Now Brian's ready to do it. Now Ally's not. Ally quotes The Music Man. Brian quotes it, too, getting her all hot. They start singing that "Lida Rose" song. Ally's dad stalks into the apartment and has the sad flashback of himself singing that song with Ally. Wounded, he stalks out again.
Nelle's in her new office doing something with books. John walks in to rehash their issues. Nelle claims she dumped John because he didn't like her. He didn't love Nelle like he loved "her." I guess she's talking about Ally. Or maybe not. Who cares? Randy Newman sings, "I just want you to hurt like I do, honest I do."
Ally's mom meets Ally at the firm library so they can talk about George's reaction. Don't Ally's parents have better things to do? They say all the same things they said at Thanksgiving. Ally mouths off big-time to her mom. It's revealed (again) that Ally and her mom aren't close and that George is the only thing connecting them. Ally acts shocked and hurt all over again. "I'm your daughter. I'm your daughter!" Someone get this idiot some gingko bilboa. Jill Claybourgh leaves. This subplot is unresolved and hence destined to be repeated.
At the bar Elaine sings another song, this time in a completely different outfit. "Georgia's actually gonna sing?" asks Richard. Ling says she's only doing background and her mike's turned all the way down. Blissfully ignorant Georgia smiles from the stage. Redhead shows up with Nelle in tow. Nelle apologizes to John in front of everyone and slams down a couple of drinks. She begs for her job back. "I'm not gonna cry," she says. Renee and Elaine sing, "Take me back! Baby, please take me back!" Georgia lip-syncs along, trying to horn in on Elaine's mike. Elaine shoves her away. Richard doesn't want to take Nelle back. Redhead tells him, "Do it for me." Richard says it's time Redhead did something for him. He doesn't mean sex, either. He wants her to perform. She says she likes performing. Great. She'd better be able to sing, dammit.