Outside the theater, Jimmy asks the guy how he found him, and the guy's like, you broke into my house, and there are posters with your name on them plastered all over town, so... Jimmy says he doesn't have the money he owes Mr. Bad News here, but the guy says he knows where Jimmy lives and works, so he's confident Jimmy will find the money.
Derek catches Karen's dad and asks if he's leaving, then tries again to get him to come to tonight's fundraiser. Roger observes that he and Karen are rather close, aren't they, and Derek asks him to give Karen a chance to show him why she left Bombshell. Roger just awkwardly compliments Derek's jacket. So that was dramatically worthwhile.
Momadette greets Sam enthusiastically in the hall, and babbles to him about how she tried to tell Tom to go with another option, but he insisted. Sam's all, news to me that this was Tom's idea! Inside the rehearsal room, Eileen invites Julia to come with her to the Manhattan Theater Workshop's fund-raiser so they can check out the competition. Tom calls rehearsal back to order and asks Ivy and Momadette to turn up the drama.
But they get just one line in before Tom interrupts them and starts digging his sharp little fingers into Ivy's tender psyche, asking her about growing up with Momadette, who launches into a story about performing in Anything Goes while pregnant with Ivy, and says she won a Tony for the role before she was 30. This is news to Ivy: apparently Momadette has shaved a few years off her age. Tom tells Ivy to use what she's feeling in the scene, but Momadette has another story, about how Ivy got superfat when she was eight years old, which was also when Momadette was Maria in The Sound of Music, and poor little porker Ivy begged for an audition. The producers agreed to see her -- but for the role of Kurt. Everyone in the company laughs, and Ivy looks like she'd gladly set the entire place on fire.
Ivy brings up the time when she was thirteen and her mom came to theater camp to visit her and said the other girl in Into the Woods was more talented than Ivy, so Ivy was going to have to work harder. Ivy's resentment is basically another character in the scene at this point. Tom asks them to begin rehearsal, but she's not through. Ivy tells Momadette that of course she's here to ruin Ivy's big break, but she snarls that at least the best part of her career is still in the future. And then she walks out. Good luck getting that box closed again, Tommy.