Karen is telling Kyle excitedly that Derek has agreed to meet with them, but Jimmy is in charge of the Realism Express -- he shoots down every excited thing either of them says. The meeting is set for tomorrow at nine, and Karen tells them they have only one shot. Jimmy asks what she did to get her shot -- rude! -- and Kyle says it's what she didn't do. She makes that melting face that's supposed to mean she's irritated (because she wanted Jimmy to think she slept her way to her role? He already does), but Jimmy brushes it off and cockily says they only need one shot.
Julia arrives at Peter's enormous, beautiful loft and she observes that script doctoring must pay well. (Twitter, um, disagrees.) He makes coffee while she looks at his annotated copy of the Bombshell book, and she interrupts and rudely snaps that she doesn't like coffee. She likes tea. Well, there's no need to be a witch about it. We are all entitled to our preferences in hot beverages. She asks him to tell her what he thinks about the show. He says that the show isn't a Broadway musical, it's a biopic, and a crappy one, with no character development outside the songs.
Julia might have been less offended if he'd told her that Dull Leo is a personalityless schlub who's going to spend the rest of his life hitting her up for money and intermittently working at fast casual establishments while wearing flair. She can't believe that he's calling her book shallow, and Peter very nicely doesn't agree with her -- he calls it "two-dimensional." Julia gets her back up and says the audience cried when Marilyn died, because we know how hard it is to get a bunch of theatergoers to cry during a fucking death scene, and also they had standing ovations every night. Peter says it was Boston, the way you'd say, "You were playing with the net down." Ha! Julia asked if there was anything he liked about the book, and Peter lies through his teeth when he says he thinks Marilyn Monroe is an interesting subject for a musical. Good God, people. She's NOT. Julia looks like she's swallowed her tongue.