Eileen is back drinking at her LES bar, and I'm happy that she found a place where she can drink her cheap martinis instead of having to waste the booze by throwing them in her husband's face all the time. Ellis is there, because it is his job to stalk Eileen instead of work for Tom? Eileen flirts with bartender Nick and ends up hiring some vaguely illegal plumber to fix the boiler at the building, since the owner is doing nothing to get the problem fixed in time for the big workshop.
We then see scenes of everyone sleeping, or not sleeping as the case may be: Tom's staring at the ceiling while his hot boyfriend snores; Ivy is wide awake while her mother lays next to her zonked; Julia's got a case of the Walking Dead bug eyes; Karen's actually sleeping but is woken up by Bobby Raskin at 6 AM.
Back at the workshop space, Karen tells her backup dancer pals that Bobby Raskin wanted to meet with her personally, and the only time possible for the next month was conveniently during this workshop... and she turned him down. Ivy catches wind of their conversation and stares jealously. The chorus people tell her she's an idiot, but she is committed.
Eileen, Nick, Ellis and the illegal plumber all break into the boiler room. This is stupid, except that it involves Eileen taking a monkey wrench to a lock in a magnificent sort of way. I love her violent tendencies.
Julia shows up and of course has to tell Michael five minutes before he's supposed to perform that her 40-year-old son knows about their hookup. Naturally, oblivious Derek needs Michael to run through some of the Marilyn/Joe breakup dialogue and since Ivy is trapped in an elevator somewhere (yes, really, that's the stupid plot device this show went with), Julia has to step in and read her part. Michael goes a little off script, and changes the lines to reflect his own relationship with Julia and the two of them have a lover's spat right in front of Eileen and Derek. Derek, moron that he is, loves all of the new changes.