In their hideous Greenpoint hovel, Jimmy is flipping coins at a jar like he's in Cool Hand Luke while Kyle is trying to book a live reading of their musical, but getting nowhere without Derek's name attached to it. When Jimmy mumbles sardonically into his sleeve about how Derek's not helping them at all, Kyle tells him that they're just doing what Derek told them to do: try out their material, build buzz and get people talking. Just then their precious savior, Karen Cartwright, calls to ask how fast they can get to Manhattan. I'd make a cheap joke about the G train, but I'm sure Jimmy insists on traveling by mule-drawn cart.
Jerry comes into Eileen's office to ask if she's ready for her deposition and gives her advice. He actually tells her she doesn't need to be nervous, as if Eileen has ever had a single nerve in her life. It's remarkable -- and doesn't seem botulism-aided -- how Anjelica Huston's eyebrows never move in this scene; they're just frozen with sheer disdain. Jerry tries to sell her on the strategy of saying she was duped by Nick and had no idea where the money was coming from, but Eileen doesn't want to present herself as a victim. And as long as Nick is missing, the federal prosecutors can't verify anything. Maybe? I would not trust this show on legalisms.
Peter thanks Julia for coming to his class. She is wearing comically enormous cat-eye glasses -- like, I am concerned they will eat her face. (Wait, not concerned. Hopeful.) She starts telling him what she's planning to say to the class when he tells her she's not there to speak; she's there to watch his students perform her show. Ooooh. The hate is alive. Julia is incensed, but Peter says the students don't know she wrote it and he's changed all the names, so this is a good opportunity for her to see it in a fresh way. Julia grudgingly sits down as the kids start.
Dance rehearsal. Ivy arrives and when Derek asks why she's there, she says Tom called and mentioned he was missing a dancer. Ronnie greets her and Karen asks how she knows Ivy (oh my god, why is Karen always everywhere?). They were in Little Shop of Horrors together. And just to make everything really fun, Kyle and Jimmy show up, too, skulking in from backstage like the grubby urchins they are. Kyle is starstruck by Ronnie, who congratulates Ivy on her role in Liaisons!