"Chapter 4" - March 22
We don't have enough anger
in the house. It's time to get ANGRY as the cast will be
having some more experiences in drama. The main drama
right now is Katie Vs. Lauren, but it's Mercedes who is
being a drama queen. Cecile tells her it's about her
attitude, while Katie is hoping that her attitude stays
sucky, because it's one less girl she has to worry
about. Here come those claws...
Today's training is based on the dramatic climax. The
women will be dealing with deep-seated anger, and the
teacher will be Katherine Harland, who has taught stars
such as Demi Moore. Katherine explains that bad acting
is people showing that they are angry, but good acting
is people who are angry - but don't show it.
Katherine asks the women to say negative things about
each other - and they can't or won't do it. Katherine
yells at them all for turning it into a love fest and
reminds them that only one of them will win.
She uses Laura and Katie as examples and tells them to
confront each other. Well, that's not a good move as the
two people who really don't like each other and they
physically grab each other. Not satisfied with that, she
has Cecile and Lauren go up against each other - and
Cecile, though acting angry, loses because Lauren stood
Katherine then takes all of the women and has them go
through their experiences with the angriest times they
have ever had. Almost all of them go through the past,
and they are all very impressive, but Katherine can only
pick one person - and she selects Cecile, because she
grew the most. Cecile gets the diva suite.
Their challenge is from the movie 'A Cinderella Story'.
They play Sam as they confront her boyfriend Austin (who
is being played by 7th Heaven's David Gallagher). The
worst person, of course, goes bye-bye.
Now that the women have gotten fewer, the women have
started to get catty. Katie wonders if the women are
sabotaging themselves because they are helping each
other. Katie says that she doesn't want to help anyone
but themselves, and Lauren wants to know why she even
brought it up. Most of the women do help each other, as
they think that they can get better. They see how the
stress is getting to everyone and they wonder if things
are going to be worse before they become better.
Cecile gets her reward as she gets some new headshots.
This delights her, as she just doesn't have any good
ones and she praises Simon, her photographer. After the
headshots, the women have fun in their pool. They toast
and then frolic in the pool, as Katie...leaves them. The
women decide that if Katie doesn't want to be friends
she doesn't have to be - but don't expect any help from
them. In return, Katie says that she is getting her game
face on, as she wants to be The Starlet. maybe she does,
but this may not be the right way to be doing it...
The next morning, the women prepare for their Screen
Test with David Gallagher. Katie is frustrated that she
is being alienated by being herself (well, no, you're
being alienated because you told the women that you
don't want to work with them), but she says that it will
only affect her if she lets it. Apparently, she is still
letting it, as she runs her lines by herself and
everyone else rehearses together.
As for the actual tapings? Michelynne, who thought that
David was 'cool', thought that she did good. Lauren
didn't want to let the judges down - but David called
her stiff. As this is the first time that any actor said
anything negative about the person they were working
with, this spells trouble. None of the women wanted to
see Katie's performance, and she did let it affect her,
as she went take after take. Mercedes feels good that it
wasn't about her body, and David likes her
professionalism. Cecile felt good, but David says that
his read was different because he felt like a little
boy. That could be a very good thing - or very bad.
So how did the actresses reads go with the judges? Katie
sits on one sofa - and the other women immediately go to
the other couch, with Cecile stuck with Katie because
there was only one seat left.
Mercedes - Joseph hated the beginning but loved it in
the middle, while Vivica was glad that she pulled back
at that same point. She added that she was happy that
the last experience made her stronger, and Mercedes said
that they gave her freedom, adding that it was the worst
that could happen and she could move on. Faye was happy
- but she wants more. MORE!
Lauren - Joseph didn't find it interesting and Vivica
thought it was rushed, adding that the moments need to
be captured. Faye says that she has to focus in and see
what she wants from the character.
Katie - As her clips are being aired to the other 4
women who scorned her, Joseph asks if he is ready to rip
her apart. He...doesn't, as he said that she was great.
Faye thought that the second half was dynamite and
Vivica thought she was excellent. That's probably bad
news for the women - especially when Katie tells the
other women exactly what happened. Don't ask if you
don't want to know...
Michelynne - Vivica didn't like the wardrobe, though
Michelynne says that she it would have been what she
would have worn in high school. Vivica says that it was
good, but she wants more emotion, and Faye agrees.
Joseph says that her growth is great, but this scene is
not good enough for a call back.
Cecile - Vivica didn't find it believable and says that
she dropped the ball. Faye - 'I heard that you got best
in class - so what happened?' Joseph also said that it
was unbelievable and called it her worst piece, and as
he continues, Cecile breaks down in tears. She doesn't
understand why she's getting picked on, and Joseph is
wondering why she didn't act like this on her screen
test. He tells her to apply what she learned, and she
leaves, still in tears, and now crying to the other
The judges deliberate and say that Katie was the clear
winner. They also liked Mercedes because she was strong
and bounced back. They didn't like anyone else and it
could be a toss-up on the three remaining people. Faye
wants to eliminate Cecile, while Joseph and Vivica wants
to get rid of Lauren.
Outside, Katie tries to console the sobbing Cecile, but
Lauren isn't buying what she is selling and they get
into it some more. Note to Katie - there are other
things that you could have done instead of telling the
women that you won't help them. You have reaped what you
have sewn on this one, and you have a LOT of
fence-mending to do in order to get any of the women's
trust. Even if you win the competition, you may not
enjoy the price you have paid for winning it.
The women meet the judges for the last time this
episode. Joseph says that the eliminated person has a
great body, but can't act. Vivica says that this person
doesn't have enough depth and Faye adds that this person
hasn't shown enough growth. That person is...Lauren, who
seems fairly surprised. She hugs everyone - except Katie
and blows her off a la Ann to Eva in America's Next Top
Model 3. The women toast to Lauren, and Katie is still
sort of separated from the women when they do it. I
repeat - Lauren has a LOT of fence-mending to do.
Next week - the women attempt to do comedy. Join us in 7
days to see which woman sees this turns into a tragedy.