It’s up at last (6 am LA time)!
OK, here’s a quickie recap of the episode:
Veronica moves in. Ben is at a loss for words. Alex worries about how her presence will affect Ben’s focus.
Justin is asked to go on tour with Kris Allen. He looks really happy about it.
Alex talks about reading comments and being hurt by them – especially the ones that are true or are about his music.
He meets with Michael and tells him about being bothered by the comments. He pauses and looks up with a pained expression, then says that though the music part is easy, he’s finding the promotional side of things difficult. Michael gives him some words of encouragement.
Ben, Alex and Kara go to Clear Channel to talk about the Pepsi Refresh project. The programming director offers to support the project, especially by helping with the concert. Alex says he’s eager to finally do it and help out the kids.
Giglianne and celebrity fashion photographer Rocco Leo Gaglioti meet, and Rocco invites Giglianne to be a co-host on his fashion website, Fashion News Live. However, he says she’ll need a lot of practice. They begin reading some sample scripts. Gig gets nervous, stumbles over the words, and eventually starts to cry.
Ben and Veronica hang out in the blue room. They discuss watching the date in the episode. Alex walks into the room and observes them. He later says it would be cool if they fell in love, because it would serve as inspiration for Veronica’s music.
Back to Gig and Rocco. Gig turns down Rocco’s offer. Rocco keeps pushing her, and eventually gets her to read the first paragraph all the way through. They celebrate.
Justin packs and sits down to his farewell dinner. Ben says Justin can’t leave him to hold down the fort alone. Justin points to Alex’s chair (Alex is at a writing session). Kara (humorously) says Alex can’t hold down the fort, he disrupts the fort. Alex gets home, apologizes for being late, and joins the dinner. Gig swears about Alex and rolls her eyes, saying the dinner was supposed to be about Justin (due to editing, this comment and her irritation seemingly comes out of nowhere). She then goes on to say in the interview that she’s not gonna miss Justin. Justin is “driven away” by Ben. Kara cries.
Next week… Kara and Ben get an audition through their agent. Gig poses entirely nude and looks happy about it. Alex flies to New York.