Christiana says she's noticing Rex's nerves just before the curtain goes up, and that she really hopes the show goes well. She dances the beginning of her role in "Paquita" and then Rex enters, and they seem to do very well together. After, Christiana says Rex was wonderful and strong and talented. If only he could excise that ballerina-sized tumor he has attached to his heart.
Allison is nervous, waiting for "Emeralds" to start. But she looks lovely and elegant and says she danced very well that night, and as she takes her curtseys she looks absolutely thrilled. Adam says he loved Allison's performance, and that he always knew she could handle all those roles. Rex is also happy with Allison's performance. Then it's his turn to don the tiny pants and grab his sword. The boys in the second cast all manage not to drop their swords, but then Rex falls as they run forward with the big silk sheet. He rolls with it so it kind of looks like part of the choreography, though? Rex says he wasn't angry, just frustrated that he couldn't see the silk to grab it (when they rehearsed it was white, and tonight it was black). Adam says he's proud of how Rex recovered and danced the rest of the ballet so well, as is Ronald.
Rex talking heads that he was upset and everyone could see why he was upset (because he's still wearing Johnny Weissmuller's swimsuit from his aborted Esther Williams-costarring feature Tarzan Goes to West Hollywood?). He goes off to sulk. Allison is still high on how well she danced, and asks Rex what happened, but he goes into the dressing room to be cranky. The other dancers fill her in. Despite the fact that he looks miserable, Rex stops by the door of Allison's dressing room, where she and Katie C. and a boy dancer are having celebratory shots. Rex hesitates, then leaves the theater by himself. And if we're lucky goes to a bar to drown his sorrows and meets a very nice non-dancer girl with a normal-sized nose and they have lots of sex and babies and he never thinks of Alli-who? again.
Next week: Christiana and Chris have a conversation that makes her cry. Ronald, wearing his brother's ridiculous stocking cap, sees Katie off at the airport, where they stand obnoxiously blocking an escalator. Rex and Allison argue more. And all of a sudden it's closing night. Whew!