Dev is waiting outside for Karen as she and the dancers come through the seats, with Bobby proclaiming that something always goes wrong at the first preview. Karen says she thought he went back to New York and then she apologizes for blowing off his proposal. He tries to apologize and then Ivy comes out and Karen introduces them. Awkwardsauce.
In the lobby of the gorgeous theater, Tom is explaining that you can't end a musical with a suicide. Julia says that's what Marilyn did. Derek says there are a lot of theories about what Marilyn did and Julia says, "I thought you wanted it darker." Derek condescends, "I want it to work, darling, all right?" God, he's such a sexy prick. Eileen steps into the breach and suggests that Marilyn have a reunion with her younger self at the end. Julia says they did that in the HBO movie with Ashley Judd, which she knows because she saw every movie ever made about Marilyn and in every one she dies! Well, sure, but only because no one's made the Marilyn version of Bubba Ho-Tep. Eileen says that Marilyn did die, but Bombshell won't and they need a new ending by Monday. Go with Bruce Campbell, Julia!
Tom and Sam are having dinner as Tom explains that Julia's never been this mad at him. Sam says she'll get over it and asks Tom to come to church with him this weekend. Tom asks what this will entail and Sam says there will be singing and praying. Tom begs off due to Chosen People status. Sam says Jews also have been known to sing and pray. Tom fastens on his Borscht belt and says no, Jews complain and eat. Sam argues over Tom's objections and says that on Sunday, he will pray and eat with God. I hope there will be refrigerator pies. I love those.
In a hotel lobby, Ellis is offering Eileen and Nick is terrible, awful, no good, very bad opinions. "The real problem is Rebecca," he declaims. Nick says he thought she was quite appealing. Ellis replies, "I don't know how Derek's going to get her there." Eileen asks, quite patiently, all things considered, "Are you directing now, Ellis?" He mutters into his drink, "I'm producing... somebody has to" and Nick very, very politely doesn't rip his trachea out and beat him with it. Instead he suggests Ellis take himself off to bed and let the grown-ups worry about the show. Mercifully, he does.
It amazes me that no one on the show other than Julia seems to realize what an overweening ass Ellis is or slap him down for his impertinence. Instead, Eileen just chuckles that she used to be the one who was insane with worry after the first preview. "What happened?" Nick asks. "You," she replies. Nick goes to make sure Ellis is poured into a cab and Eileen approaches the lobby pianist, who's been noodling out Sinatra's "September Song." He invites Eileen to sing. As Nick comes back in, she does and although we might have a wee bit of a Rebecca situation here as regards to Anjelica Huston's singing experience, it's pretty great.