Nicole and Quarrel head out to work in the snow. Nicole complains about the snow in April, and then starts singing a song about snow in April. Quarrel tells her to shut up. Nicole comments that they are going to be the first ones at work, and that they aren't the slackers anymore. They arrive at the building and head into their office, but apparently they don't have some sort of key that they need. Quarrel goes down to Devin's office. Gray turtleneck. I wish I were making this up. Devin gives Quarrel a 112 poster as a reward for her work at the in-store. In an interview, Quarrel says that it feels good to hear her boss say that she did a good job, because she didn't know that they knew how hard she worked.
Lori gives Nicky her CD, but she apparently just used some other band's CD case, because there's a giant sumo wrestler on the back. Nicky makes fun of it, and Lori says that is a picture of her from last year, and that she's she's gone on a diet program since then. In an interview, Lori says that the worst thing that could happen is that he listens to it and throws it in the garbage. Nicky promises to listen to the CD and talk to Lori on Monday.
In the apartment, Nicole tells Lori that this could be her big break, and tries to convince Lori that it's practically a done deal. Nicole thinks that Lori will be the next Madonna. Lori says no. Nicole tries out, "The next Britney?" Lori think there are too many people out there trying to be Britney. Lori proposes that she won't be a next anyone; she'll just start a whole new thing. Nicole isn't buying that. For once, Lori isn't eating anything in this scene, and Nicole is instead. Nicole and Lori fake-bicker over whether Lori is original or not, Lori walks away and then hikes up her underwear at Nicole. It doesn't sound funny typing it out, but it was kind of funny when she did it.
On Monday, Lori goes to talk to Nicky. In an interview, Lori says that Nicky seems like the type of person who would tell her flat-out that she sucks, but that if he uses her on this track, she'll feel, at last, like she's actually making some progress. Nicky tells Lori that he thought she sounded good, and that he wants to use her voice on the track. Nicky says that Lori will come in and sing, and then Nicky will play it for the people at Arista if it's something they feel strongly about. A montage of Lori singing in the house concludes the episode.
Next week: Malik has never met his father's family, and he gets the opportunity to meet his paternal grandmother, among other relatives. Hee! He has the same hair as his grandmother. Mike's parents come to visit. His dad talks some smack about some group of people, but he spoke so fast that I couldn't tell what the hell he said. I hope it is captioned better next week.