Dev meets RJ for breakfast. She's reading Page Six on her iPad and the main story, of course, is Rebecca and Karen hugging at the club the night before; the headline reads "Rebecca's gal pal." I'm not entirely sure if the Post is calling them lesbians and that's making Dev angry or if he just hates it when anyone pays attention to Karen who isn't him.
At the rehearsal space, Tom is pacing and shouting and stamping his tiny feet about how wretched Rebecca is, while Derek sprawls gorgeously on a riser. Linda and the entire company are out in the hall, listening to the argument. Including Rebecca. Seriously, they have to fire her before the end of the season, right? Everyone enters and Rebecca asks Derek where he wants to start. Derek diplomatically says that Tom and Julia have written a new number about Marilyn and her mother, which will be performed by Marilyn's shadow selves. Rebecca clearly doesn't like the idea, but suggests that Karen sing the song, because "she's got a real rock-star voice." I believe when America had the chance to decide that issue, they thought Taylor Hicks was more of a rock star. So.
At Karen's apartment, Rebecca upends a bunch of shopping bags on the bed and tells Karen to help herself to the free swag. Karen argues that she can't possibly, because Karen hasn't learned that the only way to survive in New York in your twenties is to hoover up all the free swag you can possibly get your grubby mitts on. Free drinks, passed hors d'oeuvres at industry events, expensive moisturizer from the beauty closet -- this is how it's done, Iowa. Rebecca helps herself to Karen's makeup and notices a framed picture of Dev. "Boyfriends can be a problem on the way up," she intones dramatically.