“Mozart in the Jungle” Season 1 Episode 6 “The Rehearsal” aired on Dec. 23, 2014 on Amazon. In this episode, Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) took the entire orchestra out on a field trip in an attempt to make the orchestra and him connect. Meanwhile, Gloria Windsor (Bernadette Peters) discovered that the symphony was in a financial crisis, and Hailey Ruttledge (Lola Kirke), who avoided answering Alex’s (Peter Vack) text messages and calls, finally confronted him, after Betty Cragdale finally agreed to give her oboe lessons. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode opened with a very unhappy Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal), who was being forced to undergo a photo shoot and an interview for a Sunday paper, alongside Cynthia (Saffron Burrows), as she was now the new chairman of the Players Committee. Rodrigo became increasingly grumpy, especially when the interviewer touched on the subject of his wife, Ana Maria, and walked out of the interview, much to Gloria Windsor’s (Bernadette Peters) chagrin. While this was happening, Gloria talked to Cynthia and told her to stay close to Rodrigo, as musicians and conductors trusted her. She instructed her to do this so that the symphony would survive. After this, Hailey Ruttledge (Lola Kirke) was instructed by Rodrigo to hang up a sign on the bulletin board, which surprised everyone as their rehearsal had been cancelled for the day and were told to bring a sweater for the rehearsal the next day.
Hailey then managed to gather up the courage to ask Betty for lessons. She then told her that she would think about it and that she costs $400 an hour.
During her lesson with Duncan, Lizzie (Hannah Dunne) walked in and told her that she had a hard time concentrating due to her problem with Alex (Peter Vack), as she, Hailey, had just discovered that Alex and his roommate and dance partner Addison (Mackenzie Leigh) used to sleep together. Duncan then paid Hailey with a stamp worth $500 and gave her some advice, which he had picked up from his parents’ marriage counseling sessions.
The next day, the entire orchestra was surprised as Rodrigo had brought them to an abandoned parking lot so that they could return to the basics. As they played a Tchaikovsky piece, many in the neighborhood, children and adults alike, rushed to see, film and interact with the orchestra.
While he conducted with great gusto, Gloria met up with Edward, their business adviser, who warned her that they symphony was financially in trouble, and that if she did not reign in Rodrigo, then he would bring Thomas Pembridge (Malcolm McDowell) back as the symphony’s conductor, especially as he had been embarrassed by the fact that Rodrigo had walked out on an interview.
Back at the concert hall, Gloria panicked and screamed in the concert hall after learning that the entire orchestra had gone on a field trip. Pavel, the maintenance worker in the concert hall then thanked her for bringing Rodrigo to them, as he had noticed that the musicians were happier with him.
Back at the abandoned parking lot, the musicians realized that they had actually performed for the neighborhood, and everyone was in good spirits. After several pizzas came in for lunch, it quickly turned into a street party, which the police tried to break up. This landed the entire orchestra at the precinct, where Gloria tried to sort out the charges against them. There, after pressing Betty for an answer, Betty finally agreed to teach Hailey at 6:30 a.m. every Saturday.
When she arrived at her apartment, Alex informed her that he had a gig for an advertisement in Florida and asked her to come with him. However, she told him that she couldn’t and told him that as of the moment, she had to focus on her music.
Meanwhile, in the car, Rodrigo tried to reason out with Gloria that the field trip had allowed the orchestra and him to finally connect with each other. However, after telling him the truth about the symphony’s situation, he became quiet but still kept on smiling.
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