After Johnny submitted an idea for a new show, Lance and another director both were disappointed with the concept. While the other director eventually left, Lance and Johnny talked it over. Lance decided to give Johnny another chance to make another show. Johnny submitted a new idea, but Lance and the other director both shot it down. They then revealed that the company was not renewing his contract.
As Johnny prepared to leave the studio, he overheard Lance talking with another actress, offering her a spot in a show that was entirely taken from Johnny's pitched ideas. As a result, Johnny confronts Lance and violently beats him up. As Johnny walks away, an enraged Lance revealed his true colors as he threatens to make sure Johnny never gets another job again.