After checking into their Times Square hotel they set out on the town. They eat a delicious steak and stroll through Times Square.
"Wow how cool … so many lights," Smith points out as only a non-New Yorker can.
Back at the hotel, Smith is ready for bed and tells us in his Flip Camera, "Tomorrow we'll be taping so we'll see how that turns out I REALLY hope the weather doesn't get in the way."
In the morning, just as Smith hoped, the weather has held up just enough for the shoot to stay on track.
His mother is delighted.
"We had a nice flight out had a great night's sleep and had a wonderful steak last night and looking forward to the taping today and I'm glad the snow is holding off."
This particular shoot takes us to the Park Wayne Diner in Wayne, N.J., and that is where Smith and Lorraine arrive while we're in the middle of shooting of our first scene.
When we take a break, John Quinones and the crew come out to meet our contest winner and his mother, to give them a special behind-the-scenes tour of our show. Smith and his mother see everything from the control truck to how we conduct brief interviews with many bystanders who have become part of our scenarios.
Surprised, Smith says, "I didn't realize there was so many people to make it happen."
Smith and his mother sit in the control truck with John Quinones and our producers to watch his entry come to life. During the filming of the scenes, Smith even throws in ideas for the actors to do and say.
And as the scene breaks he tells our producer Jennifer Joseph, "It was so good! Better than I imagined."
The day was successful and goes off without a hitch, but before we could wrap, we had to ask Smith what he thought of this experience.
"Makes you have a warm feeling about humanity," Smith says.
"What do you hope young teenage kids learn from this?" John Quinones asks him.
"I really hope they don't feel that they have to make a decision right away and rush in to something that they might regret," Smith says. "Maybe find programs that can help counsel them through the decision. Make a decision that they can live with ... and do what's in their heart."
And with that, we wrap for the day and return to New York City with a show to edit.