While Billy and Faison were bumping up against each other, there were big goings on with the movie deal. All of a sudden, it turns out that Norm Oglesby may be the Bravos' best shot for producing their film.
The Bravo guys are all anxiously wondering why it's so hard to find funding for their movie.
Dime is in a silent funk, and Billy desperately needs him to snap out of it so that he can talk to him about Faison. Their interaction was so perfect, like a wet-dream come to life, and Billy wonders if maybe he was delusional.
Josh walks up to the Bravos accompanied by some cheerleaders (but not Faison, dang it) and dumps a bunch of footballs at their feet to be used as props for a photo shoot.
The Bravos are just standing around, waiting in the freezing cold for the network people to show up with their cameras.
Bored, Billy gets Dime to heave a pass downfield for him to catch.
Dime has a cannon for an arm, but Billy's ready for it. Touchdown.
Dime and Billy go back and forth like that, Dime heaving bullets, and Billy catching TDs. The other people milling around the end zone start to cheer for them.
Then all the Bravo guys are on the field, tackling, kicking, throwing, and dodging each other to wild fanfare from the crowds.
Eventually, the Bravos are unpleasantly asked by three obese men in Cowboys gear to "get the HELL off the field." The Bravos, of course, mock them ruthlessly.
Even Norm thought the tussle was funny, and he apologizes for his over-eager field manager, Bruce.
When the shoot finally happens, Dime keeps wildly veering off-script, to the delight of Bravo and the consternation of the "medias." (Nobody ever told them that media is already plural, and that the singular is medium.)
Billy eavesdrops on Dime and Norm as they discuss the potential movie deal.
We were wondering why Ben Fountain felt the need to diss Jamie Lee Curtis with this chapter title, and it turns out it's a case of mistaken identity. Norm has confused Hilary Swank with Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies. How…wha-…does he even?
Norm informs the Bravos that those footballs are theirs to keep—but first they've got to get them signed.