Things are running much more agreeably at Plan B: they have separated out three mini scenes to go with the customized drama angle, Trace Adkins thinks Susan Lucci is a goddess, and Gary isn't talking too much or fondling Susan Lucci. She is perfect, though.
Jack Wagner meets Team Power, and deems Crystal Light Drops "really good." Just as they're practicing, Arsenio Hall walks in as a judge for this challenge. I keep forgetting that Arsenio won his season. I also forgot about that free Palms Casino hat that La Toya keeps wearing. Arsenio asks La Toya what she thinks of Omarosa, and La Toya calls her a "conniving witch." This team is already planning to lose. Arsenio's visit at Plan B is very brief.
Omarosa steps away from her team's rehearsal to take care of some personal business (a tabloid about to release the 911 tapes from the night Michael Clarke Duncan passed) and La Toya is ready to target her for that. Because this soap opera is so much more important than real life. The next day, Omarosa doesn't show up. Dennis Rodman calls her the saboteur. Everyone enjoys Claudia in the role of the villainess more, and the levity in the room increases palpably, thanks to Crystal Light.
In rehearsal for the other team, Stephen Baldwin is being an over-controlling director and Penn is annoyed. At the tech rehearsal, Stephen tells Marilu not to speak in a way as if she's already made a decision as stage manager. Trace tells Stephen, in the perfect deadpan, "be nice to Marilu or I'm gon' kill you."
In the middle of Team Power's tech rehearsal, Omarosa walks in unannounced, saying she couldn't let down her team. La Toya thinks it's because Omarosa was too afraid and knew the other girls would act better than her. Whatever.
Team Power performs first, and Lil Jon hands out the paper cups of Crystal Light Liquid (not customized) for the less fun version of a drinking game. When the music plays, the executives do not drink from their cups because they have had way too much of that shit.
I think it was a mistake for them to name a character Crystal. The script was funny enough, until it got to the part where La Toya had to promote the flavors and plug Crystal Light Liquid Drops. She was even reading from her hand and called the flavors, "Crystal Light Liquid Mango Passion Lemonade and Crystal Light Strawberry Liquid Lemonade." Oops. Omarosa notes from the wings that the only thing they had to get right was the branding.
I'm curious to know why Lisa Rinna's hair is crazy, over at Plan B. Is it always that way pretty much? On with the performance, for which they also named a character Crystal. The first scene with just a little bit of romance/flavor drops, is comical with Trace Adkins playing a shy computer tech. In the next scene, he's from "Cowboy Pool Services," which actually made me laugh. It does sort of seem like a porno, though, until Gary Busey walked in and everyone was enchanted. The use of Susan Lucci wasn't clearly communicated, or nearly enough, but overall I think this team clearly won.