The roommates all gather in the living room for a meeting about the show. In an interview, Julie says that David is "maybe not working with the rest of us as much as he could" and that "'if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself' is the attitude he's adopting." At the meeting, David says that a lot of stuff is done, and that he has a blueprint, but it's not typed up, and that the topic is going to be "Why relationships don't last as long." As long as what? And why, when David said that, did they cut to a shot of Jamie? It wasn't like he gave a good reaction or something. David continues by saying that the other topic is going to be "interracial dating" and I don't really understand what those two topics have in common at all. Is he saying that relationships don't last as long as they did before interracial dating? David concludes, "What is the consensus about interracial?" I thought he was asking the group at large, but it turns out that he was just restating the show topic.
Melissa offers to do some research (i.e. ask her parents) and adds that she has "a lot to say" because she's the product of an interracial marriage. Plus, she adds somewhat jokingly that every relationship that she has is "interracial, or multiracial, or intraracial" and everyone chuckles except David, who totally dismisses her comments by saying, "That's love." David pretends Melissa never even spoke, and says that he has a couple coming on to discuss the topic. I can understand wanting to get both sides of the story and all, but wouldn't it be nice to let Melissa be involved in a topic that is clearly a big deal for her? That's like if they did a show on people who make constipated faces while singing and didn't let David be involved. Or if they did a show on men who wear really brightly-colored shirts and like to break-dance, and they were like, "Sorry, Matt, but we've already got someone." Or if they did a show about men with extraordinarily large craniums, and they were like, "Sorry, Jamie, but James Van Der Beek and Jay Leno have already been confirmed. Maybe next time." You know? In an interview, Melissa says that her "input is not appreciated," and she gets nothing but rejections every time she tries to put her two cents in. Knowing Melissa, she probably tries to put in about twenty-two cents, but still. See above. David talks to Matt about the set, and says that he has a band coming in for the show, so he'll give Matt the particulars tomorrow, particularly about "the keyboard player, blah, blah, blah." David says that he's meeting with the band at 2:00 PM, but that they still have to be in the office. Then he says that because of the band, he wants to do a lot of "pan shots" and "quick shots." Gee, are those the technical terms? And seriously, it's cable-access television, not NYU Film School. Spare me the fancy editing. In an interview, Danny says that David has "this wall between himself and the rest of us." Then there's another unnecessary scene-ending shot of David just sitting on the couch and shaking his head, kind of like a horse. Again, I posit that they were a little short on time this week and decided to stretch each scene to its limit.