The coach leaves to speak with Clara. He tells her that the show is the biggest project at the company this year and that if she is the leading lady, she will be "shot straight to yes" . He admits that he did not mean to deceive her. He says that he was overwhelmed by greed and that he only started when he saw the director in person. He apologizes to her and asks her to forgive him. She is the only friend he has who would believe him. The coach tells Clara that he will bear the consequences of his mistakes and that she should look ahead to the future.