Garland Gerber has called a group of her finest actor friends together to look pretty for the camera. They're all wearing the same clothes they wear in their headshots. Head "funny guy" friend declares a "moment of silence" for the phone call. Garland checks the Caller ID and answers the phone. Travis asks her to join the workshop. Garland smiles and closes her eyes and nods to her friends. They all start rejoicing, but since they live in L.A., and they are aware of the cameras on them, they only rejoice in pretty ways, with lots of hair-flipping, white teeth flashing, and right proper thumbs-ups. One man opens a bottle of champagne.
Remember Alexis Brown? She's the girl that actually dreamed of being a Popstar. The narrator reminds us that nobody wanted this shot as much as Alexis. We see the waterworks flying again as we flashback to Alexis's second audition, where she tells us this is her dream and she wants this. I'm so tired of Alexis. Jaymes calls her up. You've got to admire the way Jaymes makes it sound like she doesn't want anyone in this group. "I won't keep you. Um, I want you to know that it's been a really hard decision for me and, um, the other two judges that are working on this project. We saw a lot of really, really talented girls in this process, so that makes it even more difficult for us." At this point, Alexis makes the "just tell me I'm cut, Bitch" grunt. "So, given all that, um, we wanna know if you wanna come to L.A." Alexis screams for thirty seconds as Jaymes looks up at us and smiles. "That's right. I make or break dreams," her squint reminds us. In the reflection of the television behind Jaymes, you can almost see her horns. Alexis babbles on about how she's been waiting for days to hear and she just assumed she wasn't getting in and then calls Jaymes out for fucking with her. She then thanks Jaymes and tells her she rocks.
Brand new girl we've never seen before. Kathleen Hennessey is her name. She dances around in a flashback. We cut to her sitting at a table with her mother. She gets the phone call. She's nineteen. The narrator reminds us that this phone call "could affect her entire future." Jaymes calls her and tells her they aren't taking her to L.A. Kathleen hangs up and looks at her mother. "Oh, well. So sad," she says. Her mother, in a painful close-up, looks incredibly sad for her daughter, and I think she's planning on starting a fire. "Well, that's that," Kathleen smiles at the people filming her, obviously giving them the "go away" signal. They keep on filming her until they get the sad look they're so desperately seeking.