Becky: "I'll be very sad on Sunday when I have to say goodbye to everybody. Because we all love each other so much. And we all know it's not going to be the same even though we're going to stay in touch, unless we got a big loft and lived together...but I wouldn't want to do that either, since there's a time when the party has to end." How quickly Becky changes her mind.
Andre back at the party. He says, "It's done, isn't it?" Then he says it's been a blast and he loves everybody and plans on seeing them all after Sunday. Christ. It's like watching a high school graduation. When do they sign each other's fucking yearbooks to go along with the avowals of undying friendship? Becky tells us that each of them is basically the same person he or she was when they walked in, that they're not a melting pot or anything like that.
Julie says she thought it was just a chance to get out of Birmingham and to get her career started in entertainment and film, and then when she realized what the show was about, she thought it was even more interesting. We are then subjected to many shots of Julie dancing in a studio class. Julie openly tells us that she enjoys dancing and it lets her be creative, but she doesn't understand how she's supposed to take advantage of this. Good for Julie. On the one hand I'm sorry she didn't get to explore her dancing in a wider arena, but on the other hand, I'm glad she didn't become some sad, typical Hollywood ho-bag.
Julie and her dance teacher talk. The teach tells her she needs to decide where she wants to go: she can go to Broadway or to do TV and videos. Julie says she wants to do TV and video. The teach tells her there's not much money in that. Yes, as opposed to the bags of cash they give away to members of the chorus lines on Broadway.
Julie says that she had career goals and personal goals when she got to New York, and that she's met more personal and emotional goals than she even wanted, even, but that she's sacrificed her career goals. You know, I think it's fascinating how the first season just naturally gravitated toward Julie, and she's probably the only cast member who was in almost every single episode. And she didn't even sleep with any directors, unlike some parties I could mention, but won't. ["That's why every subsequent season has a character that's clearly calculated to be 'the Julie,' like Jon in Los Angeles, or Cynthia in Miami, or -- most shamelessly -- the other Julie in New Orleans. But there'll never be another New York Julie. She was one of a kind." -- Wing Chun]