At rehearsal, Derek appears to be the only grown-up in attendance. He asks where Rebecca and Linda are and Karen -- who is braiding Smirky Boy Dancer's hair because they are in tenth-grade study hall -- says Rebecca is showing Linda how to make a smoothie. I briefly fantasize that this ends in Derek murdering everyone and singing the entire score of "Assassins" before flinging himself off the Chrysler Building. No such luck, although Derek's hair is very alert when he confronts Rebecca about hijacking his stage manager. He confiscates her immersion blender. That is not a euphemism.
Derek takes his complaints to Eileen, asking her to read Rebecca the riot act. She says she did that last week. Apparently it didn't take. Derek repeats that tech starts next week, so he kind of needs his lead actress to, like, act. And sing. And stuff. Rather than faff about deputizing everyone in the company to grind flaxseeds for her kale smoothies. (Hmm, maybe Gwyneth Paltrow will end up playing Marilyn after all!) He storms out, but not before picking his favorite from among the Bombshell posters Eileen was debating. Ellis slithers in. Eileen sends him off to be Rebecca's personal smoothie-maker. The sight of him wheeling a mini-fridge around on a dolly warms my black heart.
At the rehearsal hall, Karen is singing the new ballad as Tom accompanies. Ivy, out in the hall, can hear her and she agrees when Ellis says, "She sounds pretty good." She also agrees when he tries to suck up to her, saying, "But you should have that song." Karen and Tom come out of the room and Ivy invites herself along for drinks with Tom and Sam. Ivy asks if Karen wants to join them, but says that she's having dinner with Rebecca and Dev. Ivy pokes a little fun at her new tabloid life and Karen says her parents called three times to ask if she's a lesbian now. Sure. Because people in Iowa -- the only state outside the northeast with marriage equality -- think that's how it works.