BD is showing Joan's daughters how to smoke. She has twins.
Joan, her daughters and Mamacita are out at dinner. Christina is starting a play the next night. Mamacita was arranging for flowers, but Joan wouldn't sign a card. After all, her mother never sent her flowers. Upon Mamacita's sad face, Joan changed her mind.
On set, Bette tells Bob what happened on Friday cannot again. He agrees.
Bob thinks maybe BD should be cast as the girl next door. When they go out for drinks after work, Bette learns about Joan's upbringing, losing her virginity as a child. Bette shares her own relationship with her mother, who sent her to boarding school so she could work. She died las year.
Bette wants to be allies.
Joan doesn't want to run the story about Bette any longer and attempts to call Hedda off. Hedda isn't pleased and they fight.
Bette works with BD on her role and the "Shakespearean" stage guy on his.
Some of best scenes of the movie are shot.
BD is a terrible actress. Bette is embarrassed.
Joan gets home to an empty house when her kids are at camp, realizing she's losing everything. She's going to be alone. Mamacita walks out head held up, but obviously concerned that she's not included. Then the two are watching TV in Mamacita's room.
Bette spends more time with the fellow than BD, and it hurts BD.
Hedda tries to pit the women against each other.
Joan goes to an orphanage. She wants to adopt but is turned down because she's simply too old.
Bette calls her daughter, Margo, who has been diagnosed with mental retardation, and cries as they talk. She's at a special home in Maine.
The shooting of the film goes on and ends with the line, "Do you mean we could have been friends?"