Chloe gets up to leave, and then spins to say that Kahn may be editor-in-chief now, but that she had to start somewhere. Chloe says she's not giving up until she gets the same chance. You've got spunk, kid. Carrie Fisher hates spunk. No, seriously, I think I read it in one of her books. Kahn slowly takes off her glasses and considers Chloe anew. Kahn says she started by being "a damn good reporter." She tells Chloe that if she wants a break, she should bring her a story. Sounds fair enough. For someone who just got out of high school, Chloe has some pretty amazing clips, and I'll tell you that newspaper editors look at that (and internship/job experience) before they consider anything else. Oh, and whether you're a minority. That's a factor, too. However, most big newspapers won't hire someone right out of college, much less high school, and certainly not without previous internship experience. Chloe's previous Planet internship, though, should help things along. Here's what I don't get. Chloe already had a summer internship with the paper, which, again, rarely happens with high-school students. Is she trying to get a fall internship, too? Those are pretty rare at metro papers and are usually just part-time or clerical given that those interns would be juggling classes as well. All I'm saying is that Kahn had a lot of reasons not to hire Chloe besides just being snide. And Chloe's best angle would have been her clips, not purporting to have moxie and dreams.
And here's where things get weird. The scene freezes on Chloe's face and fades to about 50\% white. Chloe's voice comes in as a voice-over, and now the Veronica Mars mind-meld is complete. "Okay, let's stop for a second," Chloe says. In case we can't tell, she says, she's completely freaked out. Yeah, we could tell. We cut to Chloe, who's lying in what looks like a dorm room bed typing on her laptop with her hair pulled back. Did I say Veronica Mars? I meant Sex and the City. Chloe sells herself short by saying that Pauline Kahn has two Pulitzers and Chloe has a community service plaque. Chloe says she was looking for a big story and had no idea that, ten city blocks away, it was going to bite her in the ass. Kudos on saying "ass." Chloe says "in the neck" would be more accurate, but that we'll get to that. Chloe's laptop screen shows a file called "SORORITYhouse.jpg." She clicks on it, and it shows a gothic-looking mansion at night with a full moon overlooking the roof.