Ivy walks into an audition. The woman reading the back of her headshot observes, "You were in Bombshell. What a mess, huh?" Ivy says it was actually pretty great. She sings Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over," then heads back out onto the street. Derek mopes alone in the rehearsal space, because there's no one around to touch his penis. Tom gets a delivery of flowers from Stephen Schwartz, congratulating him on his score. He looks guiltily over at Julia, who's still on the couch, reading about how the main problem with the show is the book. In her office, Eileen hangs a Bombshell poster and Jerry watches, creepily.
Karen fiddles with a mostly empty drink and Jimmy asks her if she's done because the bar is closing. Karen says it's only a quarter of one, but he says everyone who works there needs to get back to their real lives. Karen mopes that this is her real life. They banter -- well, Jeremy Jordan gives it a hero's try while Katharine McPhee just sulks and wears the ugliest sweater I've seen outside a Hobby Lobby Weight Watchers meeting.
She sticks some money in the folder and tells him to keep the change. He walks off without taking it and she asks the guy behind the bar if he's always like this. Yep, he is, the guy says, and then asks if he knows her. He gushes about how incredible she was in Bombshell, then asks her to sign his Playbill. Karen doesn't look anywhere near as thrilled as anyone would be, but the other bartender, Kyle, goes on about how he has a collection of Playbills from failed musicals.
Jimmy hollers at him to get going and Karen asks if they're a couple. Kyle says no, of course not, and then asks, "Does it look like we are?" Aw. I like him. She leaves but immediately comes back in, having forgotten her phone, and Jimmy is at the piano, singing. Kyle says she didn't see this, because he's not supposed to be playing. She asks what it is, and he says it's from a show they've been working on and tells Karen again that she should leave, but Karen just stands there like a stump while Jimmy sings "Broadway, Here I Come." She calls Derek and holds up her phone so he can hear Jimmy. He ends, " 'cause Broadway, I am here." And so he is.
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