"Chapter 3" - March 15
The good news for the
ladies is that there will only be one woman eliminated.
The bad news is that the tension will now be racketed
up, as Katie fells that she barely skated by the last
round. Katie vows to come out hard for the next exercise
while Donna, who thinks that she saved Katie, is hoping
that Katie's ousting will only be postponed until the
end of this episode.
That exercise coming up is commercials - and the special
judge is Danny Goldman, who has recruited over 4,000
people to be in commercials. The winner will get a
premiere showing of Ocean's 12, and their date will be
Days Of Our Lives' Matt Cedeno.
The women take the class - and all of them think that
this is going to be easy. Goldman reminds them that this
is going to be harder, as he insists that they all have
to be comfortable or they will be in trouble. The women
do a mock commercial as Goldman doesn't feel like any of
the women are selling them. We see women either coming
out flat or coming out emotionless. Donna is being told
that she needs to be less modelly and more of a person,
while Cecile mangles the lines. Especially bad is Katie,
as Goldman asks if she has been in an acting class.
Danny then has a second set - and invites the women to
be hard on each other. Mercedes comes up - and none of
the women say anything bad. Hmmm...Katie and Lauren go
at each other's throats and Danny seems impressed -
impressed enough to make Lauren the winner. A fuming
Katie accused of Lauren getting it on her looks only as
the cat fight continues...
We next move to the screen tests, where the product is a
new item from Garnier Fructis Shampoo. The product is
called 'Surf Hair', and the woman who does the worst job
will see their chances get carried away on the waves.
Michelynne moves out of the diva suite and she
congratulates Lauren for moving in. We see Lauren
getting a makeover as the prepares to see Ocean's 12. We
also see Matt knock on the door as he prepares to take
Lauren out. Mercedes (who is now concerned that she has
ground to make up) watches as Lauren walks the red
carpet and prances to the movie premiere. As she is
basked in the cameras, she says that this is everything
that she has ever wanted it to be - which includes an
interview for Extra and a paparazzi horse and pony
dance. Ok, we all know that this is supposed to be
special, but come on - an interview and photograph
While Laura is enjoying her night out, the other women
put on their bathing suits and practice their posing.
The women harp on their own imperfections as they
welcome Lauren home. She tells the women what she
experienced and Mercedes can only stare downwards.
Afterwards, she talks to Michelynne, who convinces her
that she is talented as they share a good cry, AwwwwBarf.
Is her lack of confidence going to hurt her down the
The next morning, the women show up on the beach to film
their commercials. Katie says that she isn't scared -
but she mangles her lines fairly badly. Laura is
building confidence off of Mercedes weakness and Katie's
word mangling. Cecile is concerned about her accent, as
she is warned to not extend her 'r's. She's not doing a
good job, as it takes her over 10 tries to get it
right.So much for this being an easy challenge.
Donna thinks that she has an advantage because she is a
model - but she sounds flat and she also screws up her
lines. She finishes the commercial without getting the
words right, and that spells trouble. Michelynne doesn't
do much better, as she can't get the words right either.
Michelynne and Donna yell at each other after the
shooting, with Donna convincing her that she isn't going
home. Too bad neither of them had that much passion went
into the commercial.
Michelynne was concerned with her body - so she wears a
sarong. That will probably lose points as well as she is
very concerned about leaving. She thinks that nothing
worse could happen to her - until a bird flies down and
poops on her food. Nice!
Meanwhile, here come the judges to poop on the
contestants. Katie - Vivica was impressed with her
commercial, Joseph finally gets the Katie that he wants
and Faye agrees with both of them - but needs to
articulate. Katie thanks the judges and the judges think
that she is progressing nicely. Laura is going to be
very disappointed with that ruling - and after Katie
tells the women what happened, Laura looks like a VERY
Michelynne - Faye didn't think that she sold the
product, Joseph wants to see the compellingness in
person on the screen. Vivica, on the other hand, says
that she liked it and didn't oversell it. The judges
continue to squabble as Michelynne leaves.
Mercedes - Vivica calls her on her lack of body
confidence and tells her to work out if she wants to
feel sexy, adding that the sarong shows her weakness.
Faye says that she has a lot of work to do - so she
better do it. Mercedes comes out of there in tears, and
even though she knows she's a little out of shape, to
hear it is harsh.
Lauren - Faye was...disappointed. Uh-oh. Vivica didn't
like her posture and hand fidgeting, reminding her that
pretending is not acting. Joseph, on the other hand,
loved the commercial and he would have bought the
product. Vivica - 'You got the male audience.' She
leaves while Joseph wants to watch th commercial again
and the judges squabble some more...
Cecile - Joseph says that she looks great, but her lack
of confidence of her diction was carried into the ad.
Faye says that she loves the accent - but you can't sell
the product with people not being to understand you and
Vivica supports Faye on that.
Donna - Vivica loves the body - but she didn't
understand the words and she didn't like her hand
movements. Faye says that the client said that she
wanted to change the text. She admits that she did do
that and Faye jumps on her, calling her a primadonna.
Joseph says that it's hard to root for her. Donna says
that she did do great tonight - but Joseph says that if
she believes that, then she's delusional. I have to side
with the judges on this one. A fuming Donna says that
the judges didn't have a good comment on her and you may
as well pack her bags.
The judges decide that....Lauren and Katie are safe.
Joseph wants to get rid of Michelynn, but the women
overrule her. Joseph then goes after Cecile, but the
women overrule him too. He then suggests Donna..and you
don't hear either of the women complaining. Hmmm...
Making this short and sweet, the Starlet wanna-be's
approach the judges, who start immediately. Joseph that
there was one woman who disappointed her. Vivica says
that she pushed way too harsh and Faye calls her green
and untrained. Mercedes thinks that it's her, but
it's...Donna. She knew it, as she gets consoled by the
other women. Donna says to never give up and to dream
big, as the only person who stands in your way is
yourself. Donna swears that she will continue to do what
she loves as the other women toast Donna's dignity. She
promises that she is going to be a star as we promise
that the episode ends.
Next week - We go back to high school and the drama
class. Join us in 7 days as we relive the angst of drama
- and the angst of someone's elimination.