Derek coldly asks Ivy how "the voice" is feeling today, and she rightly gets angry at him for his lack of concern for her aside from her voice. They set up to rehearse a Marilyn/DiMaggio number called "History Is Made at Night," and it's pretty good, and Ivy's voice is indeed back. But Ivy and Michael stumble at bit at the end -- nothing big, and the actors laugh it off, but Derek moodily berates them, Ivy specifically, for a lack of professionalism. Ivy has finally had enough, and she flips on Derek, right in front of everyone. She puts him on blast as a monster and a bad lover, and she storms out. Tom races out after her and they have a moment where they laugh it off, just so we know that everything will be okay, and because Smash feels like we need to know that Ivy didn't keep on running out into 8th Avenue traffic and end it all in a Prednisone haze.
Like we needed this false happy ending anyway, when we've got Eileen back in Brooklyn, successfully courting investor Ralph with cheap martinis and arcade games. And, look, I get why Ellis is there with her. He's a spineless weasel who will do anything to cozy up to someone with power. But why is Cute Zack/American Tom Hiddleston there again? I guess to get a front-row seat to the Eileen show? It's not like I don't get it, but this hottie can do better. Anyway, Eileen is moving to the Lower East Side! Step One on her long journey to a Miss Havisham existence, to be sure. And she starts flirting with the bartender, played by All My Children refugee Thorsten Kaye. Best of luck nailing that down, Eileen. You deserve it.
Joe R wishes Smash would have been better. Enjoy your new recapper! He can be reached for lavish praise and nothing but at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can listen to him yammer on to his heart's content on the Extra Hot Great podcast.