After Michael and Julia leave, Derek talks to Eileen about cursed projects that he's worked on... something about snow storms and SARS... I stopped paying attention. Eileen gives him a pep talk, until they are interrupted by the building manager (who works on a Sunday?) who is hella pissed off that she broke into the boiler room to fix something that is really his problem. She throws out some big names of other renters, and he skulks off with his tail between his legs.
The audience of potential investors starts arriving, and Bobby tells Karen that one of the guys is a CAA rep for some big names who might be in line for the Marilyn role. Ivy, who is just behind a curtain, hears this whole thing and looks panicked. Straight Sam (who is clearly crushing on Tom) has to go tell Tom that Ivy is freaked, but Tom is waylaid by his sorta-boyfriend John who gives him a good luck kiss.
Tom makes his way back to Ivy and makes this all about him by saying that he doesn't like that Straight Sam is so straight. Ivy has to set the record straight about Sam being straight (or, rather, not). "Who knew your gaydar was so stupid?" Best thing she's said in weeks. Finally, he tells her that she's amazing and has ice water in her veins, which isn't something I think of when I think of Marilyn, but I guess it does the trick.
Scruffy bartender Nick says they are still working on the boiler, but it won't be fixed in time for the show. So instead she invites him to stay and watch the show, instead of letting him maybe help the plumber dude? He goes to freshen up. I'm all for Eileen getting her groove back, but this is bizarre.
Derek apologizes for the delay and the heat and happily greets all the Richie-Riches. Leigh stumbles in late, as seems to be her signature move, and gets a special welcome. This makes Ivy even more unsettled right before she goes on. Doesn't exactly seem that she's got ice water in those veins, but maybe she could use a shot of tequila.
The big workshop is finally underway, and Ivy starts singing "Let Me Be Your Star," while Karen fantasizes that she's doing these numbers. We get a medley of all the songs we've heard so far this season. It's nicely shot, with Karen in the background looking longingly at Ivy, but how long can this really go on?