Valerie discovers that Paulie G. has written a new HBO show based on his experiences working with her on Room and Bored. Angry, she goes to confront him, only to be cast in the role of "Mallory Church" herself.
The makers of Seeing Red suggest that Valerie reach out to Jane and have her act as producer for online content for the show, while an invitation to the Golden Globes from HBO leads to some awkwardness for Valerie and Mark.
Valerie's plans to spend Saturday night with Mark are wrecked when reshoots for Seeing Red are relocated to the middle of the desert. As the heat intensifies and time drags on, Valerie becomes increasingly stressed.