split screen the girls are looking at the books on their shelves, realizing that none of them have ever read one of them and have no plans to do so at any point in their lives. Maile continues: "I was a little like, you know, 'Okay! Hi! This is me! Hope you like the package!'" The package? Ew.
They're all standing in a small circle and the narrator tells us that Nicole and Maile are about to discover something in common. Maile is guessing that Nicole is from Texas. "Without the hat," Nicole says. Even without the hat, she's not from Texas because anyone in Texas that might possibly wear that hat would be shot. Shot and banned from all bars. Immediately. "You look Hawaiian," Maile says, like an insult. Nicole beams. Maile rejoices, because she's also Hawaiian. The other girls jump up and down as if Maile and Nicole have just qualified for Supermarket Sweep. Nicole keeps repeating that she said "Aloha" to Maile and she was totally dissed, and she thought Maile was a bitch for not saying anything back. Nicole also says, "Not even!" about seventeen times. I'd tell you what else they say -- something about their bracelets and necklaces and their Hawaiian names -- but the octaves their voices have reached are registering like the dog whistle at the end of "A Day in the Life" and I can't hear a word their saying. Suddenly they're also talking with accents.