I missed the first few minutes of the show because goddamn MTV can't start a show right on the hour. Anyway, when my tape starts up, the roommates are rehearsing one of their skits in the loft. Tonya suggests a change, and CJP informs her that "Kyle wants to leave it as is," and then refers to Kyle as "the playwright." Oh, yeah. Ibsen, Arthur Miller, and Kyle. I can appreciate the roommates taking this job seriously, but "playwright"? That's like me calling myself a writer. I have no such delusions. In an interview, Shiny Tonya says that CJP doesn't want to step on anyone's toes, but as the director, she needs to sometimes. In an interview, Keri says it pisses her off that CJP never acknowledges that Keri wrote the plays with Kyle, and that CJP and Kyle kiss each other's asses. Ew, not literally. I hope. Kyle voice-overs that his relationship with CJP is growing, so he can appreciate that Keri might feel left out. In an interview, Tonya says that CJP is just someone Kyle uses for affection and to avoid Keri, and CJP doesn't see that. CJP walks into Kyle's bedroom. Kyle asks what she thinks of "Bloody Mary," Keri's skit. CJP says that it's not Keri's best work -- like Keri has a body of work to compare it to -- and that she thinks Keri is intimidated because Kyle managed to write two skits that worked well. CJP says that she doesn't know what to do, because "it's a delicate situation." Kyle agrees. You know what will make it better? Discussing it behind her back. Except not.
Tonya talks on the phone to anyone but Justin. Just kidding. She's totally talking to Justin. Surprised? Anyway, she tells him that they have a busy day ahead, because they have dress rehearsal and they have to gather up their final props and such. Tonya explains that they changed "Bloody Mary" a few days earlier, and that it's a big mess. Justin asks Tonya about a doctor's visit, and Tonya says that her surgery is scheduled for the following week because she can't miss one performance. In an interview, Tonya says that she doesn't want her illness to affect work anymore, since it already has to a large degree. I don't know if they are going to address her surgery in future episodes, but I read in the book about the season that she had some cysts removed from her cervix. Kidneys and bladder, one system. Cervix? Totally different, mostly unrelated system. I don't see how cysts on her cervix equate to kidney stones, at all. I'm no doctor, but I don't understand. Unless she was...you know, lying about something. Which would be a shocker.