Then the bed gets turned into a big cage and Karen looks like she's being roughed up by the masked men, and mostly she's singing (with some technological enhancements) and running her hands up and down her satin gown. Exactly what you'd expect from Derek, actually. Ivy stalks off. It eventually ends with Karen collapsing on to the bed.
Derek explains to Tom and Julia that they are thinking of doing a more modern twist on Marilyn. Not ditching everything, just sprucing up the corny old musical. Julia's cackling at the idea, and he says that it isn't a total change... though if they are going with an auto-tuned music video, that's a pretty drastic alteration. Eileen says they didn't think Tom and Julia would go for the idea in the abstract sense of the word, so they staged this little presentation as a way to broach the subject. Karen and Ryan look confused and upset. Don't make me feel bad for Ryan Tedder, show.
Katie takes her mom outside to scream at her about behaving like her asshole ex. She says that she got all her saving the world goodness from her mother and doesn't want her to become a crazy unfeeling producer like her father is.
Back inside, Derek is defending his decision, when Eileen comes in and says they've made a mistake. She apologizes to everyone individually and awkwardly. Ellis comes in and says they will set up a meeting after everyone has cooled off. Julia wants to know how the hell he got there. So do I. Why doesn't someone tell him to shut up? And stop walking around like he owns the fucking place? Is it just because he said the name Marilyn Monroe once? I can do that. In fact, I just said it like six times in a row. Does that mean I can be a controlling snoop who can't mind my own business or do my actual job?
Outside Eileen gets in a car and takes Ellis along with her. I do not like this, Sam I Am. Ivy says she understands that Karen got caught up in the dirty business and hopes she enjoys stabbing Tom and Juila in the back. Aw, Ivy. Never change.
Julia leaves in anger and Tom sits and has a stare down with Derek. Tom wishes he hadn't brought Tom on to this project, and they fight about the play gone wrong over a decade ago. Derek had trashed Tom quite publically, even though they were friends. There are some really unfortunate comments on Derek's part about gays owning the theater. Tom calls Derek a bully and a homophobe. The critic who started this nonsense between them was apparently sleeping with Derek's dad, according to Tom. And that nearly makes Derek take a swing at Tom. Instead, Derek gets real and says that Tom's songs are too nice, and that Marilyn had her drug-addicted suicidal side and isn't just a sweet gay male fantasy. They calm down, but neither is quitting the musical.