Lights up on...a stage light. A piano tinkles softly. Elaine stands center stage, singing (very nicely) yet another song from A Chorus Line. The casting folks watch her, digging her stuff. Nelle walks down the aisle, smiling. The orchestra kicks in, and I get tinglies. Elaine rocks! She dances well, too. The stage is bathed in blue light, and she goes for it. When she's finished, everyone backstage applauds. The orchestra and casting folks join in. Nelle has tears on her cheeks. Aww!
Has the jury reached a verdict? They have. They find for the plaintiff: she gets $68,000, a year's severance pay. Fish Sr. is "thrilled," because it could have been a lot worse. Boy, it'd be nice to not care so much about having to shell out $68 grand. Fish Sr. chucks Liza under the chin, and she smacks his hand away. Richard offers his "Fishism: hire ugly assistants. Bygones." Now, will Fish Sr. need to hire a son again for his divorce? Well, here comes Mom. She says she was moved by Liza's closing, but not by anything Fish Sr. said. Fish Sr. asks to marry Mrs. Fish, again. You know, a renewal of their vows? And will Richard be the best man? Sure. They hug. Oh, jesus, are we going to have a million weddings in the finale? I'm going to need a million beers.
Elaine steps off the elevator and sees her cubicle filled with balloons. Nelle stands there, smiling. But Elaine didn't get the part! That's okay -- Nelle say Elaine "went for it," and she'll "always have that." Elaine looks sad, and says she "owes" Nelle.
Then, we abruptly segue into a scene with Liza and Richard walking down the street. She's all, "Owe me? For what?" Well, for the case. And, for another thing. He's falling in love with her. He's "starting to see inside those windows of [hers]." She calls a cab in a hurry. Then, with tears in her huge, beautiful eyes, turns and asks if he wants to get in. They smooch, and slowly fall into the cab. Vonda starts singing "What I Did For Love."
Elaine walks down the street with her balloons, happy, even though she didn't get it.