Randy Cobra. Rock star. He asks Eileen if Rebecca Duvall is related to Robert Duvall, "'cause I love that guy." He says someone tried to make a show out of his songs once, so maybe he's supposed to be the ghost of Freddie Mercury, and says it didn't work because "those people are insane." Eileen gently asserts that she's not insane, and that when a show hits, the possibility for profit is huge. (Well...if you're Disney. Or ABBA.) Randy says he has more money than he needs, partially due to some way-illegal stuff with Nick (human trafficking? Nigerian email scams? Selling clean blood to junkies?) which is exactly what Eileen wants to hear. The actor playing Randy, incidentally, was in the movie version of A Chorus Line. And I'm shocked, SHOCKED that no one has made a "Dance ten, looks three" joke about Karen yet. Except that she can't dance.
Ivy and Karen are walking through Times Square for the second time in a few days, which is more than most New Yorkers can endure (I did it in March, and I won't go back till the odor of the M&Ms store has faded from my sense memory), discussing how Karen is basically a tall, pretty prop for Derek to move around the stage. Ivy refrains from mentioning that when he does that in bed, it's awesome. Instead she harps on about how "they" did that to Marilyn too, "just expected her to be there, look gorgeous, and do whatever she was told. She hated it." You know, to do the job they were paying her for. THE HORROR. Karen moans about how she's only an understudy, and Ivy starts stoking the fires of rebellion, knowing that she'll benefit from all of Derek's frustration when he comes home and wants to actually tie his leading actress to the headboard and have his way with her.
Dev and the Lovely Girl (whose name, IMDB tells me, is RJ Quigley, because she has arrived in this show via a wormhole from Aaron Sorkin's new HBO joint) are having somber downtown drinks to mourn Dev's career. (I would point out that all the characters ever do on this show is work, swill booze, and lie in their beds, but that's actually a very accurate representation of my experience in New York.) RJ says there's a press opening at the White House and she can get him an interview. Dev is intrigued, but he's tied to New York because of Karen, who still doesn't know what he's been going through, because she is totally uninterested in his job and inattentive to his needs. RJ does not actually throw her knickers at Dev, but she appears to consider it.