After suffering a heart attack on the first day of shooting Beverly Hills Gun Club, Peter uses the ambulance ride to recount just how it happened. Arriving on the set to discover actress Reagan Busch secretly eating the donuts that led to her having a weight problem, Peter immediately faced a delay caused by a bird on the soundstage. However, his problems were only just beginning. For after director Titus Scroad took matters into his own hands and shot the bird, Peter was fined for killing an animal in the Screen Actor’s Guild. Meanwhile, Wendy’s new assistant, Jenny, uses every opportunity to look good at Stuart’s expense.
After dealing with Holden’s complaint about a codpiece that is smaller than the one worn by his co-star, everyone is ready to begin the first shot. However, when Reagan comes down with stage fright, Peter chases her all the way back to her trailer and begs her to return to the set. But before she’ll come back, Reagan insists that everyone on the crew turn their backs so they cannot watch her act. Meanwhile, Lonnie is jailed for trying to pass a forged a prescription for Peter.
With Reagan calmed down, Peter returns to find Holden’s concerns over his lines have Adam doing a last minute rewrite of the script. Continuing her efforts to undermine Stuart’s credibility, Jenny makes sure that the gift basket sent to Holden’s trailer contains enough alcohol to get him drunk. And even though they manage to get the star sober in time to complete the first shot, Peter’s heart attack brings the day to a disastrous close. Finally, as Lonnie fends off the advances of a drunken ventriloquist’s puppet in the jail holding cell, Peter dies en route to the hospital.