Outside the theater, Ivy is has come to look for Derek and Ellis has fetched the Neti Pot he was sent for, and they realize they've been had. Look, I'm not objecting so much to Derek throwing Ivy over for Rebecca, but it's been done so poorly. He told Ivy he loved her, what, yesterday? This is sudden and unprovoked and just badly plotted. Everything else in this show has happened at the pace of glaciers moving, but in the space of one episode, maybe two, Rebecca and Derek go from hating each other to banging on her dressing room floor? And it wasn't even the typical Moonlighting,"I hate you but actually I can't stop thinking about how your hair smells dammit I love you!" Outside the dressing room, Randall stops Ivy and Ellis, and they can hear Derek and Rebecca talking and laughing inside the dressing room. Ivy leaves, devastated, and I hotly anticipate her vicious revenge.
Dev and Karen are at dinner. He's all nervous and gulping his wine, and says he loves her, but that his job is so weird, and she's been out of town, and it's supposed to look like he's about to break up with her, but we all saw the preview last week. He asks her to marry him. Karen gapes like a bobblehead and stares at the ring and stammers "I'm in tech." She says she's not saying yes or no, but that she can't do this right now, and oh, poor Dev. You two just are not meant to be, all right?
At Sam's parents' house, Tom comes out on the porch to find Sam and apologize. He says he didn't mean to take sides, but then says he agrees with Ronald, and says, "Maybe you could start a retirement fund," and Sam patiently explains to his rich boyfriend that he knew what he was doing when he decided to enter a low-paying, physically risky field and that he's doing this with his life because he loves it. I'll let you know when Sam gets a little too saintly for me, because right now he's just the best. And Tom knows it. So they make out on the porch until Sam's brother sticks his head out the door and yells "Oh lord, two boys kissing!" Which was my preferred working title for this show, back when I thought it would be awesome.
Karen comes back to her hotel room to find the dancers having a drunken pajama dance party. Jessica drags her in and Bobby toasts Karen's first tech, then demands a sing-off. Synergy! Ivy tipsily agrees and pours some venom out on Karen, telling her she knows about Derek and Rebecca, and that she's sure Karen knew. Ivy is forgetting that Karen is a moron. She begins singing, a cappella and gorgeous, Mary J. Blige's "I'm Going Down," and as she sings everyone else in the hotel room disappears and we get glimpses of all the times Derek was a hound: With Rebecca, at the Nick Jonas investor party thing, in the Karen-writhes-around-in-bed-song scene. I fear this is the beginning of an Ivy downward spiral that is way less than this character deserves.