Pebela is the leading beauty/cosmetic seller in the world.
On October 14, 2020, the Deception team minus Maxie meets with the head buyer (Ms. Madigan) from Pebela. Sasha, secretly going through withdrawal, first asks Lucy to postpone saying she isn't feeling well, then makes a mess of the presentation. Valentin steps in to attempt to smooth talk her into buying their product - she represents one of the top cosmetic and beauty chains in the world - he tells her that his ex-wife shops there exclusively. Brook Lynn confronts Sasha over her behavior, reminding her that this is a career for all of them, they all have a stake in the company, and they cannot tank this deal. They both approach the buyer, and off the cuff and from the heart, Brook Lynn and Sasha plead:
"Deception Cosmetics makes this imperfect woman look perfect. And that is what we want to bring to women who shop at your stores: perfection in an imperfect world. They all want a second chance - just like me."
The team is pleased with Sasha's words, and Ms. Madigan seems impressed by their passion and realism. Lucy attempts to play the "Deception" demo, for her - and when it doesn't work, is convinced that Brook Lynn can sing it live. Panicking, Brook Lynn agrees when she realizes Amy Driscoll, the true singer, is there and they can use bluetooth. Unfortunately Chase interrupts the performance and their deception is discovered. The buyer walks away and Lucy fires Brook Lynn.
On July 15, 2021, Maxie and Sasha meet at the Metro Court Restaurant. Maxie hands Sasha some file folders which have research and press information that Sasha will need to make another pitch to Pebela as Maxie is taking a leave of absence.