The roommates arrive at a conference room to give their final presentation to the people from the Mayor's Office. Wouldn't it be cool if it was like the Mayor from Buffy and he had a box of spiders? That would certainly make this scene a lot more interesting. As it stands, the roommates talk and the people ask a few questions and it's all very boring. Aneesa goes into a lot of detail about the makeup which is really boring. CJP has to tie it all together, which is really boring. Tonya works on the boring costumes and Chris and Theo work on the boring sets. The only important thing is that Tonya says that they can't really work out their lighting issues until they get to see the tent where the performances will take place. Lora says that the tent is actually up and available today, so they should all go take a look at it. I think I need a nap.
Four cups of strong coffee later, I move on to the next scene. It's raining. The roommates find their tent, and it's a bit less than they were envisioning. It's a tent. I don't know what they were expecting. Maybe they thought Hildi would come in and put magenta, taupe, magenta, taupe, all around the room. They're discouraged by the lack of size, and the crap stored inside, and the one lightbulb. Kyle claims that he pitches bigger tents than that "with [his] morning wood." Kyle, we have all seen your wood, and no, you don't. CJP needs to "feel the space." Tonya thinks they should do their work at home, but CJP says they'll be working in the tent, "whether [they] like it or not." And then that threat is never paid off, at least not in this episode.
Tonya whines to Justin on the phone about how people pick her apart and Justin thinks it's "crap." Maybe he should come and give Theo a stern talking-to like he did last week. Tonya tells Justin that she doesn't want to lie anymore. Unless it's about her pimp Darren, in which case she will lie until the cows come home. In an interview, Tonya says that she fights her instinct to lie, and claims that it's a defense mechanism to prevent people from getting close. Tonya tells Justin about CJP and the breast-implants leak. I mean, not that her breast implants are leaking. That CJP leaked the "news" of Tonya's breast implants. Anyway, Tonya claims that she only told CJP to help her with her insecurities. Flashback to a scene we've never seen before, where Tonya assures CJP that she doesn't need breast implants, but that if she wants them, Tonya can tell her about them. In the scene, CJP is sitting topless on her bed, cupping her naked breasts, and when Tonya says that CJP is gorgeous, CJP gets the biggest grin on her face like, "Validate me! Prove that I am worth something! Fuck me! Oh, wait -- you're not a dude. Okay, validate me!" Seriously, both of those women are just sad. Tonya tells Justin that she is happy with her breast implants. In an interview, Tonya says that she doesn't regret getting them, because it boosted her confidence and helped with her eating disorder. How did that help with her eating disorder? Man, I just don't understand how her mind works. Tonya tells Justin that she got too close to CJP. In an interview, Tonya cries that she got close to CJP because they both have eating disorders. Tonya further claims that she just didn't want CJP to put her on a pedestal. Wait, what? CJP puts Tonya on a pedestal. Yeah, because you usually talk shit about people that you worship.