“Mozart in the Jungle” Season 1 Episode 5 “I’m With the Maestro” aired on Dec. 23, 2014 on Amazon. In this episode, Betty Cragdale and Cynthia (Saffron Burrows) enjoyed a night out after a job in which they and Hailey Ruttledge (Lola Kirke) played for a score for an independent movie. Hailey attended Alex’s (Peter Vack) showcase, in which he danced intimately with Addison (Mackenzie Leigh). However, she had to leave as Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) made her accompany him to the performance of his wife, Ana Maria, in order to keep an eye on him. Read on to learn more about this episode.
After playing for a score for an independent movie, Cynthia (Saffron Burrows) invited Betty Cragdale and Hailey Ruttledge (Lola Kirke) for some dinner. However, since Hailey couldn’t make it, Betty decided to treat out Cynthia to dinner.
Meanwhile, while Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) jogged at the park, he ran into a priest and asked for advice on how to get rid of this dreadful passion he felt every time he saw the love of his life who was in town. He was then given advice to keep inner strength. Afterwards, he passed by a trinket shop, where he asked for sage in order to protect himself from someone.
Meanwhile, over dinner, Betty revealed to Cynthia that she did not want to give Hailey a break, as she was afraid that her entrance into the orchestra may encourage sorority girls to join up. She also revealed to Cynthia that she knew that she had tendonitis and brought her over to her place for some ice after Cynthia bruised it while trying to ward off a purse snatcher who wanted to steal Betty’s purse. There, they smoked a joint together, and Cynthia revealed to Betty that she did not know what she and Thomas were as it he had a public persona to uphold and because he was on sabbatical.
Meanwhile, during Alex’s (Peter Vack) showcase with Addison (Mackenzie Leigh), in which they danced intimately, Hailey was called several times by Rodrigo, who told her that they had to be discreet and that she could not allow him to go backstage under no circumstance, as the performer was Ana Maria, his wife. After the performance, he went inside, and Hailey, who told Rodrigo that she would get him out of there in two minutes, discovered that the two were being intimate with each other. Afterwards, Ana Maria got upset, and she ridiculed him for his job, as she was all about the art and activism.
Afterwards, Hailey brought a bottle of wine to Alex’s apartment for him and congratulated Addison on their performance. She then learned that Addison and Alex used to be together but had stopped sleeping with each other five months ago, as it was bad for their dancing. Because of this, Hailey decided to leave the wine and left.
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