The roommates arrive at work on a rainy day. Rachel is looking at a website about vegetarians, which I find hard to believe is related to the work at hand. Adam walks in wearing his ubiquitous turtleneck sweater (tan this week), followed closely by Devin, who is not wearing a turtleneck, thank God. Devin tells them that there is an in-store at HMV in Harlem for a band called 112. He gives Quarrel the first shot at working it, and Nicole volunteers to go with her. Nicole's biggest concern is whether they'll have a chance to go home and change first.
It's still rainy and windy. Some dude's umbrella blows inside out, and it sucks to be him, but it was funny to watch. Nicole and Quarrel arrive at the in-store and meet up with Tom, from Arista. Tom gives them the rundown on how it's going to work. Man, I have done a ton of these in-stores, and they are not fun. Well, it depends on the band. Bands who were recently signed are generally just psyched that anyone wants to hear their music. Then there are the prima donnas. I'm not going to name names, but email me if you want to know. Anyway, this appears to be a very well-run and well-planned in-store. Quarrel and Nicole are assigned to be on the line, informing everyone of the rules of the signing, and finding out how people heard about the event. They do their job well, but also have fun with it. 112 come out and perform on a makeshift stage, and Quarrel and Nicole watch from the sidelines. Their work complete, they head home. In the van, they agree that it was fun. Quarrel says she thinks that they did a good job. Nicole jokes, "You can think you did a good job. I did an excellent job. And I know that." Why couldn't these two be this fun earlier in the season?
At work, Adam and Devin -- who are now both wearing turtleneck sweaters -- say that they have a surprise for the roommates. The roommates follow the bosses out of their office and are escorted into L.A. Reid's office. In case you didn't know, the Hip Non-Squiggly Font tells us that Reid is the President of Arista Records. Or, as Quarrel puts it, "he's the man at Arista." In an interview, Kevin says that Usher was in the office, too, and Kevin knew that it was the big time. After introductions are made, Kevin thanks Reid for the opportunity. Reid apologizes for the crummy building, and says that the roommates have better offices than the people who really work at Arista. Kevin offers to trade offices, since clearly Reid's office is really nice, and Reid quickly shoots back, "Well, you have better offices than they do," indicating the Turtleneck Twins. The roommates all laugh and laugh, and the Turtleneck Twins secretly plot to kill them all. In an interview, Lori says that it's great to be a singer working for a record company, but that nothing in their jobs ever involves her singing. Wow. Because it's all about you, Lori. Reid invites them to stop down anytime, which you know totally means, "Never come in here again, and I'm just doing this so that MTV will continue to show Arista videos." Everyone exits the office. The Turtleneck Twins are all, "Thanks, L.A." At the next staff meeting, they will be reprimanded for calling him by his first name, I'm sure.