This next part's my favorite. Jackie and Vanessa play footsie with each other as Greg leans in all conspiratorially and tells us, "Contrary to what everyone might have thought Jackie and Vanessa are not dating. They're brother and sister." Hee. Jackie and Vanessa fondle each other some more and then agree that they're ready to "bust a move."
Josh Henderson is the pretty boy whose girlfriend paid for him to fly to San Francisco from Dallas to audition. We're also about to see him break something in his body, so I'm stoked. He tells us that he's been waiting for this dance audition forever. I think he's wearing the same thing he was wearing in day two, so maybe the dance auditions are on the same day as day two, and not actually on a day three at all. The narrator tells us that Josh used to be a singing waiter, but Josh tells us that he really just wants to dance. He says he's ready to bring it.
The boys are showing off out in the hotel lobby. They jump around and do flips as others shout that they can do the same moves. Just as my mother would have predicted, Josh starts showing off, doing flips over and over, and then promptly twists his ankle on the landing. We hear that pitiful "Ahh!" over and over as Josh falls to the ground in slow-motion. It's so fucking funny, the twist to the ground all slow-motion with the sad music and the echoed effect on "Ahh!" God, that's so funny. Someone in the group says, "Oh, no!" and then everyone else goes on about their business, happy to have one less pretty boy to contend with. Someone calls a medic, and he tells Josh that he shouldn't dance on that ankle. He tells Josh to go get it checked out.
Josh's girlfriend Morgan -- the girl who told us in the first episode that if Josh wasn't meant to be a popstar, he'd give his all in whatever it is he's supposed to do -- cries on Josh's shoulder as Josh weeps openly about how unfair it is that he's not going to get to audition today: "This is wrong. This is wrong. This is not fair. This was my time to do it. This is wrong. This is wrong." That's what you get for showing off, Josh. "I was so pumped and I was ready to go. I screwed myself." The narrator soothes our deepest fears: "The San Francisco auditions will go on without Josh Henderson." As will the rest of the world. The saddest concierge in the land wheels Josh off and to the back of an open van, where they store pretty mannequin boys until they can order a new pretty ankle to twist on his plastic body. "It's breaking me. It's breaking my heart," Josh says, writing the next song we'll have to hear from O-Town. The narrator pretty much tells us before we go to commercial that Josh will be back to audition soon, so there's no tension consuming us while we're gone from the show for ninety seconds.