Hit List. Derek tells Karen they can't wait for Jimmy any longer, and I swear they have included this exact scene in the past three episodes. Derek addresses the company, and says that although performing tonight might feel like a mistake, the people in the audience want to hear what Kyle had to say. (I can't believe they wouldn't let anyone who felt too upset bow out of this. Since they're running it as a concert, they don't really need the dancers, right?) He tells them to do Kyle proud, and then Karen leads the company out to the stage.
Amber-tinted flashback. Jimmy and Kyle are in the same park where Jimmy was mourning earlier, talking about how Karen has gotten Derek interested and this is going to be it for them. Jimmy wants to set a scene here in the park, and Kyle suggests it should be the first time Jesse and Amanda meet, and also the scene after she dies.
Karen and Sam perform. The theater is standing room only, with all the house lights on. As she sings, "I'm standing on the ledge/The view from here is pretty/And I step off the edge," Jimmy interrupts with "Don't do it." Sam bows out and Jimmy takes his place. Ugh. Seriously, no one else would get away with this kind of shit. He wants to run the show for real, and everyone does what Jimmy says, always, so all the cast members move their chairs out of the way and the lighting magically clicks into place (will someone please let poor Blake go home and cry in peace?!) and Jimmy and his guitar launch into "The Love I Meant to Say." He makes it almost to the end before he starts crying.
Flashback. Kyle consoles Karen on her case of the Jealous What About Me's at Bombshell's opening night and they discuss their mutual love for Jimmy. In the present, the audience gives the company a standing ovation after they finish. Backstage, Ivy congratulates Derek on the "amazing" show, and he actually admits that it wasn't technically all his work. She points out, amused, that that's probably the first time he's ever given anyone else some credit. He asks her what went wrong between them and she reluctantly admits that she knows about him and Karen. He says there's nothing going on between them, and tells her how he slept on the couch last night. He says it was because of Ivy, which is demonstrably untrue, Derek, you lying liar. Ivy says she can't be with him because there will always be a Karen in his life. Brava, Ivy.
Outside Bombshell's theater, everyone has plastic cups of champagne. Jerry finds Eileen and tells her he saw Hit List. She thanks him for putting the ad in the paper, and invites him to continue participating financially in Bombshell, since after this reminder of how short life is, she's reconsidered her drink-throwing ways. For now. But Jerry has committed his money to moving Hit List to Broadway. Well, that was bound to happen. He gloats about how he's going to take the Best Musical Tony away from her. She does not throw her champagne at him, but I wish she'd shove him in front of a cab. Too soon?