Angela interviews, on her return with Kristine, that they "weren't as far along as we thought," which looks cobrable at this point but will actually work out in Kristine's favor. Heidi explains the story to us and Kristine finally gets the behind the camera. Muna, by the way, looks incredibly beautiful and radiant this whole time. She should be in webisodes as like her job, because she looks wonderful. Kristine critiques the acting -- while ignoring the fact that they're both basically speaking gibberish -- and Muna gives some on-target Muna-ing back, about how in the flow of the script her acting is, in fact, correct. (Basically, she's acting mad, and Kristine tells her to dial it back, and Muna -- using far too many words -- explains that she's already seen the note from her husband that Heidi tried to hide from her, so her emotional intensity is appropriate.) Of course, the way it's cut together just adds to the Muna's-a-bitch storyline, both on the show and in Kristine's head, and I don't really agree with that. It's enough to show what she already did, and is doing, and leave it at that. Manufacturing a situation in which she's "still" complaining and nitpicking, when she's in the right, is stupid. "Muna's being Muna again," Kristine bottom-lines it for us, and lets us in on the secret that she'd drive Trump crazy if she worked for him. Which is no doubt true, because what wouldn't, but also: she's a black woman, a black person with strong opinions, and a woman with strong opinions and a decent ethical compass. The skies will rain Lexus Witchmobiles before that happens.
Tim and James are discussing how it's going to come together, and Tim's trying to explain cutting it along with the music so that it's your basic montage of cleaning like in every movie, but since James has never seen television or anything on film before, he's not getting it. He then says the words I've been dying to hear: "Show me, instead of telling me." Somewhere, Surya slaps the back of his neck, but there's nothing there. Show me what you're capable of, instead of telling me what you're going to show me about telling me what we're going to do. It's awesome, but also scary, because if they are able to get it together post-Surya, and I see no reason they shouldn't, then my girls are in hella trouble. The film editor they're working with is eerily identical to Glark, give or take a bunch of poundage. James admits, privately of course, that it's "a risk" letting Tim and Nicole handle the production side, but ... he sucks at it, and he knows it, and he's operating at a deficit. And I mean, the thing which they create is a monstrosity that looks like a high school project, but at least it uses the technology which so mystifies James. What's funny is the ways in which the two webisodes suck in precisely the ways that the two teams suck. Like, the Arrow one is sloppy and screamy and annoying and takes place near a toilet, while the Kinetic one is hyperfrenetic, sketchy and self-obsessed but not incredibly detailed. Ugly and hardworking v. beautiful and confused: Arrow and Kinetic.