If I was Moko
I think I would understand
How it feels to hate this Erika
I swear I’ll be a better woman
I will not listen to her
Cause I know she is an ass
When you lose the thing you wanted
Cause she’s taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed
Ushio told Erika’s butlers to buzz off because he could not be bribed. Erika was shocked, and told them to convince him further. Moko passed by and asked if her normal powers did not work this time. Kyoko was totally freaked out by the “box of fate”, assuming that she will draw a piece of paper telling her to “go home.” Moko just grabbed the remaining piece for Kyoko, and told her that there was no such thing. Ushio the director appeared and started laughing at the silly costume. Everyone was shocked at the appearance of the “gangster.” He told them that a commercial is a piece of art. He explained that they only have ten seconds to capture the attention of the viewer.
He told the interviewees that there would be two people accepted. He then continued to explain how the audition would work. The people with the same number will pair up, while A and B are their roles. He said that he might not choose the people from the same group to go through. He then told them the scenario. A and B are close friends who fell in love with the same boy. A confessed to the guy when the guy actually likes B, and they had to re-enact a quarrel scene. He reminded them that the two of them were close friends. Erika objected to the pairing of Moko and Kyoko because they were of the same division. Kyoko said that she only managed to get Moko to talk to her yesterday. However, Moko declared boldly that they would not discuss about how to act the scene.
Kyoko was freaking out because she worried that she might sabotage the performance. The director thought that Moko made a bold decision, and noticed how Kyoko was already freaking out. The director said that only people with talent and luck could survive. When it was their turn, Moko calmed Kyoko down and told her to follow her lead. Moko kept silent initially, before slapping Kyoko. When Kyoko wanted to retaliate, Moko started crying and provoked Kyoko to apologize. It was clear Moko displayed how regretful she felt when she slapped her friend, and it was a powerful performance that did not need many words. It was a very different performance from those who simply screamed because they managed to show that the two cared about each other (one of the key conditions).
Moko was surprised how she trusted Kyoko so much. Erika came to taunt her, stating that the next act was one of reconciliation. This must be initiated by B (Kyoko). Kyoko was worried. Erika said that Kyoko probably did not have much creativity or ability at all. Moko told her to stop joking, and said that she could not predict what Kyoko would do. Moko shouted that she was worried if she was able to meet up to Kyoko, since Kyoko is a very strange person. Erika wondered if Moko is insulting or praising Kyoko. Erika was also surprised how Moko actually defended someone, since she never tried to defend herself.
Erika walked over to spy on Kyoko. She realized how weird Kyoko was, and felt that Moko overestimated Kyoko. Kyoko finally thought of a plan after seeing the Kyarara drinks. The jury were impressed with Eriko and Moko, particularly of the pink group performance. Ushio asked why they did not propose the two in the group to go in instead, and wanted to test their ability. Ushio overheard how Kyoko did not want to drink the soft drink, and told her that she would be disqualified if she hated the drink. Kyoko said she would do anything to drink it, since the drink will be part of the props.
At the waiting area, Erika had a plan by using Kyarara. Erika then taunted Moko by telling her that winning is everything, regardless of the method. Kyoko was angry that she let the director know about her props. Moko was wondering why Kyoko was worried, and thought that Kyoko thought of nothing. Moko was getting more and more annoyed because she praised her in front of Erika. Kyoko then smiled brilliantly to assure Moko. However, after seeing her idea being copied by Erika, she suddenly lost her composure.
I hope I am not the only one who felt that Ushio’s voice sounded very gay for someone who should be a gangster director. I am not sure because I felt that it was not masculine, or at least someone rougher that can give a better idea why every single girl in the audition was shocked at the scary vibes given by Ushio. That said, I actually like the little addition where he was found to be trying so hard to control his laughter after seeing Kyoko and Moko in their gaudy pink overalls. Now, that is what I call a good reaction, much more than the slightly minor reaction in the manga.
However, the main piece of the cake belongs to that bitch Erika. She is not only annoying but also deserves a lashing for her venomous tirade against Moko. I do wonder why being in a cloud of riches makes a person such as Erika, and I genuinely hope that she will have some redeeming part of her eventually. She deserves nothing but virile now, and I like to hear from anyone who thinks that this stupid woman should not be sent to the depths of hell to suffer a painful medicine of humility.
On the part of the acting scene, I am definitely impressed by Moko. It is perhaps logical for people to scream like they are hating each other since they are supposed to play a quarrel scene. However, they forgot that one of the key conditions in the scene is that A and B are actually very close friends that loved each other a lot. If they are that close, they would never scream their guts out against each other because they never truly want to hate the other party. That is why everyone in the audition was so impressed.
If anything, I can actually understand why they favor Erika over Kyoko. If anything, Kyoko did very little in the act. She was not doing anything except the sorry. That in itself is provoked by the powerful acting of Moko, which is why that she left little impression to the judges. I would say that Erika, for all her annoying qualities, is a competent actress without that much creativity. She definitely has the raw qualities to be an actress, but she is too consumed by the powers of money to improve herself properly. It’s sad because she is just too scared to play with Moko on an equal footing. Who would, anyway.
At the end, we see Kyoko’s idea being stolen by Erika. Before we get all judgmental over her decision to steal ideas, there is no denying that winning is almost everything in the real world. This is an audition, not a playground for someone to make friends. It’s a war, and there is nothing to hate on Erika on this situation. Do you agree?