Alan publicly berates Mel in front of the entire cast and crew for a small gaffe that made Alan look unintentionally comical. Rob and Buddy, who witnessed the incident, believe that Alan's actions were uncalled for. What's worse, they can't believe that Mel just stood there and did nothing to defend himself. Rob hears through the grapevine that Alan may find another producer to replace Mel, despite Mel being pseudo-family. Rob, Sally and even Buddy believe that what Mel needs is some belief in himself and some backbone to stand up to Alan. With some alcohol in his system, Mel, on Rob's advice (who truly believes Alan wouldn't fire Mel), decides to stand up to the bullying Alan. Beyond giving him the advice, Rob, Sally and Buddy try to figure out how else they can support Mel in this battle without jeopardizing their own jobs. Written by
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Like my mother always says, "If you don't respect yourself, nobody else will."
Yeah, well, everybody's mother says that.
Well, I'm his new mother, and I don't know what to do with him, either.
References Mutiny on the Bounty